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Understanding USA

Author: Richard Saul Wurman
Publisher: Newport, RI : TED Conferences, [1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consists of statistical graphs that explain the state of America at the Millenium.
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Genre/Form: Statistiques Tableaux, graphiques, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wurman, Richard Saul, 1935-
Understanding USA.
Newport, RI : TED Conferences, [1999]
(OCoLC)1019900637
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Saul Wurman
ISBN: 0967453607 9780967453606
OCLC Number: 43434122
Notes: Cover title.
Description: [324] pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Nigel Holmes with Meredith Bagby on: Federal income; Federal expenses; Federal debt; Social security; Medicare; Economy; State budget; Welfare; Education; Crime, and Report card. --
Reed Agnew & Don Moyer on: Age & race; Demographic shapshots; Population distribution; Pattern of race; Patterns of age, sex & marriage; Patterns of income, origin & education; Population growth rate; Distribution of wealth; Becoming president; Eectoral college, and Lobbying. Clement Mok on: Economics of raising a child; Children at risk; Domestic violence & child abuse; Baby boom echo; K-12 schools; Literacy; Affirmative action; Technology in the classroom; Cost of higher education; Higher education, and Suicide. --
Krzysztof Lenk & Paul Kahn on: Business; Top companies; Business growth; Mergers & acquisitions; Wages & earnings; Employee compensation; Immigration; Foreign trade; Global trade; Global economy, and United Nations. --
Joel Katz on: Cost of living; Spending & saving; Income & debt; Investing; Aging & retirement; Social security; Poverty by age; Poverty by characteristic; Housing, and Homelessness. --
Michael Bierut on: Disease & illness; Cancer; AIDS; Disability; Alternative medicine; Genetic engineering; Physical fitness; Mental health; Cost of health; Business of health, and Insurance. --
Kit Hinrichs on: War; Nuclear arms; Armaments; National defense; Terrorism; Biochemical weapons; Human rights; International affairs; Intelligence community, and Hunger. --
Robert Greenberg on Gambling; Substance abuse; Bankruptcy; Privacy; Weapons; Crime; Property crime; Violence; Juvenile crime; Punishment, and Death penalty. --
Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture on: Sex & sexuality; Stock market; Transportation; Space program; Cities; Race; Marriage & divorce; Families; American demographics, and Datascaping USA. --
Ramana Rao on: Consumption & consequences; Energy; Water; Food; Materials; Land use/degradation; Pollution; Biodiversity; Climatic change; Links & resources, and Organizations. --
Tom Wood on: Life in America; American family; American society; Social issues; American technology; American achievement; American failure; American ingenuity; Collective memory, and Historical context. --
Nancye Green & Michael Donovan on: Moore's law; Information technology; Internet; E-commerce; computer crime; Internet users; Employment; Information anxiety, and Information overload. --
Nigel Holmes on: Big Seven; Media players; Television; Newspapers; Magazines, and advertising.
Other Titles: Understanding
Responsibility: Richard Saul Wurman.

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Consists of statistical graphs that explain the state of America at the Millenium.

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