The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000

The World Almanac and Book of Facts  2000
Author: Robert Famighetti
Publsiher: St Martins Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780886878481
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 Book Excerpt:

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780886878474
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002

The World Almanac and Book of Facts  2002
Author: Ken Parks,World Almanac
Publsiher: World Almanac Education
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2001-05
ISBN: 9780886878740
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002 Book Excerpt:

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000
Author: World Almanac
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780606176033
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 Book Excerpt:

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Author: Ken Park,World Almanac
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001-08
ISBN: 9780613461870
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts Book Excerpt:

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008
Author: World Almac Book
Publsiher: World Almanac Education
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781600570728
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008 Book Excerpt:

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 Edition

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 Edition
Author: Robert Famighetti,San Val, Incorporated
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780613229630
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 Edition Book Excerpt:

Offers comprehensive facts, figures, and explanations of the events, people, and places in the news, with original articles on recent issues and topics

Geopolitics

Geopolitics
Author: Saul Bernard Cohen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 1442223510
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geopolitics Book Excerpt:

Written by one of the world’s leading political geographers, this fully revised and updated textbook examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological, economic, sociocultural, and demographic changes unleashed since the end of the Cold War. Saul Cohen considers these forces in the context of their human and physical settings and explores their geographical influence on foreign policy and international relations.

American Sports Empire

American Sports Empire
Author: Frank P. Jozsa
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781567205596
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sports Empire Book Excerpt:

How did the professional baseball, basketball, football, and hockey leagues become the most successful sports organizations in the United States? Jozsa investigates the major leagues' histories with unparalleled depth and rigorous economic analysis. He marshals relevant data, facts, statistics that measure the performance of professional sports teams and players, the strategies of franchise owners, and the loyalties of fans. Delineating the development, maturation, and revitalization of the leagues throughout the 20th century, he highlights significant events and reforms of the era and discusses the future of sports leagues in the marketplace. Sports fanatics, casual fans, professional coaches and players, journalists, economists, administrators, and owners will discover a goldmine of information in this unique volume. Readers will learn about key owners, investors, coaches, managers, and players of teams that won divisions, conference titles, and league championships from the 1950s through the 1990s. The book includes information on attendance, operating incomes, payrolls, win-loss percentages, and the estimated market value of individual teams. Specific franchise owners are noted for their wealth and success factors. The author also predicts that league commissioners, franchise owners, local business and community leaders, and government officials will be forced to bargain in good faith and compromise on the question of whether to use taxpayer money to invest in sports facilities.

Determinants of the Death Penalty

Determinants of the Death Penalty
Author: Carsten Anckar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN: 1134315465
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Determinants of the Death Penalty Book Excerpt:

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.

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
Author: John H. Bodley
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780759111387
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems Book Excerpt:

Using the cross-cultural, evolutionary, and multi-disciplinary perspectives that are unique to anthropology, this text examines contemporary civilization's most pressing problems and generates ideas for solutions and hope for the future.

Economic Integration and Development in Africa

Economic Integration and Development in Africa
Author: Henry Kyambalesa,Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317146204
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Integration and Development in Africa Book Excerpt:

The debates over what African economic integration and development actually entails continue across international economic organizations, national governments and NGOs. Despite the glare of media attention and the position this issue has on international political agendas, few comprehensive accounts exist that fully examine why this process will be inevitable in the 21st century and how integration of national economies can be attuned to attaining the socio-economic goals and aspirations of member-countries. This book addresses this problem. It combines theory with application, enumerating the imperatives and initiatives governments will be forced to confront; providing insights for educators and students in African development, for policy makers in African governments, and for inter-governmental organizations.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005

The World Almanac and Book of Facts  2005
Author: World Almanac
Publsiher: World Almanac Education
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2004-11
ISBN: 9780886879396
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005 Book Excerpt:

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

Mathematical Statistics with Applications in R

Mathematical Statistics with Applications in R
Author: Kandethody M. Ramachandran,Chris P. Tsokos
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN: 0128178167
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Statistics with Applications in R Book Excerpt:

Mathematical Statistics with Applications in R, Third Edition, offers a modern calculus-based theoretical introduction to mathematical statistics and applications. The book covers many modern statistical computational and simulation concepts that are not covered in other texts, such as the Jackknife, bootstrap methods, the EM algorithms, and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, such as the Metropolis algorithm, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm and the Gibbs sampler. By combining discussion on the theory of statistics with a wealth of real-world applications, the book helps students to approach statistical problem-solving in a logical manner. Step-by-step procedure to solve real problems make the topics very accessible. Presents step-by-step procedures to solve real problems, making each topic more accessible Provides updated application exercises in each chapter, blending theory and modern methods with the use of R Includes new chapters on Categorical Data Analysis and Extreme Value Theory with Applications Wide array coverage of ANOVA, Nonparametric, Bayesian and empirical methods

