World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1600571832
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 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. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any 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® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. 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.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: World Almanac
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 9781600571824
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014 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 elsewher. The 2014 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 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. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any 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® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. 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 of The World Almanac® 2014 include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2013 while providing all the information you’ll need in 2014. • 2013—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2013 World Series, the brand-new National Women’s Soccer League, and much more. • 2013—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2013, covering news, pop culture, science, and sports. • 2013—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2013. • World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2013, from news and sports to pop culture. • Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • 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 today. • Marriage in the U.S.: After a year in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared DOMA unconstitutional and the federal government began to extend some marriage benefits to same-sex couples, a feature on marriage in the United States reveals surprising details about the state of our unions. • Voter Guide: Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, The World Almanac® provides a user-friendly, state-by-state guide to key election dates and information, including voter-ID laws adopted by many states. • Need-to-Know Information: Browse all-new statistics on topics in the news: firearm violence and crime rates, the health and employment of U.S. veterans, and the latest in digital technologies—and who is using them. • Health News and Statistics: Details about U.S. health care policy, including ongoing implementation of health care reform. Factual information on common diseases and disorders (including a new section on ADHD), nutrition and diet, and Medicare and insurance. • World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Memorable Winter Olympic Moments: From Tonya and Nancy to the Miracle on Ice, the editors of The World Almanac® choose their favorite moments of past Winter Olympics to prepare readers for the 2014 Games. • and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of facts right 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. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any 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—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—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 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • 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 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.

Wealth Poverty and Politics

Wealth  Poverty and Politics
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0465096778
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wealth Poverty and Politics Book Excerpt:

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 1600572073
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 Book Excerpt:

Get thousands of facts right 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. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 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—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—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 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 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. • 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. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new 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 sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Statistics Using R

Statistics Using R
Author: Sharon Lawner Weinberg,Daphna Harel,Sarah Knapp Abramowitz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 1108719147
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics Using R Book Excerpt:

Statistics Using R capitalizes on the versatility and power of the R software package to create an undergraduate or graduate course that links statistical and data science best practice to the analysis of real data. The textbook covers topics (such as data management) that are essential, yet often overlooked, in other introductory texts: and is suitable for those who do not have a background in mathematics. The examples, figures, and solutions to end-of-chapter exercises have R script included as an online resource. It also comes with an R tutorial for teaching the basic use and manipulation of R datasets. These tools allow students to jumpstart their own research as future data analysts or data scientists, while the lively and clear writing-style explains each concept in a practical, rigorous way.

Family Involvement in Faith Based Schools

Family Involvement in Faith Based Schools
Author: Diana Hiatt-Michael
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1681239221
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Involvement in Faith Based Schools Book Excerpt:

An essential read for all school principals and persons engaged in educational policy. Parental interest in faith-based schooling for children has surged and the contents of this book reveal the reasons for this surge. This book provides insights to school choice, support for faith-based schooling, and opening doors for increased parent involvement in schools. Authors focus on promising practices that these schools utilize to engage parents in the daily life of school and the effects of such practices on the educational life of the school. Their work cover Catholic, Jewish, Christian and Muslim schools within the U. S. and internationally. In addition, chapters suggest ways to market schools and promote social justice in faith-based schools.

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.

If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village
Author: David J. Smith
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 155337732X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the World Were a Village Book Excerpt:

This bestseller is newly revised with updated statistics, new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By shrinking the planet down to a village of just 100 people, children will discover how to grow up global and establish their own place in the world village.

