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Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Modern

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Historical abstracts: some of the less known states of Europe

Author: Charles Frederick Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Historical Abstracts

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: History, Modern

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The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Author: Bill James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106938

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1024

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When Bill James published his original Historical Baseball Abstract in 1985, he produced an immediate classic, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “holy book of baseball.” Now, baseball's beloved “Sultan of Stats” (The Boston Globe) is back with a fully revised and updated edition for the new millennium. Like the original, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is really several books in one. The Game provides a century's worth of American baseball history, told one decade at a time, with energetic facts and figures about How, Where, and by Whom the game was played. In The Players, you'll find listings of the top 100 players at each position in the major leagues, along with James's signature stats-based ratings method called “Win Shares,” a way of quantifying individual performance and calculating the offensive and defensive contributions of catchers, pitchers, infielders, and outfielders. And there's more: the Reference section covers Win Shares for each season and each player, and even offers a Win Share team comparison. A must-have for baseball fans and historians alike, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract is as essential, entertaining, and enlightening as the sport itself.

Finding History

Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars

Author: Christine Bombaro

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 5362

Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. Written primarily for undergraduate history students and as a guide for reference librarians, the book provides instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.

Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910

Strategies and Sources

Author: Melissa S. Van Vuuren

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877276

Category: Reference

Page: 340

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This volume discusses traditional and new resources for researching British literature of the Victorian and Edwardian ages and the ways in which those resources can be used in conjunction with one another.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries

Author: Scott Kennedy,Reference and User Services Association. Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries Editorial Committee

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838934685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons

Authority and Welfare in China

Modern Debates in Historical Perspective

Author: M. Twohey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230375715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 1693

This book describes the relationship between political authoritarianism and people's welfare in modern China. Based on a study of Chinese political discourse from the 1898 reform period to the present, the book demonstrates that support for authoritarian rule in modern China is best understood when compared to ancient political traditions of authority and welfare that were established in China's late Zhou dynasty by the Confucian philosopher Xunzi (298-238 BC).

Church History

An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods

Author: James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802808264

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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Explains skills and techniques necessary for writing church history. Discusses assessment of sources, the craft of writing, and different modes of rhetoric. Describes research methods and identifies different eras for research.

Reference Sources in History

An Introductory Guide

Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew Vyhnanek

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874368839

Category: History

Page: 334

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Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments

Author: Thomas Glade,Paola Albini,Félix Francés

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734909

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 7709

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and hurricanes cause environmental, economic as well as sociological problems worldwide. In recent years, greater availability of information and sensational media reports of natural hazard occurrence -and in particular in terms of property damage or loss oflife caused by these hazards -resulted in an increase of hazard awareness at a societal level. This increase in public awareness has often been misconstrued as an indication that natural hazards have been occurring more frequently with higher magnitudes in recent years/decades, thus causing more damage than in the past. It is still under debate, however, to which extent recent increases in damage can be related to changing frequencies of natural processes, or whether catastrophic events occur at similar rates as they always had. If the latter is the case, the reason for a greater damage can be related to dramatic population growth over the last century, with a substantial augmentation of population density in some regions. Indeed, the implications are more server in underdeveloped and developing countries, where urbanisation has increasingly occurred in hazard prone areas such as coastal zones, alluvial river plains and steep slopes, thus causing an increase in the exposure to natural hazards. Some groups of society in wealthy countries accept higher risks in order to live directly on top of a cliff or on a steep slope to enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.

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