The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009

Author: C. Alan Joyce,Sarah Janssen,M.L. Liu

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600571053

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005

Author: World Almanac

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879396

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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

Author: Hammond World Atlas Corporation

Publisher: Hammond World Atlas Corporation

ISBN: 9780843709377

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 9882

Visually engaging and graphically sophisticated, this outstanding atlas combines state-of-the-art cartography with a wealth of fascinating and useful information from The World Almanac. It is sure to be a cherished volume in anyone's home or office library..66 pages of compelling facts and figures from the The World Almanac about the world and the nations that constitute it.State-of-the-art, up-to-date world maps with hypsometric and bathymetric relief.Comprehensive Master Index
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Schotts Sammelsurium

Geschenkbuchedition

Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833307317

Category:

Page: 158

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World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571832

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 7187

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.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571751

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 5966

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.
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Teaching Is More Than Pedagogical Practice

Thirty-Three Strategies for Dealing with Contemporary Students

Author: Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607091321

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This book focuses on thirty-three rules or principles that educators often fail to pay heed to in their professional activity. These are rules that are vaguely articulated or even left unsaid when preparing contemporary teachers. Teaching Is More Than Pedagogical Practice also helps teachers cope with a wide range of confusing and challenging situations. Among other things, the author recommends that educators: -
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Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

Author: John H. Bodley

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121583

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Bodley trenchantly critiques the most pressing global mega-problems, such as unsustainable growth, resource depletion, global warming, and poverty and conflict, and shows how anthropology makes it possible to find solutions.
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Auf dem Weg zur Macht?

Zur Unterrepräsentation von Frauen im deutschen und U.S.-amerikanischen Regierungssystem

Author: Silke Kinzig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531153346

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Silke Kinzig analysiert die Ursachen für die fortdauernde Unterrepräsentation von Frauen auf allen Ebenen des Regierungssystems auf der Basis eines Ländervergleichs zwischen Deutschland und den USA. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die Ursachen von Land zu Land unterschiedlich sind und deshalb nur unzureichend mit "globalisierenden Theorien" des Geschlechterverhältnisses erklärt werden können. Vielmehr sind vorgelagerte gesellschaftsspezifische Rahmenbedingungen (Rollenbilder, Motivationslagen u.ä.) wie auch politische Strukturen (Rekrutierungsmechanismen, Wahlsysteme, Wählerverhalten u.ä.) in den beiden Ländern zu jeweils unterschiedlichen Ausmaßen für die Unterrepräsentation von Frauen in der Politik verantwortlich.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2001

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886878627

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9509

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003

Author: Inc. World Almanac Education Group

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886878863

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 6880

A perennial #1 New York Times Bestseller, with comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date information on every subject imaginable, right at your fingertips For 135 years, The World Almanac has remained the source of choice for people who want quick access to information they know they can trust. More comprehensive than a web site, quicker and easier to use than the Internet and other on-line sources, and cheaper that 15 days of Internet access, The World Almanac is found in more homes, schools, libraries, businesses, and media outlets than any other reference source. The World Almanac 2003 provides over 1,000 pages of facts and figures, including: * A complete recap of the 2002 Winter Olympics, including the results of every event * The Year in Pictures: Two color photo sections highlighting the year's most dramatic news, sports, and entertainment events * The Facts Behind the News: Up-to-date and comprehensive information on the arts and entertainment, awards and prizes, U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, lifestyles, education, travel and tourism, science and technology, astronomy, sex, health and nutrition, the economy and business, and much more
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Kiddie Lit

The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America

Author: Beverly Lyon Clark

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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The popularity of the Harry Potter books among adults and the critical acclaim these young adult fantasies have received may seem like a novel literary phenomenon. In the nineteenth century, however, readers considered both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as works of literature equally for children and adults; only later was the former relegated to the category of "boys' books" while the latter, even as it was canonized, came frequently to be regarded as unsuitable for young readers. Adults—women and men—wept over Little Women. And America's most prestigious literary journals regularly reviewed books written for both children and their parents. This egalitarian approach to children's literature changed with the emergence of literary studies as a scholarly discipline at the turn of the twentieth century. Academics considered children's books an inferior literature and beneath serious consideration. In Kiddie Lit, Beverly Lyon Clark explores the marginalization of children's literature in America—and its recent possible reintegration—both within the academy and by the mainstream critical establishment. Tracing the reception of works by Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, L. Frank Baum, Walt Disney, and J. K. Rowling, Clark reveals fundamental shifts in the assessment of the literary worth of books beloved by both children and adults, whether written for boys or girls. While uncovering the institutional underpinnings of this transition, Clark also attributes it to changing American attitudes toward childhood itself, a cultural resistance to the intrinsic value of childhood expressed through sentimentality, condescension, and moralizing. Clark's engaging and enlightening study of the critical disregard for children's books since the end of the nineteenth century—which draws on recent scholarship in gender, cultural, and literary studies— offers provocative new insights into the history of both children's literature and American literature in general, and forcefully argues that the books our children read and love demand greater respect.
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Time: Almanac 2005

Author: Editors of Time Magazine

Publisher: Time Almanac

ISBN: 9781932273588

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

View: 9267

A guide to worldwide statistics includes facts on science, politics, and consumer affairs, sports coverage, travel information, weather data, and facts concerning a wide range of additional subjects.
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