The CIA World Factbook 2010

Provides information on such topics as politics, military expenditures, and economics, and shares comprehensive, country-by-country statistical and rate information.

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397279

Category: Business & Economics

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Provides information on such topics as politics, military expenditures, and economics, and shares comprehensive, country-by-country statistical and rate information.

The World Factbook

Potomac Books, Inc.'s 2010 Edition (CIA's 2009 Edition) In general, information
available as of 1 January 2009 was used in the preparation of this edition. The
World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US
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Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975419

Category: Reference

Page: 784

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By intelligence officials, for intelligent people

The World Factbook

CIA World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency to provide comprehensive basic intelligence for the US Government. It was first published in August 1962 and in 1975 the information was made available to the public.

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Category: Geography

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CIA World Factbook is produced by the Central Intelligence Agency to provide comprehensive basic intelligence for the US Government. It was first published in August 1962 and in 1975 the information was made available to the public. Contains extensive information on all the countries of the world, including hundreds of maps and flags, dynamic tables and six detailed appendices.

The CIA World Factbook 2012

Agriculture—products: fresh vegetables; poultry, pork; fish Industries: textiles,
clothing, tourism, banking, shipping, electronics, plastics, toys, watches, clocks
Industrial production growth rate: -0.3% (2010 est.) country comparison to the
world: ...

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628731818

Category: Reference

Page: 864

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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2012. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

The CIA World Factbook 2014

79.81 (2011 est.), 87.78 (2010), 93.57 (2009), 103.58 (2008) Fiscal year: 1
October—30 September ENERGY Electricity—production: 4.12 trillion kWh (2010
est.) country comparison to the world: 3 Electricity—consumption: 3.889 trillion
kWh ...

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628734515

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

State of the World 2010

... in Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, at www.cia.gov/library/
publications/the -world-factbook/geos/ja.html#, updated 14 July 2009; Reverend
Billy from What Would Jesus Buy? Director, Rob VanAlkemade, 16 November
2007.

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916298

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

Borderless Economics

Amar bhidé, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in
a More Connected World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton university Press, 2008).
Author ... united Nations Human Development Report 2010, http://hdr.undp.org/
en/media/HDR_2010_eN_Table1 _reprint.pdf. ... CIA World Factbook, https://
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June 30, 2011.

Author: Robert Guest

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230341233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier.

Working Women and their Rights in the Workplace

... the fourth largest country in africa by area and the 17th largest in the world.3 in
2010, it had a population of approximately ... agency (cia), The World Factbook (
2010) <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ geos/ly.html>.

Author: Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472445015

Category: Law

Page: 288

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This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective. In an attempt to solve the problem posed by the perception that there is an unsolvable conflict between the right of women to work and their right to motherhood, the author considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. Including first-hand accounts of experiences of Libyan women, the study voices their struggle for their rights as guaranteed by domestic law, international conventions and Islam. Providing a rare insight into a region striving to find its new identity, the author assesses the adequacy of existing Libyan laws and, where warranted, offers proposals for legislative amendments to Libyan policy makers and its new Parliament at such a crucial time in the nation’s history.

Doing Business in the ASEAN Countries

[12th largest in the world]) Age breakdown 0–14 years (35.2%), 15–64 years (
60.6%), 65+ (4.1%) Major religion Roman ... Adapted from Central Intelligence
Agency: The World Factbook, 2010h (data compiled from The World Factbook ...

Author: Balbir Bhasin

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 9781606491096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book is a practical and comprehensive guide to succeeding in ASEAN countries. It allows for a deeper understanding of the business environment of these diverse economies. You will be better able to evaluate the risk factors and make meaningful decisions.

Post Punk Perception

Retrieved 2010-06-07. Appendix B. International Organizations and Groups.
Central Intelligence Agency-World Factbook. 2008. Web. Source: (https:// www.
cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/ appendix-b.html).
Retrieved ...

