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The information you need, all in one place!

The Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac 2004 brings you more coverage of key subjects than any other leading almanac, bursting with facts about people, current events, history, geography, sports, religion, science & technology, health & medicine, money & business, and statistics on almost every imaginable topic.

Special features include:
  • The Year in Review, from SARS to the war in Iraq to the war on terrorism
  • Celebrities and Newsmakers, featuring thousands of fascinating people including political and military leaders, athletes, artists, and more
  • Everyday Information, including holidays, time zones, weights and measures, country and state data, and other important facts
  • Britannica Greats, lists of our editors' picks for the funniest films, coolest Web sites, greatest plays of all time, and more

And with more sports than other leading almanacs, complete coverage of major awards, and hundreds of photos, maps, and flags in full color, you can count on the Encyclopedia Britannica Almanac 2004 to help you make sense of the world and bring information to life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593390723
  • Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/6/2003
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 2.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Year in Review
Bush, Iraq, and the World 5
Ethnic and Religious Groups in Iraq and Vicinity--A Map 8
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) 9
The US 2002 Midterm Elections 9
Security vs. Civil Liberties 10
Strangers at the Gates 11
The Wireless Revolution 13
Blogs Mix Up the Media 14
Chronology, July 2002-June 2003 Month by Month 15
Disasters, July 2002-June 2003 Month by Month 51
Celebrities & Newsmakers 57
Obituaries, July 2002-June 2003 119
The Nobel Prizes 141
Special Achievement Awards 154
Science Honors 160
Nature, Science, Medicine, & Technology
Time 167
The Universe 175
Cosmogony 175
Stars 176
The Solar System 187
Measurements and Numbers 202
Encyclopaedia Britannica's Great Inventions 214
Applied Science 219
Communications 221
Encyclopaedia Britannica's Favorite Web Sites 223
Aerospace Technology 233
Space Exploration 233
Space Exploration Firsts 236
Air Travel 237
Meteorology 240
Natural Disasters 246
Civil Engineering 252
Life on Earth 266
Animals 267
Plants 270
Endangerment 271
Geology 274
Health 289
Major Diseases 294
Mental Health 302
Diet and Exercise 309
The World
Countries of the World 319
Rulers and Regimes 643
Populations 658
Languages of the World 659
Scholarship 662
Religion 681
Law & Crime 691
Military Affairs 697
United States
History 699
Chronology of US History 699
Important Documents in US History 702
Government 714
The Presidency 714
The Congress 746
The Supreme Court 756
Military Affairs 759
Population 770
The States and other Areas 778
Cities 818
Law and Crime 820
Society 828
Family 828
Education 831
Libraries and Museums 832
Economics & Business
World Economy 835
US Economy 838
Banking 838
Currency 839
Energy 840
Travel and Tourism 842
Employment 845
Consumer Prices 855
US Budget 857
US Taxes 859
Arts, Entertainment, & Leisure
Encyclopaedia Britannica's 50 Great Museums of the World 861
Motion Pictures 863
Academy Awards 863
Film Festivals 872
Encyclopaedia Britannica's 100 Funniest Films 874
Television 876
Theater 880
Encyclopaedia Britannica's Greatest Plays 882
Encyclopaedia Britannica's 25 Notable US Theater Companies 883
Music 884
Grammy Awards 2003 884
Encyclopaedia Britannica's Top 25 Opera Companies 889
Encyclopaedia Britannica's 25 World-Class Orchestras 890
Encyclopaedia Britannica's 100 Greatest Dancers of All Time 890
Pageants 894
Arts and Letters Awards 896
Sporting Codes for Countries 917
The Olympic Games 919
Archery 977
Automobile Racing 978
Badminton 984
Baseball 986
Basketball 990
Billiard Games 995
Bowling 996
Boxing 998
Chess 1012
Contract Bridge 1013
Cricket 1014
Curling 1015
Cycling 1016
Fencing 1018
Field Hockey 1020
Football 1020
US 1021
Canadian 1028
Australian 1028
Rugby 1028
Association Football (Soccer) 1029
Golf 1033
Gymnastics 1041
Horse Racing 1044
Ice Hockey 1053
Ice Skating 1056
Judo 1062
Marathon 1063
Rodeo 1065
Rowing 1066
Sailing (Yachting) 1069
Skiing 1072
Sled Dog Racing 1078
Squash 1078
Swimming 1079
Table Tennis 1084
Tennis 1085
Track & Field 1100
Volleyball 1108
Weight Lifting 1108
Wrestling 1109
Index 1116
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