The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1600572294
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2019 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: Decade in Review: As the ‘teens’ decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to “Old Town Road” and the immigration policy debate in 2019, The World Almanac provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has—and hasn’t—changed in the last 10 years. 2020 Election Preview: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors’ seats and special congressional elections. World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Never Say Die: With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title—his first Masters win in 14 years—the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. 2019—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019. 2019—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament; a preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2019—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2019—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture. New Sections: Reorganized chapters on “Food and Agriculture,” “Educational Statistics,” and “Colleges and Universities” make it easier to find information about subjects like nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more. Other New Highlights: New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 3363
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1510761403
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: World Almanac
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 9781510766532
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: Special Feature: Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus and its short- and long-term effects—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on U.S. and global vaccination progress, and statistical data and graphics showing how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. 2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021. 2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. 2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2021—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2021, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. The Biden Administration: Complete coverage of the presidential transition in Washington, DC, including cabinet-level leadership and the filling of other key administration roles. Other New Highlights: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, the legacy of the Trump Administration, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 1510766553
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022 Book Excerpt:

A 2021 USA Today Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: Special Feature: Coronavirus Status Report: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century. Statistical data and graphics across dozens of chapters show how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. Special Feature: 20 Years in Afghanistan: The World Almanac provides history, data, and other context for the end of America's longest war and the future of Afghanistan and its people. 2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021. 2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing adaptations to the coronavirus pandemic, and much more. 2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2021—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2021, from news and sports to pop culture. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Recent Sports Scandals: From a trash-can banging, sign-stealing scandal to the doping of horses and humans, World Almanac editors select some of the sports world's biggest black marks from the last 20 years. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. The Biden Administration: Complete coverage of the presidential transition in Washington, DC, including cabinet-level leadership and the filling of other key administration roles. Other New Highlights: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, and much more.

The World Almanac 2020 Trivia Game

The World Almanac 2020 Trivia Game
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: World Almanac
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN: 9781600572333
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac 2020 Trivia Game Book Excerpt:

Build Core Development Skills with a Fun Trivia Game! The World Almanac® 2020 Trivia Game will get students excited about learning with its game show-style skills-based challenges. This interactive Q&A card game requires players to listen carefully to trivia questions and work individually or with teammates to find the correct answer within the print edition. The perfect companion to The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2020, the cards challenge students' natural curiosity as they explore topics from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Questions are assigned points based on the level of skill required, so everyone from beginners to advanced researchers can play! Use this game to enrich lessons across the curriculum and get students reading, researching, and learning using classroom copies of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts. These cards will help students learn the following skills: Identifying key words and subjects Locating information Understanding content Using new vocabulary accurately Utilizing charts, graphs, and tables and more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
Author: Sarah Janssen.
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 1600572219
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2018 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic. 2018 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Senior Moments: With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, The World Almanac editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. 2018—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more. 2018—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2018—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2018—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture. Other New Highlights: Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN: 1600571751
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 160057212X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 Book Excerpt:

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back at athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts Book Excerpt:

The World Almanac Book of Facts

The World Almanac   Book of Facts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac Book of Facts Book Excerpt:

The World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 975
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts Book Excerpt:

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic
Author: Denis H. J. Caro
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2021-01-23
ISBN: 3030618102
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Nations after the COVID 19 Pandemic Book Excerpt:

In 2020, the world is in the throes of the COVID-19 global pandemic—an epidemic the likes of which humankind has not experienced for decades. This book speaks to common and fundamental underlying issues that national communities face from a humanitarian and planetary systems perspective. From the globalization initiatives of the last decades, a dynamic and interconnected new planetary system order is emerging. This book underscores the need for decent, ethical, healthy, and just societies that enable individuals to reach full human potential. It explores the future directions of 12 Key Strategic Influencer (KSI) nations through 18 systemic factors that will shape the contours of future planetary governance this century. Finally, it proposes a nonconventional systems paradigm to humanitarian challenges.

Canadian Society in the Twenty First Century Fourth Edition

Canadian Society in the Twenty First Century  Fourth Edition
Author: Trevor W. Harrison,John W. Friesen
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 1773382209
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Society in the Twenty First Century Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Confederation may have established Canada’s nationhood in 1867, but the relationships framing Canada’s modern existence go back much further. Employing a unique socio-historical perspective, Canadian Society in the Twenty-First Century examines three formative relationships that have shaped the country: Canada and Quebec, Canada and the United States, and Canada and Indigenous nations. Now in its fourth edition, this engaging text offers students an overview of Canadian society through a series of connections rather than a collection of statistics. Trevor W. Harrison and John W. Friesen weave together complex aspects of the nation’s economic, political, and socio-cultural development. They guide readers to use this interdisciplinary framework to consider some of the tough questions that Canada is likely to face in adjusting to demands and challenges in the next few decades. Reflecting the most current scholarship in the field, this revised edition features new discussions on issues such as the current crisis of neo-liberal globalization, Canada’s petroleum industry, global warming, the Wet’suwet’en dispute in 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Exploring the unique character of Canada today, this text is a vibrant resource for sociology courses on Canadian society as well as courses in Canadian studies and Canadian history.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1993