Statistics Using Stata

Statistics Using Stata
Author: Sharon Lawner Weinberg,Sarah Knapp Abramowitz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN: 1108808220
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics Using Stata Book Excerpt:

Building upon the success of the first edition, Statistics Using Stata uses the latest version of Stata to meet the needs of today's students. Engaging and accessible for students from a variety of mathematical backgrounds, this textbook integrates statistical concepts with the Stata (version 16) software package. It aligns Stata commands with examples based on real data, enabling students to understand statistics in a way that reflects statistical practice. Capitalizing on Stata's menu-driven 'point and click' and program syntax interface, the chapters guide students from the comfortable 'point and click' environment to the beginnings of statistical programming. Its coverage of essential topics gives instructors flexibility in curriculum planning and provides students with more advanced material to prepare for future work. Online resources - including solutions to exercises, PowerPoint slides, and Stata syntax (do-files) for each chapter - allow students to review independently and adapt code to analyze new problems.

Statistics Using IBM SPSS

Statistics Using IBM SPSS
Author: Sharon Lawner Weinberg,Sarah Knapp Abramowitz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN: 1107461227
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics Using IBM SPSS Book Excerpt:

A clear, lively and data-centric introduction to statistics with integrated SPSS (version 22) commands. Features a new chapter on research design.

Global Happiness A Guide to the Most Contented and Discontented Places around the Globe

Global Happiness  A Guide to the Most Contented  and Discontented  Places around the Globe
Author: Roman Adrian Cybriwsky
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1440835578
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Happiness A Guide to the Most Contented and Discontented Places around the Globe Book Excerpt:

An authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible assessment of the happiest and least happy countries and cities in the world, as well as of the happiest and least happy cities and states in the United States. Which are the happiest countries in the world and which nations are the least contented? Which cities in the world are considered the happiest and unhappiest? Which American cities and states are at the top of the list and which ones rank poorly? Presenting findings that are based on solid data and authoritative information, this book offers a bold take on the geography of happiness around the world—and presents results that are often unexpected. It enables readers to make informed cross-cultural comparisons between countries and world cities, and uniquely synthesizes global information in a way that allows us answer the important question: "What makes us happy?" A book like no other, Global Happiness: A Guide to the Most Contented (and Discontented) Places around the Globe tackles the complex equation of determining what places offer the happiest living experiences by considering quality of life, prospects for the future, social relations, confidence in good government, and many other factors that together constitute critical differences in living experience. The author—a professor of geography and urban studies as well as a world traveler—also takes into account the current events, politics, and environmental situations of specific regions, states, and cities, and considers what residents of the cities and countries say about their own places to derive accurate and fair assessments. • Supplies insightful and interesting information about all of the most contented and least contented countries and cities around the globe—and the factors that make the people who live in these places notably happy or discontented • Examines and explains the complexity of happiness and contentment as they apply to specific places and regions in the world • Synthesizes and evaluates the maze of existing rankings of cities and countries in the world with fresh and original information to produce a novel assessment of the geography of global happiness • Presents information about cities and countries in all parts of the world fairly and in both positive and negative lights

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.

Library World Records 3d ed

Library World Records  3d ed
Author: Godfrey Oswald
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 1476667772
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library World Records 3d ed Book Excerpt:

[What is the name of oldest public libraries in all of the different continents of the world? In what year was the first CD-ROM book released? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish printed? What are the name of the oldest extant texts or inscriptions written in Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What is the title of the largest and smallest and most expensive books ever published? Where in the world is the world's busiest public library? Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? What are the names of the very first three books to contain photographs? Where are the tallest bookstores and library buildings in the world? This updated and expanded edition provides over 500 fascinating facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases. The new book is not just a book about library and book comparisons, it is a remarkable story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books.]

