Author: Milburn Calhoun,Bernie McGovern
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Known for its politics, natural resources, and colorful history, the Pelican State is one of the most interesting states in America. For more than fifty years this almanac has been the authoritative guide to a million facts about Louisiana, and this painstakingly updated nineteenth edition consists of hundreds of useful pages of information for ready reference. The wealth of maps, charts, and graphs make the data and statistics easily accessible as well.
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Source Book for One of the Most Important Economic Activities on Earth
Author: J. Maclean,B. Hardy,G. Hettel
This fourth edition of the Rice Almanac continues the tradition of the first three editions by showcasing rice as the most important staple food in the world and all that is involved in maintaining rice production. It also breaks new ground in its coverage of issues related to rice production, both environmental--including climate change--and its importance for food security and the global economy. It also further expands coverage of the world’s rice production area by featuring 80 rice-producing countries around the world.
Author: Peter Geiger
Publisher: Farmers' Almanac
Time-tested and generation approved, "Farmers' Almanac" is not only a nature-based calendar of the coming year, but also a publication that promotes sustainable, simple living for everyone. It provides a compendium of knowledge on weather, gardening, cooking, remedies, managing your household, preserving the earth, and more. "Farmers' Almanac" goes beyond today's experts and enlightens you with generations of perception, experience, and common sense.
Category: Almanacs, American
Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Discover an accessible introduction to business statistics as ESSENTIALS OF MODERN BUSINESS STATISTICS, 7E balances a conceptual understanding of statistics with real-world applications of statistical methodology. The book integrates Microsoft Excel 2016, providing step-by-step instructions and screen captures to help readers master the latest Excel tools. Extremely reader-friendly, this edition includes numerous tools to maximize the user's success, including Self-Test Exercises, margin annotations, insightful Notes and Comments, and real-world Methods and Applications exercises. Eleven new Case Problems, as well as new Statistics in Practice applications and real data examples and exercises, give readers opportunities to put concepts into practice. Readers find everything needed to acquire key Excel 2016 skills and gain a strong understanding of business statistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Thomas E. Drabek
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
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.
Author: Bruce Pauley
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Bruce F. Pauley draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century. An award-winning historian of antisemitism, Nazism, and totalitarianism, Pauley helped shape historical interpretation from the 1970s to the '90s both in the United States and Central Europe. Pioneering History on Two Continents provides an intimate look at the shifting approaches to the historian's craft during a volatile period of world history, with an emphasis on twentieth-century Central European political, social, and diplomatic developments. It also examines the greater sweep of history through the author's firsthand experiences as well as those of his ancestors, who participated in these global currents through their migration from Germany to the steppes of Russia to the Great Plains of the United States.
Author: Lynn C. Hattendorf Westney
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
This up-to-date resource presents more than 4,000 national, regional, local and international lists and rankings compiled from hundreds of respected sources. Entries typically include a description of the ranking; background information on criteria for establishing the hierarchy; additional remarks about the ranking; the complete or partial (if extensive) ranking; and a complete source citation for locating additional information if necessary.
A Reference Guide for Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey in the Civil War
Author: Richard F. Miller
Publisher: University Press of New England
While many Civil War reference books exist, there is no single compendium that contains important details about the combatant states (and territories) that Civil War researchers can readily access for their work. People looking for information about the organizations, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Civil War States and state governments must assemble data from a variety of sources, with many key sources remaining unavailable online. This crucial reference book, the fourth in the States at War series, provides vital information on the organization, activities, economies, demographics, and prominent personalities of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey during the Civil War. Its principal sources include the Official Records, state adjutant-general reports, legislative journals, state and federal legislation, federal and state executive speeches and proclamations, and the general and special orders issued by the military authorities of both governments, North and South. Designed and organized for easy use by professional historians and amateurs, this book can be read in two ways: by individual state, with each chapter offering a stand-alone history of an individual stateÕs war years; or across states, comparing reactions to the same event or solutions to the same problems.
A Descriptive Guide to Print and Non-print Directories, Buyer's Guides, Rosters, and Other Address Lists of All Kinds
Author: Nick Srnicek
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
Category: Political Science
Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.
Author: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This handbook provides thorough, up-to-date information on associations concerned with the fields of librarianship, information science and archives. The third, completely revised edition contains over 600 comprehensive and updated entries from over 130 countries. The first part lists internationally active associations in alphabetical order. In the second part, national associations are arranged by country, and listed within the countries alphabetically. The volume includes indexes of associations, official journals, officers and subjects.
Author: Denis Johnson
Category: Railroad construction workers
Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainier, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes.
Author: Erica Spindler
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Du dachtest, du kannst deine Alpträume vergessen? Harmony, Louisiana: Die Polizistin Miranda und ihr Partner Jake werden zu einem schockierenden Tatort gerufen: die Leiche eines beliebten College-Professors, gefesselt und brutal zugerichtet. Die Ermittlungen führen Miranda zurück in ihre eigene Vergangenheit - eine Vergangenheit, die sie noch immer in ihren schlimmsten Alpträumen verfolgt. Als ein weiterer Mord passiert, wird Miranda klar: Das Grauen hat noch lange kein Ende. Denn die beiden Opfer haben nichts gemeinsam - außer der Verbindung zu ihr. Der neue Thriller der New-York-Times-Bestsellerautorin. eBooks von beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung! LESER-STIMMEN "Die Erzählweise ist klar und knapp. Mit wenigen Worten werden Personen und Orte treffend beschrieben. Die Spannung steigert sich langsam und stetig, dieses Buch ist ein echter Pageturner!!" (Korilu, Lesejury) "Der Krimi ist eine rundum gelungene und spannende Geschichte, die ich allen Krimi-Liebhabern uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen kann." (Rebecca1120, Lesejury)
Author: William DeRoy Chase,Helen M. Chase
A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals
Author: Denise Alvarado
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From the author of Voodoo Dolls in Magick and Ritual, Alvarado's collection of spells and folklore captures perfectly the drama and mystery of humankind's relationship with magickal dolls throughout history. With contributions by Doktor Snake and Carolina Dean, the triumphs and hardships of daily life are in the rituals, words, and formulas, set against the spiritual backdrop of ancient Greece, Malay, Mexico, Africa, Europe, the Deep South and New Orleans. Whether you are a practitioner of the occult or simply a lover of folklore, you will find this book provocative, alluring, informative and entertaining. Inside this book you will find countless secret spells that help you to bind your enemies, banish naysayers, bend people to do your will, and win court cases. For the first time anywhere, you will learn the secret for how to make a Get Even Gris Gris Doll to even the score. Learn how to break up a couple, destroy all of your problems, get a job, cure sickness, call forth spirits, win in games of chance and attain success. Inside, you will find spells to make yourself irresistible, find a lover, make your lover faithful, and spice up your sex life. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of the spells in this book are based on ancient recipes and rituals that are found in the anthropological literature and archeological records, such as spells from ancient Egypt, Chaldea, Greece, Africa, and Europe. Other spells are based on spells found in ancient sacred texts, and many are from the grimoires of the author herself, shared for the first time in the Voodoo Doll Spellbook. A logical follow up to the author's previous work, Voodoo Dolls in Magick and Ritual, the Voodoo Doll Spellbook picks up where the former leaves off, providing you with information never before revealed for improving any area of your life using one of the oldest tools of humankind - the Voodoo doll.
Author: Carolyn F. Ulrich
Contains essential bibliographic and access information on serials published throughout the world.