The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600571237
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

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010


Author: Alan C. Joyce
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442077270
Category:
Page: 1008
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A best-selling annual reference lists thousands of facts and statistics, ranging from the Obama presidency to the global economic crisis, in a book that provides vital information for all the countries in the world and includes bonus content online. Original. $500,000 ad/promo.

World Almanac World Atlas


Author: Hammond World Atlas Corporation
Publisher: Hammond World Atlas Corporation
ISBN: 9780843709377
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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Visually engaging and graphically sophisticated, this outstanding atlas combines state-of-the-art cartography with a wealth of fascinating and useful information from The World Almanac. It is sure to be a cherished volume in anyone's home or office library..66 pages of compelling facts and figures from the The World Almanac about the world and the nations that constitute it.State-of-the-art, up-to-date world maps with hypsometric and bathymetric relief.Comprehensive Master Index

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014


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.

Intelligence Call It Smarts

Update Yourself - Step by Step
Author: Harry Zenner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469126281
Category: Education
Page: 208
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INTELLIGENCE Call It SMARTS Update Yourself - Step by Step Many individuals are aware there are cracks and moral challenges, or worse, in American society. These persons do not require convincing; they see it. They know American culture has declined, possibly nearing moral and financial self-destruction. There are obvious reasons behind this state of the nations wellbeing. A distinct path is available that can lead towards a desirable resolution. The current down reality is entangled with education, moral decay, and a torrent of changes driven by technology. Professor Zenners book sets forth an easy, painless process, step-by-step, building and supplementing the store of ideas, facts, and intelligence, call it Smarts, that the reader already possesses. Step after step, more lights will flicker on, not indoctrination, but the exact opposite, a freeing of the individuals thinking processes. Each new step builds on the last so that the ideas and information naturally integrate into the readers repertoire of reasoning abilities and intelligence. The final steps are designed to leave the individual with personal free will, choice, a moral compass, and perhaps wisdom. A society equipped with open minds, and when broadly educated, has the chance to evaluate the American political scene, its origins, current status, and its desired future. The book is not a panacea, rather it is a sequenced, rational process of ideas and information that all of society would do well to examine. It will provide an excursion into new worlds for many, fresh perspectives for others, and an enriched life for most. The time to start this journey is now, mid-2012, least the nation wander too close to the edge, too close to a point of no return. That point of no return could be November 6, 2012. Individuals are not that far out of touch, they need only a review of some things they may have forgotten, or perhaps things they never understood or knew. The narrative surveys the nature of the universe, of human origins and endeavors, learning abilities and techniques, math and argumentation, education, decision making, even philosophy and cosmology. Personal behaviors are also examined, from the individual right on up to the crowned heads of society in the United States. Today, people have all kinds of questions. Where has the Future gone? Is the Climate Changing? Is the Earth Overcrowded? Is there even one Honest Politician? Does God actually exist? Is Mankind part of Mother Nature? How do you open a Closed Mind? How do people Learn? Where did the Universe come from? How did Life arise? How do humans Reason? What is the concept of Argumentation? What is meant by Real? How can Education be improved? What about Good and Evil? How much should you believe that emanates from the mouth of a Pathological Liar? Who will answer such questions? It may have to be individuals who have free and open minds, capable of independent thought. It will be people like you. Professor Zenner shows that most of these questions have reasonable answers, some with certainty, and others with mere speculation. The writing provides basic tools for both inadequately and for highly educated persons to develop and judge their own answers. People who comprehend the human function of cognition are better able to understand themselves and the world which we all share. Many people would like to be able to better reason and judge the accuracy of answers to the myriads of pertinent questions of our times. They want to believe in a better future. And you are one of those persons. A PREVIEW So Mr. Zenner, from the title of your book, you must realize that I already know a lot. No matter, you seem to think I need more smarts? And step by step, you will point the way; theyll be mine for the taking? Thats right! Not just you, probably most persons in every society, especially at this particular time in America, you and all people need

Upside

Surprising Good News About the State of Our World
Author: Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1441232443
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Many Christians have an impending sense of doom about our country and the world. But are their fears based on reality or myth? In this book Wright examines issues of concern to Christians, including poverty, sickness, sexual morality, the environment, and the global church. Did you know that global poverty has been cut in half over the last several decades? That infant deaths have decreased dramatically in recent years? That Christianity is a growing and influential force in Asia and Africa? Maybe the world isn't in a downward spiral after all. In an age of pessimism, this book offers good news to Christian readers looking for glimpses of hope.