Handbook of Research on Islamic Social Finance and Economic Recovery After a Global Health Crisis

Handbook of Research on Islamic Social Finance and Economic Recovery After a Global Health Crisis
Author: Kassim, Salina,Othman, Anwar Hasan Abdullah,Haron, Razali
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN: 1799868133
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Islamic Social Finance and Economic Recovery After a Global Health Crisis Book Excerpt:

Social financial reporting as an economic tool presents the firm as a socio-economic unit with empowered social capital to enable a sustainable economic solution, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Islamic social finance (ISF) is a corporate social responsibility initiative in the form of humanitarian and socio-development programs by Islamic financial institutions and Shariah-compliant corporations. ISF is applied through various methods and tools that structure based on Islamic Sharia Law. For example, Islamic social finance tools would either be philanthropic, involving activities such as zakat (obligatory alms-giving), Sadaqah (voluntary alms-giving/charity), and waqf (endowment) or ta’awun (cooperation-based activities), which include Qardh al-hasan (benevolent loan) and kafala (guarantee). Thus, Islamic social finance instruments play a vital role in alleviating poverty and addressing socio-economic issues such as illiteracy, unemployment, malnutrition, and health issues. As such, integrated ISF reporting can empower sustainable economic development and lead to recovery. The Handbook of Research on Islamic Social Finance and Economic Recovery After a Global Health Crisis provides insights on the role of Islamic social finance in supporting and facilitating economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 era as well as reducing poverty and addressing the challenges of socio-economic problems such as education, unemployment, malnutrition, and health issues. This book is ideally intended for practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in improving their understanding on the role of Islamic social finance theoretically and empirically in solving the issue of poverty and developing excellent funds management to achieve economic empowerment with better environmental sustainability.

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 Chronicles of Patriot Abel Sprague

The Chronicles of Patriot Abel Sprague
Author: David Howland
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN: 035979453X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chronicles of Patriot Abel Sprague Book Excerpt:

In 1776 when Abel Sprague was 17 years old, he served on MassachusettsÕ first of five newly constructed Navy ships, the Brigantine Independence and was captured in a battle near Nova Scotia. Later that same day while the British were celebrating their victory, he was assigned as a member of an escape crew that stole back the British prize ship Nancy and returned it to Massachusetts. The members of that crew are listed in the book. THE LIBRARY OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION in Louisville, KY acknowledged the bookÕs acceptance with a ÒThank you for thinking of the SAR Library, this will make a good addition to our growing collection.Ó The Chronicles of Patriot Abel Sprague is a compelling non-fiction narrative of the ancestral beginnings, family history and Revolutionary War experiences of HowlandÕs great-great-great grandfather Abel Sprague. It is a story of patriotism, as well as physical and mental fortitude.Ó Heath Herald, Heath, MA June/July 2019

Transcultural Nursing E Book

Transcultural Nursing   E Book
Author: Joyce Newman Giger,Linda Haddad
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 0323695558
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

Provide quality care for clients from culturally diverse backgrounds! Transcultural Nursing, 8th Edition shows you how to apply assessment and intervention strategies to individuals from a variety of different cultures. Based on Giger and Davidhizer’s unique transcultural model, this text helps you design culturally sensitive care with use of the six key aspects of cultural assessment: communication, time, space, social organization, environmental control, and biologic variations. Written by nursing educators Joyce Newman Giger and Linda G. Haddad, Transcultural Nursing shows how an understanding of cultural variations and individual patient needs will help you provide safe and effective care. UNIQUE! The six key aspects of cultural assessment each receive a full chapter of coverage, allowing you to also apply the Transcultural Assessment Model to cultures not covered in the text. Case studies and critical decision-making questions help you apply the assessment framework to practice. 23 chapters on specific cultural groups apply this assessment model to the clients most commonly encountered in United States health care settings, with nearly all chapters written by contributors who are part of that ethnic group. Client care plans in culture-specific chapters show how to apply principles to the needs of individuals. Review questions reinforce your understanding of cultural principles, with answers found in the back of the book. Discussions of spirituality throughout the text provide a holistic, integrated approach to culture, beliefs, and assessment. NEW co-author Dr. Linda Haddad is an internationally recognized cultural scholar who has taught nursing around the globe, has acted as an advisor and coordinator for the World Health Organization, and has published over 30 scholarly articles on nursing with a focus on understanding the cultural implication to care. UPDATED! Cultural chapters are completely revised to reflect the shifting experiences of cultural groups in our society.