The Britannica Book of the Year provides a valuable viewpoint on the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
A Unique and Incisive Review of our World.
It’s constant change, the significant events, and the memorable moments that make history. The fascinating 2013 Britannica Book of the Year helps you uncover it all.
What a year and what a book! The 2013 Britannica Book of the Year provides you with a global perspective on world events and how they affect you. Hundreds of expert contributors from around the world provide coverage of the most important happenings.
- Costa Concordia runs aground
- Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee
- 2012 London Olympics
- Space Shuttle Endeavour is retired
- Superstorm Sandy slams the US eastern seaboard
- The Digital Divide
- The U.S. Economy and the Looming Fiscal Cliff
These are some of the historic events of 2012 and the Book of the Year is your reliable source of information where you can find answers to your questions and put things into perspective. Special Reports provide in depth analysis on thought provoking topics and critical issues from around the world, in business, computers, education, health, politics, science, sports, and many other topics.
- Safeguarding Treasures of the Past: Historic Preservation
- The Fad-Diet and Weight-Loss Obsession
- Private Space Flight Takes Off
- Games of the XXX Olympiad
- Of Mayan Calendars and Kings
- The Sinking of the Titanic: the 100th Anniversary
- High Speed Rail’s Bumpy Track Record
People of 2012 acknowledge those who changed the world and touched our lives. 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.
Farewell Tributes to Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Porsche and Norman Schwarzkopf. Entertainment greats, Ernest Borgnine, Dave Brubeck, Hal David, Phyllis Diller, Robin Gibb, Any Griffith, Larry Hagman, Jimmy Little, Donna Summer, Eric Sykes and Andy Williams
World Data brings you statistics covering social, economic and financial data on more than 200 countries and dependencies throughout the world. It’s the kind of detailed information you likely cannot find anywhere else.