Statistical Abstract of the United States 2004 2005

Author: Claitors Publishing Division

Publisher: Claitor's Pub Division


Category: Reference

Page: 1006

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Provides a wide variety of statistics dealing with the political, social, and economic organization of the United States, in a work originally issued by the Bureau of the Census.
Social Science

The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Author: Peter Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 958

There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? "Meticulous, insistent, and elegant." --John Lloyd, Financial Times "A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate." --Foreign Affairs "An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American." --Publishers Weekly
Literary Criticism

Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction

Author: Gerald Alva Miller Jr.

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 542

Through its engagement with different kinds of texts, Exploring the Limits of the Human through Science Fiction represents a new way of approaching both science fiction and critical theory, and its uses both to question what it means to be human in digital era.
Language Arts & Disciplines

American Library Directory 2004-2005

Author: Information Today, Incorporated

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4052

View: 977

When you need to find anyone or anything in the library community, just turn to American Library Directory 2004-2005. You'll find detailed profiles for more than 35,000 public, academic, special, and government libraries and library-related organizations in the U.S. and Canada-including addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, network participation, expenditures, holdings and special collections, key personnel, special services, and more-more than 40 categories of library information in all. This indispensable resource makes it easy to: Contact colleagues, other libraries, or library organizations. Locate special collections, rare book and document holdings, and manuscript collections. Find consortium libraries or networks for interlibrary loans, information, or membership. Compare other libraries' facilities, services, and expenditures with yours. Identify libraries equipped for the disabled and other specialized facilities. Find out about seminars and in-service educational programs. Libraries are listed alphabetically by state and city, and registries of library schools and library consortia are included as well.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

Author: Zemliansky, Pavel

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 682

"This book compiles authoritative research from scholars worldwide, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace"--Provided by publisher.







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An illustrated quarterly.

The London Jungle Book

Author: Bhajju Shyam

Publisher: Tara Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 149

Bhajju Shyam, of the Gond tribe of central India, uses the visual language of his native tradition to record his observations of London and re-imagine its streets, pubs, and monuments.

New Zealand Books in Print 2004

Author: Thorpe-Bowker Staff




Page: 302

View: 754

Directory containing updated bibliographic information on all in-print New Zealand books. 33nd edition of an annual publication. The 12,500 book entries are listed by title, and there is an index to authors. Also provided are details of 975 publishers and distributors, and local agents of overseas publishers. The book trade directory includes: contacts for trade organisations, booksellers, public libraries and specialised suppliers; NZ literary awards and past winners; and sources of financial assistance for writers and publishers.
Book design

Book Design

Author: Andrew Haslam

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing


Category: Book design

Page: 256

View: 878

A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. It takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the components that make up a book, to understanding how books are commissioned and created, to the intricacies of grid construction and choosing a typeface. The role of the designer is discussed, with advice on how to interpret a design brief, and guidance on type use, images and information graphics. The production process is also explained, with detailed information on reproduction, printing and binding.

Image and Inscription

Author: Robert Bean

Publisher: YYZ Books


Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 823

"Image and Inscription features the work of many of Canada's distinguished authors, critics, curators, and artists who are recognized for their contribution to the discourse and practice of photography... it presents the diversity and the changeable milieu of photographic practice and evokes an unanticipated moment in Canadian photography. It also represents an important step in expanding the contemporary authorship on photography in Canada." - adapted from the Introduction by Robert Bean