The Statesman's Yearbook 2013

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Author: B. Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349595411

Category: Political Science

Page: 1600

View: 5075

Now in its 149th edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com .
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The Statesman's Yearbook 2014

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349596434

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 1570

View: 5389

Following recent research into customer needs, a wealth of extra content has been included in this new edition, including political profiles, government histories, extended economic overviews and a global thematic focus section.
Posted in SOCIAL SCIENCE

Le Mans 1930-39

The Official History Of The World's Greatest Motor Race

Author: Quentin Spurring

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910505137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 6086

Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the seventh title in this decade-by-decade series and completes coverage of the endurance classic from its very beginning to the end of the 20th century. This title covers the nine races of the 1930s (no race was held in 1936) in which honours were divided between Italian, French and British manufacturers. Each race is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, an insightful commentary providing more detailed information than has ever been published about the period, and full statistics. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books is treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing. In the 1930 race Bentley achieved its fourth consecutive success, Woolf Barnato and Glen Kidston the winning drivers in the very same ‘Speed Six' with which they had won in 1929. Two of Britain's greats of the era, Earl Howe and Henry Birkin, won for Alfa Romeo in 1931, beginning a four-race victory streak for the Italian manufacturer. Tazio Nuvolari, the outstanding Grand Prix ace of the pre-war decade, secured an intensely dramatic last-lap victory in 1933 in the closest Le Mans finish to date. Lagonda (1935) and Delahaye (1938) secured a win each, while Bugatti took two with the great Jean-Pierre Wimille driving its innovative Type 57 'Tank' cars, with all-enclosing bodywork. Highly detailed year-by-year treatment of the decade's nine races, giving unprecedented depth of information and photographic coverage for each year. Official status provides a number of unique features, including the reproduction of photographs and full-colour race poster artwork from the ACO's archives.Complete data for each year includes technical regulations, entry list, circuit changes (with diagram), full results and category awards. The whole work is beautifully designed and presented.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Mille Miglia

1927 - 1957

Author: Leonardo Acerbi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868527025

Category:

Page: 208

View: 9050

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Le Mans 24 Hours 1949-59

The Official History of the World's Greatest Motor Race 1949-59

Author: Quentin Spurring

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844255375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 4861

Officially licensed with the ACO, the organizers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the third title in a decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Each year is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, a detailed and insightful commentary, full results data and a glorious rendering of the official race poster. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books will be treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
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Audi R8 30 Years of Quattro AWD

Author: Alan Crawford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493164724

Category: Transportation

Page: 134

View: 6532

On a small assembly line in Neckarsulm, Germany, no more than twenty exotic Audi R8 sports cars are built daily. The entire process is overseen by small teams of specialists that oversee every step of production. Every single part is inspected carefully, and nothing goes unchecked. It is a level of hand-built quality one might expect to find in a Ferrari Enzo or the Vector W8A of the 1980s, but almost unheard of from a manufacturer the size of Audi AG. The Turbo Quattro Coupe (or Urquattro) of the early 1980s was largely assembled by hand much in the same way, but Audi has refined the process for the R8 and has introduced one of the most spectacular sports cars ever. I hope this book will provide a better insight into the design, development, and production of this magnificent automobile.
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Taken by Speed

Fallen Heroes of Motor Sport and Their Legacies

Author: Connie Ann Kirk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277629

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

View: 4615

This book pays tribute to racing drivers who perished from their sport, including Ayrton Senna, Dale Earnhardt, Dan Wheldon, and more. It not only examines the legacy each driver left behind but also places the tragedy in its historical context, revealing the impact each loss had on the sport and society as a whole.
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The Statesman's Yearbook 2017

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Author: Palgrave Macmillan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349683981

Category: Political Science

Page: 1529

View: 3659

Now in its 153rd edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7595

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2014

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007183091X

Category: Education

Page: 753

View: 6158

As featured on The Today Show! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2014 brings you: Major sporting events such as the Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad at Sochi, Russia (Feb 7-23), and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 12-July 13). Milestones such as the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare; the 200th anniversary of "The Star- Spangled Banner"; the 100th anniversaries of the beginning of World War I and the opening of the Panama Canal; the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II; the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Beatlemania and much more. New birthday entries for sports stars such as Mo Farah (Mar 23), Ryan Lochte (Aug 3) and Gabrielle Douglas (Dec 31); actors such as Kerry Washington (Jan 31), Lena Dunham (May 13) and Mads Mikkelsen (Nov 22); musical artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen (Nov 21) and Psy (Dec 31); and authors such as Téa Obreht (Sept 30) and Ann Patchett (Dec 2) and many others. Special days such as National Ferret Day (Apr 2), World Lindy Hop Day (May 26), Extra Mile Day (Nov 1), Lost and Found Day (Dec 12) and more. Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specifi c date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PCand MAC-compatible) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase’s directly to your hard drive.
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2013

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071813330

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 2195

12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday roundup on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can’t do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2013 brings you: Milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th birth anniversary of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 200th birth anniversaries of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner New birthday entries for sports stars such as Robert Griffin III (Feb 12); actors such as Jessica Chastain (Mar 24), Jean Dujardin (June 19) and Benedict Cumberbatch (July 19); musical artists such as Pitbull (Jan 15), Adam Levine (Mar 18) and Scotty McCreery (Oct 9); newsmakers such as Françoise Hollande (Aug 12) and many others Special events such as Dyngus Day (Apr 1), Bedbug Awareness Week (Apr 22–26), National Polka Festival (May 24–26), Lincoln Highway Centennial (June 30–July 5), Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (Sept 13), the 34th America's Cup (Sept 7–22) or Steamcon V (Oct 25–27). Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specific date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PC-compatible only) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase's directly to your hard drive.
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Der Fall Jesus

ein Journalist auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865918000

Category:

Page: 319

View: 7711

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Yearbook of International Organizations 2012-2013

Guide to Global Civil Society Networks

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004231733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1432

View: 1077

The Yearbook of International Organizations provides the most extensive coverage of non-profit international organizations currently available. Detailed profiles of international non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations (IGO), collected and documented by the Union of International Associations, can be found here. In addition to the history, aims and acitvities of international organizations, with their events, publications and contact details, the volumes of the Yearbook include networks between associations, biographies of key people involved and extensive statistical data. Volume 3 allows readers to locate organizations by subjects or by fields of activity and specialization, and includes an index to Volumes 1 through 3.
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Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704026

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7131

In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.
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Le Mans 1980-89

The Official History Of The World's Greatest Motor Race

Author: Quentin Spurring

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780992820930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 7165

Le Mans hosted the fastest racing cars on the planet, top speeds on the world-famous Mulsanne straight exceeding 250mph for the first time in 1988. This decade's new Group C regulations challenged motorsport engineers to achieve race-winning engine performance while saving fuel, fostering the original rationale of this historic event as a proving ground for emerging automotive technologies. It accelerated the development of control electronics and aerodynamics, and soon increasingly sophisticated racing coupés were setting new performance standards. The 1980 event was uniquely won by Jean Rondeau, a Le Mans resident, with a car of his own manufacture. After seven impressive Porsche successes, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, both returning to motorsport after long absences, won in 1988 and 1989. By the end of the decade, Le Mans was contested by Aston Martin, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche and Toyota. - Highly detailed year-by-year coverage of the decade's ten races, giving over 30 pages of information and photographs for each year. - Official status provides a number of unique features, including the reproduction of the full-color race poster artwork for each year and photographs from the ACO's archives. - The images include rare colour, and the emphasis is on photographs that enthusiasts will not have seen before. - The story of each race is told through photographs and an accompanying commentary. - Complete data for each year includes technical regulations, entry list, circuit changes (with diagram), lap chart, full results and category awards. - The whole work is beautifully designed and presented. - Already established as a world-class event, the ACO's annual race scaled new heights during the 1980s, a time of spectacular transformation in top-flight sports car racing.
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Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Wie die Lebensmittelkonzerne uns süchtig machen

Author: Michael Moss

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641129621

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 624

View: 8908

Essen kann tödlich sein – wie Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Kraft & Co. unsere Gesundheit aufs Spiel setzen Minneapolis, April 1999: Bei einem geheimen Treffen kommen die Geschäftsführer der zwölf größten Nahrungsmittelkonzerne der USA – darunter Nestlé, Coca-Cola und Kraft – zusammen. Auf ihrer Agenda: die weltweit zunehmende Fettleibigkeit. Ihre Sorge: Immer häufiger werden industriell hergestellte Lebensmittel mit ihren Unmengen an Salz, Zucker und Fett für die Gewichtsprobleme der Menschen verantwortlich gemacht. Ein Vorstandsmitglied von Kraft appelliert an das Gewissen seiner Kollegen. Doch unvermittelt ist das Treffen zu Ende ... Fünfzehn Jahre später ist nicht nur die Anzahl der Fettleibigen massiv angestiegen, immer öfter werden auch Krankheiten wie Diabetes, Bluthochdruck, Arthrose, Brust- und Darmkrebs mit unserem immensen Konsum von industriell erzeugten Nahrungsmitteln in Zusammenhang gebracht. Milliarden werden investiert, um die perfekte Mischung an Salz, Zucker und Fett zu finden, die uns süchtig macht nach immer mehr. Michael Moss öffnet uns die Augen für die skrupellosen Geschäftsmethoden der Nahrungsmittel-Multis. Alarmierend, spannend, zukunftsweisend: Sein Buch wird unseren Blick auf unsere Essgewohnheiten für immer verändern.
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Ceramic Matrix Composites

Materials, Modeling and Technology

Author: Narottam P. Bansal,Jacques Lamon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118832892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 3537

This book is a comprehensive source of information on variousaspects of ceramic matrix composites (CMC). It covers ceramic andcarbon fibers; the fiber-matrix interface; processing, propertiesand industrial applications of various CMC systems; architecture,mechanical behavior at room and elevated temperatures,environmental effects and protective coatings, foreign objectdamage, modeling, life prediction, integration and joining. Eachchapter in the book is written by specialists and internationallyrenowned researchers in the field. This book will providestate-of-the-art information on different aspects of CMCs. The bookwill be directed to researchers working in industry, academia, andnational laboratories with interest and professional competence onCMCs. The book will also be useful to senior year and graduatestudents pursuing degrees in ceramic science and engineering,materials science and engineering, aeronautical, mechanical, andcivil or aerospace engineering. Presents recent advances, new approaches and discusses newissues in the field, such as foreign object damage, lifepredictions, multiscale modeling based on probabilistic approaches,etc. Caters to the increasing interest in the application of ceramicmatrix composites (CMC) materials in areas as diverse as aerospace,transport, energy, nuclear, and environment. CMCs are consideredans enabling technology for advanced aeropropulsion, spacepropulsion, space power, aerospace vehicles, space structures, aswell as nuclear and chemical industries. Offers detailed descriptions of ceramic and carbon fibers;fiber-matrix interface; processing, properties and industrialapplications of various CMC systems; architecture, mechanicalbehavior at room and elevated temperatures, environmental effectsand protective coatings, foreign object damage, modeling, lifeprediction, integration/joining.
Posted in Technology & Engineering