Whitaker's Concise Almanack 2007 is the definitive reference guide to the UK. A softback, shorter version of its big sister, Whitaker's Almanack, the Concise edition is packed with thousands of UK-centric facts, figures and statistics on a wide range of subjects. The only difference between this and the standard edition is that it doesn't include the international coverage of the standard edition, so the reader is really getting value for money at half the price. Areas of coverage include: government and politics, communications, private and state education, religion, environment, cultural heritage, the UK legal system, royalty and peerage, social welfare (including pensions!), IT, mobile phone industry, environment, heritage, astronomy of course, and much more - quite simply, the UK in one volume!