The 2000-2009 Factbook

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More than any other moment in recent history, the turn of the millennium, and the arrival of a new decade, was entered with a mixture of hope, scepticism and feverish speculation. But the first decade of the 21st century brought us unexpected events...From an initial feeling of anticlimax due to the non-event of the Year 2000 Computer Bug, the decade soon lurched into terror and war, and ended with financial meltdown. This was a decade that opened the world up - you could tweet Barack Obama, poke Idol Winners or ...
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More than any other moment in recent history, the turn of the millennium, and the arrival of a new decade, was entered with a mixture of hope, scepticism and feverish speculation. But the first decade of the 21st century brought us unexpected events...From an initial feeling of anticlimax due to the non-event of the Year 2000 Computer Bug, the decade soon lurched into terror and war, and ended with financial meltdown. This was a decade that opened the world up - you could tweet Barack Obama, poke Idol Winners or just be yourself on any Social Media outlet. It was also a decade that tied us down, with fear, suspicion and CCTV lurking on every corner. From the 'Millennium Bug' to bird flu, from 9/11 to 7/7, from Facebook to iPod and Wiki to Wii, one way or another it has been a remarkable decade. This is the book that covers it all.

Get answers to virtually any question with this impressive compendium of information. The 2000-2009 Factbook is the most viewed reference book of all time, with millions of references. This compendium of information is the source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. A treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information, the book contains thousands of facts, making it a must-have for students, teachers, and anyone with a thirst for knowledge.

9/11. Katrina. Iraq and Afghanistan. The economy. Barack Obama. Not since the 1960s have the events of a single decade so rocked the world. All of the stunning events are revisited as you look back at the extraordinary first decade of the new millennium. All the fun and exciting stories, from Pop Idol to Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter to vampire-mania, are recaptured as well. Our view of the world around us has changed in the past ten years. In this special book, you see why.

Starting with the 2000's and then diving into every year from 2000 to 2009 with selected content from the highest rated Wiki entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combine the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the WikiMedia Foundation to support their mission.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742442495
  • Publisher: Emereo Pty Ltd
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.69 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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