The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571751
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
View: 1927

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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


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 1996


Author: Robert Famighetti
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780886877804
Category: Reference
Page: 975
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Since 1886, The World Almanac has remained the world's most authoritative and indispensable reference book. The completely revised and updated 1996 edition has more features and information than ever before. From complete coverage of the U.S. government, including actions of the 104th Congress, to a new section on computers to "1995 in Pictures", all the facts are here, plus graphs, tables, charts, and more. of color photos, maps, & flags.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts


Author: Robert Famighetti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780886878214
Category: Almanacs
Page: 975
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The World Almanac 1998 is also available in a special Large Format Hardcover Edition with an expanded page format, larger and easier-to-read type, and a deluxe binding. Containing exactly the same editorial content as the regular edition, this special edition features: -- Expanded 7" x 10" page format -- Larger (25% larger type than the regular edition) -- Deluxe 50 lb. text stock -- Durable hardcover binding with gold foil stamping -- Colorful protective dust jacket The Large Format Hardcover Edition is perfect for those looking for a high quality gift for the World Almanac lover on their holiday list, as well as everyone who wants an edition with larger print and a sturdier binding. "Provides brief, accurate information on an endless array of subjects".-The New York Times

The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2004


Author: World Almanac
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9780606310048
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics.

The World Almanac for Kids 2013


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.

The World Almanac for Kids 2014


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac
ISBN: 9781600571763
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
View: 9992

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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


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
Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708595
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 510
View: 9713

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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.

Underground Railroad

Roman
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446257748
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Cora ist nur eine von unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht – doch wie und wohin? Da hört Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangt sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnet. Jeder Staat, den sie durchquert, hat andere Gesetze, andere Gefahren. Wartet am Ende wirklich die Freiheit? Colson Whiteheads Roman ist eine virtuose Abrechnung damit, was es bedeutete und immer noch bedeutet, schwarz zu sein in Amerika.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013


Author: National Geographic Kids,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426309244
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 351
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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

A Librarian's Guide
Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695615
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 343
View: 375

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Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Das Osiris-Komplott

Ein Kurt-Austin-Roman
Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641194849
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Tariq Shakir ist einer der mächtigsten Männer Nordafrikas, und sein Traum von einem neuen ägyptischen Reich, das selbst das der Pharaonen in den Schatten stellt, ist zum Greifen nah. Denn in der Stadt der Toten wurde eine Pflanze entdeckt, deren Saft das Leben beenden, aber auch den Tod besiegen kann. Kurt Austin und sein NUMA-Team setzen alles daran, die Wahrheit hinter den Legenden aufzudecken. Aber um das zu erreichen, müssen sie der größten Legende Ägyptens gegenübertreten: Osiris, dem Herrscher der Unterwelt.

FANTASY OR REALITY Notes on Economics + Tomorrow


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 Israelis

Leben in einem außergewöhnlichen Land
Author: Donna Rosenthal
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406573842
Category:
Page: 409
View: 4593

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009


Author: C. Alan Joyce,Sarah Janssen,M.L. Liu
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600571053
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