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Amity and Prosperity

Amity and Prosperity
One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

by Eliza Griswold

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1472268717
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell
Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town

by Colin Jerolmack

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-20
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0691220263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting portrait of a rural Pennsylvania town at the center of the fracking controversy Shale gas extraction—commonly known as fracking—is often portrayed as an energy revolution that will transform the American economy and geopolitics. But in greater Williamsport, Pennsylvania, fracking is personal. Up to Heaven and Down to Hell is a vivid and sometimes heartbreaking account of what happens when one of the most momentous decisions about the well-being of our communities and our planet—whether or not to extract shale gas and oil from the very land beneath our feet—is largely a private choice that millions of ordinary people make without the public's consent. The United States is the only country in the world where property rights commonly extend "up to heaven and down to hell," which means that landowners have the exclusive right to lease their subsurface mineral estates to petroleum companies. Colin Jerolmack spent eight months living with rural communities outside of Williamsport as they confronted the tension between property rights and the commonwealth. In this deeply intimate book, he reveals how the decision to lease brings financial rewards but can also cause irreparable harm to neighbors, to communal resources like air and water, and even to oneself. Up to Heaven and Down to Hell casts America’s ideas about freedom and property rights in a troubling new light, revealing how your personal choices can undermine your neighbors’ liberty, and how the exercise of individual rights can bring unintended environmental consequences for us all.

The Sustainability Communication Reader

The Sustainability Communication Reader
A Reflective Compendium

by Franzisca Weder,Larissa Krainer,Matthias Karmasin

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-03-12
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN : 365831883X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.

A History of Energy Flows

A History of Energy Flows
From Human Labor to Renewable Power

by Anthony N. Penna

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-09-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0429960743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents a global and historical perspective of energy flows during the last millennium. The search for sustainable energy is a key issue dominating today’s energy regime. This book details the historical evolution of energy, following the overlapping and slow flowing transitions from one regime to another. In doing so it seeks to provide insight into future energy transitions and the means of utilizing sustainable energy sources to reduce humanity’s fossil fuel footprint. The book begins with an examination of the earliest and most basic forms of energy use, namely, that of humans metabolizing food in order to work, with the first transition following the domestication and breeding of horses and other animals. The book also examines energy sources key to development during the industrialization and mechanization, such as wood and coal, as well as more recent sources, such as crude oil and nuclear energy. The book then assesses energy flows that are at the forefront of sustainability, by examining green sources, such as solar, wind power and hydropower. While it is easy to see energy flows in terms of “revolutions,” transitions have taken centuries to evolve, and transitions are never fully global, as, for example, wood remains the primary fuel source for cooking in much of the developing world. This book not only demonstrates the longevity of energy transitions but also discusses the possibility for reducing transition times when technological developments provide inexpensive and safe energy sources that can reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, sustainable energy and environmental and energy history.

Fueling Resistance

Fueling Resistance
The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking

by Kate J. Neville

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0197535585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the global North and South. In the early 2000s, the search was on for fuels that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic development in rural regions, and diversify national energy supplies. Biofuels and fracking took centre stage as promising commodities and technologies. But controversy quickly erupted. Global enthusiasm for these fuels, and the widespread projections for their production around the world, collided with local politics. Rural and remote places, such as coastal east Africa and Canada's Yukon territory, became hotbeds of contention in these new energy politics. Opponents of biofuels in Kenya and of fracking in the Yukon activated specific identities, embraced scale shifts across transnational networks, brokered relationships between disparate communities and interests, and engaged in contentious performances with symbolic resonance. To explain these convergent dynamics of contention and resistance, the book argues that the emergence of grievances and the mechanisms of mobilization that are used to resist new fuel technologies depend less on the type of energy developed than on intersecting elements of the political economy of energy--specifically finance, ownership, and trade relations. Taken together, the intersecting elements of the political economy of energy shape patterns of resistance in new energy frontiers"--

Grassroots Environmentalism

Grassroots Environmentalism
A Book

by Suzanne Staggenborg

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-31
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1108478484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An inside look at how grassroots groups organize and develop strategies over seven years of participant observation in multiple organizations.

Carbon Blues

Carbon Blues
Cars Catastrophes and the Battle for the Environment

by Mike Mason

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2020-04-16
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 0228002176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Climate change is the most serious crisis of our time. As history is being written in fire in California and Greece, in the warming waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and in the melting ice of the Arctic and Antarctica, Carbon Blues demystifies current debates on climate change, discussing everything from carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere caused by cars, coal, and oil to global warming and worsening natural disasters. A detailed examination of the history of climate change and its present and future consequences, Carbon Blues traces the essential economic importance of coal in the nineteenth century and oil in the twentieth, emphasizing the role of the automobile and the internal combustion engine in the dereliction of our planet. Exposing campaigns to mislead the public, Mike Mason reveals that the fatal consequences of CO2 and NO2 have been widely known for decades but successfully discounted and manipulated by the carbon lobby led by Exxon, BP, figures such as the Koch brothers, and democratically elected governments. The book underlines the disturbing truth: that despite current attempts to remediate climate change, the harm already done - melting polar ice and the warming and rising of the seas - will be virtually irreversible. As the fight against climate change comes to a head, Carbon Blues searches for fruitful ways forward.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021
A Book

