Pocket World in Figures 2018

Author: The Economist

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833056

Category: Reference

Page: 666

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For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been informing and entertaining readers around the world with its blend of the serious, the quirky and the downright surprising. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that 98% of Suriname is forest, that Switzerland sells the most expensive Big Macs or that the Norway spends the most per person on music downloads? The 2018 edition includes data from over 180 countries, presented in a series of rankings and country profiles. The rankings cover subjects as diverse as geography and demographics, business, economics and finance, health and welfare, culture and entertainment. Updated, revised and expanded each year to include new rankings and features, it also includes detailed statistical profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies, the euro area and the world itself. And, once again, the 2018 edition will showcase the Economist's strength in data journalism by including charts and graphs, and will invite readers to test their knowledge with its world rankings quiz, making the book an indispensable - and entertaining - guide to the world in figures.
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Pocket World in Figures 2019

Author: The Economist

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782834737

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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For more than 25 years, Pocket World in Figures has been the indispensable handbook on the state of the world, covering demographics, industry, politics, geography, culture and more. Where else would you find out, in a single volume, that Ukraine is the most equal country on earth, that Tajikistan has the world's highest divorce rate or that Monaco, uniquely, has more telephone landlines than people? The new edition includes data from over 180 countries, presented in a series of rankings and country profiles. Updated, revised and expanded each year to include new rankings and features, it also includes detailed statistical profiles of more than 65 of the world's major economies, the euro area and the world itself. And, once again, the 2019 edition will showcase the Economist's strength in data journalism by including charts and graphs, and will invite readers to test their knowledge with its world rankings quiz.
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Technology Strategy

Developing UK Capability

Author: Great Britain. Dept. of Trade and Industry. Technology Strategy Board

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1352007436

Category:

Page: 8

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Against European Integration

The European Union and its Discontents

Author: Ivan T. Berend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429577761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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This book gives a complex description and discussion of today’s populist attacks against the European Union (EU) following the financial crisis of 2008, which opened the floodgates of dissatisfaction, and the migration crisis which destabilized the traditional solidarity basis of the EU. The problem of Brexit is also explored. Each chapter presents one of the main elements of the crisis of the EU. These include West European populism, Central European right-wing populism in power, and the exploitation of the EU’s mistake during the migration crisis of the mid-2010s. These also include the discovery of Christian ideology against immigration and hidden anti-Semitic propaganda using a hysterical attack against the liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros, and Brexit. There is a detailed discussion of the failures of the EU to pacify the neighbourhood in the South and North, especially in Ukraine, and the rising hostile outside enemies of the EU, including Russia and Turkey, bad relationships with Trump’s America, the uncertainty of NATO, and the emergence of a new rival, China, that enters into the Central European edge of the EU. The author explores strategies for coping with, and emerging from, this existential crisis and ends with the alternative plans and possibilities for the future of the eurozone. This will be an invaluable resource for understanding the crisis of the EU, one of the central questions of contemporary international politics for undergraduate and graduate students, and readers interested in the discussion surrounding an endangered European integration and difficult world politics.
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Pocket A-Z World Atlas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241317525

Category:

Page: 432

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Now in its 7th Edition, Atlasis both appealing and affordable, providing a fascinating insight into the world in which we live. Featuring DK's outstanding cartography and design, this new edition has been updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes, such as the new nation of South Sudan, the annexation of Crimea, the Inuit place names in Canada and the populations of Chinese towns. It might be small but with over 165 fully up-to-date maps and a reference section with profiles of each of the world's 196 nations, Atlasis the perfect companion for those wanting to know all the essential facts. With figures and insights, from geography and climate to population and economy, Atlas's handy pocket size is the ideal addition to your bag or desk.
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Irrigation Pocket Book: Or, Facts, Figures, and Formulae, for Irrigation Engineers, Being a Series of Notes on Miscellaneous Subjects Connecte

Author: Robert Burton Buckley

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378570203

Category: History

Page: 500

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Pocket Bios: Charlie Chaplin

Author: Al Berenger

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250213800

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of actor and silent film legend Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin, renowned comic silent film icon, enjoyed a successful seventy-five year career as an actor, filmmaker, and composer. Born into a life of poverty and hardship in London, he began working before he was nine years old and rose quickly to fame for his persona "the Tramp." One of the best known figures in the world during his heyday, Chaplin is still famous today for his myriad of iconic silent film roles. Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.
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Development

Author: Ian Goldin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198736258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Pocket Bios: Coco Chanel

Author: Al Berenger

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 125021372X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of renowned fashion designer Coco Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman, is famous for founding the famous Chanel brand and for popularizing a new, more sporty and relaxed aesthetic for women's clothing. Follow Chanel's life and accomplishments from her childhood in Saumur to her eventual creation of the successful couture empire she's known for today. Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.
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Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention

A Guide for Healthcar

Author: Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986342223

Category:

Page: 50

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) represents an important public health challenge and is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the world1 but is projected to be the 3rd leading cause of death by 2020. More than 3 million people died of COPD in 2012 accounting for 6% of all deaths globally. Globally, the COPD burden is projected to increase in coming decades because of continued exposure to COPD risk factors and aging of the population.2 This Pocket Guide has been developed from the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD (2018 Report), which aims to provide a non-biased review of the current evidence for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD that can aid the clinician. Discussions of COPD and COPD management, evidence levels, and specific citations from the scientific literature are included in that source document, which is available from www.goldcopd.org. The tables and figures in this Pocket Guide follow the numbering of the 2018 Global Strategy Report for reference consistency.
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