Sports Illustrated Almanac 2015


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618933508
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
View: 9903

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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.

The Average Joe's Super Sports Almanac

All-Star Stats, Amazing Facts, and Inspiring Stories
Author: Steve Riach
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 073697248X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 9117

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A Far-From-Average Sports Book for the Average Joe Go beyond the 24/7 online highlights and celebrate the hilarious humor and heartwarming heroics of the sports world in this all-star collection of trivia, quotes, and anecdotes. For example... Did You Know? The Chicago Bears were originally known as the Staleys before being moved from Decatur, Illinois. The Decatur Staleys, as the team was known, was the pride of the city that holds the motto, "The Soybean Capital of the World." Houston Astros infielder Julio Gotay played every game with a cheese sandwich in his back pocket. Others had less cheesy items in their back pockets. Pitcher Sean Burnett had a poker chip in his, while pitcher Al Holland opted for a two-dollar bill. While accepting his NBA MVP award in 2014, basketball star Kevin Durant focused his remarks on his mother, Wanda Pratt. "The odds were stacked against us, a single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old," Durant said. "You made us believe, you kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry; you sacrificed for us. You're the real MVP." Packed with incredible facts, quirky moments, and heart-warming stories, The Average Joe's Super Sports Almanac will delight fans of all ages and makes a great gift for the sports buff in your life - whether superfan or average Joe.

National Football League Franchises

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

The Sports Illustrated ... Sports Almanac


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Total/Sports Illustrated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports records
Page: 847
View: 3943

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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

Sports Illustrated Almanac 2010


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781603208260
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
View: 2688

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America's favorite sports almanac, now in its 19th 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. Includes the 2009 baseball playoffs and World Series. 88-page pro football section incudes year-by-year NFL standings back to 1920 as well as game recaps for Super Bowls I to XLIII. Year-in-review calendar revisits the highlights and low points of 2009. Annual results from many professional and amateur sports, including Little League baseball, lacrosse, volleyball, and many more. Year-by-year and 2009 results from NASCAR, IRL, and Formula One. AND MUCH MORE

Sports Illustrated: Almanac 2009


Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781603207928
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 576
View: 4828

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

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition

An Introduction
Author: Linda C. Smith,Melissa A. Wong
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836973
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 880
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Thoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you—and through you, your patrons—to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content. • Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field • Includes newly updated information that reflects today's realities in reference service with an indication of how reference service may be provided to meet changing patron needs in the future • Encompasses the effective use of print sources, free online sources, and fee-based sources • Features individual chapters that can be used for in-service staff training or in student course packs

Ali

Ein Leben
Author: Jonathan Eig
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641172179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 704
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Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Sports Illustrated

College Sports Almanac
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 9781931933629
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 5769

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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.

Football Outsiders Almanac 2017

The Essential Guide to the 2017 NFL and College Football Seasons
Author: Aaron Schatz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974013784
Category:
Page: 504
View: 9024

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The most authoritative and innovative annual guide to both the NFL and college football 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 2017. With numerous statistical measures that go far beyond standard NFL stats, Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 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 our partners at Sports Info Solutions, unavailable in standard NFL stats, tells you which quarterbacks benefit the most from yards after catch or play best under pressure; 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. NEW FOR 2017: Data on how receivers performed based on where they lined up before the snap: wide, tight, in the slot, or in the backfield. Detailed information on each team's performance in 2016 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 2016 season, five-year performance trends, and analysis of off-season personnel changes. Exclusive 2017 predictions that give the odds on each team as a Super Bowl contender ... or a contender for the top pick in the 2018 draft. 2017 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 130 Division I-A (FBS) teams. "A book that any self-respecting NFL fan needs to purchase." -- Bill Simmons, The Ringer.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, TheMMQB.com "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

Ready Player One

Roman
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104901945
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 9709

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Ernest Clines Bestseller ›Ready Player One‹ ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage für den großen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2045 ist die Welt ein hässlicher Ort: Die Erdölvorräte sind aufgebraucht, ein Großteil der Bevölkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis. Der exzentrische Schöpfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben – zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Rätseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand weiß, wo die Fährte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eröffnet ... »›Ready Player One‹ ist absolut fantastisch – ein großer Spaß für den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefühl, als sei das Buch nur für mich geschrieben worden.« Patrick Rothfuss

Gebrauchsanweisung fürs Gärtnern


Author: Gabriella Pape
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492990355
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 2871