Author: Edmund Wong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483672743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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Growing up in Singapore in the 80s has been challenging. I didn't know much about life or economy. I didn't know what I want to do apart from playing. I know I had to study and get a job. In school we had to write composition about our profession when we grow up. I had never wanted to be a philosopher, let alone writing about social philosophy. It is just that growing up with a single parent is tough. It is tougher when she is uneducated and I had to learn most things by myself. After my National Service, I decided to further studies. That was when I was exposed to philosophy and psychology in the UK. After graduation in 1999 with a degree in Electronics, I came back home to resume my National Service (I disrupt it and had about 2 months left). The life in UK exposed me to something that I did not notice when growing up in Singapore. I find local social scene unsatisfactory. They are Confucians, Muslims, Christians, freethinkers and humanists. Most time, they are preoccupied with how to earn more money. Religion does not give me the fulfillment that it promised. In addition, most were based on Singaporeans' interpretation of the Bible and Buddhism's dharma. Most times, I feel that everything that Singaporeans do has got to do with wealth creation or at least with the expenditure of it. It end up like what Pope Francis referred to as "the cult of money." Organised religion involves more fear-mongering than cultivating an inner grace and peace. Hence this book is about how I relate an ancient thinker's ethics (Aristotle) to the present day. I find Aristotle's ethics to most suit my needs as a man and lover. It does not pretend to be more than what it seek, the golden mean. It does require us to think and explore the values to find balance and achieve wisdom with intellectual and moral virtues. I also find other philosophers (French or not) particularly insightful and thought-provoking. They offer me explanation and exploration on subjects like love, sex, and death. Freudian psychoanalysis are also very penetrating in their findings and insights. Moreover, I needed some contemporary psychological theory, not in-depth psychoanalysis, to back Aristotle's model of ethics (intellectual and moral virtues). Hence the psychological background of my book. I got acquainted with these psychological theories when I was preparing myself to be a financial consultant. I later found out more about them and they became useful in my work and life. Hence I would like to share it with people in Asia so that they can ask the right kind of questions in life in order to learn more about themselves and the social milieu they are living in. Because everyone of us are affected by the social sciences (politics, economics and sociology). This book will, I hope, allow us to understand why we are irrational and how we can make rational changes through reasonings in their life and achieving eudaimonia. My wish is simply to share what I enjoy doing, apart from creating useful ideas to improve the world. Through my book, I hope to make others understand religion, science and philosophy and how they play an increasingly integral part in the Asian century.

U S Immigration and Education

Central Intelligence Agency. (2009). World fact book. Retrieved January 19, 2010
, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fm.html
Central Intelligence Agency. (2010, September 15). The world factbook.
Retrieved ...

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826111084

Category: Education

Page: 408

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This handbook helps readers to both understand and craft policies to aid the successful acculturation of immigrants in the US. It is an excellent road map for researchers in immigration and education, as well as educational and developmental psychologists, sociologists, economists, and public policy makers. An immigrant from Russia, Dr. Grigorenko weaves her first-hand experiences and strategies into this unique text. It encompasses all available research on immigration and acculturation, from new information on bilingual education to studies of low-skill versus high-skill workers. Key Topics: Immigration and America: current snapshot of US immigration policy and a demographic profile Immigration and education: Pre-K though grade12, higher, and adult education, and the labor market Immigration and incorporation into society: Implications for human development, health, and policy

EU ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century

ASEAN official statistics, http://www.aseansec.org/stat/Table28.pdf, date
accessed May 2010. ... CIAFactbook (2010a)The Philippines, https://www.cia.gov
/library/publications/the– worldfactbook/geos/rp.html, date accessed May 2010.

Author: D. Novotny

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137007508

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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Escaping the economic and security-centered approaches, prevalent in contemporary U.S. debate the contributors explore political relations between the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Their inter-disciplinary perspectives touch on domains such as security, comparative integration, human rights, energy.

No One s World

China Daily, March 1, 2010, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/201003/01/
content_9515384.htm. 34 Mahbubani, The New Asian Hemisphere, pp. 64–66. ...
49 CIA, “The World Factbook 2010: Stock of Direct Foreign Investment at Home,”
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Author: Charles A. Kupchan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991298X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The world is on the cusp of a global turn. Between 1500 and 1800, the West sprinted ahead of other centers of power in Asia and the Middle East. Europe and the United States have dominated the world since. But today the West's preeminence is slipping away as China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers rise. Although most strategists recognize that the dominance of the West is on the wane, they are confident that its founding ideas--democracy, capitalism, and secular nationalism--will continue to spread, ensuring that the Western order will outlast its primacy. In No One's World, Charles A. Kupchan boldly challenges this view, arguing that the world is headed for political and ideological diversity; emerging powers will neither defer to the West's lead nor converge toward the Western way. The ascent of the West was the product of social and economic conditions unique to Europe and the United States. As other regions now rise, they are following their own paths to modernity and embracing their own conceptions of domestic and international order. Kupchan contends that the Western order will not be displaced by a new great power or dominant political model. The twenty-first century will not belong to America, China, Asia, or anyone else. It will be no one's world. For the first time in history, an interdependent world will be without a center of gravity or global guardian. More than simply diagnosing what lies ahead, Kupchan provides a detailed strategy for striking a bargain between the West and the rising rest by fashioning a new consensus on issues of legitimacy, sovereignty, and governance. Thoughtful, provocative, sweeping in scope, this work is nothing less than a global guidebook for the 21st century.

