Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition [EPUB]

Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition [EPUB]
Cracking the AP US Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition by Princeton Review
2016 | EPUB | 15.37MB

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 [EPUB]

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 [EPUB]
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 edited by Sarah Janssen
2016 | EPUB | 62.63MB

The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2016 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—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include:

  • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016.
  • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more.
  • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
  • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.
  • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture.
  • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
  • 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.
  • World Almanac Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory.
  • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues.
  • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable [EPUB]

Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable [EPUB]
Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable by Baylen J Linnekin
2016 | EPUB | 0.99MB

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse. Baylen Linnekin argues that, too often, government rules handcuff America’s most sustainable farmers, producers, sellers, and consumers, while rewarding those whose practices are anything but sustainable.

Biting the Hands that Feed Us introduces readers to the perverse consequences of many food rules. Some of these rules constrain the sale of “ugly” fruits and vegetables, relegating bushels of tasty but misshapen carrots and strawberries to food waste. Other rules have threatened to treat manure—the lifeblood of organic fertilization—as a toxin. Still other rules prevent sharing food with the homeless and others in need. There are even rules that prohibit people from growing fruits and vegetables in their own yards.

Linnekin also explores what makes for a good food law—often, he explains, these emphasize good outcomes rather than rigid processes. But he urges readers to be wary of efforts to regulate our way to a greener food system, calling instead for empowerment of those working to feed us—and themselves—sustainably.

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