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The Annual Register

Nature volume 162, page 49 (10 July 1948) | Download Citation



FOR the first time in its hundred and eighty-nine years of publication, this volume has been compiled with the aid of an advisory board. The selection of the board has been entrusted to five organisations concerned with the subjects covered by the annual review. These are the English Association, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Association, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Royal Historical Society. These bodies have chosen the contributors. The "Year in Science", running to more than twenty pages, gives a wide and readable survey of the year‘s work and is an improvement on the articles of previous years. There is little change, however, in the general arrangement. The greater part of the volume is a review of the history of the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth and foreign countries. Then follows a chronicle of events and reviews of literature, art, science, finance, industry, trade and law. A number of public documents include the Anglo-French Treaty, and those terms of the Yalta, Teheran and Potsdam agreements which remained secret until 1947. The volume is full, comprehensive and impartial and remains, as always, an indispensable survey of human affairs.

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