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The International Who's Who in Classical Music 2007 is an unparalleled source of biographical information on singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors and managers. The directory section lists orchestras, opera companies and other institutions connected with the classical music world. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordings and compositions, and full contact details where available. Appendices provide contact details for national orchestras, opera companies, music festivals, music organizations and major competitions and awards. Entries include individuals involved in all aspects of the world of classical music: composers, instrumentalists, singers, arrangers, writers, musicologists, conductors, directors and managers. Among those listed in this new edition are Philip Glass, Lang Lang, George Crumb, Evelyn Glennie, Yo-Yo Ma and Inga Nielsen. Over 8,000 detailed biographical entries. Covers the classical and light classical fields. Includes both up-and-coming musicians and well-established names. This book will prove invaluable for anyone in need of reliable, up-to-date information on the individuals and organizations involved in classical music.
The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2007 provides biographical details on some of the most talented and influential artists, as well as up-and-coming individuals from the world of popular music. International in scope, this new edition provides information on artists, varying from Eminem to Wynton Marsalis; Ray Davies to Talvin Singh. Listed alphabetically by surname, entries provide full biographical profiles, including personal information, principal career details, recordings and compositions, and full contact details, where available. An index of groups is provided for ease of reference. Appendices include directories listing music festivals, music organizations, music awards and digital music sites providing legal downloads. The careers of pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country music artists from around the world are profiled in this new edition. New artists are included, as well as established names in popular music. Entrants include Elvis Costello, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Dizzee Rascal, Gil Scott-Heron and Joss Stone. Over 6,000 alphabetically arranged entries. Fully revised and updated for this ninth edition. Spans the full range of popular music.
The Territories of the Russian Federation 2007 offers a diverse collection of political and economic information on the Russian Federation and its eighty-nine constituent units. The introduction examines the Russian Federation as a whole, and consists of an essay written by acknowledged experts, focusing on the economic relationship between the federal subjects and the state, followed by a chronology, demographic and economic statistics, and a review of the federal Government. The second section comprises Territorial Surveys, with a chapter on each of Russia's eighty-nine federal subjects. Each chapter includes: * A map, plus a description of location, topography, area and population * Details of the history of the territory, followed by information on the recent and existing political situation * An economic survey, presenting the latest available data on transport, agriculture, industry, external trade, finance and employment * A directory listing essential names and addresses for the leading political officials. The third and fourth parts comprise a select bibliography of books and indexes, listing the territories alphabetically, with a gazetteer of alternative names, and by both Federal Okrug and economic area. Key features: * a comprehensive overview of the Russian Federation * an analysis and understanding of the country's regional dimension * Invaluable directories of important territorial contacts * Detailed and accurate political, economic and statistical information * Some 100 current maps * Extensive information from a wide variety of sources, many of which are unavailable in English.
Presents text, statistics and directory information on the geography, recent history and economy of the Western European countries and territories.
This study brings together statistical, factual and directory information on these two vast nations and their constituent states, provinces and territories.It includes: * over 600 pages of in-depth analysis and thoroughly researched data * comprehensive geographical, historical, economic and political data * contributions from acknowledged regional experts.
Provides a comprehensive survey of all the countries and territories of Central and South-Eastern Europe. * Provides an impartial and current perspective on economic and political developments * Over 700 pages of authoritative analysis, current statistics, directory data and biographical details.
South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2001 has been thoroughly revised and updated by Europa's experienced editorial team. The information included is as invaluable to those who know little of the region as it is to the seasoned businessman or academic. It should be in the reference collections of public and academic libraries, international organizations, trade and industrial companies, diplomats, government and the media. Containing a wealth of up-to-date information on the 48 countries and territories of the region, This reference provides a unique perspective on the region with its exhaustive collection of facts, up-to-date statistics, extensive directory details and expert comment.
This volume covers the Middle East from Algeria to Yemen, presenting and interpreting events from the preceding year. The book provides information on the United Nations and all major organizations in the region and can be used as a reference resource by those studying the business of this area.
