Author: Derek O’Brien
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143102796
The phenomenally successful Penguin Yearbook is now in its fourth year of publication. The Penguin Yearbook 2008 is better than ever before, and will serve as a constant companion through the year to look up facts and figures of every kind.
The Penguin Yearbook 2008 starts with a thorough Year in Review section that is specially designed to bring you up to date on the events of the previous year, with informative write-ups on newsmakers, obituaries, and India and World datelines. There are also detailed timelines of Indian and World history from the beginning of civilization to 2006.
This year’s Yearbook has two special sections entitled 60 Defining Moments of Independent India and 100 Indians Who Made Modern India. As we celebrate sixty years of Independence, these sections will serve as your guides to the most important events and personalities that have shaped the nation over the past 100 years.
The Penguin Yearbook 2008 features thought-provoking and insightful articles by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Arun Maira, Bimal Jalan, Muhammad Yunus, R.K. Pachauri, Shashi Tharoor, Sudhir Kakar and Yashwant Sinha.
The sections on Politics, Economy, Science, Career, Sports, Arts and General Knowledge have been completely revised and updated for this year’s edition, and feature substantial new information along with easy-to-refer-to news segments. 500 all new GK quiz questions on India and current affairs are included in the General Knowledge section. This year’s Yearbook also features completely revised and updated India and World sections that are designed to put key data at your fingertips.
This is quite simply the best Yearbook on India and the world available today.
• The Penguin Yearbook 2008 is completely free of advertisements. There are 816 pages packed with useful information and write-ups, with no advertisements whatsoever to distract you.
• The Penguin Yearbook 2008 is printed entirely on fully recycled paper.
• The Penguin Yearbook 2008 features comprehensive and reliable data fully updated till 1 November 2007.