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Almanac eBooks, Quotation and Other General Reference eSources
A variety of online Almanacs and Quotation sources.
The African American Almanac is written in an engaging style by subject experts, and reviewed by academic editor Christopher Brooks of Virginia Commonwealth University. Included is a chronology chapter that highlights important events in African American history. A related chapter on African American Firsts focuses on important first-time achievements. Also included is a chapter on significant documents in African American History, providing first-hand accounts of historical events, a chapter on African American Landmarks, arranged geographically by state, and a nation-by-nation profile of Africa as well as significant countries in the western hemisphere, outlining a history of the Diaspora. Politics, religion, science, art, music, literature, sports, education, civil rights, military and law are also covered in chapters offering narrative history along with separate biographical profiles of key figures. An appendix of award winners highlights significant accomplishments across a wide spectrum of activity and more than 500 images (photographs, artwork, charts, and maps) enhance and clarify the text. A general bibliography arranged by chapter supports further research and study.
The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies-including more than 750 influential figures, obscure historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 445 photographs and illustrations.
This completely updated edition of The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government sources, this book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America. The Almanac provides national coverage of school enrollment and educational attainment, looking at American education from a variety of different angles. It is organized into three sections: Part A--National Education Statistics; Part B--Region and State Education Statistics; and Part C--County Education Statistics. The Almanac's contents and coverage allow users to answer--and ask--important questions about education, including: - What are the nationwide trends in earnings by educational attainment level? - Is the earnings gap between high school graduates and college graduates growing or shrinking? - What is the average cost to attend college? - Which states have the highest and lowest high school dropout rates? - How do unemployment rates differ by educational attainment? - What is the correlation between family income and kindergarten and preschool enrollment?
This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type. Almanac of American Military History is yet another reference work from acclaimed historian Dr. Spencer C. Tucker and ABC-CLIO, offering an unprecedented resource for a wide range of students and researchers. A comprehensive, four-volume title, this almanac traces all of American military history from the European voyages of discovery through 2011, chronicling the pivotal moments that have shaped the United States into the country it is today. In addition to documenting key events, this title presents biographies of more than 250 key individuals and provides information on more than 250 historically significant technologies and weapons systems. A detailed glossary is included, as are discussions of ranks and military awards and decorations. Divided into conflict periods, each chapter includes a detailed chronology, reference-entry sidebars, statistical information, primary-source documents, and a bibliography. * Biographies of 270 key individuals in American military history * Over 50 documents with introductions * 200 charts
Philanthropy in America is a giant undertaking--every year now, more than $350 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. Until now, though, there has been no definitive book on America's distinctive philanthropy. This authoritative, highly readable new reference fills that hole. In a single volume, it chronicles the greatest achievements of American private giving, profiles the most influential donors, collects the essential statistics, and summarizes the best ideas on charitable assistance that have been written or spoken. Readers attracted to fascinating history, quirky biographies, and true Americana will enjoy the lively narrative of this meaty new book.
Epic in scope, yet loaded with captivating detail, this completely updated edition of National Geographic's bestselling Almanac of World History encompasses all of human history, from ancient times to present. It is a rich chronicle of great ages and cultures told in a vivid and varied format, a masterly combination of visual appeal and authoritative heft, a book you'll read with fascination--and refer to again and again. Divided into major eras and organized chronologically, each topic includes a detailed time line providing highlights of that period. Beautiful and compelling imagery and artwork show glimpses into the heart of each topic. Nearly 50 maps show major empires, boundaries, battles, trade routes, historical events and other fascinating elements. A robust appendix lists world leaders of major regions from ancient times to the present, as well as other historical data. A detailed index facilitates easy research of specific topics.
Noted nature writer Ted Williams invites readers along on a year-long immersion in the wild and fleeting moments of the natural world, from winter candy and spring quackers to summer's scarlet farewell and autumn reveilles. This beautifully crafted collection of short, seasonal essays combines in-depth information with evocative descriptions of nature's marvels and mysteries. Williams explains the weather conditions that bring out the brightest reds in autumn leaves, how hungry wolf spiders catch their prey, and why American goldfinches wait until late July or August to build their nests. In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams's writing stands as a testament to the delicate balance of nature's resilience and fragility, and inspires readers to experience the natural world for themselves and to become advocates for protecting and preserving the amazing diversity and activity found there.
