Encyclopedias and dictionaries

1998 Britannica Book of the Year

Author: David R. Calhoun

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 920

View: 805

Spine note : Events of 1997.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Book of the Year 2008

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

View: 304

This yearbook presents information on the dates, people, events, and world affairs of 2007. The section entitled "Britannica World Data," updated annually, presents geographic, demographic, and economic details.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Book of the Year 2014

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 882

View: 915

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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Book of the Year 2009

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

View: 743

The Britannica Book of the Year 2009 provides a valuable veiwpoint 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

Determinants of the Death Penalty

Author: Carsten Anckar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 909

Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Media Discourse

Author: David Machin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 688

Featuring a wide range of exercises, examples, and images, this textbook provides a practical way of analyzing the discourses of the global media industries. Building on a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of global media communication, specific case studies of lifestyle and entertainment media are explored with examples from films, global women's magazines, Vietnamese news reporting and computer war games. Finally, this book investigates how global media communication is produced, looking at the formats, languages and images used in creating media materials, both globally and in localized forms. At a time when the media is becoming increasingly global, often with the same films, news and television programmes shown all over the world; Global Media Discourse provides an accessible, lively introduction into how globalization is changing the language and communicative practices of the media. Integrating a range of approaches, including political economy, discourse analysis and ethnography, this book will be of particular interest to students of media and communication studies, applied linguistics, and (critical) discourse analysis.
Social Science

Sociology

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 587

Three basic premises guide this highly successful introductory text - first that theory and research must be both comprehensive and clear, second that the text must show how sociology is relevant both to the study of society and to students' lives, and third that sociology can play a valuable role in teaching critical thinking skills. To that end, this solid, well-respected text combines a balanced three-perspective approach with excellent student-oriented examples, and distinctive social policy sections in a concise presentation that offers an alternative to full-length books.