Surgical Palliative Care and Pain Management An Issue of Anesthesiology Clinics E Book

Last update in UN data: 14 May 2010. Available at: http://data.un.org/
CountryProfile.aspx?crName5 Haiti (GNI data). Accessed January 7, 2011.
Central Intelligence Agency. The world factbook (The on-line factbook is updated
weekly) (poverty ...

Author: Geoffrey Dunn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145574266X

Category: Medical

Page: 142

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This issue of Anesthesiology Clinics brings the reader up to date on the most important advances in surgical palliative care for anesthesiology intensivists. Topics covered include recent trends and developments, palliative care of patients on high doses of narcotics, trauma in the surgical ICU, care of family in the surgical ICU, communication skills in palliative surgery, surgical palliative care in Haiti, and much more.

The Arab World Unbound

Data for Somalia and the Palestinian Territories are CIA World Factbook
estimates for 2010 and 2008, respectively. aIncludes South Sudan. Source: IMF
World Economic Outlook Database (Sept. 2011); Central Intelligence Agency,
The World ...

Author: Vijay Mahajan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 858

An expert's guide to exploring business opportunities in the burgeoning Arab marketplace This groundbreaking book reveals the myriad opportunities presented by the Arab World's market of 350 million consumers, who collectively wield the ninth-largest economy in the world. Based on the author's firsthand research, including hundreds of market visits and more than 600 interviews at companies doing business throughout the region, this book shows how globally interconnected and vibrant the Arab markets are. Through a rich blend of data and anecdotal observations, it chronicles how, by respecting the region's culture and religious norms, hundreds of local and multinational companies and entrepreneurs are creating successful businesses in this large and growing marketplace. Hundreds of interviews and illustrative examples peel away stereotypes about Arab consumers to reveal diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer markets Explains how multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble, and leading regional companies are working successfully in the Arab nations Shows how Arab entrepreneurs, both men and women, are shaping the regional and global marketplaces Vijay Mahajan, author of two previous award-winning books on emerging markets, is one of the world's most-cited researchers in the business and economics sector As the global marketplace continues to expand, this book offers anyone interested in investing in the Arab world an expert perspective on the boundless business opportunities.

Kyrgyzstan Recent Developments and U S Interests

Population is 5.51 million (The World Factbook, mid-2010 est.). Ethnicity: 65.7%
Kyrgyz; 11.7% Russians; 13.9% Uzbeks, 1% Uighurs; 0.4% Germans, and others
(Kyrgyz Statistics Committee, 2001 est.). Ethnic Uzbeks are a majority in ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437941400

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Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations E Book

United Nations (2010). United Nation AIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic. ...
World FactBook (2010). Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/ publications/
the-world-factbook/index.html. World Health Organization (2004). Incidence of ...

Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 753

Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

The North American Idea

Data from CIA, World Factbook, 2010. Accessed December 2010: https://www.cia
.gov/library/publication/theworldfactbook/gov/cia.html 8. Daniel Lederman,
William F. Maloney, and Luis Serven, Lessons from NAFTA for Latin American
and the ...

Author: Robert A. Pastor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831823

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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In its first seven years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) tripled trade and quintupled foreign investment among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, increasing its share of the world economy. In 2001, however, North America peaked. Since then, trade has slowed among the three, manufacturing has shrunk, and illegal migration and drug-related violence have soared. At the same time, Europe caught up, and China leaped ahead. In The North American Idea, eminent scholar and policymaker Robert A. Pastor explains that NAFTA's mandate was too limited to address the new North American agenda. Instead of offering bold initiatives like a customs union to expand trade, leaders of the three nations thought small. Interest groups stalemated the small ideas while inhibiting the bolder proposals, and the governments accomplished almost nothing. To overcome this resistance and reinvigorate the continent, the leaders need to start with an idea based on a principle of interdependence. Pastor shows how this idea--once woven into the national consciousness of the three countries--could mobilize public support for continental solutions to problems like infrastructure and immigration that have confounded each nation working on its own. Providing essential historical context and challenging readers to view the continent in a new way, The North American Idea combines an expansive vision with a detailed blueprint for a more integrated, dynamic, and equitable North America.

Autonomous adaptation to climate change by shrimp and catfish farmers in Vietnam s Mekong River delta

3 Source: CIA –The World Factbook:Vietnam. https://www.cia.gov/library/
publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html (accessed 10 March 2010). 4
Source: World Economic Outlook Database Oct 2009 report (downloaded from
IMF website ...

Author: Kam

Publisher: WorldFish

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Singapore Transcripts

< http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/reference/yos 10 / yos2010.pdf > Comparison
of Sin World Bank . ... 4 May 2010 . < https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-
world-factbook/ > . World Bank . “ World Development Indicators database .

Author: Erik G. L'Heureux

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Category: Architecture

Page: 237

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