Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781596911710

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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Schott's Almanac redefines the traditional almanac to present a record of the year just past and is designed to be read, not merely consulted. Practical and entertaining, it tells the real stories of 2006, from the winner of American Idol to the Supreme Court nominations (including how different justices have voted), from baseball and football statistics to the founder of amazon.com's new private rocketship factory. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid, provocative analysis. It is comprehensive, innovative, endlessly engaging - in short, indispensable.
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Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747583073

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 352

View: 4028

Schott's Almanacredefines the traditional almanac to present a record the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume, that tells the real stories of the year, from the winner of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!to the distribution of income across the British social spectrum, from the Asian Tsunami and its aftermath to Live8 and the crisis of the referenda on the European constitution, and from the death of the Pope to the trial of Michael Jackson. Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parlimanent & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanac offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis. It will combine the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.
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Themen, Schreibverfahren und Buchmarkt um 2000

Author: Evi Zemanek,Susanne Krones

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839409241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 5636

Dieser Band bietet Einblicke in die Themen, die Schreibverfahren und den Buchmarkt um 2000 und beleuchtet internationale Erzählliteratur, die zwischen 1995 und 2005 erschienen ist. Welche Ereignisse werden beschrieben und wie werden sie ästhetisch verarbeitet? Unter welchen Bedingungen entsteht heute Literatur, welche Trends dominieren den Buchmarkt? Literatur- und Buchwissenschaftler_innen sowie Akteure des Literaturbetriebs untersuchen die besonderen Mittel, mit denen Texte aktuellen Themen - wie internationaler Terrorismus, Globalisierung und Migration - begegnen, skizzieren die Entstehungsbedingungen dieser Texte, Strategien der (Selbst-)Präsentation von Autorinnen und Autoren sowie die zeittypischen Mechanismen des Marktes.
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An Almanac

Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781596913820

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 8000

In the modern age, where information is plentiful but selection and analysis elusive, Schott's Almanac presents a unique biography of the year: from Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's historic presidential runs to George Bush's continued infatuation with "the Google," from marriage and crime statistics to the incidence of shark bites worldwide, and from the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Bad Sex in Fiction award, Schott's Almanac distills information and opinions critically, giving readers an accurate biography of the year past. Practical, entertaining, and utterly compulsive, Schott's Almanac eschews endless lists and tiny type to present an elegantly designed and utterly compulsive selection of the year's events.
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Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9780747599517

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 352

View: 4053

Schott's Almanacis designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year. Section headings are: Chronicle; World; Society & Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity & Media; Music & Cinema; Books & Arts; Travel & Leisure; Money; Parliament & Politics; The Establishment; Sport; Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, Schott's Almanacoffers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economistwith the wit and vitality of Have I Got News for You.
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1:0=Unendlich

Author: Christian Hesse

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406637078

Category: Mathematics

Page: 237

View: 2807

Wo sonst finden Sie Themen wie diese zwischen zwei Deckeln vereinigt? Der allergrößte Kartentrick aller Zeiten, die Umrechnung von gemessenen in gefühlte Temperaturen, die Mathematik des Fußballs, ein Schnellrechnen-Schnellkurs, die Eheformel, ein Plädoyer für die Einführung der 137-Cent-Münze, mathematische Lyrik, eine Anleitung für Automaten, Passwörter zu prüfen, ohne sie zu erkennen, die bedeutendsten Mathematikerinnen der Geschichte, eine Möglichkeit, sich die vierte Dimension vorzustellen, Faustregeln für fast alle Fälle der Welt und Vielfältiges andere mehr. Das Buch kommt fast ohne Formeln aus. Es ist eine flammende Hommage an die Mathematik nach gut dreißigjähriger Beschäftigung mit ihr aus nächster Nähe.
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Textures of Identity in the North of England

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401204993

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Thinking Northern offers new approaches to the processes of identity formation which are taking place in the diverse fields of cultural, economic and social activity in contemporary Britain. The essays collected in this volume discuss the changing physiognomy of Northern England and provide a mosaic of recent thought and new critical thinking about the textures of regional identity in Britain. Looking at the historical origin of Northern identities and at current attitudes to them, the book explores the way received mental images about the North are re-deployed and re-contained in the ever-changing socio-cultural set-up of society in Northern England. The contributors address representation of Northernness in such diverse fields as the music scene, multicultural spaces, the heritage industries, new architecture, the arts, literature and film.
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Meisterwerke der deutschen Sprache

Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641134668

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 2822

Das witzigste deutsche Wörterbuch. Vom Engländer Ben Schott. „Die deutsche Sprache ist so fruchtbar, dass sie für alles nur Denkbare auch ein eigenes Wort hat“, sagt Ben Schott und versammelt hier die wildesten Wortungetüme. Zum Beispiel die Bezeichnung für die Unsitte, einen Witz einfach immer wieder zu erzählen, bis jemand lacht: die WITZBEHARRSAMKEIT. Und kennen wir nicht alle den BESSERWINZER, der mit seinem Wissen über Wein angibt? Oder die angenehme Empfindung, am eigenen Geburtstag etwas Besonderes zu sein: das EXTRAWURSTTAGSGEFÜHL? Schott hat seiner Wortschatzfreude freien Lauf gelassen. Nach dem Welterfolg von "Schotts Sammelsurium" kommt jetzt das Neueste aus Ben Schotts genialer Werkstatt. Denn wie schon Mark Twain über die deutsche Sprache wusste: „Das sind keine Wörter mehr, das sind alphabetische Prozessionen.“
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An Almanac

Author: Ben Schott

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781596915428

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 4857

Schott’s Miscellany 2009: An Almanac records the events of the past year, with the trademark clarity, humor and selectivity that have made Schott an international sensation. In the modern age, where information is plentiful but selection and analysis elusive, Schott’s Miscellany Almanac presents a unique biography of the year: from the historic 2008 presidential election to Britney Spears’s mental breakdown and Major League Baseball's Mitchell Report; from marriage and crime statistics to the prolonged writer’s strike and the incidence of shark-bites worldwide. Practical, entertaining, and utterly compulsive, Schott’s Miscellany2009 presents an annual volume that has changed the way people think about the year.
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Food Industries Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 1593920687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 558

View: 1950

The food industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, many of America's best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac will be your guide to the entire food business, from production to distribution to retailing. On the supermarket side, giant, nationwide supermarket chains like Albertson's and Kroger are battling the ever-increasing market share and incredibly low retail prices offered in the immense grocery departments at Wal-Mart Supercenters. Many retailers are learning how to successfully combine bricks-and-clicks, taking grocery orders online and then fulfilling those orders through existing supermarkets. Moreover, food producers, distributors and retailers are using the latest in e-commerce methods to manage their supply chains and replenish their inventories. This exciting new book (with database on CD-ROM) covers everything you need to know about the food, beverage and tobacco industry, including: Analysis of major trends and markets; Historical statistics and tables; Major food producers such as Kraft and Frito Lay; Retailers of all types, from convenience store operators to giant supermarket chains; Emerging technologies including genetically-engineered foods; Giant distributors such as Sysco; Beverage companies such as Coca-Cola; Wine, liquor and beer producers; Tobacco, candy and gum ; and much, much more. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. This book also includes statistical tables, a food industry glossary, industry contacts and thorough indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of nearly 400 leading companies in all facets of the food and beverage industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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The Only Comprehensive Guide to the Alternative Energy Industry

Author: Jack W. Plunkett

Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

ISBN: 159392061X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

View: 407

There are few industry sectors in the world today with more potential than renewable and hydrogen energy. Clean, green and renewable energy technologies are receiving immense emphasis from investors, environmentalists, governments and major corporations. Today's high prices for crude oil, coal and natural gas will increase the demand for renewables of all types. A wide variety of technologies are being researched, developed and implemented on a global basis, from Stirling engines to wind power, from advanced nuclear plants to geothermal and fuel cells. Our analysis also includes tar sands (oil sands), oil shale, fuel cells, clean coal, distributed power, energy storage, biofuels and much more. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 250 leading companies in all facets of the alternative, renewable and hydrogen energy business. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in the business. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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Author: Antole Parody,Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843172260

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 224

View: 3014

An absurdly parodic and brilliantly humorous record of our world, Old Shite's Almanac is packed full of all the horoscopes, astrological predictions, and other pretty much useless superstitious astronomical guff one would expect from an almanac. Each of these elements is then given a surreal twist by the frankly maniacal author, owner of the world's most bizzarrely sudoku-addled brain, the 'soldier, artist, historian, bon vivant, oenophile polymath', Antal Parody. Strangely, out of his observations on obscure saints' days, inland tide tables, and other such inanities, Parody attempts to capture something of man's struggle with the modern existence. Stranger still, his effort is largely successful. This is almost undoubtedly due to the influence of the researcher on this great project, Parody's amanuensis of many years, 'Doctor' Geoff Tibballs, himself the author of numerous high-selling titles.
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Author: Bernd Herrmann,Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte (Göttingen)

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3940344397

Category: Ecology

Page: 239

View: 3296

This annual yearbook presents essays in environmental history based on lectures given at the Göttingen study group "Environmental History" by external authors. As previous yearbooks it is dedicated to the plurality of approaches in environmental history and serves as a valuable source for information about current research in that realm.
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