Stay informed about today's world-the constant changes, significant events, and dramatic developments that make history. The fascinating 2013 Britannica Book of the Year helps you uncover it all. Britannica, with its vast collection of information and hundreds of expert contributors around the world, provides a global perspective to help you understand world events and how they affect you.
People of 2012
This section brings you biographies of those who made a difference during the year while also saying goodbye to the heroes, villains, and other notable people who passed away.
Special Reports and Year In Review
This section features more than 40 Special Reports on topics covering milestone anniversaries of the year, major news in health and disease, and roundups for sports and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, among many others, as well as coverage of annual discoveries and significant events that occurred across the arts and sciences.
The World in 2012
Have global information at your fingertips with coverage of hundreds of sovereign countries and dependent areas worldwide. You'll find quick-reference baseline data such as capitals, populations, flags, heads of state and government, and more, along with perceptive in-depth articles on a country-by-country basis. It's all here--from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Britannica World Data
Find facts and figures about demographics, foreign trade, education, and health that add to the perspectives in the articles. Plenty of charts, maps, and graphs organize the material for quick reference and make statistical comparisons easy.
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