Statistical abstract of the United States: 2004-2005, The National Data Book (Paper)

The National Data Book, 2004/2005 (Paper)

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Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Category: United States

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Provides tables and graphs of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Each section has an introductory text. Each table and graph has a source note. Appendix 1 includes guides to sources of statistics, State statistical abstracts, and foreign statistical abstracts.

Books in Print

Publishers 2004-05

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The Narcissism of Minor Differences

How America and Europe Are Alike

Author: Peter Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? "Meticulous, insistent, and elegant." --John Lloyd, Financial Times "A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate." --Foreign Affairs "An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American." --Publishers Weekly

Business Information Markets 2004-2005

Author: Simba Information Inc., Staff

Publisher: R.R. Bowker, LLC

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Page: 230

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Business Information Markets 2004-2005 is your guide to the lucrative business and professional information content business. The Simba research team appllies its unparalleled brand of competitive analysis to such vertical markets as: -credit information services-legal, tax and public record information services-financial news and research-brokerage information services-marketing information services-healthcare information services Simba has covered the business and professional information services market for more than 20 years, providing strategic intelligence on underlying trends as well as critical metrics and forecasts that pinpoint growth opportunities and warn of risks that lie ahead. This report includes extensively researched profiles of more than 25 key information industry players--public, private and non-profit. Simba's analysts go beyond annual reports and press releases to construct an informed analysis of the future direction of each company and the industry as a whole.

British Librarianship and Information Work 2001–2005

Author: J.H. Bowman

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.

Ford F-150 Pickup 1997-2005

America's Best-Selling Truck

Author: Robert Ackerson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

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Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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A vivid visual record of America's most popular pickup trucks The most complete history available of Ford's greatest pickup A comprehensive compilation of detailed specifications and photos of over 50 years of Ford pickups A year-by-year review of the Ford F-series pickups Detailed information on prices and options Examines in detail both limited edition and mass-produced F-series pickups Loaded with color photos including Lightnings, Harley-Davidson and King Ranch F-series. This book examines all aspects of the history of one of Ford Motor Company's greatest successes: the F-series pickups. Complementing a detailed text examining annual model changes, options, specifications and the unique appeal of Ford's limited-edition and high-performance pickups are hundreds of illustrations, nearly all in color.

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

Author: Michael D. Smith

Publisher: Mit Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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How big data is transforming the creative industries, and how those industries can use lessons from Netflix, Amazon, and Apple to fight back. " The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." --The Wall Street Journal "Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." --Financial Times Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries--and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how. How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little "moneyball." The bottom line: follow the data.

All Roads Lead to the American City

Author: Peter Swirski

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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All Roads Lead to the American City provides an original view of the urban culture in America seen through its irrevocable ties with the cities and roads. Examining the history, cinema, literature, cultural myths and social geography of the United States, the book puts some of the greatest as well as the "baddest" American cities under the microscope. Taking the role of the roads that crisscross and connect the cities as their shared point of reference, these essays explore ways to understand the people who live, commute, work, create, govern, commit crime and conduct business in them.Cities, for the most part, are America. Their values and problems define not only what the United States is, but what other nations perceive the United States to be. Roads and transportation, on the other hand, and their impact on the American culture and lifestyle, form not only the integral part of the historical rise-and-shine of the modern city, but a physical release from and a cultural antidote to its pressure-cooker stresses. Tracing the boundless variety and complexity of these twin themes, All Roads Lead to the American City is built around an interlinked series of essays on the urban culture in America. Juxtaposing the city and the road, it looks alternatively at cities as historical, geographical, social and cultural centres of life in the land, and at roads as physical as well as metaphorical arteries that lead in and out of the city.

M-Libraries 3

Transforming Libraries with Mobile Technology

Author: Mohamed Ally

Publisher: Facet Publishing

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This title draws together international authorities to explore the variety of work that libraries are doing across the world to deliver resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices. Based on the proceedings of the Third International M-Libraries Conference held in Brisbane in May 2011, this draws together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading authorities in the field. The main strands of discussion include: • mobile services and their development • mobile users, their behaviour and requirements • emerging technical developments including new platforms, devices and applications • strategy and infrastructure developments at national level • reflections and feedback on new service models • local innovation. Readership: Information professionals in all sectors, policy makers, researchers, developers, publishers, suppliers, LIS students and new professionals.

Contemporary Women Playwrights

Into the 21st Century

Author: Penny Farfan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

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Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Breaking new ground in this century, this wide-ranging collection of essays is the first of its kind to address the work of contemporary international women playwrights. The book considers the work of established playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Marie Clements, Lara Foot-Newton, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Lisa Kron, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears, Caridad Svich, and Judith Thompson, but it also foregrounds important plays by many emerging writers. Divided into three sections—Histories, Conflicts, and Genres—the book explores such topics as the feminist history play, solo performance, transcultural dramaturgies, the identity play, the gendered terrain of war, and eco-drama, and encompasses work from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Oceania, South Africa, Egypt, and the United Kingdom. With contributions from leading international scholars and an introductory overview of the concerns and challenges facing women playwrights in this new century, Contemporary Women Playwrights explores the diversity and power of women's playwriting since 1990, highlighting key voices and examining crucial critical and theoretical developments within the field.