eBook Britannica Book of the Year: 2008, 2008 Edition

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The Britannica Book of the Year is an unequaled accounting of the people, the events, and the trends that made 2007 memorable. Not only will articles and special reports describe in accurate detail the past year, but you can also access hundreds of statistical facts in the World Data section. This one-volume truly is the ultimate review of 2007.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Dates of 2007.
2: Calendar.
3: Disasters.
4: People of 2007.
5: Nobel Prizes.
6: Biographies.
7: Obituaries.
8: 2007 Special Reports.
9: Climate Change—The Global Effects.
10: Biofuels—The Next Great Source of Energy?.
11: Advances in Battlefield Medicine.
12: The Sunni-Shi‘ite Division Within Islam.
13: The Perils of China's Explosive Growth.
14: Remembering the Jamestown Colony After 400 Years.
15: Ten Years of Progress Toward a World Free of Land Mines.
16: Redefining the Library in the Digital Age.
17: Outsider Art: Moving in from the Margins.
18: Green Architecture: Building for the 21st Century.
19: Feminism Reimagined: The Third Wave.
20: Tony Blair: A 10–Year Retrospective.
21: Events of 2007.
22: Anthropology and Archaeology.
23: Architecture and Civil Engineering.
24: Art and Art Exhibitions.
25: Business Overview.
26: Computers and Information Systems.
27: Earth Sciences.
28: Education.
29: The Environment.
30: Fashions.
31: Health and Disease.
32: Life Sciences.
33: Literature.
34: Military Affairs.
35: Performing Arts.
36: Physical Sciences.
37: Religion.
38: Sports and Games.
39: Sporting Record.
40: The World in 2007.
41: World Affairs.
42: Countries of the World.
43: Afghanistan.
Albania.
Algeria.
Andorra.
Angola.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Argentina.
Armenia.
Australia.
Austria.
Azerbaijan.
Bahamas, The.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Barbados.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Belize.
Benin.
Bhutan.
Bolivia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Botswana.
Brazil.
Brunei.
Bulgaria.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cambodia.
Cameroon.
Canada.
Cape Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Chile.
China.
Colombia.
Comoros.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
Congo, Republic of the.
Costa Rica.
CÔTe D'Ivoire.
Croatia.
Cuba.
Cyprus.
Czech Republic.
Denmark.
Djibouti.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
East Timor (Timor-Leste).
Ecuador.
Egypt.
El Salvador.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Estonia.
Ethiopia.
Fiji.
Finland.
France.
Gabon.
Gambia, The.
Georgia.
Germany.
Ghana.
Greece.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Hungary.
Iceland.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Ireland.
Israel.
Italy.
Jamaica.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kenya.
Kiribati.
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.
Korea, Republic of.
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Latvia.
Lebanon.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Liechtenstein.
Lithuania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Mali.
Malta.
Marshall Islands.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Mexico.
Micronesia, Federated States of.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Mongolia.
Montenegro.
Morocco.
Mozambique.
Myanmar (Burma).
Namibia.
Nauru.
Nepal.
Netherlands, The.
New Zealand.
Nicaragua.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Norway.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Panama.
Papua New Guinea.
Paraguay.
Peru.
Philippines.
Poland.
Portugal.
Qatar.
Romania.
Russia.
Rwanda.
Saint Kitts And Nevis.
Saint Lucia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Samoa.
San Marino.
São Tomé and Prïncipe.
Saudi Arabia.
Senegal.
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Dates of 2008.
2: Calendar.
3: Disasters.
4: People of 2008.
5: Nobel Prizes.
6: Biographies.
7: Obituaries.
8: 2008 Special Reports.
9: The Financial Crisis of 2008.
10: The U.S. Election of 2008.
11: Citizen Journalism: A News [R]evolution.
12: Skyrocketing Food Prices: A Global Crisis.
13: The Freegans—The Ultimate Recyclers.
14: The Precepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
15: A Serious Fracture in the Anglican Church.
16: Turkey's Secular/Islamic Conundrum.
17: Terror in Mumbai.
18: Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
19: Events of 2008.
20: Anthropology and Archaeology.
21: Architecture and Civil Engineering.
22: Art and Art Exhibitions.
23: Business Overview.
24: Computers and Information Systems.
25: Earth Sciences.
26: Education.
27: The Environment.
28: Fashions.
29: Health and Disease.
30: Life Sciences.
31: Literature.
32: Military Affairs.
33: Performing Arts.
34: Physical Sciences.
35: Religion.
36: Sports and Games.
37: Sporting Record.
38: The World in 2008.
39: World Affairs.
40: Countries of the World.
Afghanistan.
Albania.
Algeria.
Andorra.
Angola.
Antigua And Barbuda.
Argentina.
Armenia.
Australia.
Austria.
Azerbaijan.
Bahamas, The.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Barbados.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Belize.
Benin.
Bhutan.
Bolivia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Botswana.
Brazil.
Brunei.
