What a year and what a book! The 2015 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.
Learn More About Today’s Hot Topics and World Events
Its constant change, the significant events, and the memorable moments that make history. The fascinating 2015 Britannica Book of the Year helps you uncover it all.
- The Centennial of World War 1
- One World Trade Center opens in NY
- Ukraine Erupts in Civil War
- The Disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370
- Virulent Virus: The Ebola Outbreak
- New Species a Photo Essay
These are some of the historic events of 2014 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.
- Centenary of the Panama Canal
- Wearable Technology
- The Search for Earth-like Exoplanets
- Entomophagy: Feeding the World with Insects
- The Disputed Munich Art Trove
- FIFA World Cup 2014
- De-extinction: Resurrecting a Species
- Energy Warfare in the 21st Century
- The Syrian Refugee Crisis
- Streaming Television
People of 2014 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 Sir Jack Brabham, Gough Whitlam, Oscar de la Renta and P.D. James. Entertainment greats, Lauren Bacall, Joan Rivers, Shirley Temple, Joe Cocker, James Garner, Mickey Rooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Attenborough, Bob Hoskins and Robin 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.