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The Penguin Yearbook 2008

Derek O. Brien (Author)
Synopsis 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.
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About the author

Derek O. Brien

Derek O Brien is Asia's best-known quizmaster. He is the host of the country's longest-running corporate quiz show, The Brand Equity Quiz, as well The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest, the longest-running knowledge game show on Indian television. He is also the editor of the best-selling The Penguin India Reference Yearbook, and the author of more than twenty-five quiz and reference books published by Penguin. Derek and his team of more than seventy associates have been working closely with teachers and students for more than a decade now to make knowledge available in a fun and interesting way. Derek now also hosts quizzes in the Middle East and the US.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Penguin Yearbook 2008
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0143102796
length 816p.