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Stay informed about today's world - its constant change, the significant events, and the memorable moments that made history. The fascinating 2012 Britannica Book of the Year helps you uncover it all. Whether it's a major social movement, such as the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests; a poignant historical milestone, like the end of the NASA space shuttle programme; or a storybook wedding, like that of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, you'll find it explored and illuminated in the Britannica Book of the Year. This new title offers a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year. In addition to keeping the Encyclopadia Britannica set up-to-date, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments and economies throughout the world. Learn more about today's hot topics and major world events.
The 2013 Britannica Book of the Year (A Review of 2012) is an unequalled account of the people, the events, and the trends that made 2012 memorable. Whether it's a world affair, like workings of Islamic Militant groups in sub-Saharan Africa; or a historic milestone, like the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; or an archaeological milestone like the stunning finds in the ancient Myan ruins at Xultun, Guatemala, you'll find it explored and illuminated in the Britannica Book of the Year. This title offers a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year. In addition to keeping the Encyclopadia Britannica set up-to-date, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments and economies throughout the world. With reports on the significant issues and developments in all key fields and industries - from architecture to health to sport, from art to fashion to science - the 2013 Britannica Book of the Year provides a complete, accurate and stimulating account of 2012. Find farewell reports on the people who shaped the times we live in. Those who died in 2012 include some remarkable and elusive personalities. Read our 'Farewell reports' on the remarkable figures who passed away, such as the first person to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong, singer/songwriter Etta James, and member of 'The Monkees', the well-known band and TV show, Davy Jones. A statistical snapshot of the world in World Data. Need to know the literacy rate in Spain? Life expectancy in China? The gross national income of Cameroon? World Data 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. Britannica Biographies - those who made a difference in 2011. Each year the Britannica editors profile the most fascinating and influential people across the world - people who made history, broke records, or made a difference, such as: Wang Shu, Chinese architect who flawlessly blends Chinese design and setting; Francois Hollande, newly-elected president of France; and Mohamed Farah, star Olympic athlete and winner of both the 5,000m and 10,000m races
Unlike the traditional Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, this 2018 Collector's Edition will showcase the articles and writings that have made Britannica one of the most trusted and reliable sources of information for two and half centuries. PART I - "Evolving Knowledge": Traces how knowledge has changed, expanded, and become more reliable over the past 250 years. Only Britannica, with its storied publishing history that began in 1768, can show this evolution. PART II - "Classic Voices": Highlights the words of the great men and women, past and present, who not only shaped our world but also wrote for Britannica, such as: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Kennedy, and, more recently, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. PART III - "Issues of Today, Visions of Tomorrow": Brings you the foremost writers and scholars from the world today, addressing a wide assortment of subjects, such as Robotic Warfare, Car-less Cities of Tomorrow, Christendom's Future, Suggestions for Geopolitical Peace. Contributors include Martin Scorsese, Harvard's Henry Louis Gates, Jr., E.O. Wilson and Steven Pinker. Former U.S. Secretaries of State James Baker and Madeleine Albright. The Archbishop of Canterbury. Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov.
Give the young learner in your life the wonderful gift of knowledge. The "Britannica Discovery Library" is a charming, lavishly illustrated, 12-volume set of "concepts and values" books specifically created for young learners ages 3-6. Children are introduced to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, jokes, non-fiction, and fiction, presented with simple text and bold graphics. Key vocabulary words are highlighted throughout and defined at the back of each volume. The set is ideal for pre-readers and early readers as each book contains activities to build thinking and comprehension skills and a glossary to build language skills. The series goes beyond the obvious to encourage true learning and integration of knowledge. Each volume is designed to encourage children to learn about key aspects of their world while having fun at the same time. The "Britannica Discovery Library" has been written to be used over several years, as children progress from being read to by others to reading independently. Not only is every volume beautifully illustrated they also contain valuable extras to encourage learning like the Activities page at the back of volumes 1 to 11. These offer fun ways to increase children's skills and understanding. The twelfth volume is composed entirely of fun activities, puzzles, riddles and much more. Parents can also find a wealth of information on child development and ways to enhance children's learning in the Parent/Teacher page.
Written and visually designed for students ages 10-17, the "2007 Compton's by Britannica" is packed with information young learners will find exciting and captivating. Dramatic pictures, detailed diagrams, and engaging texts will give young readers the basic facts and entice more advanced students to dig deeper. The 26 volume set covers a wide variety of topics and presents information in an easy-to-read style. The 2007 edition is fully updated, revised, and reviewed by educators, expert contributors, and Britannica editors. Designed to inspire ambition and stimulate the imagination, "Compton's" is perfect for any family's home library. It includes more than 50 per cent New and Revised Content. New and revised articles include astronomy, ballet, football, Olympic medallist Shani Davis, genetic engineering, global warming, flood, Hamas, Liberia, New Orleans, and Palestine, social security, weather and much more. More than 37,000 articles cover geography, math, people, social studies, science, and more. Engaging Graphics - Readers will be captivated by 23,000 maps, charts, tables, and images including hundreds of stunning new additions. Convenient, carefully designed aids provided throughout each volume encourage research and fact-finding.