by Sarah Janssen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-12-15
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 1510761403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 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. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 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. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—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 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. 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: This annual 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 how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet
Environmental Chemistry

by Marc Zimmer

  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books ™
  • Release : 2019-02-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1541552601
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and weaponry. Without careful management, toxins can leach into groundwater or pollute our environment. Exposure to toxins leads to various cancers, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, as well as cognitive problems. What can be done? Solutions include a wide range of infrastructure approaches, such as better water filtration, governmental and manufacturing regulations, outright bans on certain chemicals, careful monitoring, and the use of alternative fuels. Learn more about key contaminants and their impact on health, as well as solutions on a global and individual level.

14 Miles

14 Miles
Building the Border Wall

by DW Gibson

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-07-27
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1501183435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump’s border wall in San Diego—and the impact on the lives of local residents. In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall—at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that extends eighteen-feet high and cost a staggering $147 million. As one border patrol agent told reporters visiting the site, “It was funded and approved and it was built under his administration. It is Trump’s wall.” 14 Miles is a definitive account of all the dramatic construction, showing readers what it feels like to stand on both sides of the border looking up at the imposing and controversial barrier. After the Department of Homeland Security announced an open call for wall prototypes in 2017, DW Gibson, an award-winning journalist and Southern California native, began visiting the construction site and watching as the prototype samples were erected. Gibson spent those two years closely observing the work and interviewing local residents to understand how it was impacting them. These include April McKee, a border patrol agent leading a recruiting program that trains teenagers to work as agents; Jeff Schwilk, a retired Marine who organizes pro-wall rallies as head of the group San Diegans for Secure Borders; Roque De La Fuente, an eccentric millionaire developer who uses the construction as a promotional opportunity; and Civile Ephedouard, a Haitian refugee who spent two years migrating through Central America to the United States and anxiously awaits the results of his asylum case. Fascinating, propulsive, and incredibly timely, 14 Miles is an important work that explains not only how the wall has reshaped our landscape and countless lives but also how its shadow looms over our very identity as a nation.

Site Assessment and Remediation for Environmental Engineers

Site Assessment and Remediation for Environmental Engineers
A Book

by Cristiane Q. Surbeck,Jeff Kuo

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2021-02-25
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0429762984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book serves as a primary textbook for environmental site investigation and remediation of subsurface soil and groundwater. It introduces concepts and principles of field investigative techniques to adequately determine the extent of contamination in the subsurface for the selection of cleanup alternatives. It then focuses on practical calculations and skills needed to design and operate remediation systems that will both educate students and be useful for entry-level professionals in the field. Features: • Examines the practical aspects of investigating and cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater • Contains scenarios, illustrations, equations, and example problems with discussions that illustrate various practical situations and interpret the results • Includes end-of-chapter problems to reinforce student learning • Provides a regulatory and risk analysis context, as well as public and community involvement aspects • Discusses sustainability and performance assessment of the remediation methods presented Site Assessment and Remediation for Environmental Engineers provides upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with practical, project-oriented knowledge of how to investigate and clean up a site contaminated with chemicals and hazardous waste.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020
A Book

by Bloomsbury Publishing

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-07-25
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 1472947509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published. It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Raffaella Barker Writing romantic fiction - Chris Bateman Writing for video games: a guide for the curious - Dean Crawford Going solo: self-publishing in the digital age - Jill Dawson On mentoring - Melissa Harrison So you want to write about nature ... - Kerry Hudson Writing character-led novels - Mark Illis Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms - Maxim Jakubowski Defining genre fiction - Antony Johnston Breaking into comics - Suzanne O'Sullivan Writing about science for the general reader - Tim Pears Writing historical fiction: lessons learned - Di Redmond Ever wanted to write a saga? - Anna Symon Successful screenwriting - Nell Stevens Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography - Ed Wilson Are you ready to submit?

If Men, Then

If Men, Then
Poems

by Eliza Griswold

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2020-02-11
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0374713707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold’s second poetry collection, charts a radical spiritual journey through catastrophe. Griswold’s language is forthright and intimate as she steers between the chaos of a tumultuous inner world and an external landscape littered with SUVs, CBD oil, and go bags, talismans of our time. Alternately searing and hopeful, funny and fraught, the poems explore the world’s fracturing through the collapse of the ego, embodied in a character named “I”—a soul attempting to wrestle with itself in the face of an unfolding tragedy.

