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The 2014 Year Book by World Book Encyclopedia

A time capsule of the significant events of 2013. Review major events & news in 2013

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Highlighting the Most Notable Issues of 2013

The 2014 Year Book by World Book Encyclopedia contains more than 250 important articles, arranged in alphabetical order, to help your family easily understand the significant events of 2013. The Year Book 2014 is filled with topics covering influential people and events, such as Pope Francis, who was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13. He replaced Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Marvel at the exciting birth of Prince George of Cambridge, who is now third in line to the British throne. Learn about the category-4 tornado that destroyed entire neighborhoods and killed at least 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20. The Year Book 2014 includes all of the important events that changed the world.

The Year Book 2014 features five Special Reports chronicling a range of events, including the grand opening of the George Washington presidential library in Mount Vernon, Virginia, which will serve as an international center for the study of the first president and his leadership of a new country; a thorough discussion of why wild animals have taken up residence in North American cities; the advancements and new technology of three-dimensional (3-D) printers, including how they work and their future capabilities; how cities and countries are planning systems to deal with global warming-related natural disasters; and an obituary of Margaret Thatcher, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and was the first woman to hold the office.

The 2014 Year Book by World Book Encyclopedia includes five new Portraits, including Roger Ebert, influential movie critic; Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby), famous syndicated advice columnist; Van Cliburn, American pianist who enjoyed worldwide fame in the early days of the Cold War by winning a Soviet piano competition; Douglas C. Engelbart, inventor of important computer advances, including the mouse; and Stan “the Man” Musial, one of the greatest baseball players of all time and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

There are also six Focus On articles spanning such topics as the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, March on Washington and stirring “I Have a Dream” speech; the excavation of the gravesite of Richard III and the use of his skull to create a forensic image of his face; Curiosity on Mars and its spectacular advances in space exploration; electric cars; Academy Award winners; and extreme weather events, including tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires, that wreaked havoc in the United States, Europe, and Asia in 2013.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7166-05??-?
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher World Book, Inc.
Publication Date 2014
Book's Binding Hardcover
Available Formats Print

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