Corporate Library Benchmarks 2004 05 Edition

Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 9781574400694
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Includes survey statistics on the following topics: 1, library dimensions; 2, library staff and salaries; 3, trends in the overall library budget; 4, use of the librarian's time; 5, trends in the content/materials budget; 6, database procurement decision-making; 7, CD-ROM subscriptions; 8, use of print and electronic journals; 9, use of photocopy machines and high speed printers; 10, cataloging; 11, site licenses; 12, spending on books; 13, spending on directories; 14, trends in patron visits to the physical library.

The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Author: Peter Baldwin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199745781
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Social Science

There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? "Meticulous, insistent, and elegant." --John Lloyd, Financial Times "A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate." --Foreign Affairs "An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American." --Publishers Weekly

Cracking the AP Chemistry

Author: Paul Foglino
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375763821
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Science

Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP chemistry exam and includes full-length practice tests.

Marketing Environment 2004 2005

Author: Marketing Knowledge
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780750662833
Release Date: 2005-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed specifically with revision in mind, the CIM Revision Cards provide concise, yet fundamental information to assist students in passing the CIM exams as easily as possible. A clear, carefully structured layout aids the learning process and ensures the key points are covered in a succinct and accessible manner. The compact, spiral bound format enables the cards to be carried around easily, the content therefore always being on hand, making them invaluable resources no matter where you are. Features such as diagrams and bulleted lists are used throughout to ensure the key points are displayed as clearly and concisely as possible. Each section begins with a list of learning outcomes and ends with hints and tips, thereby ensuring the content is broken down into manageable concepts and can be easily addressed and memorised. * Written specifically for revision purposes therefore only featuring the key concepts that need to be learned * Carefully designed to enable points to be easily extracted and memorised without clouding them in additional information * Accompanies the CIM Coursebook and MarketingOnline website to provide a complete suite of products to support the CIM qualifications

Cracking the AP Statistics Exam

Author: Madhuri S. Mulekar
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 0375763902
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP statistics exam and includes two full-length practice tests.

What s the Matter with Kansas

Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429900326
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Political Science

One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times