Quarterly Current Affairs Vol. 2 - April to June 2019 for Competitive Exams

Quarterly Current Affairs Vol. 2 - April to June 2019 for Competitive Exams
A Book

by Disha Experts

  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Release : 2019-06-24
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9389187249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Quarterly Current Affairs Vol. 1 - January to March 2019 for Competitive Exams is a unique handy magbook as it gives the complete update of the 1st three months of 2019. The book talks of all the recent evelopments in the field of Polity, Economics, Sience & Technology, Sports, Art & Culture etc. The book has been updated with an Exam Special Update - Banking, Railways, Agriculture, Environment, Science & Technology. This book would prove to be an asset for all students aspiring for the different competitive exams. The book uses unique analytical tools like Game Changers, Causes & Effects, Quote & Unquote, At a Glance, Emerging Trends, SWOT, MindMaps, Essays, Essay Ideas etc.

April 2019 Monthly Current Affairs with MCQs for Competitive Exams Vol. 1

April 2019 Monthly Current Affairs with MCQs for Competitive Exams Vol. 1
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by Disha Experts

  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Release : 2019-05-11
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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April 2019 Monthly Current Affairs for Competitive Exams Vol. 1 is the 1st among the series of 12 magbooks for FY 2019-20 as it gives the complete update of April 2019. The book talks of all the recent evelopments in the field of Polity, Economics, Sience & Technology, Sports, Art & Culture etc. The book has been updated with an Exam Special Update - Banking, Railways, Agriculture, Environment, Science & Technology. This book would prove to be an asset for all students aspiring for the different competitive exams. The book uses unique analytical tools like Game Changers, Causes & Effects, Quote & Unquote, At a Glance, Emerging Trends, SWOT, MindMaps, Essays, Essay Ideas etc.

Hachette Childrens Yearbook and Infopedia 2020

Hachette Childrens Yearbook and Infopedia 2020
A Book

by Inhouse

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-10-21
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9388322967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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11th UPDATED EDITION! KNOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE! * If you want a fact-finder... * If you’re looking to expand your GK... * If you wish you had a ready reckoner of must-know information... * If you need to know what in the world is going on... This book is indispensable for you! The Hachette Children’s Yearbook & Infopedia brings you news, general knowledge, current affairs, fascinating facts and loads more about your favourite focus points in every annual bestselling edition. With well-researched and updated content and data, this book is the essential companion for every smart student who wants to stay ahead. Pick it up and start to explore – for reference, homework and projects! Plus facts and stats on India and every country in the world! What You’ll Find Inside: 1. News Highlights from India and around the World 2. People Who Made Headlines 3. Inside the Earth 4. Out There in Space 5. History Timelines 6. Science Basics That Matter 7. Literature Info 8. Sports Spotlights 9. Geographical Records 10. The Year Ahead

The Mega Yearbook 2020 for Competitive Exams - 5th Edition

The Mega Yearbook 2020 for Competitive Exams - 5th Edition
A Book

by Disha Experts

  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Release : 2019-12-04
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9389645220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Current Affairs 2019 English, January to September 2019

Current Affairs 2019 English, January to September 2019
Best General Awareness, General Knowledge, GK Book, for all competitive Exams : UPSC, PSCs, SSC, DSSSB, KVS, NVS, CTET, TET, etc.

by Diamond Power Learning Team

  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release : 2019-09-21
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9352788958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Giving this Nine Monthly manual, we all team members are very happy, as this will be very helpful to every aspirants in their current affairs norms, as well as for all competitive exams. This manual virtually is covering most of the current affairs related events from December 2018 Till Date. We have prepared this special manual keeping in mind that students need updated current affairs for several examinations like UPSC, State PSCs, Railways and other competitive examinations. We have prepared this manual in bullets with bold facts which eventually would be helpful for the students. This issue fulfills the need of a manual that will provide to students latest current affairs of the latest months in concise form. This issue covers Union Budget 2019-20, Economic Survey 2018-19, ICC World Cup 2019, Chandrayaan-2, G20 Conference 2019. India State of Forest report -2017 and Census 2011 in easy format. In addition up Budget 2019-20 is also included in briefs. In this manual Current affairs related to National, International, Sports, States, Science and Tech., Environment and ecology are also given. Apart from this more than thousand MCQs are given in this. Kindly send us your feedbacks and suggestions in order to make this magazine more meaningful and helpful. Wishing you all the luck for your brilliant future and bright success.

10+ RBI Grade B Phase-I E-Mock Papers (English Medium eBooks)

10+ RBI Grade B Phase-I E-Mock Papers (English Medium eBooks)
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by Adda247 Publications

  • Publisher : Adda247 Publications
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Salient Features: - 10+ RBI Grade B Phase-I Mock Papers (English Medium) - 10 RBI Grade B Phase-I Mock Test - RBI Grade B Memory Based 2018 - 2100+ Questions

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020
A Book

by Sarah Janssen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-12-10
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN : 1600572294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.