The World Guide

Global Reference, Country by Country
Author: N.A
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781904456575
Category: History
Page: 623
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Essential guide for international development issues and background travel reading. The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political and economic analysis found in a conventional reference work, but it also offers information on the issues central to the lives of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Also includes Amnesty International and Social Watch reports, an interactive world map and slide shows and national anthems for each country. |An impressive reference book.| - The Times

A Guide to Countries of the World


Author: Peter Stalker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199580723
Category: Political Science
Page: 421
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This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. It also features an appendix of indicator tables (showing income and poverty, health and population etc) and an appendix of regional groupings, such as members of the EU and the African Union, as well as an appendix of web links - one for each country. Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

Operation World

The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation
Author: Jason Mandryk
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083089599X
Category: Religion
Page: 3841
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Operation World, the definitive global prayer handbook, has been used by more than a million Christians to pray for the nations. Now in its 7th edition, it has been completely updated and revised by Jason Mandryk with a team of missionaries and researchers, and it covers the entire populated world. Included in this updated and revised 7th edition: All the countries of the world featured Maps of each country Geographic information People groups within each country Economic information Political information Religious make-up of each country Daily Prayer Calendar Answers to prayer Challenges for prayer Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary abroad or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission. Note: Because this ebook is richly illustrated, please allow a little extra time to download after purchase.

The World Factbook


Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Category: Reference
Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Negotiating International Business

The Negotiator's Reference Guide to 50 Countries Around the World
Author: Lothar Katz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 467
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Negotiating International Business is a comprehensive reference guide designed to aide business people when dealing with foreign counterparts. It explains fundamental aspects of international business negotiations, culture-specific expectations and practices, as well as numerous techniques used by international negotiators. Here is the advice you need in order to be successful by adjusting business, personal, and social behaviors as required in any of 50 countries around the world.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009


Author: N.A
Publisher: World Economic Forum
ISBN: 9295044282
Category: Sex discrimination
Page: 196
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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

The World Guide to CSR

A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
Author: Wayne Visser,Nick Tolhurst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351278908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 479
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The World Guide to CSR is the first book to provide comparable national profiles that describe the evolution and practice of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) for 58 countries and 5 global regions. Each regional and national profile includes key information about the relevant CSR history, country-specific issues, trends, research and leading organizations. The purpose of the book is to give CSR professionals (including managers, consultants, academics and NGOs focusing on the social, environmental and ethical responsibilities of business) a quick reference guide to CSR in different regional and national contexts. The need for the book is premised on the fact that CSR professionals and researchers more often than not have a multinational remit and are required to benchmark performance internationally, but find that country-specific CSR information is ad hoc, limited or non-existent. Even where national CSR research exists, it is often hidden in academic journals that practitioners cannot access or do not have the time or inclination to read. The book is an edited volume, with expert contributors from around the world, all of whom have been screened and selected on the basis of their qualifications and experience in CSR. Each regional/country profile includes the following subsections:CSR in context Priority issues Trends Legislation and codes Organizations Case studies Educational institutions References This unique resource will be an essential acquisition for all organisations who need to benchmark their CSR strategies throughout different regions and cultures and want the best possible intelligence on the key issues and concerns relating to corporate social responsibility in all of the markets in which they operate.

The Travel Book

A Journey Through Every Country in the World
Author: Carolyn Bain,Lonely Planet Publications Staff,Joe Bindloss,Celeste Brash,Paul Clammer,Mary Fitzpatrick,Will Gourlay,Anthony Ham,Bradley Mayhew,Carolyn McCarthy,Matt Phillips,Robert Reid,Regis St. Louis,Ryan Ver Berkmoes,Nicola Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781743219423
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 448
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Even the most avid readers of travel guides and travel literature will not have encountered a book quite like this one. It is huge and heavy but reasonably priced, and it is vastly informative, which is its calling card. All the writers who contribute to the Lonely Planet travel guide series have put heads, knowledge, and experience together.

Global Health Risks

Mortality and Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risks
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563877
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 62
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This publication is a comprehensive assessment of leading risks to global health. It provides detailed global and regional estimates of premature mortality, disability and loss of health attributable to 24 global risk factors.--Publisher's description.

