The Founders almanac

Author: Matthew Spalding
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: IND:30000083502363
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: History

Invaluable sourcebook that includes biographical sketches, testimonials, useful quotes, and key historical documents.

The Human Security Agenda

Author: Ronald M. Behringer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441176479
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Genre: Political Science

Middle power states, such as Canada or Denmark, are often thought of as "followers" of great powers rather than significant actors in global security. Challenging this view, this book highlights how middle powers have in fact showed great leadership by developing a "human security" agenda that focuses on countering threats to human beings rather than to nation-states. The work examines how coalitions of middle powers have performed through five case studies: the formation of the Multinational Standby High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG), the realization of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty, the establishment of the International Criminal Court, the regulation of the legal trade in small arms and light weapons, and the adoption of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) principle. Furthermore, the book explores how the human security initiatives were shaped by the middle powers' choices of diplomatic strategy, and how they were affected by the reactions of the hegemonic United States. The Human Security Agenda will appeal to those studying international relations and global security, as well as foreign policy and international organizations.

Native American Almanac

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 9781578596072
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: History

From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

Author: David F. Forte
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781621572688
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Political Science

A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America's founding charter and its contemporary meaning. In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution. From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution's true meaning for our nation.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781600571756
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Reference

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781600571831
Release Date: 2013-12-04
Genre: Reference

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any 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® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Introduction to Reference Work Basic information sources

Author: William A. Katz
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082955561
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This standard textbook, divided into two volumes, Basic Information Sources and Reference Processes, covers all aspects of reference sources and services. The Seventh edition is totally updated and places new emphasis on electronic resources (CD-ROM, online, and Internet/WWW). Katz predicts that "in a decade most reference works will be electronic format" and in this edition print is secondary.

The Old Farmer s Almanac 2015

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9781571986399
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Reference

Presents a compilation of practical advice and folklore, featuring weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles and other entertaining and useful information, all in an attractive layout with dozens of full-color pages.

Introduction to Reference Work

Author: William A. Katz
Publisher: New York ; Montreal : McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 007033353X
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

V.1: Basic information source; v.2: Reference services and references process.