This volume offers extensive coverage of current political, economic and social affairs of the region. It provides an impartial perspective on all the countries and territores of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. With easy-to-use data, it contains almost 600 pages of analysis by acknowledged experts, recent statistics and useful directory material.
Provides a comprehensive directory and guide to over 1700 international and regional organizations around the world. Extensively researched, it covers a wide spectrum of organizations from the UN and NATO to the League of Arab States. Contents include: an introductory essay on the developing role of international organizations and the international community in the 21st century; texts of significant international documents; a chronology charting the historical development of international organizations; and a who's who of the leading officials of international organizations together with addresses and contact details.
This reference provides detailed facts and figures on the bodies that encourage international peace and security, and greater cooperation in economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian areas. Details are provided on the history and legislative framework of international organizations, helping to provide the necessary background information to aid your understanding of international cooperation. The Europa Directory International Organizations contains a thorough and informative introductory essay on the developing role of international organizations and the challenges facing the international community in the 21 century. This source also contains texts of significant international charters, treaties, and documents; biographical information on the leading officials of international organizations; an extensive list of UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions; a Calendar of Observances; and a comprehensive index.
Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the Europa World Year Book 2018 is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories. For ninety years since its first publication, the Europa World Year Book has been the premier source of contemporary political and socio-economic analysis for library reference shelves, offering timely information with a global reach. The Europa World Year Book 2018 is also available online as an authoritative and regularly-updated digital resource. For more information, please visit: www.europaworld.com.
The International Directory of Government is the definitive guide to people in power in every part of the world. All the top decision-makers are included in this one-volume publication, which brings together government institutions, agencies and personnel from the largest nations (China, India, Russia, etc.) to the smallest overseas dependencies (Guadeloupe, Guernsey and Christmas Island, etc). Institutional entries contain the names and titles of principal officials, postal, e-mail and internet addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and other relevant details. Key features: - comprehensive lists of government ministers and ministries - coverage of state-related agencies and other institutions arranged by subject heading - details of important state, provincial and regional administrations, including information on US states, Russian republics, and the states and territories of India.
The most influential and distinguished women throughout the world are brought together in this unique single-volume publication. Listing more than 7,500 entries from a variety of backgrounds, this new ninth edition reflects the significant role of women in modern society. A one-stop research tool making reference quick and easy, recognizing established personalities as well as women who are rising to prominence. Key Features: each entry includes: nationality, date and place of birth, education, family details, career, awards and publications, leisure interests, address and telephone numbers, and email and internet addresses where available comprehensive biographies of women from all occupational fields are included: politics, finance, business, academia, science, literature, the media, fashion, the arts, medicine, sports and many more.
The International Directory of Government is the definitive guide to people in power in every part of the world. All the top decision-makers are included in this one-volume publication, which brings together government institutions, agencies and personnel from the largest nations (China, India, Russia, etc.) to the smallest overseas dependencies (Guadeloupe, Guernsey and Christmas Island, etc). Institutional entries contain the names and titles of principal officials, postal, e-mail and internet addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and other relevant details. Key features: comprehensive lists of government ministers and ministries coverage of state-related agencies and other institutions arranged by subject heading details of important state, provincial and regional administrations, including information on US states, Russian republics, and the states and territories of India.
The ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom provides instant access to listings of 6,700 associations, clubs, societies, companies, educational establishments, institutes, commissions, government bodies, and other organizations which provide information freely or on a fee-paying basis. Entries in the 17th edition include: Macular Disease Society Costume Society of Scotland Parentline Plus Centre for Global Energy Studies Surrey Performing Arts Library. Each entry is listed alphabetically and includes the organization's name and contact details, type and purpose, and lists publications and collections where appropriate. The Directory also contains a comprehensive index of acronyms and abbreviations and a substantial subject index.
This renowned reference title provides essential statistical and directory material on these vast North American nations and the issues surrounding them. Completely revised and updated, this twelvth edition brings together statistical, factual and directory information on these two vast nations and their constituent states, provinces and territories.
