Author: Ronald M. Behringer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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. Â
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-12-04
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.
Author: Mart Martin
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Political Science
Who was the first African-American senator? Who was the first woman to cast a vote in the New World? Have any gays or lesbians held state-wide office? Was 2000 a good year for women and minority office seekers? The answers to these questions are here in The Almanac of Women and Minorities in American Politics 2002. The culmination of Mart Martin's years of diligent research, this is the first comprehensive single-volume reference to all women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, native minorities, gays, and lesbians who have served in state or national elected positions, with additional information on local elected positions. This valuable resource provides a complete, non-partisan reference on the "political" accomplishments of these people, as opposed to taking a "biographical" approach. In this volume, Mart Martin details which women and minority candidates succeeded in being elected or appointed in 2000 at the federal and state levels throughout the United States. This 2002 edition is thoroughly updated in each of the major content sections on Women, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans Native Minorities, and Gay and Lesbians.
Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Release Date: 2016-04-18
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.
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-04
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.
Author: James Haskins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Award-winning author James Haskins profiles the lives and accomplishments of more than 100 remarkable African Americans who have made their mark in politics and government. Written in an absorbing, informative style, these profiles cover the period from 1810 to the present. They describe the early years, education, and career highlights of more than 80 male and 20 female governmental leaders.
For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
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.
Author: Patrick Chan
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Release Date: 1999-01
'This reminds me of the catalogs of integrated circuits that we use to build hardware systems, and shows how far and fast Java has come in having a library of incredibly useful software components. An indispensable desk reference ' -Bill Joy, co-founder, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Quoted from his keynote address at JavaOneSM 'I think this book is, quite simply, a stroke of genius. Ive been lamenting the stack of Java(tm) books Ive had to pore over when all I needed was a detail about some method or package. The Almanac is the one-stop shop I was unconsciously waiting for.' -John Vlissides, IBM TJ Watson Co-author of the best-selling book Design Patterns The Java Developers Almanac is the most up-to-date and complete quick reference for all three major versions of the core Java Class Libraries-JDK(tm) 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. (Due to space constraints, the javax.swing.plaf.* packages are not included.) No other JDK quick reference includes as much information in a single convenient volume. Information from 1,500 classes and 17,000 members is carefully formatted and arranged for easy lookup. In this book you will find: Complete member listings of every class (including inherited members ) Clas
Author: Karl Zinsmeister
Publisher: The Philanthropy Roundtable
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Social Science
Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking—every year more than $390 billion is voluntarily given by individuals, foundations, and businesses to a riot of good causes. Donation rates are two to ten times higher in the U.S. than in comparable nations, and privately funded efforts to solve social problems, enrich culture, and strengthen society are among the most significant undertakings in the United States. The Almanac of American Philanthropy was created to serve as the definitive reference on America's distinctive philanthropy. Upon its publication it immediately became the authoritative, yet highly readable, 1,342-page bible of private giving—chronicling the greatest donors in history, the most influential achievements, the essential statistics, and summaries of vital ideas about charitable action. Now there is this new Compact Edition of the Almanac. It offers highlights of the crucial information and fascinating arguments contained in the full-length Almanac, in a condensed format. All updated to 2017!