Guinness Book of World Records

Author: Guinness Books
Publisher:
ISBN: 0965238350
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Curiosities and wonders

Fully revised and updated, "Guinness" is crammed with more than 10,000 records, and includes more than 350 color photos, interviews with Olympic record holders, an illustrated feature on the "Star Wars" trilogy, Internet bests, and more.

American Reference Books Annual 1977

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058396881
Release Date: 1977-04-01
Genre: Reference

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Statistics of Democide

Author: Rudolph J. Rummel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825840107
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Political Science

And conclusions -- Pre-twentieth century democide -- 1. The megamurderers. Japan's savage military ; The Khmer Rouge Hell State ; Turkey's ethnic purges ; The Vietnamese War state ; Poland's ethnic cleansing ; The Pakistani cutthroat state ; Tito's slaughterhouse ; Orwellian North Korea ; Barbarous Mexico ; Feudal Russia -- 2. The centi-kilo and lesser murderers. Death by American bombing ; The horde of centi-kilo murderers ; The crown of lesser murderers -- 3. Statistics of democide, power, and social field. The social field of democide ; Democracy, power, and democide ; Social diversity, power, and democide ; Culture and democide ; The socio-economic and geographic context of democide ; War, rebellion, and democide ; The social field and democide ; Democide through the years.

China s Bloody Century

Author: R. J. Rummel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351528757
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Political Science

Except for Soviet citizens, no people in this century have endured so much mass killing as have the Chinese. They have been murdered by rebels conniving with their own rulers, and then, after the defeat in war of the imperial dynasty, by soldiers of other lands. They have been killed by warlords who ruled one part of China or another. They have been executed by Nationalists or Communists because they had the wrong beliefs or attitudes or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. In China's Bloody Century, R.J. Rummel's careful estimate of the total number of killings exceeds 5 million. How do we explain such killings, crossing ideological bounds and political conditions? According to Rummel, the one constant factor in all the Chinese mass murder, as it was in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, is arbitrary power. It was the factor that united warlords, Nationalists, Communists, and foreign armies. The author argues that whenever such undisciplined power is centralized and unchecked, the possibility exists that it will be used at the whim of dictators to kill for their own ends, whether the aim is ethnic-racial purity, national unity, development, or utopia. The book presents successive periods in modern Chinese history, with each chapter divided into three parts. Rummel first relates the history of the period within which the nature and the amount of killings are presented. He then provides a detailed statistical table giving the basic estimates with their sources and qualifications. The final part offers an appendix that explains and elaborates the statistical computations and estimates. While estimates are available in the literature on the number of Chinese killed in Communist land reform, or in Tibet, or by the Nationalists in one military campaign or another, until this book no one has tried to systematically accumulate, organize, add up, and analyze these diverse killings for all of China's governments in this century. For

Power Kills

Author: R. J. Rummel
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412831709
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Political Science

This volume, newly published in paperback, is part of a comprehensive effort by R. J. Rummel to understand and place in historical perspective the entire subject of genocide and mass murder, or what he calls democide. It is the fifth in a series of volumes in which he offers a detailed analysis of the 120,000,000 people killed as a result of government action or direct intervention. In Power Kills, Rummel offers a realistic and practical solution to war, democide, and other collective violence. As he states it, "The solution...is to foster democratic freedom and to democratize coercive power and force. That is, mass killing and mass murder carried out by government is a result of indiscriminate, irresponsible Power at the center." Rummel observes that well-established democracies do not make war on and rarely commit lesser violence against each other. The more democratic two nations are, the less likely is war or smaller-scale violence between them. The more democratic a nation is, the less severe its overall foreign violence, the less likely it will have domestic collective violence, and the less its democide. Rummel argues that the evidence supports overwhelmingly the most important fact of our time: democracy is a method of nonviolence.

The Caddie Was a Reindeer

Author: Steve Rushin
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555847331
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Steve Rushin, a four-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, has been hailed as one of the best sportswriters in America. In The Caddie Was a Reindeer he circumnavigates the globe in pursuit of extreme recreation. In the Arctic Circle, he meets ice golfers. In Minnesota, he watches the National Amputee Golf Tournament, where one participant tells him, “I literally have one foot in the grave.” Along the way, Rushin meets fellow travelers like Joe Cahn, a professional tailgater who confesses aboard the RV in which he lives: “It’s wonderful to see America from your bathroom.” And even Rushin has logged fewer miles in pursuit of extreme recreation than Rich Rodriguez, a marathon roller-coaster rider who makes endless loops for entire summers on coasters around the world. The Caddie Was a Reindeer is a ride to everywhere: to south London (where Rushin downs pints with the King of Darts), to the Champs-Elysees (where the author indulges in “excessive nightclubbing” with World Cup soccer stars), and to Japan (where Rushin eats soba noodles with the world champion of competitive eating). Enlightening, hilarious, and unexpectedly heartwarming, this collection is not a body of work: it’s a body of play.

The Electrogravitic Theory of Celestial Motion and Cosmology

Author: Charles Ginenthal
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781329725577
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

About this book... This book presents a revolutionary explanation of celestial motion which challenges Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity and Isaac Newton's view that gravity and inertia are the only forces which generate celestial motion. Employing Electro-Gravitic Theory, Charles Ginenthal maintains that celestial bodies exhibit systematic and symmetric behavior not explained by traditional theory. This theory posits the concept that electromagnetism is a counter force to gravity which can be fully tested in space.

Guinness book of extraordinary exploits

Author: Norris McWhirter
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN: 0806901187
Release Date: 1977-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes such unusual experiences as peeling the longest unbroken apple peel and achieving the highest speed on a bicycle.

Guinness book of world records

Author: Donald McFarlan
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553279262
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The thirty-fourth annual compilation of world records is arranged in an easy-to-follow, ready-reference format and encompasses a host of facts, figures, and feasts from sports, science, the arts, human achievement, and more