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.
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The 2014 Britannica Book of the Year presents 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.
- International Fleet Review (RAN Anniversary)
- Super Typhoon Haiyan
- Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge
- The Boston Marathon Bombings
- Papal conclave elects Pope Francis
- The Future of Nuclear Power in Japan
These are just some of the historic events of 2013 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.
- 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK
- Robotic Surgery
- Discovering King Richard III
- Jane Austin – the Legacy
- 3D Printing
- Data Mining – Nuggets of Information
- Drones – New Frontiers in UAV’s
People of 2013 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 Nelson Mandela, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Margaret Thatcher, Tom Clancy and Ronnie Biggs. Entertainment greats, Sir David Frost, Peter O’Toole, Joan Fontaine, Chrissy Amphlett, J.J. Cale, Lou Reed, James Gandolfini and Esther 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 elses.