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By Encyclopedia Britannica Editorial

ISBN-10: 159339232X

ISBN-13: 9781593392321

The 2009 Britannica ebook of the 12 months is an unrivaled account of the folks, occasions and tendencies that made 2008 memorable. examine significant political elections around the globe, together with the historical Presidential election within the usa. From the Beijing Olympics to the worst fiscal crises in 80 years to the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, catch 2008 during this one-volume beautifully-bound hardcover ebook. realize very important occasions while searching Dates of 2008, those that replaced the area and touched our lives in humans of 2008. occasions of 2008 covers the serious concerns you need to examine. attention-grabbing, soaking up and informative-this is one e-book you will be proud to possess. comprises: A daily recap of global occasions. DATES OF 2008 chronicles and summarises noteworthy occasions sooner or later at a time. From schooling to health and wellbeing to recreation, specialists conceal occasions OF 2008. discover serious matters in company, desktops, schooling, healthiness, politics, technological know-how, game and extra with fact-packed entries probing the explanations in the back of advancements all year long. humans OF 2008. know about those that made background, broke files or made a distinction. a transparent and incisive assessment of the area IN 2008. Hotbeds of unrest are tested. Multinational and nearby corporations are reviewed. A statistical photograph of the area in international information brings you information - social, monetary and fiscal - on greater than 2 hundred international locations and dependencies during the global. it is the form of targeted details you will not - or cannot - locate anyplace else. SIDEBARS OF 2008 discover the continued strife within the Darfur area of The Sudan, a clash that to this point has persevered regardless of all tried diplomatic options; the starting to be acclaim for distance studying, as progressively more humans earn levels with no environment foot in a lecture room; the big Hadron Collider, the world's strongest particle accelerator, with which scientists wish to re-create the stipulations on the sunrise of the universe.

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Killing 15 people, 9 of them soldiers heading to their posts. • At the Olympic Games in Beijing, Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice sets a new world record in the women’s 200-m individual medley (IM), three days after she broke the 400-m IM record. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the leader of the mili37 August tary junta that has taken over the government of Mauritania, names Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf prime minister two days after assuming presidential powers. S. reaches an agreement with Poland that will allow placement of an American missile-defense base in the European country.

Pakistani security forces shell Taliban positions outside Peshawar, which has been increasingly threatened by the Taliban; it is the first military action taken against militants by the Pakistani government that took office in March. • For the sixth consecutive day, crowds march in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in protest against a rumoured plan to settle Hindus in the majority-Muslim state. Israel agrees to trade the notorious Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar and four other Lebanese prisoners to the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in return for the bodies of the Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, whose July 12, 2006, kidnapping by Hezbollah led to Israel’s war with Hezbollah that year.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is arrested on charges of sodomy; his 1998 conviction for sodomy was later overturned. Argentina’s Senate narrowly rejects a tax system imposed in March by Pres. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on soybean profits to hold down food prices that had roused the opposition of farmers; the following day Fernández de Kirchner rescinds the tax. • As the benchmark stock index in Pakistan falls for the 34 15th trading day in a row, distraught investors go on a rampage at the Karachi Stock Exchange; protests also take place in other cities.

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