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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Overview

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

Reviews

"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

— ARBA

"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

— ARBA

"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)

— ARBA

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

— ARBA

"...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

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: The Year 2008.
2008.
2009.
Forthcoming Events.
Centenaries.
2: The United Kingdom.
3: The UK in Figures.
4: The National Flag.
5: The Royal Family.
6: Private Secretaries to the Royal Family.
7: Royal Salutes.
8: Royal Household.
9: Royal Finances.
10: Military Ranks and Titles.
11: The House of Windsor.
12: Descendants of Queen Victoria.
13: Kings and Queens.
14: Precedence.
15: The Peerage.
16: Hereditary Peers.
17: Life Peers.
18: Lords Spiritual.
19: Courtesy Titles and Peers' Surnames.
20: Orders of Chivalry.
21: Baronetage and Knightage.
22: Dames.
23: Decorations and Medals.
24: Chiefs of Clans in Scotland.
25: The Privy Council.
26: Privy Council of Northern Ireland.
27: Parliament.
28: General Election Results.
29: The Government.
30: Government Departments.
31: Public Bodies.
32: Regional Government.
33: Local Government.
34: Political Composition of Local Councils.
35: England.
36: County Councils.
37: District Councils.
38: Metropolitan Borough Councils.
39: Unitary Councils.
40: London.
41: Wales.
42: Scotland.
43: Northern Ireland.
44: The Isle of Man.
45: The Channel Islands.
46: European Parliament.
47: Law Courts and Offices.
48: Tribunals.
49: The Police Service.
50: The Prison Service.
51: Defence.
52: The Royal Navy.
53: The Army.
54: The Royal Air Force.
55: Service Salaries.
56: The Education System.
57: Local Education Authorities.
58: Universities.
59: Professional Education.
60: Independent Schools.
61: National Academies of Scholarship.
62: Research Councils.
63: Health.
64: Social Welfare.
65: The Water Industry.
66: Energy.
67: Transport.
68: Religion in the UK.
69: Churches.
70: Communications.
71: Mobile Communications.
72: Information Technology.
73: The Environment.
74: Conservation and Heritage.
75: World Heritage Sites.
76: Conservation of Wildlife and Habitats.
77: Historic Buildings and Monuments.
78: Museums and Galleries.
79: Sights of London.
80: Hallmarks.
81: British Currency.
82: Banking and Personal Finance.
83: Financial Services Regulation.
84: National Savings and Investments.
85: The London Stock Exchange.
86: Insurance.
87: Economic Statistics.
88: Cost of Living and Inflation Rates.
89: Taxation.
90: Legal Notes.
91: Intellectual Property.
92: Broadcasting.
93: The Press.
94: Book Publishers.
95: Employers' and Trade Associations.
96: Trade Unions.
97: Sports Bodies.
98: Clubs.
99: Societies and Institutions.
100: The World.
101: The World in Figures.
102: The Antarctic.
103: Distances from London by Air.
104: Time Zones.
105: Currencies and Exchange Rates.
106: Travel Overseas.
107: The European Union.
108: International Organisations.
109: Countries of the World A-Z.
110: UK Overseas Territories.
111: The Year 2006–7.
112: Events of the Year 2006–7.
113: UK Affairs.
114: Arts and Media.
115: Business and Economic Affairs.
116: Crimes and Legal Affairs.
117: Environment and Science.
118: Sport.
119: International Events.
120: Obituaries.
121: Archaeology.
122: Architecture.
123: Awards.
124: Art.
125: Broadcasting.
126: Television.
127: Radio.
128: Business and Finance.
129: Conservation.
130: The Built Environment.
131: The Natural Environment.
132: Dance.
133: Productions.
134: Awards.
135: Film.
136: Awards.
137: Literature.
138: Music.
139: Popular Music.
140: Classical Music.
141: Opera.
142: Productions.
143: Parliament.
144: Public Acts of Parliament.
145: White Papers.
146: Science and Discovery.
147: Theatre.
148: Awards.
149: Weather.
150: Average and General Monthly Values 2006–7.
151: Wind Force Measures.
152: Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine.
153: Meteorological Observations London (Heathrow).
154: Sports Results.
155: Alpine Skiing.
156: American Football.
157: Association Football.
158: Athletics.
159: Badminton.
160: Baseball.
161: Basketball.
162: Bowls—Indoor.
163: Bowls—Outdoor.
164: Boxing.
165: Chess.
166: Cricket.
167: Curling.
168: Cycling.
169: Darts.
170: Equestrianism.
171: Eton Fives.
172: Fencing.
173: Golf (Men).
174: Golf (Women).
175: Greyhound Racing.
176: Gymnastics.
177: Hockey.
178: Horse Racing.
179: Ice Hockey.
180: Ice Skating.
181: Judo.
182: Motorcycling.
183: Motor Racing.
184: Motor Rallying.
185: Netball.
186: Nordic Events.
187: Polo.
188: Rackets.
189: Real Tennis.