The World Almanac TIME Almanac with Information Please TIME Almanac with Information Please is an almanac published in the United States. The almanac was first published in 1947 as the Information Please Almanac by Dan Golenpaul. The name was changed with the 1999 edition when Time Magazine bought naming rights to the Almanac. Information Please was created in 1947 from the host and panelists from the popular radio show entitled Information Please. With the 2008 edition the Almanac began a partnership with the Encyclopædia Britannica, and in 2013 the final edition was published. The Almanac contains the following sections: Current EventsU.S. Competing books References
Whitaker's Almanack Front cover of the 2006 Almanack, the 138th edition, published by A & C Black. Whitaker's Almanack is a reference book, published annually in the United Kingdom. The book was originally published by J Whitaker & Sons from 1868 to 1997, then by The Stationery Office until 2003, and then by A & C Black which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011. First publication Content Whitaker's Almanack consists of articles, lists and tables on a wide range of subjects including education, the peerage, government departments, health and social issues, and the environment. The largest section is the countries directory, which includes recent history, politics, economic information and culture overviews. Whitaker's Almanack is not an encyclopedia but more of a yearbook of contemporary matters and a directory of various establishments in the UK (such as clubs, public bodies and universities). Formats Editors Editors since 1868 References
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The Statesman's Yearbook The Statesman's Yearbook is a one-volume reference book providing information on the countries of the world. It is published by Palgrave Macmillan. The first edition History Railway map of Africa, including tracks proposed and under construction, The Statesman's Yearbook, 1899. Frederick Martin presided over the book for twenty years, during which time it became established as a leading reference work. His successor, well-known Scottish journalist John Scott Keltie, took over in 1883. After Scott-Keltie’s death, his sometime co-editor Mortimer Epstein took over and edited the work for over twenty years including, remarkably, during World War II when the book continued to be published yearly, despite the rationing of paper. Epstein died in 1946, and his successor Henry Steinberg was faced with the challenge of producing a new Statesman’s Yearbook for an ever-changing world, as new countries came into being and others ceased to exist. List of editors Current edition
Europa World Year Book The Europa World Year Book provides detailed country surveys containing analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories. Volume I contains a listing of more than 2,000 international organizations such as the United Nations and its agencies, the European Union, the International Criminal Court and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and provides coverage of countries arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Jordan. Volume II covers countries from Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe. Each country is covered by an individual chapter containing: Price (U.S. $ 1,440) makes the buyers mainly institutions and libraries. Similar regional publications All is also available in nine regional surveys: Alternative publications External links page of publication
List of countries by median age This article is a list of countries by median age. Methodology Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population. Currently, the median age ranges from a low of about 15 in Uganda to 40 or more in several European countries, Canada and Japan. The median age for females tends to be much greater than that of men in some of the ex-Soviet republics, while in the Global South the difference is far smaller or is reversed. Countries See also Youth bulge References
Der Fischer Weltalmanach Der Fischer Weltalmanach is an almanac, a popular publication of the information issued in Frankfurt on Main, Germany, created at the end of each year since 1959 by a team of Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag. Concept The idea that inspired the creators of the almanac was to find a new form of rapid transmission of information. Inspired by the U.S. Contents Over 50% of the content devoted to characterization of the 195 countries of the world, including giving facts and figures, and other basic information (language, GDP, the currency structure of the country, society, state, government, political parties and the economy), and chronicle the events of the previous year. The publication contains a chronicle of events of the past year, discussed the major themes of the world, including economic and financial crisis, sea piracy, armed conflicts. Edition 2010, anniversary, contains more than 250,000, updated data, more than 900 maps, illustrations and tables. See also page of almanach
Environmental chemicals and changes in sex ratio: analysis over 250 years in finland. Population pyramid This distribution is named for the frequently pyramidal shape of its graph. A population pyramid, also called an age pyramid or age picture diagram, is a graphical illustration that shows the distribution of various age groups in a population (typically that of a country or region of the world), which forms the shape of a pyramid when the population is growing. It is also used in ecology to determine the overall age distribution of a population; an indication of the reproductive capabilities and likelihood of the continuation of a species. Population pyramids are often viewed as the most effective way to graphically depict the age and sex distribution of a population, partly because of the very clear image these pyramids present. A great deal of information about the population broken down by age and sex can be read from a population pyramid, and this can shed light on the extent of development and other aspects of the population. Types of population pyramid Stable pyramid
Senescence Senescence is not the inevitable fate of all organisms. Organisms of some taxonomic groups (taxa), including some animals, even experience chronological decrease in mortality, for all or part of their life cycle. On the other extreme are accelerated aging diseases, rare in humans. There is also the extremely rare and poorly understood "Syndrome X", whereby a person remains physically and mentally an infant or child throughout one's life. Even if environmental factors do not cause aging, they may affect it; in such a way, for example, overexposure to ultraviolet radiation accelerates skin aging. Different parts of the body may age at different rates. Albeit indirectly, senescence is by far the leading cause of death (other than in the trivially accurate sense that cerebral hypoxia, i.e., lack of oxygen to the brain, is the immediate cause of all human death). Cellular senescence Cellular senescence (upper) Primary mouse embryonic fibroblast cells (MEFs) before senescence.