The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571751
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. 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.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: World Almanac
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600571619
Category: Reference
Page: 1007
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Presents a reference with comprehensive facts and statistics on current events, people, and the countries of the world, along with 2012 presidential election results and original articles on recent issues and topics.

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.

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
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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.

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
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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

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9781600571343
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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Presents a reference with comprehensive facts and statistics on current events, people, and the countries of the world, along with original articles on recent issues and topics ranging from the Obama presidency to the global economic crisis.

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.

The World Almanac for Kids 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: World Almanac
ISBN: 9781600571671
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
View: 7085

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Shares thousands of facts and entries on subjects ranging from science and sports to history and culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008


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

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Eine politische Landeskunde
Author: Wolfgang-Uwe Friedrich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663117243
Category: Social Science
Page: 172
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Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sind nach 1945 zur führenden Weltmacht und zu einem der wichtigsten Partner Deutschlands geworden. Ihre demokratischen politischen Ideale und ihre moderne Kultur fanden bei den Deutschen positive Resonanz. Menschenrechte und ein freiheitlich-pluralistisches Demokratieverständnis prägen beide Gesellschaften. Schließlich trugen die USA entscheidend zur Wiederherstellung der staatlichen Einheit Deutschlands im Jahr 1990 bei. In dieser politischen Landeskunde werden die geschichtliche Entwicklung des Einwanderungslandes, die weltanschaulichen Grundlagen der amerikanischen Demokratie, das politische System, die Wirtschaft, das Bildungswesen und die Außenpolitik skizziert.

Die Macht der Identität

Teil 2 der Trilogie. Das Informationszeitalter
Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663097374
Category: Political Science
Page: 449
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Im zweiten Band seiner Trilogie zeigt Castells die beiden großen einander entgegengesetzten Trends in unserer Welt: Globalisierung und Identität. Die Revolution der Informationstechnologie und die Erneuerung des Kapitalismus haben die Netzwerkgesellschaft begründet, gekennzeichnet durch die global agierende Wirtschaft, durch Flexibilisierung und Unsicherheit von Arbeit und durche eine Kultur der "realen Virtualität". Aber daneben schafft sich kollektive Identität machtvoll Ausdruck. Sie stemmt sich gegen die Globalisierung und beharrt auf kultureller Eigenständigkeit, auf Selbstbestimmung über Leben und Umwelt. Castells beschreibt und analysiert Ursprünge, Ziele und Wirkungen übergreifender Bewegungen wie Feminismus und Ökologie ebenso wie begrenzter Bewegungen, die sich auf Religion, Nation, Ethnie oder Familie beziehen.

Neue Horizonte


Author: David Dollenmayer,Thomas Hansen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285675312
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 528
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Packed with contemporary dialogue, engaging readings, active vocabulary, and an assortment of hands-on activities, NEUE HORIZONTE, 8e skillfully instills both communicative and grammatical competency using a diversified methodology that adapts well to a variety of teaching and learning styles. The new edition combines a vibrant new four-color design with its signature clear grammar presentations, practical vocabulary lessons, beautiful prose and poetry, and more. Immersing readers into a complete language-learning experience, its unique integrated treatment stresses a balance of communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. 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, 1999


Author: Robert Famighetti
Publisher: Griffin
ISBN: 9780886878320
Category: Reference
Page: 1007
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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

2000 : the authority since 1868
Author: Robert Famighetti
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780886878474
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1024
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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

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

Steel-True 1907-1940
Author: Victoria Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439199981
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1056
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“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” Now Victoria Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of Barbara Stanwyck, an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound (eighty-eight motion pictures) and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Here is Stanwyck revealed as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset…her partnership with Zeppo Marx (the “unfunny Marx brother”) who altered the course of Stanwyck’s movie career and with her created one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west…her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America’s most sought-after male star… Here is the shaping of her career through 1940 with many of Hollywood's most important directors, among them Frank Capra, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, George Stevens, John Ford, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, set against the times—the Depression, the New Deal, the rise of the unions, the advent of World War II and a fast-changing, coming-of-age motion picture industry. And at the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself—her strengths, her fears, her frailties, losses, and desires—how she made use of the darkness in her soul, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood’s most revered screen actresses. Fifteen years in the making—and written with full access to Stanwyck’s family, friends, colleagues and never-before-seen letters, journals, and photographs. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind biography—“large, thrilling, and sensitive” (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Town & Country)—is an “epic Hollywood narrative” (USA TODAY), “so readable, and as direct as its subject” (The New York Times). With 274 photographs, many published for the first time.

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 American Counties

Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, Area, and Population Data, 1950-2010
Author: Charles Curry Aiken,Joseph Nathan Kane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810887614
Category: History
Page: 491
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Drawing on information obtained from the 2010 Census, this 6th edition of The American Counties provides up-to-date data on each county's land area, population, county seat, date of creation, name origin, and dates of governmental organization, elimination, and re-creation. It includes information on counties created since the previous edition was published as well as more precise “date of creation” details for many colonial counties. Containing information on all 3,143 counties and county equivalents (independent cities, parishes, boroughs, etc.) in the United States, the 6th edition of The American Counties is an essential resource for researchers looking for basic information on counties in the United States.

The Vegetarian Crusade

The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921
Author: Adam D. Shprintzen
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608928
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.