One in a Billion

One in a Billion
Author: Mark Johnson,Kathleen Gallagher
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781451661330

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"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher chronicle the story of a young boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who take a bold step into the future of medicine to save him"--Page 4 of cover

One in a Billion

One in a Billion
Author: Nancy Pine
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2020-12-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781538143414

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This heart-wrenching story immerses readers in the dramatic survival of one outspoken man who illuminates the souls of a billion ordinary Chinese citizens. An Wei—a stubborn, hardworking peasant who has lived by his values and stood up for his convictions­—has succeeded against all odds in the authoritarian environment of China. Despite grinding poverty, hunger, reeducation campaigns, and attacks from jealous peers, An Wei continues to inspire with his daring achievements, such as launching a democratic congress in his own village. His compelling life provides a vivid backdrop for understanding the development of modern China from the unique perspective of an outspoken citizen. Through his audacious determination and survival skills forged in rural poverty, An Wei’s unstoppable drive to improve himself and rural China will captivate and enthrall readers. Her website can be found at

One Billion Americans

One Billion Americans
Author: Matthew Yglesias
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-09-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780593190227

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER What would actually make America great: more people. If the most challenging crisis in living memory has shown us anything, it’s that America has lost the will and the means to lead. We can’t compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace by keeping our population static or letting it diminish, or with our crumbling transit and unaffordable housing. The winner in the future world is going to have more—more ideas, more ambition, more utilization of resources, more people. Exactly how many Americans do we need to win? According to Matthew Yglesias, one billion. From one of our foremost policy writers, One Billion Americans is the provocative yet logical argument that if we aren’t moving forward, we’re losing. Vox founder Yglesias invites us to think bigger, while taking the problems of decline seriously. What really contributes to national prosperity should not be controversial: supporting parents and children, welcoming immigrants and their contributions, and exploring creative policies that support growth—like more housing, better transportation, improved education, revitalized welfare, and climate change mitigation. Drawing on examples and solutions from around the world, Yglesias shows not only that we can do this, but why we must. Making the case for massive population growth with analytic rigor and imagination, One Billion Americans issues a radical but undeniable challenge: Why not do it all, and stay on top forever?

Sun One in a Billion

Sun  One in a Billion
Author: Stacy McAnulty
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2018-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781250229915

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From the author of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years comes a new picture book about space— this time starring our Sun! Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star—he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial "autobiography." Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully illustrated, Sun! One in a Billion is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.

One Billion Customers

One Billion Customers
Author: James McGregor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2007-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780743258418

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From one of the most successful journalist/businessmen ever to do business inChina comes a blueprint for succeeding in the worlds fastest-growing consumermarket.

One Billion Hungry

One Billion Hungry
Author: Gordon Conway
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-10-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780801466106

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Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people. More than six decades after the technological discoveries that led to the Green Revolution aimed at ending world hunger, regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plague vast swaths of the world. And with increasing food prices, climate change, resource inequality, and an ever-increasing global population, the future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Conway addresses a series of urgent questions about global hunger: • How we will feed a growing global population in the face of a wide range of adverse factors, including climate change? • What contributions can the social and natural sciences make in finding solutions? • And how can we engage both government and the private sector to apply these solutions and achieve significant impact in the lives of the poor? Conway succeeds in sharing his informed optimism about our collective ability to address these fundamental challenges if we use technology paired with sustainable practices and strategic planning. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifaceted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

One in a Billion

One in a Billion
Author: Sandy Thompson
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2006-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1576872963

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China, the world's largest, fastest developing market, is a place of seduction, opportunity, mystery, and allure. For business, much of the allure is in the numbers: Five thousand years of history; more than 20 percent of the planet's population; two hundred million people learning English; three hundred million Internet users; four hundred and fifty million people with a college degree or more; and, billions of dollars tucked away in savings accounts, to be spent on the latest sneakers, children's education, mobile phones, and fast food. Over the past decade, hundreds of multinationals have plunged headlong into China, investing huge sums and expecting quick share, instant recognition, and handsome rewards. A sizable proportion of them, however, have been stopped in their tracks by relentless competition from lightning-fast local brands and manufacturers. What went wrong? More importantly, what can companies do to succeed in the China century? Sandy Thompson, former Head of Planning, Asia, for global ideas company Saatchi & Saatchi, faced up to the challenge of answering these questions for clients such as Procter & Gamble. Her point of departure? "If you want to understand how a lion hunts, you don't go to the zoo, you go to the jungle!" Thompson developed a highly unconventional approach to traditional market research. Covering more than thirty thousand miles of China's heartland by van, boat, and foot, Thompson and her team heard the personal stories of thousands of individuals: twenty-two year old millionaires and fifty-five year old billionaires, children, mothers, gas station attendants, and businessmen. Collected for the first time in this eloquent and engaging book, the highlights from these conversations offer invaluable insights. An intimate and humbling portrait, One in a Billion draws a powerful conclusion: to be successful in China, businesses need to stop lusting after the billions, and take time to understand the one.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
Author: Kathryn Yusoff
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-11-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781452961057

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Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene No geology is neutral, writes Kathryn Yusoff. Tracing the color line of the Anthropocene, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. Yusoff initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between feminist black theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology. Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.