Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Book of the Year 2014

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1625131712

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 882

View: 3831

The Britannica Book of the Year 2014 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
Business & Economics

Quality of Life, Balance of Power, and Nuclear Weapons (2016)

A Statistical Yearbook for Statesmen and Citizens

Author: Alexander V. Avakov

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628941855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 9455

Who has the most nuclear assets in the Middle East? Whose power is waning, whose increasing? Updated annually, these tables of economic, demographic and military indicators establish the pecking order for 236 countries, with estimates of all nuclear arsenals including rarely published data on non-signatory nations. The author also brings a rational perspective to the public debates on the supposed efficiency of private health insurance versus a "public option," and the notion that taxation stifles the economy, by offering comparative statistics from different countries in the developed world.
Reference

Two Thousand Years of Economic Statistics, Years 1-2014, Vol. 2, by Country

Population, GDP at PPP, and GDP Per Capita

Author: Alexander V. Avakov

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628942517

Category: Reference

Page: 388

View: 7982

Who's winning and who's losing? This book provides hard data for all who ponder the shifting sands of power, whether economic, military or demographic, and seek keys to decipher the media news. Going far beyond the major powers and the BRIC countries, this economic statistical work, issued every few years, presents historical statistics in nine sections.

This is Volume 2, which lists (1) Population/Growth Rates of Population by country, (2) GDP Per Capita/Growth Rates of GDP Per Capita by country, and (3) GDP/Growth Rates of GDP by country.

Volume 1 (sold separately) covers: (1) Population by rank, (2) GDP Per Capita by rank, (3) GDP by rank, (4) Growth Rates of Population by rank, (5) Growth Rates of GDP Per Capita by rank, (6) Growth Rates of GDP by rank.

This biennial work contains data generally not available elsewhere, and in ways that help make it possible to draw useful comparisons.

First, it provides statistical data for all countries of the world (236 countries, within their 2011 borders) since the year 1950 (by decade, with 2011 in addition), plus forecasts for 2020 and 2030. Second, it provides data for 135 countries since the year 1000 (with data for 1000, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1820, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1913, 1920, 1929, and 1938). Third, it provides data for 134 countries for the first year AD.

In Volume 1 [572 pages], this data is arranged by rank, or size. In this, Volume 2 [438 pages], the countries are listed alphabetically.

This book is based on the groundbreaking works of Angus Maddison but it gives data up to the most recent year available and calculates GDP (gross and per capita) in the prices of that year.

For recent years, the World Bank, CIA, and Encyclopedia Britannica were principal sources. But, despite the author's great debt to these sources, the preponderance of data in the book is not direct citations from them but rather the result of calculations. Among other computational techniques he uses a new logarithmic interpolation which takes care of cross-country statistical distortions when calculating in the prices of the most recent year. For every line of data (for every country, each year), he provides a note on the technique used in obtaining his estimate (i.e., proxy, exponential interpolation, direct estimate with source citation, etc.).

Dr. Avakov's annual title, "Quality of Life, Balance of Powers, and Nuclear Weapons," gives a current snapshot of world economic and military statistics. This work, "Two Thousand Years of Economic Statistics," gives world population figures and current GDP data in a historical perspective.

Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Book of the Year 2013

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1625131038

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 882

View: 2790

The Britannica Book of the Year 2013 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.
Political Science

The Resources of the Third World

Author: Guy Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135918058

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 590

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Political Science

Globalization

A Basic Text

Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687132

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 2411

Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team
Technology & Engineering

Global Food Security and Supply

Author: Wayne Martindale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

View: 2092

With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by theyear 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for theirpopulations has never been more pressing. Finding better supplychain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure andsustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now ina position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA),carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure andassess our use – or misuse – of natural resources,including food. The impact of new technologies and managementsystems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways toreduce waste. Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinctinformation for people who want to understand how the global foodsystem works. The book demonstrates the specific tools availablefor understanding how food supply works, addresses the challengesfacing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers toappreciate how these challenges might be overcome. This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses onrecent data and findings from a range of internationalcollaborations and studies. The author provides both asnapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projectionof where these issues may lead us in the future. This book willtherefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders,commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers andstudents seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolvingtopic.

Justice and Only Justice

A Palestinian Theology of Liberation

Author: Ateek, Naim

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608333671

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2498

Business & Economics

Social Marketing Digital Book Set

Author: Jeff Korhan,Gail F. Goodman,Scott Stratten,Dan Zarrella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118840054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

View: 5255

Fiction

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 080417279X

Category: Fiction

Page: 956

View: 826

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible. Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more. Featuring • Unconventional means of murder • Pilfered jewels • Shocking solutions Includes • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, the first detective story and the first locked-room mystery • Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and Stanley Ellin A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL
Juvenile Nonfiction

Great Authors of Children's Books

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3600

Few stories have the power to stay with us the way the tales we hear in childhood do. Great children’s book authors have at their disposal countless techniques to channel young imaginations and appeal directly to their audience's tender sensibilities. They craft colorful characters whose circumstances and actions resonate with readers in a way that carries through well into adulthood. The creators of some of the most whimsical, witty, thought-provoking, and powerful children’s books of all time—including Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, and Laura Ingalls Wilder, among many others—are presented in this exciting volume.
Reference

Dobson's Encyclopaedia

the publisher, text, and publication of America's first Britannica, 1789-1803

Author: Robert D. Arner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 295

View: 9166

Transportation

A History of Railway Locomotives down to the End of the Year 1831

Author: Chapman Frederick Marshall

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845712872

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 5962

Chapman Frederick Marshall gibt in seinem Buch einen umfassenden Einblick über die Geschichte der Lokomotive bis in das frühe 19. Jahrhundert hinein. Sein Ziel war es, Lücken, die in der Darstellung dieses Gegenstandes bis dahin noch in der Literatur bestanden, zu schließen. Dabei geht er nicht nur auf die Idee des Dampfbetriebes ein, sondern nennt wichtige Persönlichkeiten, die die Entwicklung der Lokomotive beeinflusst und vorangetrieben haben. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.
Science

Engaging Geopolitics

Author: Kathleen E Braden,Fred M Shelley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900774

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 9462

Engaging Geopolitics provides a comprehensive introduction to the influence of geography, demography and economics on politics and international relations in the world in which we live today. The authors' expressed aim is to make geopolitics more accessible to undergraduate students, with the hope that the book will be an ideal starting pointing for those who will be moving vertically into more advanced courses in political geography or laterally into other concerns of international affairs.
Business & Economics

How I Did It

Lessons from the Front Lines of Business

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 162527226X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5367

Powerful stories from the world’s top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead. The essays in How I Did It teach and inspire. Pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review, these essays offer firsthand accounts of the most difficult management challenges faced by the men and women who occupy the corner office. It’s the next best thing to sitting down and talking face-to-face with these corporate leaders. You’ll hear from renowned global leaders including: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Mindy Grossman, HSN Kevin Plank, Under Armour Daniel P. Amos, Aflac Pramod Bhasin, Genpact Eric Schmidt, Google Ellen Kullman, DuPont Patrizio Bertelli, Prada Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network Jorge Cauz, Encyclopaedia Brittanica Richard Gelfond, IMAX Let these potent stories of strategic thinking—and often bold and unconventional action—be your guide as you step into your own future as a leader.