Guinness World Records 2007

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Guinness Media

ISBN: 9781904994121

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

New Mentalities of Government in China

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Author: David Bray,Elaine Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317422368

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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China continues to transform apace, flowing from the forces of deregulation, privatization and globalization unleashed by economic reforms which began in late 1978. The dramatic scope of economic change in China is often counterposed to the apparent lack of political change as demonstrated by continued Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule. However, the ongoing dominance of the CCP belies the fact that much has also changed in relation to practices of government, including how authorities and citizens interact in the management of daily life. New Mentalities of Government in China examines how the privatization and professionalization of ‘public’ service provision is transforming the nature of government and everyday life in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The book addresses key theoretical questions on the nature of government in China and documents the emergence of a range of ‘new mentalities of government’ in China. Its chapters focus on areas such as clinical trials, conceptualizing government, consumer activity, elite philanthropy, lifestyle and beauty advice, public health, social work, volunteering; and urban and rural planning. Offering a topical examination of shifting modes of governance in contemporary China, this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, politics and sociology.

Guinness World Records 2018

Meet our Real-Life Superheroes

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1912286181

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet’s most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik’s Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You’ll also find all your favorite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year’s most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes – both fictional and real-world – so look out for our feature chapter charting your favorite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You’ll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange! Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You’ll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com! From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There’s only one book where you’ll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that’s Guinness World Records 2018!

Guinness World Records 2007

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Author: Craig Glenday,GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904994114

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 288

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Illustrated throughout, 'Guinness World Records 2007' includes information on the world of space, computers, exploration, fame and music. This edition contains new contemporary categories including, computer games high scores, action sports, and gadgets and consumer technology.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008

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Author: C. Alan Joyce

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600570735

Category: History

Page: 1008

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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

Quill & Quire

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009

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Author: C. Alan Joyce,Sarah Janssen,M.L. Liu

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600571053

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9725

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects