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THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2011 This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2011 edition includes: * Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders * New and revised economic overviews * Revised and updated historical introductions * Chronology of key political events from April 2009 to March 2010 * NEW: Haiti in Perspective: A Timeline of Natural Disasters * NEW: Keeping Up With the News by Barry Turner * NEW: Key easy-to-digest world data on the media * Detailed maps of all 193 countries REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS '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 '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 '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. Buy this book and qualify at once as a citizen of the world.' Godfrey Smith, The Sunday 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 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 147-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook.
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