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The World's Richest Neighborhood

The World's Richest Neighborhood

How Pittsburgh's East Enders Forged American Industry

  • Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
  • Publisher: Algora Publishing
  • ISBN: 0875867952
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 233
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The residents of Pittsburgh's East End controlled as much a 40% of America's assets at the turn of the last century. Mail was delivered seven times a day to keep America's greatest capitalists in touch with their factories, banks, and markets. The neighborhood had its own private station of the Pennsylvania Railroad with a daily non-stop express to New York's financial district. Many of the world's most powerful men — princes, artists, politicians, scientists, and American Presidents such as William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, came to visit the hard-working and high-flying captains of industry. Two major corporations, Standard Oil and ALCOA Aluminum were formed in East End homes. It was the first neighborhood to adopt the telephone with direct lines from the homes to the biggest banks in Pittsburgh, which at the time was America's fifth largest city. The story of this neighborhood is a story of America at its greatest point of wealth and includes rags-to-riches stories, political corruption, scandals, and greed. The history of this unique piece of American geography makes for enjoyable reading that will satisfy a large cross section of readers.

Henry Clay Frick

Henry Clay Frick

The Life of the Perfect Capitalist

  • Author: Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786456086
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 270
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Henry Clay Frick, reviled in his own time, infamous in ours, was blamed for the Johnstown Flood (which killed 2,200 people) as well as the violent Homestead Strike of 1892, and survived an assassination attempt, yet at the same time was an ardent philanthropist, giving more than $100 million during his lifetime and in his will, while insisting on anonymity. This biography explores the contradictions in this great industrialist’s nature and avoids the extremes of both hagiography and denunciation.

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313398623
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 323
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This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business

The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments

The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments

  • Author: Michael Lück
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1845933508
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 587
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Marine tourism has become one of the fastest growing areas within the tourism industry. With the increased use of marine environments comes the need for informed planning and sustainable management as well as for the education and training of planners, managers and operators. Combining the disciplines of marine scientists and tourism researchers, this encyclopedia will bring together the terms, concepts and theories related to recreational and tourism activities in marine settings. Entries range from short definitions to medium and long articles.

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Encyclopedia of World Geography

  • Author: R. W. McColl
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816072299
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 433
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Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.

How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

  • Author: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698163842
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 480
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

Traffic Restraints in Residential Neighborhoods

Traffic Restraints in Residential Neighborhoods

  • Author: George G. Wynne
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412823784
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Warum Nationen scheitern

Warum Nationen scheitern

Die Ursprünge von Macht, Wohlstand und Armut

  • Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 310402247X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 608
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Der Klassiker - von sechs Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgern empfohlen, eine Pflichtlektüre! Warum sind Nationen reich oder arm? Starökonom Daron Acemoglu und Harvard-Politologe James Robinson geben eine ebenso schlüssige wie eindrucksvolle Antwort auf diese grundlegende Frage. Anhand zahlreicher, faszinierender Fallbeispiele – von den Conquistadores über die Industrielle Revolution bis zum heutigen China, von Sierra Leone bis Kolumbien – zeigen sie, mit welcher Macht die Eliten mittels repressiver Institutionen sämtliche Regeln zu ihren Gunsten manipulieren - zum Schaden der vielen Einzelnen. Ein spannendes und faszinierendes Plädoyer dafür, dass Geschichte und Geographie kein Schicksal sind. Und ein überzeugendes Beispiel, dass die richtige Analyse der Vergangenheit neue Wege zum Verständnis unserer Gegenwart und neue Perspektiven für die Zukunft eröffnet. Ein provokatives, brillantes und einzigartiges Buch. »Dieses Buch werden unsere Ur-Ur-Urenkel in zweihundert Jahren noch lesen.« George Akerlof, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Eine absolut überzeugende Studie.« Gary S. Becker, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wirklich wichtiges Buch.« Michael Spence, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Acemoglu und Robinson begeistern und regen zum Nachdenken an.« Robert Solow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiges, unverzichtbares Werk.« Peter Diamond, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Debatte, warum Staaten mit gleicher Vorrausetzung sich so wesentlich in wirtschaftlichen und politischen Entwicklungen unterscheiden.« Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften »Diese faktenreiche und ermutigende Streitschrift lehrt uns, dass die Geschichte glücklich enden kann, wenn ihr kein Mensch mehr als Versuchsobjekt dient.« Michael Holmes, NZZ am Sonntag »Anderthalb Jahrzehnte Arbeit eines Pools von Wissenschaftlern, auf 600 Seiten zusammengefasst durch zwei Forscher von Weltrang – und dies kommt heraus: eine Liebeserklärung an Institutionen, die im Sinne ihrer Bürger funktionieren. [...] bestechend.« Elisabeth von Thadden, Die Zeit »Sie werden von diesem Buch begeistert sein.« Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Preisträger und Autor der Weltbestseller »Kollaps« und »Arm und Reich« » Ein höchst lesenswertes Buch.« Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Bestsellers »Das Ende der Geschichte« »Ein phantastisches Buch. Acemoglu und Robinson gehen das wichtigste Problem der Sozialwissenschaften an – eine Frage, die führende Denker seit Jahrhunderten plagt – und liefern eine in ihrer Einfachheit und Wirkmächtigkeit brillante Antwort. Eine wunderbar lesbare Mischung aus Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Ökonomie, die unser Denken verändern wird. Pflichtlektüre.« Steven Levitt, Autor von »Freakonomics«

Life Strategies of Succulents in Deserts

Life Strategies of Succulents in Deserts

With Special Reference to the Namib Desert

  • Author: Dieter J. von Willert
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521244688
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 340
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A consideration of the ecological strategies which enable plants to survive and grow in hostile desert conditions, first published in 1992.

