The Cambridge History of Japan

Author: John Whitney Hall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521223522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Definitive history of Japan from prehistoric times to the end of the eighth century.

Population Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries

Author: Nadia Cuffaro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134631308
Format: PDF
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In 1950 the world population was 2.5 billion; fifty years later there are over 6 billion people. The demographic of this explosion has essentially occurred in the developing areas of the world. The key to understanding many contemporary development problems that have arisen from this rapid growth is in understanding the relationships between population and the economy. This book offers an analysis of such relationships, encompassing a review of the major positions in the academic debate. Population, Economic Growth and Agriculture in Less Developed Countries will serve as a useful introduction and reference tool for students, academics and all with an interest in the population debate and economics.

Greece the Hidden Centuries

Author: Brewer David
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730045
Format: PDF, ePub
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For almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of unremitting exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against their Turkish overlords, as is the traditional, Greek nationalistic view? Or did the Greeks derive some benefit from Turkish rule? How did the Greeks and Turks co-exist for so long? And why are Greek attitudes towards Venice, who also controlled much of Greece for many of these years, so different? In this wide-ranging yet concise history David Brewer explodes many of the myths about Turkish rule of Greece. He places the Greek story in its wider, international context and casts fresh light on the dynamics of power not only between Greeks and Ottomans but also between Muslims and Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic, throughout Europe. This absorbing and riveting account of a crucial period will ensure that the history of Greece under Turkish rule is no longer hidden. It will delight anyone with an interest in Greek and Turkish history and in how the past has shaped the Greece we know today.

Land Reforms Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth Evidence from India

Author: Hari K. Nagarajan
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN:
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Recognition of the importance of institutions that provide security of property rights and relatively equal access to economic resources to a broad cross-section of society has renewed interest in the potential of asset redistribution, including land reforms. Empirical analysis of the impact of such policies is, however, scant and often contradictory. This paper uses panel household data from India, together with state-level variation in the implementation of land reform, to address some of the deficiencies of earlier studies. The results suggest that land reform had a significant and positive impact on income growth and accumulation of human and physical capital. The paper draws policy implications, especially from the fact that the observed impact of land reform seems to have declined over time.

Quest of a California Gray Whale

Author: J. Clemens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146917295X
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This story is about the life of a Gray whale named Gary that is extraordinary. This is about his near death experiences. He is wounded by a Killer Whale, gets beached, and escapes from whaling ships. He learns the ways of a shaman from a native boy. He is helped through all these experiences by a Spirit Whale. On the way to the summer feeding grounds he gets separated from his friends. They end up being attacked by whalers and trapped in icebergs. Its a roller coaster ride with all the exciting scenes awaiting you.

Earth s Man of Color

Author: Dr. Oliver Akamnonu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465324968
Format: PDF
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A distinction is drawn between two very similarities based on the two types of characters that the same type of society produced. Orie, Puzo and Nmaku who hail from Angwa and the adjoining Ocha remained back in the village and made their lives almost permanently there rarely knowing what was going on in the outside world but being nonetheless greatly influenced by the latter. Their daily chores are dictated by the daily basic necessities of the moment and they have little to worry perpetually about. A lot of their life is controlled by the dictations and predictions of the traditional medicine man who occasionally misfires in his predictions which have no scientific basis supporting them. His situation is often taken advantage of by the political class who have little or nothing to lose even if the polity collapses. But Livinus on the other end of the spectrum emerges from the civil war and through a dint of luck and hard work studies hard and becomes a doctor. He even proceeds overseas despite a close shave by arsonists. He specializes and returns home to Akunwanta town from where he is again catapulted by fate and focus to become the governor of his state after a battle between titans eliminates the principal contestants. He at first meant well and had the intention of helping to reform society. Post election litigation and his lack of the economic leverage almost cost him his mandate. But again fate plays a hard one on him and because of his lack of cash he gets tied up to the economic vampires of his society. He is bailed out by a coalition of these vampires and narrowly reclaims his mandate only after colossal bribing of umpires who were least expected to soil their hands. He decides never to go begging ever again and hence he delves headlong into the rot and decay, not by his will but by the circumstances prevailing around him.

Sascha s World

Author: Lance J. Lessler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479722219
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The next twenty-five years could be the most interesting, if not the most prosperous, for humankind in all human history. Whether or not we will reach the point that futurist Ray Kurzweil termed The Singularity, when computers become smarter than people, advancements in computers, biotechnology, and robotics will create unique options and dilemmas for mankind. Sascha=s World is the story of a chimpanzee with a human brain, whose talents and imagination and luck take us to a future on the brink of the evolution of a new species of man, who never grows old. But, to make the perfection of the human race a reality, Sascha will have to deal with the corporate oligarchs who have taken over the United States, following the defeat of President Obama in 2012. Sascha=s efforts lead to a climactic campaign for President. Will there be a chimpanzee in the White House in 2033?

Project Blue Lagoon The Ultimate Solution to Pollution

Author: Hursh Saha
Publisher: Hursh Saha
ISBN:
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Today we now KNOW that climate change is REAL and that WE are causing it. We know that to SOLVE it we need to dramatically cut our carbon emissions but this will NEVER happen unless we create a REAL incentive for it. In fact, we are heading in the complete OPPOSITE direction as our populations and economies continue to grow. Unfortunately, all those brave books, movies and documentaries on climate change only raise awareness of it. However, knowing about the problem and actually doing something about it are two completely different things. Agreed? But there IS a Solution to all the Pollution. There IS a way to SAVE our planet WITHOUT having to make great cutbacks to our lifestyles. There IS a way to reduce current CO2 levels in our atmosphere, lower sea levels to save millions living in lowlands AND reverse the damage done so far while STILL moving forward and even BURNING OIL - and it is all contained here in this report. Lastly, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all external sources of information I have used in writing this report which have not been fully acknowledged or recognized in it due to full records not being kept at the time of writing.

Land Utilization and the Farm Problem

Author: Lewis Cecil Gray
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Although the economic disabilities of agriculture for more than a decade, commonly referred to as "the farm problem," are a result of a complex of causes, the influence of general overproduction in agriculture and of maladjusted production.