Sports Illustrated Almanac 2015


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618933508
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
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America's best-selling sports almanac, now in its 24th year, is as fact-filled and fun as ever. Packed with stats, standings and historical data from Sports Illustrated's award-winning staff, this is the essential reference book for every fan. From pro and college football to Major League Baseball and the NBA to NASCAR, Sports Illustrated Almanac 2015 features all-time records and year-by-year statistics, including: --The 2014 baseball playoffs and World Series --An 88-page pro football section with year-by-year NFL standings and game recaps for Super Bowls I to XLVIII --Detailed results from the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, listing all medalists in every event, and the 2014 World Cup --Complete results from every major tournament in golf and tennis --Year-by-year and 2014 statistics from NASCAR, IRL and Formula One --Annual results from many professional and amateur sports, including Little League baseball, lacrosse and volleyball It's the ultimate argument-ender.

National Football League Franchises

Team Performances, Financial Consequences
Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498533957
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
View: 9986

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National Football League Franchises highlights and analyzes thirty-two teams’ historical regular-season and postseason performances and provides a financial profile of each as a profitable or unprofitable enterprise. This book reveals how effectively each team competes and operates from a business perspective.

Wealth, Poverty and Politics


Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096778
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

Guide to Reference

Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch,Susan E. Searing
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891232X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571832
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 683

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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 2016


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 2990

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential 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. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 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® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • 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. • and much more.

The Sports Illustrated ... Sports Almanac


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Total/Sports Illustrated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports records
Page: 847
View: 4309

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports

Football Outsiders Almanac 2015

The Essential Guide to the 2015 NFL and College Football Seasons
Author: Aaron Schatz,Cian Fahey,Tom Gower
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515363088
Category:
Page: 552
View: 8346

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The most authoritative and innovative guide to professional football (previously known as "Pro Football Prospectus") is back for an all-new season with more cutting-edge statistical analysis, obsessive film study, and trademark humor. Includes comprehensive coverage of all 32 NFL teams, analysis of offseason personnel changes, over 500 KUBIAK fantasy football projections, and breakdowns of the top 50 college football teams for 2015. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 gives NFL fans the kind of sabermetric-like statistical analysis that revolutionized the fan's understanding of baseball. It's also written with a knowing dry wit that gets under the skin of America's most popular spectator sport. Groundbreaking team and player DVOA ratings that correct for situation and opponent to reveal which offenses and defenses are truly superior, and which players really help win games. Exclusive data from the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which running backs face the most men in the box; which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch; which teams most often blitz or run specific offensive formations; and which defensive backs stop the other team's passing game, measured by pass coverage on every single play rather than just tackles. Detailed information on each team's performance in 2014 by offensive and defensive personnel package. Detailed individual stats for offensive linemen and defensive players. Extensive coverage of all 32 teams with week-by-week stats from the 2014 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes. Exclusive 2015 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2016 draft. 2015 fantasy football projections for more than 500 skill position players based on the KUBIAK forecasting system. Breakdowns on the top 50 college football teams and full win-loss projections for all 128 Division I-A (FBS) teams. "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, formerly of GRANTLAND.com "Football Outsiders has now built a system that has some serious traction behind it. I personally find it fascinating." -- John Schneider, General Manager, Seattle Seahawks "Exhausting, enlightening, surprising in many cases, and an absolute must-read if you like the NFL. -- Peter King, Sports Illustrated "It's important for you, the working football fan, to know more about football than other football fans. The Football Outsiders Almanac will give you all the background knowledge you need to make your football-watching companions feel uninformed and inadequate." -- Drew Magary, Deadspin.com "Football is a nearly impossible game for even its most devout practitioners to understand. Football Outsiders is the best way I know to make it make sense." -- Will Leitch, New York Magazine/SportsonEarth.com

Sports Illustrated

College Sports Almanac
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 9781931933629
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 1330

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A comprehensive overview of the past year in college sports encompasses complete statistics on the season and a forecast of the upcoming year, providing a close-up look at hot players and prospective recruits, team schedules and rosters, rankings and lists ofor each sports, stadium locations, ticket information, and a calendar of big events for the coming year. Original.

The Heart of Things

A Midwestern Almanac
Author: John Hildebrand
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870206737
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
View: 5506

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“I’ve never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that.” In this remarkable book of days, John Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings—home, town, countryside—of life in the Midwest. Like E. B. White, Hildebrand locates the humor and drama in ordinary life: church suppers, Friday night football, outdoor weddings, garden compost, family reunions, roadside memorials, camouflage clothing. In these wry, sharply observed essays, the Midwest isn’t The Land Time Forgot but a more complicated (and vastly more interesting) place where the good life awaits once we figure exactly out what it means. From his home range in northwestern Wisconsin, Hildebrand attempts to do just that by boiling down a calendar year to its rich marrow of weather, animals, family, home—in other words, all the things that matter.

How Baseball Explains America


Author: Hal Bodley,George Will
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688078
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 2123

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Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as the former presidents share their thoughts on the game, he looks at the changes that America's Greatest Generation ushered in, as well as examining baseball's struggle with performance enhancing drugs alongside America's war on drugs. An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with baseball and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on topics such as the role Jackie Robinson's signing with the Dodgers played in the civil rights movement, how baseball's westward expansion mirrored the growth of our national economy, labor strife, baseball families, the international explosion of the game, and even the myriad ways in which movies, music, and baseball are intrinsically tied. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives.