The Politics of Acknowledgement

The Politics of Acknowledgement
Author: Joanna R. Quinn
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 0774859598
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Acknowledgement Book Excerpt:

Human rights violations leave deep scars on people, societies, and nations. Rights groups argue that resolving past violence is necessary for a peaceful future. But how can nations ensure that instruments of transitional justice are the best path to reconciliation? This book develops a theoretical framework a framework of acknowledgement to evaluate truth commissions. Analysis of the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals that acknowledgement of past violence by both victims and perpetrators must come before goals such as forgiveness and social cohesion if reconciliation is to be achieved.

IJER Vol 13 N4

IJER Vol 13 N4
Author: International Journal of Educational Reform
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2005-02-23
ISBN: 1475816391
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IJER Vol 13 N4 Book Excerpt:

The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.

The African American Entrepreneur Then and Now

The African American Entrepreneur  Then and Now
Author: W. Sherman Rogers
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN: 0313351120
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Entrepreneur Then and Now Book Excerpt:

African American entrepreneurship has been an integral part of the American economy since the 1600s. On the eve of the Civil War, the collective wealth of free blacks was approximately $50 million. In 2006, African Americans earned a whopping $744 billion, a figure that exceeds the gross domestic product of all but 15 nations of the 192 independent countries in the world. As W. Sherman Rogers so ably demonstrates, African Americans have achieved these economic gains under difficult circumstances. Slavery, segregation, and legally limited access to property, education, and other opportunities have taken a heavy toll, even to this day. Besides providing a penetrating glimpse into the world of black entrepreneurship both past and present, this book urges African Americans to gain financial independence as entrepreneurs. Business ownership, Rogers argues, will bring security, wealth that can be passed to successive generations, and educated offspring with much greater earning power. The African American Entreprenuer: Then and Now explores the lower economic status of black Americans in light of America's legacy of slavery, segregation, and rampant discrimination. Its main purpose is to shine a light on the legal, historical, sociological and political factors that together help to explain the economic condition of black people in America from their arrival in America to the present. In the process, the book spotlights the many amazing breakthroughs made by black entrepreneurs even before the Civil War and Emancipation. Profiles of business people from the Post-civil War period through today include Booker T. Washington, pioneer banker and insurer A.G. Gaston, hair care entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, Ebony publisher John H. Johnson, Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson, publisher Earl Graves, music producer Damon Dash, rapper Sean Combs, former basketball stars Dave Bing and Magic Johnson, food entrepreneur Michelle Hoskins, broadcast personality Cathy Hughes, former Beatrice Foods head Reginald Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. As Rogers points out, reading about remarkable African American entrepreneurs can inspire readers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. To further that goal and help readers take the plunge, he outlines many of the skills, tools and information necessary for business success-success that can help chart a new path to prosperity for all African Americans.

Dumb History

Dumb History
Author: Joey Green
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 1101585439
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dumb History Book Excerpt:

A book that proves idiocy is as old as time Think civilization has deteriorated and that people these days are dumber than ever? Dumb History proves that we didn’t invent stupidity in the 21st century. You’ll find facts from throughout the ages about everyone from Cleopatra and Napoleon to Elvis Presley and even NASA scientists. Consider this: • In 820 C.E., Emperor Hsien Tsung’s herbalist presented him with an anti-aging elixir—it killed him • In 1849, Brooklyn inventor Walter Hunt invented and patented the safety pin and then sold all the rights to his invention for $400. By the time he died penniless, the United States was producing an estimated five billion safety pins annually • In 1967, voters in the town of Picoaza, Ecuador, elected a brand of foot powder as their new mayor It’s a wonder we’ve survived as long as we have.

A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering

A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering
Author: Carl W. Hall
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781557534590
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature. This book is a must for reference collections and those in the media who cover the field of engineering advancement.

America and the World 1898 2025

America and the World  1898 2025
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN: 1349626775
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America and the World 1898 2025 Book Excerpt:

This book surveys US achievements and failures in the world across the 20th century. The analysis builds upon surveys of experts at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and several universities conducted over the last 25 years. The reasons for success and failure are subject to hot dispute. Walter Clemens argues that the individual traits of US leaders account for far more variation in outcomes than the domestic or international contexts. He concludes that the policy outcomes of the past century confirm the assumptions of mutual gain theory, complexity theory, and liberal peace theory. Clemens then uses his analysis to sketch alternative futures that could face planners in the early 21st century.