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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

By Sarah Janssen
  • ISBN Code: : 1600572006
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 1008
  • Category : Reference
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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.

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  • Pdf File: treecology.pdf

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An engaging introduction to the ecology of trees and forests, Treecology contains over 100 beautiful color images of trees, leaves, blooms, forest wildlife, and more. Kids learn about the interwoven lives of plants and animals making up the forest community: the food, nesting sites, and safe roosting and resting places that trees and forests provide to wildlife. This useful book also includes "street trees" commonly seen along city streets and parks, allowing any child to learn about their local tree communities. Through 30 simple and fun activities, young readers learn how to obverse the diversity of leaf shapes, the textures of tree bark, and evidence of forest creatures. The activities promote the development of science, writing, math, arts and crafts, and observation skills. Also included are a glossary and list of teacher topics for classroom use.

Global Issues

By Kristen A. Hite,John L. Seitz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119538483
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: global-issues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An introduction to the most important issues facing an increasingly globalized world with this thoroughly updated and revised sixth edition. Global Issues is an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to the major environmental and development issues confronting the modern world. Spanning disciplines such as political science, economics, sociology, ecology, international relations, and development studies, this popular textbook enables students to develop a broad perspective on the relationships between nations, society, corporations, and the environment in various contexts. Exploring issues surrounding wealth, poverty, inequality, climate change, natural resources, pollution, technology, and others, the text illustrates the importance of global solutions to the issues facing increasingly interdependent nations around the world. This sixth edition has been extensively revised to ensure contemporary relevance, featuring updated case studies and compelling research on food security, poverty, and the impact of climate change on development. New discussions explore energy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, differences in the social and economic conditions of rich and poor countries, and environmental trends. Providing an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective, this unique text: Examines the intersection of development, inequality, environment, and society Covers topically relevant issues such as population growth, shifting demographics, renewable energy, and the threats that development poses to the environment Discusses possible future scenarios and governance concerns related to global issues Explores shifts in traditional development pathways and policies around the world Offers numerous student-friendly features, including chapter summaries, a glossary of key terms, further reading suggestions, and extensive online media and learning tools Global Issues: An Introduction, Sixth Edition is an ideal entry-level textbook for a range of courses including global studies, international studies, environmental studies, geography, politics, sociology, sustainable development, and more.

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

By World Almanac KidsTM
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510761837
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: the-world-almanac-5-001-incredible-facts-for-kids-on-nature-science-and-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

By Tom Bassarear,Meg Moss
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1305545052
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: mathematics-for-elementary-school-teachers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 6E offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. In this text, intended for the one- or two-semester course required of Education majors, Bassarear demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and sometimes problems have more than one solution. The author presents real-world problems—problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th Edition

By Melissa A. Wong,Laura Saunders
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440868840
  • Total of Pages : 748
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: reference-and-information-services.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives

Transforming Nations after the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Denis H. J. Caro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030618102
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: transforming-nations-after-the-covid-19-pandemic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Economic Integration and Development in Africa

By Henry Kyambalesa,Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317146190
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: economic-integration-and-development-in-africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

Macmillan Dictionary of Historical Terms

By Chris Cook
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349100846
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : History
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: macmillan-dictionary-of-historical-terms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This new edition is fully revised, updated and enlarged. It now contains additional material on non-European history, covering Africa, Latin America and Asia. The dictionary also deals with new terms which have only recently been introduced into the language. This comprehensive work of reference will give both the historian and the layman compact and precise definitions of the key historical terms he is likely to encounter.

100 questions and answers for job interview Offshore Drilling Platforms

By PETROGAV INTERNATIONAL
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Petrogav International
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: 100-questions-and-answers-for-job-interview-offshore-drilling-platforms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers you a brief, but very involved look into the operations in the drilling of an oil & gas wells that will help you to be prepared for job interview at oil & gas companies. From start to finish, you'll see a general prognosis of the drilling process. If you are new to the oil & gas industry, you'll enjoy having a leg up with the knowledge of these processes. If you are a seasoned oil & gas person, you'll enjoy reading what you may or may not know in these pages. This course provides a non-technical overview of the phases, operations and terminology used on offshore drilling platforms. It is intended also for non-drillling personnel who work in the offshore drilling, exploration and production industry. This includes marine and logistics personnel, accounting, administrative and support staff, environmental professionals, etc. No prior experience or knowledge of drilling operations is required. This course will provide participants a better understanding of the issues faced in all aspects of drilling operations, with a particular focus on the unique aspects of offshore operations.

Job interview questions and answers for employment on Offshore Oil & Gas Rigs

By Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Petrogav International
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: job-interview-questions-and-answers-for-employment-on-offshore-oil-gas-rigs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. Since these questions are so common, hiring managers will expect you to be able to answer them smoothly and without hesitation. This eBook contains 289 questions and answers for job interview and as a BONUS web addresses to 289 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process. This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry.

The Human Side of Disaster

By Thomas E. Drabek
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1498787762
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: the-human-side-of-disaster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new cases and real-world examples, The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition presents an updated summary of the social science knowledge base of human responses to disaster. Dr. Drabek draws upon his 40-plus years of conducting research on individual, group, and organizational responses to disaster to illustrate and integrate key insights from the social sciences to teach us how to anticipate human behaviors in crisis. The book begins with a series of original short stories rooted within actual disaster events. These stories are woven into the entire text to demonstrate essential findings from the research literature. Dr. Drabek provides an overview of the range of disasters and hazards confronting the public and an explanation of why these are increasing each year, both in number and scope of impact. The core of the book is a summary of key findings regarding disaster warning responses, evacuation behavior, initial post-impact survival behavior, traditional and emergent roles of volunteers, and both short-term and longer-term disaster impacts. The theme of "organized-disorganization" is used to illustrate multiorganizational response networks that form the key managerial task for local emergency managers. The final chapter provides a new vision for the emergency management profession—one that reflects a more strategic approach wherein disasters are viewed as non-routine social problems. This book will continue to be an invaluable reference for professionals and students in emergency management and public policy and aid organizations who need to understand human behavior and how best to communicate and work with the public in disaster situations.