The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

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Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571751

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

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Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571832

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

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Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: World Almanac

ISBN: 9781600571817

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Larger hardcover format offers more user-friendly access to thousands of facts at increased font size to enhance readability. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features of The World Almanac® 2014 include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2013 while providing all the information you’ll need in 2014. • 2013—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2013 World Series, the brand-new National Women’s Soccer League, and much more. • 2013—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2013, covering news, pop culture, science, and sports. • 2013—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2013. • World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2013, from news and sports to pop culture. • Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today. • Marriage in the U.S.: After a year in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared DOMA unconstitutional and the federal government began to extend some marriage benefits to same-sex couples, a feature on marriage in the United States reveals surprising details about the state of our unions. • Voter Guide: Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, The World Almanac® provides a user-friendly, state-by-state guide to key election dates and information, including voter-ID laws adopted by many states. • Need-to-Know Information: Browse all-new statistics on topics in the news: firearm violence and crime rates, the health and employment of U.S. veterans, and the latest in digital technologies—and who is using them. • Health News and Statistics: Details about U.S. health care policy, including ongoing implementation of health care reform. Factual information on common diseases and disorders (including a new section on ADHD), nutrition and diet, and Medicare and insurance. • World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Memorable Winter Olympic Moments: From Tonya and Nancy to the Miracle on Ice, the editors of The World Almanac® choose their favorite moments of past Winter Olympics to prepare readers for the 2014 Games. • and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

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Author: World Almanac

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600571619

Category: Reference

Page: 1007

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Presents a reference with comprehensive facts and statistics on current events, people, and the countries of the world, along with 2012 presidential election results and original articles on recent issues and topics.

The World Almanac for Kids 2013

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781451778946

Category: Almanacs

Page: 352

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Shares thousands of facts and entries on subjects ranging from science and sports to history and culture.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

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Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

The World Almanac for Kids 2014

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Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: World Almanac

ISBN: 9781600571763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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A colorful and exciting reference tool that covers it all - from sports and animals to movies and tv. The World Almanac® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with more than 4.4 million copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this engaging, full-color almanac has been completely updated, with hundreds of new photographs, dozens of completely new features, and a wealth of puzzles, games, activities, maps, websites, and much more. An ideal homework aid and a joy to read for kids and adults alike, The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 provides timely and timeless information on popular subjects such as animals, science, sports, music, U.S. history, and more. Features include: • Animals: Brand-new features on preventing species poaching and extinction. Explore animals on every level, from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, and fastest creatures in the world. Discover what it’s like to be a veterinarian, which pets are most common, and what pet might be right for you. • Crime: Investigate how forensic science helps law-enforcement officials solve crimes, including how DNA is being used to prove guilt or acquit the innocent. The World Almanac for Kids talks to an air marshal to find out what it’s really like to be on alert for lawbreakers at 30,000 feet. • Energy and Environment: Information on renewable energy in action, climate change, and even urban bike-sharing programs demonstrates practical effects of policies. Plus great features on personal choices that can have a big environmental impact, and much more. • Faces and Places: Huge full-color photographs showcase the year's most talked-about topics! Covers headlines in movies, music, sports, and more serious need-to-know news. • Fashion: “Fashion Through the Ages” entertains with historical trivia and is complemented by up-to-the minute details on today’s fashion trends. Plus, find out about today’s biggest fashion designers and what it’s really like to make a career in fashion. • Games: Check out the top-selling video games and apps of all time compared to today’s top-sellers, and get a preview of the latest installments of some old favorites. • Health: An essential reference for information on nutrition, fitness, and body systems, plus a brand-new feature about what it’s really like to go to work as a doctor every day. • Homework Help: From easy writing hints to quick test-taking tips, The World Almanac® for Kids is a handy resource for any student’s homework needs. Includes a brand-new feature on how to research for papers, projects, and reports that emphasizes good sourcing online and off and avoiding errors and plagiarism. • Inventions: See how the technologies we take for granted today evolved from a simple idea to an improved device. • Movies and TV: Fun facts about this year's most popular movies, TV shows, and viral video stars give kids a close-up look at what's coming up next. • Money: Get to know the world’s youngest billionaires, oldest forms of currency, and fun facts and trivia on everything in between. Then learn practical ways to save, budget, and make the most out of what’s in your wallet. • Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on One Direction, Katy Perry, and more of 2013’s hottest acts, including the latest winners of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars. • Nations: Make the world a little smaller with interesting facts and trivia about every country in the world, including population, language, and fun facts. Includes maps and flags of more than 190 nations! • Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with up-to-date census results. Then take a global look at the world’s mega-cities, population growth, and where populations are actually shrinking. • Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. Includes brand-new features on Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and other exciting highlights from the 2012 Olympic Games, plus a sneak peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics. • Technology and Computers: The World Almanac® for Kids breaks down the technology behind the gadgets and apps we use every day, from GPS to voice-recognition. Also pick up quick tips on taking advantage of cloud computing, avoiding cyberbullying, and staying safe online. • United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 presidential race complement profiles of each of the 50 states. • and much more. • and much more.

