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2010 Britannica Book of the Year by Inc. Encyclopaedia Britannica

By Inc. Encyclopaedia Britannica

Offering an incisive examine 2009, the Britannica e-book of the yr offers a necessary standpoint at the humans and occasions that formed the 12 months. as well as holding the Encyclopadia Britannica up to date, it serves as an excellent reference resource for the newest information at the ever-changing populations, governments and economies during the international. it truly is a correct and complete reference that you'll succeed in for time and again. - examine the occasions that made the headlines in 2009 - from recreation to schooling to technological advances. - examine international failures just like the wildfires that swept via South japanese Australia, the earthquake in valuable Italy attaining 6.3 at the Richter scale and the Air France Airbus that disappeared off the coast of Brazil. - global info offers a statistical photo of the world's international locations - incorporating facts on every one country's demography, financial system, schooling, health and wellbeing and army. - humans of 2009 commends the works of the year's Nobel Prize winners and celebrates the lives of such humans as mythical soccer participant and supervisor Sir Bobby Robson, chaotic television chef Keith Floyd, anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss and King of dad Michael Jackson. - certain stories on key present occasions contain the worldwide monetary hindrance, China's Quest for Superpower and the Swine Flu epidemic. - Explores serious matters and their origins, protecting enterprise, economics, know-how, well-being, politics, technology, recreation and extra. - superbly sure in hardback and written by means of Britannica's specialist participants.

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58 sec at the track-and-field world championships in Berlin. S. by three strokes in the Professional Golfers’ Association championship to become the first Asian-born man to win a major golf tournament. North Korea agrees to reopen its border with South Korea to tourism. 9% in the second fiscal quarter of 2009, which means that Japan is no longer in recession. • In the Russian republic of Ingushetiya, a suicide truck bomber rams the police headquarters in Nazran; at least 25 people are killed. • A person said to be the former wife of the groom confesses to having set fire to the women’s tent at a wedding on August 15 in AlJahra, Kuwait; the fire consumed the tent and incinerated 41 people.

Pres. S. During the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, the leading opposition candidate, Almazbek Atambayev, announces his withdrawal, citing fraud; the incumbent, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, wins by a landslide in an election that falls short of international standards. • A team of archaeologists reports that it has discovered off the coast of the Italian island of Ventotene five well-preserved ancient Roman shipwrecks dating from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD. • Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitches the first perfect game since 2004 and the 18th in Major League Baseball history when he dismisses 27 consecutive batters in his team’s 5–0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The carmaker General Motors announces that it plans to sell a majority stake of its European operations, Opel and Vauxhall, to Canadian automobile parts manufacturer Magna International and Magna’s Russian investment partner, Sberbank. Vladimir Voronin resigns as Moldova’s interim president; he is replaced in that capacity by Mihai Ghimpu. • Former president Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan is convicted of corruption and sentenced to life in prison. • The space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth in the Mojave Desert in California after a mission to the International Space Station; Timothy Kopra returns with the shuttle after 58 days on the space station, where he was replaced by Nicole Stott.

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