Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year 2008

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Karen Jacobs Sparks
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2008 - Reference - 880 pages
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The Most comprehensive and Up-to-date Coverage on the Past Year A clear and compelling review of the world in 2007

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Dates of 2007 - From January through the very end of December, discover noteworthy events one day at a time.
Events of 2007 - Explore critical issues in business, computers, education, health, politics, science, sports, and many other topics. It's all digested in fact-packed entries that probe the reasons behind events and developments throughout the year.
People of 2007 - Each year the Britannica editors profiles the most fascinating and influential people across the world—people who made history, broke records, or made a difference.
The World in 2007 - This section brings you a vast range of information from across the world. Hotbeds of unrest are closely examined. Multinational and regional organizations are reviewed. .
World Data - Need to know the population of Azerbaijan? The annual grain production of Brazil? Life expectancy in Gabon? This section brings you statistical data—social, economic, and financial—on more than 200 countries and dependencies throughout the world. It's the kind of detailed information you won't, or can't, find anywhere else. .
Sidebars - This year's Sidebars explore social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, which are becoming the linchpins of social life for young people; the economic boom in the United Arab Emirates that is bringing Arab federation into new and closer relations with the West; the U.S. housing crisis, which suddenly emerged in 2007 after years of seemingly endless growth; and other timely topics. .

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