Each country is dealt with in greater detail within its own section. Part Two: USA, Part Three: Canada
Each country chapter includes:
Other sections include:
The States of the USA and the Provinces and Territories of Canada. Providing historical and economic overviews of the constituent parts of the USA and Canada, as well as up to date and accurate information on state executives, government departments and legislatures.
An extensive and unequalled one-volume guide covering some 1,900
international and regional entities, this title provides detailed
and accurate information on a wide spectrum of international
organizations from the World Health Organization to OPEC.
The International Directory of Government is the definitive
guide to people in power in every part of the world. All the top
decision-makers are included in this one-volume publication, which
brings together government institutions, agencies and personnel in
every country and dependency in the world. Each chapter offers
Institutional entries contain the names and titles of principal officials, postal, e-mail and internet addresses, telephone, and fax numbers and other relevant details.
The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2008 provides biographical details on some of the most talented and influential artists and individuals from the world of popular music. Now in its tenth edition, it includes over 7,000 biographies charting the careers and achievements of pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country artists throughout the world. Key features: each entry includes full biographical information: principal career details, recordings and compositions, honours and contact information spans the full range of the popular music industry, from rock to jazz and dance to country provides information on established names as well as up-and-coming artists a directory section provides details of music festivals, awards, organizations within the industry, and digital music sources for ease of reference, the book includes an index of music group members. In one accessible volume the International Who's Who in Popular Music 2008 provides the most comprehensive collection of information on the most famous and influential people in the popular music industry.
The eighth edition of this well-informed and comprehensive Encyclopedia and Directory charts the European Union's development. Thoroughly updated, this extensive reference source provides in-depth information on all matters relating to the European Union: the expansion of the EU under the Nice Treaty is covered, and the future of the union is addressed. A glossary of key terms, a statistical survey and a directory section provide a unique guide to the workings of the EU as well as up-to-date contact details of MEPs and other EU officials. Features an up-to date chronology of the EU (from 1947 to present). an A-Z section contains concise definitions and explanations of organizations, acronyms and terms, and articles on each member state. Comprising over 1,000 entries compiled by acknowledged experts, terms listed include: the Convention on the Future of Europe; the Rapid Reaction Mechanism; the Charter of Fundamental Rights; the Laeken Declaration; enlargement; and immigration policy. a series of introductory articles provide an overall view of the policies and activities of the EU. Essay subjects include: defence policies of the EU; the EU economy; European Monetary Union; the governance, legal and social frameworks of the EU; enlargement; external relations, migration and asylum policy. an extensive directory of key names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses of all major European Union institutions and their official bodies. This information is supplemented by summaries of important treaties; details of information sources in the EU; and details of EU trade associations. Also in this section, details of MEPs - their political groups and national parties. a statistical survey provides tables covering areas such as: population, employment, agriculture, energy and mining, industry, finance, trade, transport and communications, tourism, health and welfare, and education across the EU. This title will prove invaluable to academic and public libraries, politicians and government agencies and the media, as well as to all those in need of accurate and reliable information on the European Union.
International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2008 provides an invaluable and practical source of biographical information on the key personalities and organizations of the literary world. Now in its Twenty-Third edition, the book is revised and updated annually by our editorial team and covers the most important authors and writers at work today. This title will prove an invaluable acquisition for journalists, television and radio companies, public and academic libraries, PR companies, literary organizations and anyone needing up-to-date information in this field. Entries Biographical details are listed for writers of all kinds, including novelists, playwrights, essayists, editors, columnists, journalists, as well as literary agents and publishers. Each entry provides personal information, career details, works published, literary awards and prizes, memberships and contact information, where available. Entries listed include Thomas Pynchon, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Xinran Xue, Fred Vargas and Kazuo Ishiguro. Key features Over 8,000 entries A directory section, including detailed lists of major international literary awards and prizes, principal literary organizations, and literary agents Entries for established writers, as well as for those who have recently risen to prominence Hundreds of new entries are included in this edition.
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