Whitaker's Almanack 2005 is a reference library in one unique book and is an essential reference tool for every home, business or classroom. Whitaker's Almanack is an authoritative and comprehensive work of reference with unparalleled breadth and depth of content. Updated annually, Whitaker's Almanack contains hundreds of facts and figures on the UK and the rest of the world including: summaries of the year's news; in-depth profiles of every world country; expert overviews on a range of subjects from Art to Sport; and overviews of the social, economic and political infrastructure of the UK. Areas of coverage also include: government and politics, astronomy, communications, education, transport, utilities, societies and institutions, the legal system, royalty and peerage, social welfare, IT, religion and environment. Whitaker's contains a wealth of information, and using it you could find out: an MP's salary; who won last year's Grand National; your annual tax allowance; how many acres are in a square mile - or even on what day Easter fell in 1940! New for the 2005 edition: crime statistics, travel and tourism, food and nutrition and lots more!
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