The Status of Fisheries and Related Environment of Northern Seas

The Status of Fisheries and Related Environment of Northern Seas

  • Author: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  • Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
  • ISBN: 9789289304788
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 166
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Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Seattle

Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Seattle

Including Bellevue, Redmond, Everett, and Tacoma

  • Author: Maria Christensen
  • Publisher: First Books
  • ISBN: 0912301732
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 405
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The World's Richest Indian

The World's Richest Indian

The Scandal Over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

  • Author: Tanis C. Thorne
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195162331
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 292
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In 1911, a self-trained geologist and oil speculator named Tom Slick arrived in Creek County, Oklahoma, convinced that under the ground beneath his feet lay an ocean of black gold. Within a year his instincts proved correct as he opened up what was to become the world-renowned Cushing Field, the source of the best high-grade crude west of the Alleghenies.

State of the World's Cities 2010/11

State of the World's Cities 2010/11

Bridging the Urban Divide

  • Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781849711760
  • Category: Cities and towns
  • Page: 220
  • View: 9041
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One billion people worldwide live in slums and that figure is predicted to reach 2 billion by 2030. This new volume from UN-HABITAT unpacks the complex social and economic issues using the novel conceptual framework of the urban divide.

Living Geography

Living Geography

Homework and Assessment

  • Author: James C. Dobson,John M. Sander,Judith Woodfield
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 9780174343257
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Meets the requirements of the Revised National Curriculum. Integrated and continuous assessment. Re-capping and reinforcement throughout. Homework and Assessment books that accompany the series contain guidance notes for assessments and provide photocopiable worksheets. Support for differentation. Up-to-date information.

Workshop on Marine Algae Biotechnology

Workshop on Marine Algae Biotechnology

Summary Report, Jakarta, Indonesia, December 11-13, 1985

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: National Academies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biotechnology
  • Page: 108
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Integrative Framework and Methods for Coastal Area Management

Integrative Framework and Methods for Coastal Area Management

Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Coastal Zone Planning and Management in ASEAN : Lessons Learned, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 28-30 April 1992

  • Author: Thia-Eng Chua,Louise Fallon Scura
  • Publisher: WorldFish
  • ISBN: 9718709320
  • Category: Coastal ecology
  • Page: 169
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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

  • Author: Diana Kendall
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285531884
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Completely up to date and offering a succinct new presentation, Kendall’s SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 9e uses real-life stories, told by the people who have lived them, as well as familiar themes such as the American Dream, body image, the environment, and fake news media to introduce you to the study of sociology and engage your sociological imagination--a vital resource you may not know you have. Kendall shows you how sociology is at work in our society and can be applied to everyday life and to the pressing social issues we face. Every chapter includes a guide to how you can make a positive difference in both your immediate and extended communities. A vibrant new interior design complements the text’s new coverage of such timely topics as health care legislation, the U.S. and global economies, Barack Obama’s presidency, and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Mobile Commerce Revolution

The Mobile Commerce Revolution

Business Success in a Wireless World

  • Author: Tim Hayden,Tom Webster
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133475530
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
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Your Definitive Guide to Profiting from Mobile Commerce With more than 60% of Americans carrying smartphones, your mobile commerce opportunities are immense: not someday, right now. But, to fully capture those opportunities, it’s not enough to build an app. You need to know how mobile is transforming your customers’ behavior, your organization, and your competitive environment. You need to assess and apply a wide spectrum of strategies, tactics, and technologies: from responsive web design and location-based tactics to mobile payment systems. You need to change your processes and your culture. The Mobile Commerce Revolution covers all this and more. Mobile commerce pioneer Tim Hayden and consumer behavior expert Tom Webster draw on their experience helping clients of all kinds to succeed with mobile— from startups to the world’s top brands. Packed with indispensable data and cutting-edge case studies, this guide will take you from planning to action to profit! Discover how customer mobile behavior is radically maturing and shifting Weave mobility throughout your marketing mix and business operations Prepare for the instant and impulse when your customer wants to buy Identify mobile tactics that are actually influencing purchases Earn confidence from customers that you will protect their privacy Use payment technologies to reduce friction and make it easier to buy Deliver richer, more powerful stories and mobile experiences Understand customers through “Little Data”: qualitative studies to physically observe behavior Grasp purchase attribution: why people buy

IUCN Directory of South Asian Protected Areas

IUCN Directory of South Asian Protected Areas

  • Author: Michael John Beverley Green
  • Publisher: IUCN
  • ISBN: 9782831700304
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 294
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For each park or preserve, includes information of biogeographical province, physical features, local population, disturbances,vegetation, and fauna.

State of the World 2001

State of the World 2001

  • Author: The Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610916387
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 155
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From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change.