World Authors 1990-1995

Author: Clifford Thompson
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 863
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Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland,Frances Neel Cheney
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838907801
Category: Education
Page: 612
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An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891294X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 386
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

The Chicago of Fiction

A Resource Guide
Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461672589
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 672
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This book provides detailed synopses for more than 1,200 works of fiction significantly set in Chicago and published between 1852 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors.

World Authors, 1985-1990

Author: Vineta Colby
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 970
View: 7808

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Offers biographical sketches of 345 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers

2014 Global Hunger Index

The challenge of hidden hunger
Author: Saltzman, Amy,Birol, Ekin,Wiesman, Doris,Prasai, Nilam,Yohannes, Yisehac,Menon, Purnima,Thompson, Jennifer
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896299589
Category: Social Science
Page: 56
View: 2019

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With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus efforts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The state of hunger in developing countries as a group has improved since 1990, falling by 39 percent, according to the 2014 GHI. Despite progress made, the level of hunger in the world is still “serious,” with 805 million people continuing to go hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The global average obscures dramatic differences across regions and countries. Regionally, the highest GHI scores—and therefore the highest hunger levels—are in Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia, which have also experienced the greatest absolute improvements since 2005. South Asia saw the steepest absolute decline in GHI scores since 1990. Progress in addressing child underweight was the main factor behind the improved GHI score for the region since 1990.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857431797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 590
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Provides biographical information on key novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics throughout the world.

2013 Global Hunger Index

The challenge of hunger: Building resilience to achieve food and nutrition security
Author: von Grebmer, Klaus,Headey, Derek,Béné, Christophe,Haddad, Lawrence,Olofinbiyi, Tolulope,Wiesmann, Doris,Fritschel, Heidi,Yin, Sandra,Yohannes, Yisehac,Foley, Connell,von Oppeln, Constanze,Iseli, Bettina
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896299511
Category: Social Science
Page: 66
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The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008–2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious,” with 870 million people going hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The policy recommendations in this report offer a path forward for the international development, humanitarian, and donor communities; for country-level policymakers in food-insecure countries; and for development and humanitarian practitioners.

Asian Yearbook of International Law 1995

Author: Ko Swan Sik,M. C. W. Pinto,J. J. G. Syatauw
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041103758
Category: Law
Page: 660
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The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" is the first publication dedicated primarily to international law as seen from an Asian perspective. It provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law written by experts from the region, and also other articles relating to Asian topics. Its aim is twofold: to promote the dissemination of knowledge of international law in Asia and to provide an insight into Asian views and practices, which will be especially useful to a non-Asian readership. As a rule, each volume of the "Asian Yearbook" contains Articles, Notes, State Practice, a Chronicle of Events and Incidents, United Nations Activities with Special Relevance to Asia, a Survey of Activities of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, a Bibliography and a Documents section.

Social Welfare in Global Context

Author: James Midgley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761907886
Category: Political Science
Page: 245
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James Midgley provides an overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research and approaches. In addition, he details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges which arise from it. Social Welfare in Global Context includes sections on: applied international social welfare, which addresses the concerns of practitioners; and issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies and their collaborative efforts. As well as its important focus on practical application, the book also presents key theoretical debates in the field, and provides a comprehensive account of world social conditions and social welfare in

Politics and International Investment

Measuring Risks and Protecting Profits
Author: Witold J. Henisz
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782543374
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 195
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'A challenging research monograph that will appeal to international business scholars in the area of transaction cost economics (TCE), political risk, multinational enterprise (MNE) host country bargaining, and international joint ventures. It offers both theoretical and empirical advances in this area.' - Alan Rugman, Journal of International Business Studies

Kierkegaard and the Greek World: Aristotle and other Greek authors

Author: Jon Bartley Stewart,Katalin Nun
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754669821
Category: Philosophy
Page: 335
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Tome II features articles dedicated to the Kierkegaard's Greek sources aside from Socrates, beginning with a section containing several articles on different aspects of Aristotle's writings that influenced his thought. This is followed by another section featuring analyses of other Greek philosophers and philosophical schools, which were important for him. Finally, a third section explores Kierkegaard's uses of a handful of Greek poets, dramatists and historians.

