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The 2012 Year Book by World Book Encyclopedia

A time capsule of the significant events of 2011.

SKU: WB-9780716605065

List Price: $42.95

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The World Book Year Book 2012 is a 512-page record of the year 2011, covering current events and national and international news. Lavishly illustrated, the Year Book 2012 includes more than 400 articles that update such topics as economics, politics, international affairs, medicine and health care, the arts, sports, fashion, and important or interesting trends of the day in 2011. THe Facts in Brief tables cover the countries of the world record current populations, national leaders, monetary units (and the U.S. dollar equivalents), and import and export statistics.

The "A Year in Brief" section gives a month-by-month listing of the most significant world events of the year 2011. Interspersed through the Year Book 2012 are special reports that offer in-depth examinations and review of important topics. Fully illustrated articles, called Focus On, provide a record of the new car models, Academy Award winners, and weather extremes in 2011. Sports articles such as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Horse racing, and Olympics include statistics of the winning teams and championships in 2011. The Deaths section carries obituaries of prominent people who died during 2011. Longer obituaries are placed with the fields of endeavor—for example classical music, literature, or motion pictures—for which a person was known. Another section of the Year Book features biographies of people in the news. This new edition of the World Book Year Book 2012 includes new or revised articles from the famous World Book Encyclopedia 2012 as well.

Special Features

Major Events and News in 2011

  • The Uprising in Libya that brought down Mu'ammar Qadhafi
  • The Puyehue Volcano Eruption in Chile
  • The Earthquake and Tsunami that ravaged Japan

Special Reports

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • The Story and History of the US Shuttle Program
  • A History of the Middle East

New Topics and Changes to the Encyclopedia

  • Canada
  • Clothing
  • Sudan, South
  • Tornado
  • Zoo

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7166-0506-5
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher World Book, Inc.
Publication Date 2012
Book's Binding Hardcover
Available Formats Print

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