Whitaker's Almanack, 2010 Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1408113635
  • ISBN-13: 9781408113639
  • DDC: 032.02
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released February 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

An indispensable, meticulously researched and authoritative information guide for more than 130 years, Whitaker's Almanack brings together a wider range of facts, figures and directory information than any other annual reference work. It's the essential what's what and who's who of Great Britain and the world today, providing everything a reader might conceivably wish to know in a world driven by information – no year is complete without it. New to this edition is a special supplement on the Scottish and Welsh elections.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414475233 | ISBN-13: 9781414475233

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

— Mihoko Hosoi

"...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.
Editorial Staff.
Contents.
Preface.
1: The Year 2010.
2: Forthcoming Events.
3: Centenaries.
4: The United Kingdom.
5: The UK in Figures.
6: The National Flag.
7: The Royal Family.
8: Kings and Queens.
9: Precedence.
10: The Peerage.
11: Hereditary Peers.
12: Life Peers.
13: Lords Spiritual.
14: Courtesy Titles and Peers' Surnames.
15: Orders of Chivalry.
16: Baronetage and Knightage.
17: The Order of St John.
18: Dames.
19: Decorations and Medals.
20: Chiefs of Clans in Scotland.
21: The Privy Council.
22: Parliament.
23: General Election Results.
24: The Government.
25: Government Departments.
26: Public Bodies.
27: Regional Government.
28: European Parliament.
29: Local Government.
30: Political Composition of Local Councils.
31: England.
32: London.
33: Wales.
34: Scotland.
35: Northern Ireland.
36: The Isle of Man.
37: The Channel Islands.
38: Law Courts and Offices.
39: Tribunals.
40: Ombudsman Services.
41: The Police Service.
42: The Prison Service.
43: Defence.
44: Service Salaries.
45: The Education System.
46: Universities.
47: Professional Education.
48: Independent Schools.
49: National Academies of Scholarship.
50: Research Councils.
51: Health.
52: Social Welfare.
53: The Water Industry.
54: Energy.
55: Transport.
56: Religion in the UK.
57: Churches.
58: Communications.
59: The Environment.
60: Conservation and Heritage.
61: Historic Buildings and Monuments.
62: Museums and Galleries.
63: Sights of London.
64: Hallmarks.
65: British Currency.
66: Banking and Personal Finance.
67: Financial Services Regulation.
68: National Savings and Investments.
69: The London Stock Exchange.
70: Economic Statistics.
71: Cost of Living and Inflation Rates.
72: Insurance.
73: Taxation.
74: Legal Notes.
75: Intellectual Property.
76: Broadcasting.
77: The Press.
78: Internet.
79: Book Publishers.
80: Employers' and Trade Associations.
81: Trade Unions.
82: Sports Bodies.
83: Clubs.
84: Societies and Institutions.
85: The World.
86: The World in Figures.
87: Distances from London by Air.
88: Time Zones.
89: Currencies and Exchange Rates.
90: Travel Overseas.
91: The European Union.
92: International Organisations.
93: Countries of the World A–Z - Part I.
94: Countries of the World A–Z - Part II.
95: Countries of the World A–Z - Part III.
96: Countries of the World A–Z - Part IV.
97: The North and South Poles.
98: UK Overseas Territories.
99: The Year 2008–9.
100: Events of the Year 2008–9.
101: Obituaries.
102: Archaeology.
103: Architecture.
104: Art and Culture.
105: Business and Finance.
106: Conservation.
107: Dance.
108: Film.
109: Literature.
110: The Media.
111: Music.
112: Opera.
113: Parliament.
114: Public Acts of Parliament.
115: White Papers.
116: Science and Discovery.
117: Theatre.
118: Weather.
119: Sports Results.
120: Sports Records.
121: Time and Space.
122: Astronomy.
123: January 2010.
124: February 2010.
125: March 2010.
126: April 2010.
127: May 2010.
128: June 2010.
129: July 2010.
130: August 2010.
131: September 2010.
132: October 2010.
133: November 2010.
134: December 2010.
135: Time Measurement and Calendars.
136: Tidal Predictions.
137: General Reference.
138: Weights and Measures.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Index.
Stop Press.
Other Backmatter.
Flags of the World.