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Titre : The Statesman s Yearbook 2015: The Politics,...
Éditeur : Palgrave MacMillan, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : 151st Revised edition.
Language: English . Brand New Book. Now in its 151st edition, The Statesman s Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: N° de réf. du libraire SPR9781137323248
Synopsis : THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2015 is a Core Collections Star Title, as awarded by EBSCO. This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2015 edition includes: * Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders * Extensive updates to country economic overviews * Expanded and updated historical introductions * Chronology of key political events from April 2013 to March 2014 * Comprehensive coverage of major international organizations * SPECIAL FEATURE: Barry Turner explores the origins of Magna Carta; also a constitutional timeline from the 11th century to the present day plus surprising facts * NEW: Statistics on current slavery worldwide * Detailed maps of all 194 countries Fun Facts Found in The Statesman's Yearbook: * There are 11 official languages in South Africa. * Bhutan has no traffic lights. * China is now home to over 60% of the world's ducks. * Moscow is the most populous agglomeration in Europe, with over 11.5 million inhabitants. * Bolivia produces more Brazil nuts than Brazil. THE EDITOR Author of over twenty books, most of which have a link to history and economics, Dr Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 151-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook.
'The fact that so much information can be crammed into one volume is a testament to the care and research involved.' - The Diplomat 'The most comprehensive guide to world political and economic affairs' - Robert Thomson, Publisher, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal 'the most convenient and reliable starting point for information on International affairs. Its coverage is unparalleled for a one-volume resource, and it has never let me down' - George J. Mitchell, American special envoy to the Middle East 'A miracle of compression: the key facts about the entire world crisply collated in [its] tightly edited pages. It is an essential desktop guide for anyone who needs to think, write or talk about the nature and future of our unimaginably odd and constantly surprising planet' - Godfrey Smith, The Sunday Times 'All you need to know about the population of various states and countries, officials, exports, constitutions, governments, diplomatic representatives, religion, finance and basic histories' - The New York Times 'full of invaluable material about every country in the world. For someone like me who spends much of my time travelling, it is an invaluable treasure trove. I would warmly recommend it to other readers' - The Right Honourable Christopher F. Patten, CH, Chancellor of Oxford University 'should be in every office which is concerned with world trade and, indeed, in every school which produces the future traders. It is an essential tool of all global thinking' --- Geographical Magazine Bestselling Reference title
'Originally designed for statesmen but now used by anyone needing information on the politics, cultures, and economies of the world, this yearbook is one of the longest-running annual publications in history' --- library Journal
'The information this book contains renders it indispensible' --- The New York Times, 1874
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