The World Almanac and Book of Facts  1993
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 669
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780330327480
Category: Almanacs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1993 Book Excerpt:

Selecciones de Matematicas Aplicadas

Selecciones de Matematicas Aplicadas
Author: Max H. Lombardi
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 1662438265
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selecciones de Matematicas Aplicadas Book Excerpt:

Selecciones de matemáticas aplicadas es un puente entre las matemáticas básicas y las matemáticas superiores. El libro comienza con una revisión de las matemáticas básicas: la numerología, la aritmética, el álgebra, la geometría euclidiana, la trigonometría, y los logaritmos. En las lecciones intermedias, se estudian las funciones lineales, cuadradas, cubicas, exponenciales e hiperbólicas. En las lecciones finales, se examinan el cálculo diferencial e integral, la teoría de las probabilidades, la teoría cuántica, las teorías de la relatividad, y las teorías de caos y la complejidad. Entre las aplicaciones más destacadas, citamos algunos ejemplos: El crecimiento exponencial de las bacterias en los medios de cultivo, el crecimiento de los capitales en el interés compuesto, el crecimiento exponencial de los números de transistores en los últimos 30 años de la tecnología moderna, la reducción exponencial de los virus del SIDA en los pacientes tratados con cocteles de drogas antivirales, y las probabilidades en los juegos del “craps”, y del póker.

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 1995

The World Almanac and Book of Facts  1995
Author: Robert Famighetti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 975
Release: 1994-11
ISBN: 9780886877668
Category: Almanacs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1995 Book Excerpt:

This #1 bestselling almanac provides a compact and affordable source of up-to-date, accurate, and useful information on thousands of topics. Millions of people are discovering that they need to purchase The World Almanac and Book of Facts each year to keep abreast of national and world events and to consult for information on an endless array of topics and issues. 32 pages of full-color photos, maps and flags.

The World Almanac 5 001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature Science and People

The World Almanac 5 001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature  Science  and People
Author: World Almanac KidsTM
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1510761837
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac 5 001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature Science and People Book Excerpt:

From the #1 New York Times–bestselling World Almanac™ comes a kids volume packed with awesome facts about everything on Earth—and beyond. Kids naturally want to learn about the world around them, and with this engaging, colorful collection of facts, figures, photographs, and fun, they’ll have the whole world at their fingertips. The perfect gift for any curious reader, here are thousands of fascinating and surprising facts about almost everything: · Animals—Dogs, cats, snakes, insects, spiders, sharks, and more · Culture—Art, holidays, food, movies, and more · Disasters—Earthquakes, shipwrecks, floods, storms, and more · Geography—Oceans, mountains, continents, habitats, and more · Geology—Volcanoes, tectonics, minerals, gems, and more · Human Body and Medicine—Diseases, organs, senses, and other weird and wonderful human body facts. · Record-setters—All about the biggest, smallest, fastest, tallest, and more · Space—The moon, stars, planets, human spaceflight, and more · Sports—Basketball, baseball, football, hockey, Olympic, and soccer superstars past and present, and more · Technology—Computers, drones, inventions, and more The World Almanac™ 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People provides timely and timeless information on an enormous variety of subjects. It will give readers hours of fun while it educates and illuminates.

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

Armed Conflict

Armed Conflict
Author: Brian Steed
Publsiher: Presidio Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-25
ISBN: 0307513246
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armed Conflict Book Excerpt:

What challenges will America face in armed conflicts of the future and how will we prepare for them? National security depends upon the ability of the military to “predict” the future nature of war. Despite the difficulty in making such predictions, one must remember: nation states and other countries will continue to use armed conflict as a means to further their aims, and these aims will, at times, run contrary to American interests. As a result, the United States will continue to be confronted with armed conflict in the days and years ahead. A military theorist and experienced armor officer, Brian Steed provides insights into the future of armed conflict by focusing on what has occurred in the past–not because the past repeats itself, but because it reveals timeless principles of warfare. Five battles, one each in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia are analyzed historically, geographically, and strategically. Steed’s analysis of these engagements clearly demonstrates that the key to victory on the battlefields of the future is the small unit. In refreshing layman’s prose, the author focuses on why the events occurred as they did, and explores the significance of each battle in terms of its political and military ramifications. He concludes with lessons learned that will greatly benefit future American ground combat commanders. Armed Conflict informs the reader about the historical trends of combat operations and the realities of war–today and into the future. It will also serve to guide a new generation of military and civilian leaders as they prepare to face the inevitable conflicts in the new century.