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Die einen träumen von Rosen, üppigem Wildwuchs oder selbst gezogenem Gemüse, andere vom modellierten Designgarten mit akkuraten Beeten. Gabriella Pape, Botanikerin, passionierte Gärtnerin und renommierte Gartengestalterin, weiß, welche Blüten die Leidenschaft zum Garten treiben kann. Fundiert und mit Augenzwinkern führt sie durch die sieben Jahreszeiten des Gartenjahrs – von der Planung im Winter und der Aussaat im Frühling über die Blütezeit bis hin zu den langen Wintermonaten. Sie erzählt, welche regionalen und klimatischen Unterschiede eine Rolle spielen. Warum wir in nördlichen Regionen so gern Lavendel pflanzen und wann die Zwiebelzeit beginnt. Weshalb Staudengewächse unterschätzt werden. Wie Rasenharken den Besuch des Fitnessstudios ersetzt. Dass auch Pflanzen manchmal unter Stress leiden und Entspannung brauchen. Warum Vorgärten oft zu Unrecht ein Schattendasein fristen und wie sogar im Großstadt-Hinterhof eine kleine Oase entsteht. Kurz: wie man im eigenen Flecken Grün glücklich wird.

Texas Almanac 2016-2017


Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1625110340
Category: Reference
Page: 752
View: 1899

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THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2016–2017 includes these new feature articles: • A history of Texas’ various food regions—from Tex-Mex to barbecue—written by Dotty Griffith, longtime food writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Celebrating Barbecue, and Wild About Chili. • A look at the big business of Texas wine, including a history of grape growing and winemaking, written by Melinda Esco, author of Texas Wineries. • The story of Assault, the feisty chestnut colt from King Ranch who injured his right forefoot as a foal but loved to run and went on to win the 1946 Triple Crown. This article spotlights the 70th anniversary of Assault’s historic feat, which earned him the nickname “The Club-Footed Comet.” • A overview of professional and college sports in Texas written by Norm Hitzges, a popular sports-talk radio host in the DFW area for 40 years; the author of several sports books, including Greatest Team Ever: The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of The 1990s; and the television play-by-play voice for the Dallas Sidekicks. MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION An illustrated History of The Lone Star State. The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, lakes. Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy. A Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names. Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas. A two-year Astronomical Calendar, including moon phases, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers. Recreation, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges. Sports, including lists of high school and college sports champions, the records of professional sports teams, as well as lists of Texas Olympians and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Counties, a large section featuring detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’ 254 counties. Population figures, including the latest estimates from the State Data Center. A comprehensive list of Texas cities and towns. Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local governments. Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious holidays. Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics. Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and University Interscholastic League results. Obituaries of notable Texans.

American Football

Alles, was man wissen muss
Author: Adrian Franke
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 3840375762
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 1917

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Jedes Jahr schauen mehr und mehr Zuschauer auch in Deutschland den Super Bowl. Aber seien wir mal ehrlich, ein Footballspiel zu verstehen, ist nicht so einfach! Oder wissen Sie, was eine „Shotgun“ oder die „Pistol“ mit Football zu tun haben? Das Ziel des Buches ist es, diese und viele weitere Fragen zu beantworten und die Spielregeln zu begreifen. Erzählungen und Geschichten von Spielern gewähren zudem einen Blick hinter die Kulissen und rund um das Spiel. Mit mehr als 30 Seiten American-Football-Wörterbuch: von All-Purpose-Yardage bis Zone Read.

Der Weinatlas


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783774207752
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 4902

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Genau drei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit Hugh Johnsons Weinatlas zum ersten Mal erschien und die Kritiker in aller Welt zu Beifallsstürmen wie hinriss. Das Buch wurde in ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Die nun vorliegende und bereits lang ersehnte fünfte Ausgabe hat Hugh Johnson gemeinsam mit der Weinexpertin und Autorin von Weltruf Jancis Robinson verfasst. Robinson hat einen Großteil der Texte neu geschrieben und damit den großen Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Weinwelt seit der letzten Ausgabe 1994 Rechnung getragen. Die wichtigste Neuerung sind die vollständig neu erstellten Karten, die seit der ersten Ausgabe das Rückgrat dieses Atlas bilden und ihn zum nach wie vor konkurrenzlosen Referenzwerk machen: "Lively, intelligent writing combined with lush photography und unmatched technical accuracy make this an enjoyable read for the novice and a must have for the accomplished oenophile" (Wine Enthusiast über die englische Originalausgabe).