The Statesman's Yearbook 2012: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2012 This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together ... Show synopsis THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2012 This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2012 edition includes: * Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders * New and revised economic overviews for every country * Expanded and updated historical introductions * Chronology of key political events from April 2010 to March 2011 * NEW: Political and Economic Chronology of the Olympic Games * NEW: Guide to the world's leading think tanks * NEW ESSAY:Openness. Not Always the Best Policyby Barry Turner * Expanded information on festivals around the world * Detailed maps of all 193 countries Who...was the only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms? What...was the world's population in 2010? How...many countries are there in the European Union? Which...country has a single block of colour for its flag? If...California were a separate country, where would it be in a world ranking based on the size of its economy? Which...country is home to two-thirds of the world's ducks? 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 148-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook.