The World Book Year Book 2011 is a 496-page record of the year 2010, covering current events and national and international news. Lavishly illustrated, the Year Book includes more than 400 articles that update such topics as economics, politics, international affairs, medicine and health care, the arts, sports, fashion, and important or interesting trends of the day. Facts in Brief tables covering the countries of the world record current populations, national leaders, monetary units (and the U.S. dollar equivalents), and import and export statistics.

A Year in Brief section gives a month-by-month listing of the most significant world events of the year 2010. Interspersed through the book are special reports that offer in-depth examinations of important topics. Fully illustrated articles, called Focus On, provide a record of the year’s new car models, Academy Award winners, and weather extremes. Such sports articles as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Horse racing, and Olympics include statistics of the year’s winning teams and championships. The Deaths section carries obituaries of prominent people who died during the year. Longer obituaries are placed with the fields of endeavor—for example classical music, literature, or motion pictures—for which a person was known. Another section of the Year Book features biographies of people in the news. Every new edition of the World Book Year Book includes new or revised articles from the famous World Book Encyclopedia.

The Year Book, handsomely bound for a lifetime of use, is your record of the year’s current events and trends. Published since 1921, the World Book Year Book is known as the authoritative reference in the field.