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Longman Atlas of World Issues

Longman Atlas of World Issues

Author: Robert J. Art

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 0205780202

Category: Economic geography

Page: 48

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From population and political systems to energy use and women's rights, the Longman Atlas of World Issues includes full-color thematic maps that examine the forces shaping the world. Featuring maps from the latest edition of The Penguin State of the World Atlas, this excerpt includes critical thinking exercises to promote a deeper understanding of how geography affects many global issues.

The Atlas of World Hunger

The Atlas of World Hunger

Author: Thomas J. Bassett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226039084

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Earlier this year, President Obama declared one of his top priorities to be “making sure that people are able to get enough to eat.” The United States spends about five billion dollars on food aid and related programs each year, but still, both domestically and internationally, millions of people are hungry. In 2006, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations counted 850 million hungry people worldwide, but as food prices soared, an additional 100 million or more who were vulnerable succumbed to food insecurity. If hunger were simply a matter of food production, no one would go without. There is more than enough food produced annually to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition every year. That’s because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger that Thomas J. Bassett and Alex Winter-Nelson illuminate in this empowering book. The Atlas of World Hunger uses a conceptual framework informed by geography and agricultural economics to present a hunger index that combines food availability, household access, and nutritional outcomes into a single tool—one that delivers a fuller understanding of the scope of global hunger, its underlying mechanisms, and the ways in which the goals for ending hunger can be achieved. The first depiction of the geography of hunger worldwide, the Atlas will be an important resource for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding the geography and causes of hunger. This knowledge, the authors argue, is a critical first step toward eliminating unnecessary suffering in a world of plenty.

Atlas of World History

Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195219210

Category: Reference

Page: 312

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Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

McGraw Hill's Atlas of World Events

McGraw Hill's Atlas of World Events

Author: John Logan Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017503811

Category: Reference

Page: 195

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From biodiversity to the politics of oil--a compelling bird's-eye view of the trends shaping today's world McGraw-Hill's Atlas of World Events goes beyond the "where" of today's world to offer a vivid, in-depth picture of the current state of the planet and human civilization. Readers get a multitude of stunning, four-color reference and thematic maps organized according to the categories of politics and conflict, economic development, environmental issues, and human demographics and development. Thematic maps cover a range of sociopolitical topics, from military expenditure as a percentage of gross national product, to literacy rates, to oil production. An indispensable reference for everyone with a keen interest in current affairs, the atlas features: More than 120 maps highlighting the complex forces shaping our world A Flashpoints section devoted to global hot spots such as Iraq, Chechnya, Kashmir, and the Congo Four country data tables containing information on population density, forms of government, economic growth, and other key indicators

2010Boston: The Changing Contours of World Mission and Christianity

2010Boston: The Changing Contours of World Mission and Christianity

Author: Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610972659

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In November 2010, three hundred faculty, students, and others interested in Christian mission gathered in Boston to consider how the world, the global church, and Christian missions have changed since the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 and to reflect on the three previous centennial conferences (Tokyo 2010 in May, Edinburgh 2010 in June, and Cape Town 2010 in October). Participants at "2010Boston" were not delegates from churches and mission agencies, but were students and scholars of various aspects of world Christianity representing the Anglican/Episcopal, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic traditions. This conference volume consists of nine keynote messages, five student presentations, three reports from the other conferences, and additional materials from or about 2010Boston. The keynote messages address the history of mission (especially in and from Boston) and the current global context for mission, and suggest modes for future Christian engagement with the world and one another. Student papers address such conference themes as unity in mission, mission and postcolonialism, and discipleship in context. The closing chapter surveys the conference's eight themes and summarizes the outcomes of the 2010Boston process.

Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology

Author: Steve Gilbert

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128137253

Category: Medical

Page: 1054

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This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. Both volumes represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology’s subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools. Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume 1: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology’s presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume 2: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field. The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children’s environmental health. Introductory chapters provide a backdrop to the science of toxicology, its history, the origin and status of toxicoinformatics, and starting points for identifying resources. Offers an extensive array of chapters organized by subject, each highlighting resources such as journals, databases,organizations, and review articles. Includes chapters with an emphasis on format such as government reports, general interest publications, blogs, and audiovisuals. Explores recent internet trends, web-based databases, and software tools in a section on the online environment. Concludes with a miscellany of special topics such as laws and regulations, chemical hazard communication resources, careers and professional education, K-12 resources, funding, poison control centers, and patents. Paired with Volume Two, which focuses on global resources, this set offers the most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences with over 120 chapters contributions by experts and leaders in the field.

Linguistic Genocide in Education--or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?

Linguistic Genocide in Education--or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?

Author: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135662356

Category: Education

Page: 824

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In this powerful, multidisciplinary book, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas shows how most indigenous and minority education contributes to linguistic genocide according to United Nations definitions. Theory is combined with a wealth of factual encyclopedic information and with many examples and vignettes. The examples come from all parts of the world and try to avoid Eurocentrism. Oriented toward theory and practice, facts and evaluations, and reflection and action, the book prompts readers to find information about the world and their local contexts, to reflect and to act. A Web site with additional resource materials to this book can be found at http://www.ruc.dk/~tovesk/

Atlas of World Issues

Atlas of World Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:34328040

Category: Economic geography

Page: 127

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Covers the changing climate, urbanization, acid rain, and nuclear power.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Julie Mellors

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787678651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

Author: Ranjeet S. Sokhi

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857288448

Category: Air

Page: 120

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Provides a revealing global overview of air pollution and its startling impact through graphical and visual representation of data.

The Atlas of Atlases

The Atlas of Atlases

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Liber Historica

ISBN: 9780711268050

Category: History

Page: 272

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A lavishly illustrated look at the most important atlases in history and the cartographers who made them.