The World Almanac for Kids 2010


Author: World Almanac
Publisher: World Almanac Books
ISBN: 9781600571275
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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Offers facts on a range of topics, from animals to weather and from computers to sports.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571751
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 1493

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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.

Cultural Anthropology

Tribes, States, and the Global System
Author: John H. Bodley
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759118671
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
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This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. It uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems.

Prealgebra


Author: Alan S. Tussy,R. David Gustafson,Diane Koenig
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111788421
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1072
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Offering a uniquely modern, balanced approach, Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig's PREALGEBRA, Fourth 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.

Basic Mathematics for College Students


Author: Alan S. Tussy,R. David Gustafson,Diane Koenig
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111788472
Category: Mathematics
Page: 944
View: 1922

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Offering a uniquely modern, balanced approach, Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig's BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, Fourth Edition, integrates the best of traditional drill and practice with the best elements of the reform movement. To many developmental math students, mathematics is like a foreign language. They have difficulty translating the words, their meanings, and how they apply to problem solving. Emphasizing the language of mathematics, 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.

The World Almanac And Book of Facts 2004


Author: Ken Park,World Almanac Education Group, Inc.
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9780886879181
Category: Reference
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

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008


Author: C. Alan Joyce
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600570735
Category: History
Page: 1008
View: 2022

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Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Math, Grade 5


Author: Linda Armstrong
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 0742430553
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Mingle some math into everyday teaching! Fast Ideas for Busy Teachers: Math has hundreds of ideas that will fit into a hectic schedule and enliven fifth-grade students' exploration of mathematics. The book is organized by math skills, which makes it easy to find a topic when it's needed. Open-ended lessons allow adaptation of activities to meet students' needs. The lessons are perfect for substitutes, rainy-day activities, homework, and in-class assignments. The book includes tips for managing a classroom, getting organized, getting to know students, and implementing behavior management. This 80-page book also includes reproducibles and aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2006


Author: William A. McGeveran
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9780886879648
Category: Reference
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

Paying for College

Practical, Creative Strategies
Author: Barbara Gottfried Hollander
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781448800711
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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This guide will help readers overcome one of the greatest barriers related to higher education today—paying for it. A college education is more expensive than ever, but today’s high school students and their families do have options. With an optimistic and encouraging tone, the text helps readers understand and navigate the different options for college financing, including grants, scholarships, loans, working, and strategic school choices.

The Peasant Prince

Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution
Author: Alex Storozynski
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429966078
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish-Lithuanian born in 1746, was one of the most important figures of the modern world. Fleeing his homeland after a death sentence was placed on his head (when he dared court a woman above his station), he came to America one month after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, literally showing up on Benjamin Franklin's doorstep in Philadelphia with little more than a revolutionary spirit and a genius for engineering. Entering the fray as a volunteer in the war effort, he quickly proved his capabilities and became the most talented engineer of the Continental Army. Kosciuszko went on to construct the fortifications for Philadelphia, devise battle plans that were integral to the American victory at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga, and designed the plans for Fortress West Point—the same plans that were stolen by Benedict Arnold. Then, seeking new challenges, Kosciuszko asked for a transfer to the Southern Army, where he oversaw a ring of African-American spies. A lifelong champion of the common man and woman, he was ahead of his time in advocating tolerance and standing up for the rights of slaves, Native Americans, women, serfs, and Jews. Following the end of the war, Kosciuszko returned to Poland and was a leading figure in that nation's Constitutional movement. He became Commander in Chief of the Polish Army and valiantly led a defense against a Russian invasion, and in 1794 he led what was dubbed the Kosciuszko Uprising—a revolt of Polish-Lithuanian forces against the Russian occupiers. Captured during the revolt, he was ultimately pardoned by Russia's Paul I and lived the remainder of his life as an international celebrity and a vocal proponent for human rights. Thomas Jefferson, with whom Kosciuszko had an ongoing correspondence on the immorality of slaveholding, called him "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known." A lifelong bachelor with a knack for getting involved in doomed relationships, Kosciuszko navigated the tricky worlds of royal intrigue and romance while staying true to his ultimate passion—the pursuit of freedom for all. This definitive and exhaustively researched biography fills a long-standing gap in historical literature with its account of a dashing and inspiring revolutionary figure.