Bulgaria.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cambodia.
Cameroon.
Canada.
Cape Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Chile.
China.
Colombia.
Comoros.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
Congo, Republic of the.
Costa Rica.
CÔte d'Ivoire.
Croatia.
Cuba.
Cyprus.
Czech Republic.
Denmark.
Djibouti.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
East Timor (Timor-Leste).
Ecuador.
Egypt.
El Salvador.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Estonia.
Ethiopia.
Fiji.
Finland.
France.
Gabon.
Gambia, The.
Georgia.
Germany.
Ghana.
Greece.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Hungary.
Iceland.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Ireland.
Israel.
Italy.
Jamaica.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kenya.
Kiribati.
Korea, Democratic People'S Republic of.
Korea, Republic of.
Kosovo.
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Latvia.
Lebanon.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Liechtenstein.
Lithuania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Mali.
Malta.
Marshall Islands.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Mexico.
Micronesia, Federated States of.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Mongolia.
Montenegro.
Morocco.
Mozambique.
Myanmar (Burma).
Namibia.
Nauru.
Nepal.
Netherlands, The.
New Zealand.
Nicaragua.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Norway.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Panama.
Papua New Guinea.
Paraguay.
Peru.
Philippines.
Poland.
Portugal.
Qatar.
Romania.
Russia.
Rwanda.
Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Lucia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Samoa.
San Marino.
SÃO TomÉ and PrÍncipe.
Saudi Arabia.
Senegal.
Serbia.
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Dates of 2010.
2: Calendar.
3: Disasters.
4: People of 2010.
5: Nobel Prizes.
6: Biographies.
7: Obituaries.
8: 2010 Special Reports.
9: The Persistent Economic Slump.
10: BP's Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
11: Freedom from Empire: An Assessment of Postcolonial Africa.
12: Yemen's Perilous State.
13: Cyberwarfare: The Invisible Threat.
14: The Tea Party: A New Force in U.S. Politics.
15: Invasive Species: Exotic Intruders.
16: Engineering for Earthquakes.
17: Molecular Gastronomy: The Science Behind the Cuisine.
18: The XXI Olympic Winter Games.
19: Events of 2010.
20: Anthropology and Archaeology.
21: Architecture and Civil Engineering.
22: Art and Art Exhibitions.
23: Business Overview.
24: Computers and Information Systems.
25: Earth Sciences.
26: Education.
27: The Environment.
28: Fashions.
29: Health and Disease.
30: Life Sciences.
31: Literature.
32: Military Affairs.
33: Performing Arts.
34: Physical Sciences.
35: Religion.
36: Sports and Games.
37: Sporting Record.
38: The World in 2010.
39: World Affairs.
40: Countries of the World.
Afghanistan.
Albania.
Algeria.
Andorra.
Angola.
Antigua and Barbuda.
Argentina.
Armenia.
Australia.
Austria.
Azerbaijan.
Bahamas, the.
Bahrain.
Bangladesh.
Barbados.
Belarus.
Belgium.
Belize.
Benin.
Bhutan.
Bolivia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Botswana.
Brazil.
Brunei.
Bulgaria.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cambodia.
Cameroon.
Canada.
Cape Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Chile.
China.
Colombia.
Comoros.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
Congo, Republic of the.
Costa Rica.
Côte D'Ivoire.
Croatia.
Cuba.
Cyprus.
Czech Republic.
Denmark.
Djibouti.
Dominica.
Dominican Republic.
East Timor (Timor-Leste).
Ecuador.
Egypt.
El Salvador.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Estonia.
Ethiopia.
Fiji.
Finland.
France.
Gabon.
Gambia, the.
Georgia.
Germany.
Ghana.
Greece.
Grenada.
Guatemala.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Guyana.
Haiti.
Honduras.
Hungary.
Iceland.
India.
Indonesia.
Iran.
Iraq.
Ireland.
Israel.
Italy.
Jamaica.
Japan.
Jordan.
Kazakhstan.
Kenya.
Kiribati.
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of.
Korea, Republic of.
Kosovo.
Kuwait.
Kyrgyzstan.
Laos.
Latvia.
Lebanon.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Libya.
Liechtenstein.
Lithuania.
Luxembourg.
Macedonia.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Malaysia.
Maldives.
Mali.
Malta.
Marshall Islands.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Mexico.
Micronesia, Federated States Of.
Moldova.
Monaco.
Mongolia.
Montenegro.
Morocco.
Mozambique.
Myanmar (Burma).
Namibia.
Nauru.
Nepal.
Netherlands.
New Zealand.
Nicaragua.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Norway.
Oman.
Pakistan.
Palau.
Panama.
Papua New Guinea.
Paraguay.
Peru.
Philippines.
Poland.
Portugal.
Qatar.
Romania.
Russia.
Rwanda.
Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Saint Lucia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Samoa.
San Marino.
Sao Tome and Principe (SãO Tomée Príncipe).
Saudi Arabia.
Senegal.
Serbia.