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2000

Author: International Narcotics Control Board
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211481310
Category: Drug and narcotic control
Page: 92
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In presenting an analysis of the drug control situation worldwide, this report gives an extensive analysis of illicit drug abuse and the efforts to control it at the national and international levels. The 2000 Report takes a closer look at the issue of the excessive consumption of drugs under international control. The Report notes that although it is important to reverse the trend of 'medicalizing' social problems, it is equally important that the proper use of medicines should not be discouraged. It also addresses the operation of the international drug control system focusing on such areas as adherence to drug control treaties, cooperation with Governments and control measures.

Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs

Five Country Studies
Author: Raymond Robertson,Drusilla Brown,Ga lle Le Borgne Pierre,Maria Laura Sanchez-Puerta
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821379554
Category: Political Science
Page: 302
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Since the early 1990s, most developing economies have become more integrated with the world s economy. Trade and foreign investment barriers have been progressively lifted and international trade agreements signed. These reforms have led to important changes in the structures of these economies. The labor markets have adjusted to these major changes, and workers were required to adapt to them in one way or another. In 2006, the Social Protection Unit of the World Bank launched an important research program to understand the impact that these profound structural changes have had on workers in developing countries. 'Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs: Five Country Studies' presents the findings and insights of this important research program. In particular, the authors present the similar experiences of low-income countries with globalization and suggest that low-income countries working conditions have improved in the sectors exposed to globalization. However, 'Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs' also highlights concerns about the sustainability of these improvements and that the positive demonstration effects on the rest of the economy are unclear. The empirical literature that exists, although vast, does not lead to a consensus view on globalization s eventual impact on labor markets. Understanding the effects of globalization is crucial for governments concerned about employment, working conditions, and ultimately, poverty reduction. Beyond job creation, improving the quality of those jobs is an essential condition for achieving poverty reduction. 'Globalization, Wages, and the Quality of Jobs' adds to the existing literature in two ways. First, the authors provide a comprehensive literature review on the current wisdom on globalization and present a micro-based framework for analyzing globalization and working conditions in developing countries. Second, the authors apply this framework to five developing countries: Cambodia, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, and Madagascar. This volume will be of interest to government policy makers, trade officials, and others working to expand the benefits of globalization to developing countries.

Income and Democracy

Lipset's Law Revisited
Author: Anke Hoeffler,Mr. Robert H. Bates,Ms. Ghada Fayad
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475539657
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 26
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We revisit Lipset‘s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy. Using dynamic and heterogeneous panel data estimation techniques, we find a significant and negative relationship between income and democracy: higher/lower incomes per capita hinder/trigger democratization. Decomposing overall income per capita into its resource and non-resource components, we find that the coefficient on the latter is positive and significant while that on the former is significant but negative, indicating that the role of resource income is central to the result.

Germany and the Second World War

Volume VII: The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5
Author: Horst Boog,Gerhard Krebs,Detlef Vogel
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198228899
Category: History
Page: 892
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Volume VII of the 'Germany and the Second World War' series looks at Germany and her Japanese ally on the defensive after the tide of war turned in 1943. An exhaustive study of the air war over the Reich and the Luftwaffe's growing impotence is followed by an account of the invasion of occupied France and the Allies' advance to Germany's borders. A final section examines Japan's defeat and capitulation, and the creation of a new order in the Far East.

Ecological Issues in a Changing World

Status, Response and Strategy
Author: Sun-Kee Hong,John A. Lee,Byung-Sun Ihm,A. Farina,Yowhan Son,Kim Eun-Shik,Jae C. Choe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402026881
Category: Science
Page: 426
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This volume offers selected contributions to the 8th International Congress of Ecology to illuminate large-scale ecological problems and discuss how these can be managed through a variety of planning processes. From mathematical approaches to improve understanding of complex ecosystems, to monitoring activity and human impact, this book covers a truly global range of issues. The book concludes with a summary of the Congress, and a discussion of possible future directions.