Prealgebra

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Author: Alan S. Tussy,Diane Koenig

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285966058

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1072

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Offering a uniquely modern, balanced approach, Tussy/Koenig's PREALGEBRA, Fifth Edition, integrates the best of traditional drill and practice with the best elements of the reform movement. To many developmental math students, algebra is like a foreign language. They have difficulty translating the words, their meanings, and how they apply to problem solving. Emphasizing the language of algebra, the text's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically. It blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction

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Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

Land Use and Society, Third Edition

Geography, Law, and Public Policy

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Author: Rutherford H. Platt

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610914554

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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The intersection between geography and law is a critical yet often overlooked element of land-use decisions, with a widespread impact on how societies use the land, water, and biodiversity around them. Land Use and Society, Third Edition is a clear and compelling guide to the role of law in shaping patterns of land use and environmental management. Originally published in 1996 and revised in 2004, this third edition has been updated with data from the 2010 U.S. Census and revised with the input of academics and professors to address the changing issues in land use, policy, and law today. Land Use and Society, Third Edition retains the historical approach of the original text while providing a more concise and topical survey of the evolution of urban land use regulation, from Europe in the Middle Ages through the present day United States. Rutherford Platt examines the “nuts and bolts” of land use decision-making in the present day and analyzes key players, including private landowners, local and national governments, and the courts. This third edition is enhanced by a discussion of the current trends and issues in land use, from urban renewal and demographic shifts in cities to the growing influence of local governance in land use management. Land Use and Society, Third Edition is a vital resource for any student seeking to understand the intersection between law, politics, and the natural world. While Platt examines specific rules, doctrines, and practices from an American context, an understanding of the role of law in shaping land use decisions will prove vital for students, policymakers, and land use managers around the world.

FANTASY OR REALITY Notes on Economics + Tomorrow

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Author: Annette Meyer

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480909416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

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“Fantasy,” in FANTASY OR REALITY, often refers to incredible outcomes accompanied by life-threatening dangers involved in the continuing evolution of cyberspace. At the same time, the focus is the current economic space transformed into a time continuum on topics that shift from automated wheelchairs to mammoth-size transnational firms. “Reality,” in this context, identifies facts extending from the numbers of children living in poverty, to the changing offerings of public libraries, to the astonishingly large values involved in world finance and trade. The goals of power and wealth frequently appear to be the guiding force in many of the more than fifty topics introduced in this work. In some cases, individuals, firms, and national or international institutions have redefined terms such as efficiency, growth, and size to suit their respective purposes. FANTASY OR REALITY is a notebook presentation that seeks to encourage rethinking toward the two economic goals that got us here in the first place: freedom and profits.

