The Britannica Book of the Year 2008 is an unequaled accounting of the people, the events, and the trends that made 2007 memorable. Not only will articles and special reports describe in accurate detail the past year, but you can also access hundreds of statistical facts in the World Data section. This one-volume beautifully-bound hardcover truly is the ultimate review of 2007. Read about the world's hot spots, learn about the latest cultural and social trends, and uncover new technological developments. Relevant topics such as global warming, the war in Iraq, tensions between Iran and the West, China's exploding economy, MySpace and Facebook, and many other fascinating insights into life in 2007 make this a reference you'll keep on your coffee table and turn to again and again. Fascinating, informative, and impressive this Britannica best-seller is one book you'll be proud to own.