All about Everything

The Ultimate Fact-packed Almanac
Author: Kim Bryan
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465417466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
View: 1368

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A general pictorial reference guide covers topics arranged into such categories as nature, human body, science and technology, space, history, and art and culture.

Crash Course in Children's Services, 2nd Edition


Author: Penny Peck
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697820
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 139
View: 3365

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Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities

250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know

Fascinating Stats, Numbers, Facts and Trivia From the Packers 2014 Season
Author: Jerry Tapp
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 148355712X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 70
View: 9308

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250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know is a compilation of stats, numbers and interesting tidbits about the Green Bay Packers 2014 season and the team's history. It provides an interesting and entertaining look at Packers players and team stats that you can't find in the pages of your local newspaper. When you read these 250 stats, you will become the smartest Packers fan on your block!

If These Walls Could Talk: Philadelphia Phillies

Stories from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
Author: Larry Shenk
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 162368837X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 458

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Over the last half-century, the Philadelphia Phillies have experienced epic highs—World Series titles in 1980 and 2008—and frustrating lows, and Larry Shenk has been there for every minute of it. He provides a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and events that have shaped the franchise’s history. The book gives the detailed scouting reports on Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley and takes readers into the clubhouse as Steve Carlton closes in on 300 career wins. Listen in on Pete Rose’s phone call with President Reagan after Rose broke the National League hits record and see Richie Ashburn’s face when he heard he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Giving fans a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Phillies’ storied history from a perspective unlike any other, readers will also learn about a man whose work ethic and character has made an impact on the players and staff for 50 years.

Ein Tor zur Welt

Roman
Author: Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3827074800
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 2898

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Wenn Tassie abends ihr Vogelkostüm anlegt und in wildem Lauf über die Kartoffelfelder stürmt, um Mäuse und andere Schädlinge zu vertreiben, hat sie ganz kurz das Gefühl, wirklich zu fliegen. Tassie Keltjin ist zwanzig Jahre alt und verlässt die elterliche Farm irgendwo im Mittleren Westen. Amerika rüstet zum Einsatz in Afghanistan, und sie beginnt zu studieren, ahnungslos und rührend entflammt für Sylvia Plath und Simone de Beauvoir. Sie braucht einen Job und findet ihn als Teilzeit-Kindermädchen bei Sarah und Edward, die dabei sind, ein Kind zu adoptieren. Aus Mary, zwei Jahre alt, weiße Mutter, schwarzer Vater, wird Emmie, Kind weißer Mittelschichteltern, und Tassie zu ihrer Hauptbezugsperson. Mit der fragilen Anmut einer Schlafwandlerin gerät Tassie in eine erste Liebe und immer tiefer hinein in das komplizierte Leben einer fremden Familie. Wie fern ihr in einem knappen Jahr die ländliche Kindheit, Eltern und Bruder gerückt sind, merkt Tassie, als sie jäh sowohl ihre Liebe als auch ihren Job verliert. Die Schlafwandlerin wacht auf und nichts ist mehr, wie es war, am wenigsten sie selbst. Mit ihrem neuen Roman zeigt Lorrie Moore, was Literatur im besten Fall zu leisten vermag. Mit Tassie schenkt sie dem Leser eine ganz und gar lebendige, ganzund gar zauberhafte und ergreifende Figur, und während sie mit dem Witz, der zarten Klugheit, für die sie berühmt ist, deren Geschichte erzählt, packt sie wie nebenbei große gesellschaftsrelevante Themen an: Adoption und unterschwelligen Rassismus, Amerikas kriegerische Außenpolitik.

Die persönliche Stimme entwickeln

CD. / Gesprochen von Kristin Linklater und Thea M. Mertz
Author: Kristin Linklater
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783497022960
Category:
Page: 280
View: 6750

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Inhalt Einfuhrung in die Arbeit Wie die Stimme arbeitet Warum die Stimme nicht funktioniert I: Der BefreiungsprozeSS Die Wirbelsaule - die Stutze des Atems Atmung - die Quelle des Lautes Die Beruhrung des Tons Schwingungen, die den ursprunglichen Ton verstarken Zwischenschritt: Trainingseinheit fur Entspannung, die Wirbelsaule, den Kopf, Atmung, Beruhrung des Tons, Summen Der Stimmkanal II: Der EntwicklungsprozeSS: die Resonanzleiter Die Resonanzraume des Stimmkanals Freilassen der Stimme aus dem Korper Die Mitte der Stimme Die Nasen-Resonanzraume Stimmumfang Die Schadel-Resonatoren III: Empfindsamkeit und Kraft Die Kraft der Atmung Das Zentrum Artikulation Zwischenschritt: ubungseinheit IV: Die Verbindung zu Text und Schauspielen Worte Texte Beobachtungen und Meinungen zu Stimme und schauspielen

The Publishers' Circular

General Record of British and Foreign Literature: Containing a Complete List of All New Works Publ. in Great Britain, and Every Work of Interest Publ. Abroad
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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