The Statesman's Yearbook 2008: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World by Barry Turner
The 2008 edition of The Statesman's Yearbook is fully updated and contains information and analysis on every country in the world. Features include:
· Biographical profiles of current leaders · Government histories · Extended economic overviews and historical economic statistics · Half-page line maps
The book also includes a foldout colour section providing a political world map and flags for the 192 countries of the world. What's more, all print purchases now receive online access at no extra cost. Every copy of The Statesman's Yearbook 2008 comes with a single-user licence giving access to the full text online, updated regularly and fully searchable. Unlimited-user upgrades are also available for libraries who want to network the online version for wider use.
BARRY TURNER is the seventh editor in the 144-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has a PhD in Political History and has been a full-time writer for thirty years. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the field of politics, biography, travel and education, and is the author of over twenty books. He is a regular contributor to The Times as a book reviewer and serializer, and is the editor of the annual Writer's Handbook.
Table of Contents
Time Zones Map • Flags of the World/Map of the World (Colour Pullout Section) • Key World Facts • Chronology of World Events from April 2006 to March 2007 • Addenda • PART 1: Essay: GLOBALIZATION • International Organizations • PART 2: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD A-Z, including the following sections: • Key Historical Events • Territory and Population • Social Statistics • Climate • Constitution and Government • Government Chronology • Recent Elections • Current Administration • Current Leaders • Defence • International Relations • Economy • Energy and Natural Resources • Environment • Industry • International Trade • Communications • Social Institutions • Culture • Diplomatic Representatives • Further Reading • Abbreviations • Place and International Organizations Index • Index of Current Leaders