Field Guide to the Global Economy


Author: Sarah Denny Anderson,John Cavanagh,Thea Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565849563
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 150
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An eye-opening, 21stCentury guide to the myths and realities of the international economy. Fully updated and expanded second edition: The new version of The Field Guide takes an insightful look at overseas outsourcing, NAFTA's 10 year report card, the Wal-Mart Economy, and the story of Argentina's demise (the former start pupil of the World Bank), among other timely subjects. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich: Field Guide features a foreword by the best-selling author of Nickel and Dimed. Timeliness of subject: Today's newspapers are saturated with stories on the global economy, exploitation of foreign workers, and the evils of globalization. The Field Guide examines all the issues behind the headlines and contextualises the current crisis within the history of the global economy. This fully updated and expanded 2nd edition of The Field Guide to the Global Economy presents the latest facts to help the average person make sense of the rapidly changing international economy. Highly illustrated with charts, graphs, and cartoons, the book clearly documents new trends, including the foreign "outsourcing" of U.S. service jobs, as well as the increasing influence of union-busting China and W

Volunteer


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787010015
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities and this book has all the advice you need to get there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find amazing opportunities in this fully updated, comprehensive new edition. Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet writers advised by a team of experts in the field, this user-friendly guide promises to make your plans a reality. Chapters include: 1. International volunteering: an overview 2. Choosing your volunteer experience 3. The practicalities 4. Tying up loose ends 5. Organised volunteer programmes 6. Structured and self-funding volunteer programmes 7. Religious organisations 8. Do-it-yourself volunteer placements 9. Coming home 10. Starting your own charitable project About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

World Health Statistics 2016

Monitoring Health for the SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241565268
Category: Medical
Page: 161
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The World Health Statistics series is WHO's annual compilation of health statistics for its 194 Member States. The World Health Statistics 2016 focuses on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. It represents an initial effort to bring together available data on SDG health and health-related indicators, providing an assessment of the situation in 2016. The SDG health goal -- ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages -- includes 13 targets, covering all major health priorities, and including the unfinished and expanded Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda, four targets to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), mental health, injuries and environmental issues, and four "means of implementation" targets. This report also seeks to demonstrate the critical linkages between health and other SDGs by including indicators of selected health determinants and risk factors in other SDG targets. The series is produced by the WHO Department of Information, Evidence and Research, of the Health Systems and Innovation Cluster. As in previous years, World Health Statistics 2016 has been compiled using publications and databases produced and maintained by WHO technical programs and regional offices. WHO presents World Health Statistics 2016 as an integral part of its ongoing efforts to provide enhanced access to comparable high-quality statistics on core measures of population health and national health systems. Unless otherwise stated, all estimates have been cleared following consultation with Member States and are published here as official WHO figures.

Doing Business in Russia, Volume I

A Concise Guide
Author: Anatoly Zhuplev
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 163157129X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 118
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Russia is a major economy and important power in the global political-economic landscape. Following the dissolution of the USSR, Russia has become a premier global marketplace despite remaining enigmatic and challenging. The book serves as a concise guide in understanding Russia from an international business perspective. It explores strategic issues, drivers, constraints, costs, and risks of international expansion and includes analytical tools, practical applications, sources of information, and assistance in international business research. These are supplemented by analysis of Russia’s macro-economic profile, drivers, strategic strengths and weaknesses in the comparative context, including its international market attractiveness and opportunities for U.S. companies. The book examines Russia’s main industries, their profiles, trends and business attractiveness, trends, and marketing strategies. The discussion of Russia’s regions covers regional subdivisions and economic profiles with the focus on Moscow, the leading economic region. The book also covers the drivers and trends of the Russian small business sector and entrepreneurial business venturing. Despite the onslaught of capitalism, Russia retains its relationship-driven culture. The book provides insights by evaluating the determinants of Russian culture, its national profile in major global cross-cultural studies, and practical cultural applications in business, negotiations, and communications. The book’s pedagogy includes skill development exercises and cases on doing business in Russia.

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121472
Category: History
Page: 320
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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.

Traveling Abroad Post "9-11" & in the Wake of Terrorism

A Practical Guide for Americans and Other International Travelers
Author: Gladson I. Nwanna
Publisher: FRONTLINE PUBLISHERS, INC.
ISBN: 9781890605131
Category: Travel
Page: 265
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This practical guide for Americans and other international travelers addresses matters of safety, health, shopping and driving abroad, and incorporates recent guidelines and changes in air travel including airport rules and procedures.

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607741245
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way
Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145165443X
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.

Thank You for Being Late

An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250141222
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 560
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A New York Times Bestseller, One of The Wall Street Journal’s “10 Books to Read Now,” and One of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Nonfiction Books of Year We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.