The Food Almanac is a monthly collection of food stories told by an eclectic mix of voices from the literary and food worlds. From legendary food writers and lauded chefs to up-and-coming poets and debut novelists, each story looks at the gastronomic world through a cultural prism, using food as a way to explore deeper issues. After all, writing about food is, inevitably, writing about life. This diverse, dazzling collection of food writing includes memoirs, essays, short stories and poems, all commissioned specially for the collection by Miranda York, editor of At The Table magazine. Food can inspire and bring people together: to share conversations, to share ideas, to share knowledge, and feel connected. Our happiest moments are often created sitting round a table, sharing food and stories with people we love, people we admire, or even people we've just met. Join us at the table, all year round.
A primer on the Native American experience, presenting the rich history and continuing legacy of the indigenous and tribal nations. Fascinating biographies, insightful quotes, detailed data and absorbing narratives bring the stories of indigenous people to life, bringing unique insight into the American nation.
The best data in the business, updated for 2020 Stock Trader's Almanac 2020 provides the cleanest historical data in the business to give traders and investors an advantage in the market. The 2020 edition is consistent with decades of the Stock Trader's Almanac showing you the cycles, trends, and patterns you need to know in order to invest with minimum risk and maximum profit. Updated with the latest numbers, this indispensable guide is organized in a calendar format to provide monthly and daily reminders, including upcoming opportunities to grab and dangers to avoid. Proprietary strategies include the Hirsch Organization's Best Six Months Switching Strategy, the January Barometer, and the Four-Year Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle, arming you with the tools savvy investors use to achieve their market goals. Trusted by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other respected market authorities, this indispensable guide has helped generations of investors make smart market moves. This new edition provides the same level of invaluable guidance, with the latest data straight from the vault.
This is the essential one-stop source for history buffs interested in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and divisive events in American history since the Civil War. Stretching from approximately 1957 to 1973, this watershed event cost billions of dollars and claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. Containing a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people involved in the Vietnam War, the new ""Vietnam War Almanac"" also features an A-to-Z biographical dictionary of the key figures involved in the conflict, along with a comprehensive listing of vital statistics in the appendix. Maps, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography aid further research and complete this invaluable almanac. Coverage of this title includes: Creighton W. Abrams; George W. Ball; William E. Colby; Walter L. Cronkite; Ngo Dinh Diem; Vo Nguyen Giap; David Halberstam; Ho Chi Minh; Hubert Humphrey; Lyndon B. Johnson; John F. Kennedy; Henry A. Kissinger; Henry Cabot Lodge; Robert S. McNamara; Richard M. Nixon; Dean Rusk; Cao Van Vien; and, William C. Westmoreland.
The Weather Almanac presents hundreds of in-depth weather records for 108 major U.S. cities and a climatic overview of the country, including 33 U.S. weather atlas maps. You'll find explanations, safety rules and statistics for hurricanes, tornadoes and more. New to this edition is a "Recent Weather" chapter, detailing major weather events from the last two years. Includes a glossary, subject index and a guide to additional weather resources.
Truly stranger than fiction, this daily illustrated collection of unusual trivia provides readers fascinating detail on some of the weirdest moments in history. Drawing from a range of subjects including politics, sports, the arts, pop culture, and more, each day of the year explores one What the . . .fact or event in entries that go beyond the factoid to uncover odd moments through the ages (like the day first pig actually flew [November 4, 1909] or the United States ran out of toilet paper [December 19, 1973]). With dozens of illustrations and hundreds of pages of daily or dip-in-and-out entertainment, What the Fact?!gives trivia fans a way to learn something new and strange every day.
Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2019 and will be your go-to source for 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 and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly--from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: Decade in Review: As the 'teens' decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to "Old Town Road" and the immigration policy debate in 2019, The World Almanac provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has--and hasn't--changed in the last 10 years. 2020 Election Preview: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors' seats and special congressional elections. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Never Say Die: With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title--his first Masters win in 14 years--the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Includes a sneak peek at upcoming celebrity milestone birthdays in 2020. Statistical Spotlight: A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. 2019--Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019. 2019--Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women's World Cup soccer tournament; a quick preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2019--Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2019--Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture. New Sections: Reorganized chapters on "Food and Agriculture," "Educational Statistics," and "Colleges and Universities" make it easier to find information about high interest subjects like food, nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more. Other New Highlights: New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.