eBook Whitaker’s Almanack, 2008 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1408102935
  • ISBN-13: 9781408102930
  • DDC: 314.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Brings together a wide range of facts, figures and directory information on current affairs and general knowledge. Contains a comprehensive overview of every aspect of United Kingdom infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414433441 | ISBN-13: 9781414433448


"Whitaker’s Almanack is a fact-packed, thorough, and organized work, now in it’s 140th edition...a good addition to any library collection, especially academic. The volume provides a great place to start current affairs research." --ARBA, March 2009


"Essential reference for those in the United Kingdom as well as for Anglophiles the world over. Every library needing at least one single-volume definitive reference work about Great Britain should have this source on standing order." -- American Reference Books Annual 1999


"This 133d edition covers a wide range of governmental, financial, legal, and other current information specific to the United Kingdom...There is a tremendous amount of useful information in this reference tool for those who work with, or who are interested in, the United Kingdom, ranging from Buckingham Palace’s Website to lists of current baronets and knights...Large public and academic libraries in the United States and libraries in Commonwealth countries will want a new edition of this work every year." -- ARBA (2002)


"No other almanac provides as much information on Great Britain as Whitaker’s does." -- American Reference Books Annual


"...covers essential facts and figures on the United Kingdom and the rest of the world...order of contents was changed for this edition to make it more user-friendly..written mainly for UK readers, focusing on issues related to their country. However, it’s a comprehensive reference source and will be useful at large public and academic libraries in the United States as well." --ARBA (2004)

— Mihoko Hosoi

"A comprehensive reference on current affairs." -- Reference & Research Book News (May 1996)

— Reference & Research Book News

"... high on the fact factor" -- Financial Times, London (12/19/1999)

— Jonathan Sale

"Whitaker’s Almanack is the place for things that everybody needs but nobody publishes -- nobody else." -- London Times, UK (12/3/1999)

— Brian MacArthur