Die Macht der Identität

Teil 2 der Trilogie. Das Informationszeitalter

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Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663097374

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

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Im zweiten Band seiner Trilogie zeigt Castells die beiden großen einander entgegengesetzten Trends in unserer Welt: Globalisierung und Identität. Die Revolution der Informationstechnologie und die Erneuerung des Kapitalismus haben die Netzwerkgesellschaft begründet, gekennzeichnet durch die global agierende Wirtschaft, durch Flexibilisierung und Unsicherheit von Arbeit und durche eine Kultur der "realen Virtualität". Aber daneben schafft sich kollektive Identität machtvoll Ausdruck. Sie stemmt sich gegen die Globalisierung und beharrt auf kultureller Eigenständigkeit, auf Selbstbestimmung über Leben und Umwelt. Castells beschreibt und analysiert Ursprünge, Ziele und Wirkungen übergreifender Bewegungen wie Feminismus und Ökologie ebenso wie begrenzter Bewegungen, die sich auf Religion, Nation, Ethnie oder Familie beziehen.

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Eine politische Landeskunde

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Author: Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663117243

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind nach 1945 zur führenden Weltmacht und zu einem der wichtigsten Partner Deutschlands geworden. Ihre demokratischen politischen Ideale und ihre moderne Kultur fanden bei den Deutschen positive Resonanz. Menschenrechte und ein freiheitlich-pluralistisches Demokratieverständnis prägen beide Gesellschaften. Schließlich trugen die USA entscheidend zur Wiederherstellung der staatlichen Einheit Deutschlands im Jahr 1990 bei. In dieser politischen Landeskunde werden die geschichtliche Entwicklung des Einwanderungslandes, die weltanschaulichen Grundlagen der amerikanischen Demokratie, das politische System, die Wirtschaft, das Bildungswesen und die Außenpolitik skizziert.

Neue Horizonte

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Author: David Dollenmayer,Thomas Hansen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285675312

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 528

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Packed with contemporary dialogue, engaging readings, active vocabulary, and an assortment of hands-on activities, NEUE HORIZONTE, 8e skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. The new edition combines a vibrant new four-color design with its signature clear grammar presentations, practical vocabulary lessons, beautiful prose and poetry, and more. Immersing readers into a complete language-learning experience, its unique integrated treatment stresses a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The American Counties

Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010

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Author: Charles Curry Aiken,Joseph Nathan Kane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810887614

Category: History

Page: 491

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Drawing on information obtained from the 2010 Census, this 6th edition of The American Counties provides up-to-date data on each county's land area, population, county seat, date of creation, name origin, and dates of governmental organization, elimination, and re-creation. It includes information on counties created since the previous edition was published as well as more precise “date of creation” details for many colonial counties. Containing information on all 3,143 counties and county equivalents (independent cities, parishes, boroughs, etc.) in the United States, the 6th edition of The American Counties is an essential resource for researchers looking for basic information on counties in the United States.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

Steel-True 1907-1940

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Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439199981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” Now Victoria Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of Barbara Stanwyck, an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound (eighty-eight motion pictures) and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Here is Stanwyck revealed as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset…her partnership with Zeppo Marx (the “unfunny Marx brother”) who altered the course of Stanwyck’s movie career and with her created one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west…her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America’s most sought-after male star… Here is the shaping of her career through 1940 with many of Hollywood's most important directors, among them Frank Capra, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, George Stevens, John Ford, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, set against the times—the Depression, the New Deal, the rise of the unions, the advent of World War II and a fast-changing, coming-of-age motion picture industry. And at the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself—her strengths, her fears, her frailties, losses, and desires—how she made use of the darkness in her soul, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood’s most revered screen actresses. Fifteen years in the making—and written with full access to Stanwyck’s family, friends, colleagues and never-before-seen letters, journals, and photographs. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind biography—“large, thrilling, and sensitive” (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Town & Country)—is an “epic Hollywood narrative” (USA TODAY), “so readable, and as direct as its subject” (The New York Times). With 274 photographs, many published for the first time.