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Economics (93,723 Books)


Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek ??????µ?a (oikonomia, 'management of a household, administration') from ????? (oikos, 'house') + ??µ?? (nomos, 'custom' or 'law'), hence 'rules of the house(hold)'.[1] Current economic models emerged from the broader field of political economy in the late 19th century. A primary stimulus for the development of modern economics was the desire to use an empirical approach more akin to the physical sciences.

 
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Foreign Affairs, Defense, And Trade : Key Issues for the 108Th Con...

By: Lawrence Kapp

Excerpt: As the global campaign against terrorism continues and a possible war with Iraq looms, Congress must complete action on the FY2003 appropriations bills and begin consideration of the budget for FY2004. Congressional actions are likely to reflect the reality that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States (hereafter referred to as 9/11) have, in some fundamental ways, changed America and the way it looks at the world. For many, 9/11 destroyed ...

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Foreign Affairs, Defense, And Trade : Key Issues for the 109Th Con...

By: Bruce Vaughn

Excerpt: The 109th Congress will face early funding and oversight issues under pressure of tight fiscal conditions in 2005. Challenges are likely to include providing the necessary resources to secure stability, democracy, and reconstruction in Afghanistan and Iraq, continue the global fight against terrorism, dissuade Iran, North Korea, and perhaps other countries from pursuing nuclear weapons, and adequately fund a number of other high priority programs. In February, t...

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World Ocean Database 2001 Volume 1 : Introduction

By: onald L. Evans

Preface: The oceanographic databases described by this atlas series greatly expands on the World Ocean Database 1998 (WOD98) product. We have expanded these earlier databases to include data from new instrument types such as profiling floats and new variables such as pCO2 and TCO2. Previous oceanographic databases including the NODC/WDC profile archives, and products derived from these databases, have proven to be of great utility to the international oceanographic, clim...

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A Survey of the Use of Biotechnology in U. S. Industry

Technical Reference Publication

Foreword: At the dawn of the 21st century, no new area of science and technology holds greater promise or potential than biotechnology. From genomics and proteomics to biotechnologies for improving industrial production processes, advances in our ability to understand and manipulate living materials promise to address many significant challenges facing our society.

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