The Harper's Index Book Volume 3

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A collection of illuminating information from Harper's Magazine that makes a snapshot of our world today. Arguably the most imitated editorial feature in magazine journalism, The Harper's Index each month sparks conversation, debate, outrage, wonder, and laughter.
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Overview

A collection of illuminating information from Harper's Magazine that makes a snapshot of our world today. Arguably the most imitated editorial feature in magazine journalism, The Harper's Index each month sparks conversation, debate, outrage, wonder, and laughter.
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Plimpton lauds this Index marking the magazine's 150th anniversary and covering April 1995-January 2000 for having an index. Such intriguing statistics as the average weekly allowance of a US child ($5.82) are arranged by 82 categories. Previous editions appeared in 1991 and 1988. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879957541
  • Publisher: Harper's Magazine Foundation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Civics
School Days 3
Higher Education 5
Voters and Voting 6
The Campaign Trail 10
The White House 13
The Congress 16
The Courts 18
Crime 21
Punishment 22
Social Studies
The Drug War 27
The Battle of the Sexes 30
Black and White 32
Childhood 35
Adolescence 37
Modern Maturity 38
Traditions 40
Giving and Receiving 42
Making It Big 44
History
The Cold War 49
Winners and Losers 51
Arms and Armaments 54
Military Personnel 57
The Course of Empire 59
Diplomacy 61
Secrets 63
Deja Vu 64
Geography
State of the World 69
Africa 71
Asia 73
Russia 75
The Middle East 77
Europe 80
Latin America and the Caribbean 84
Migration 86
Transportation 88
American Pie 91
New York, New York 94
Going South 96
Communications
News 101
The Tube 103
Hollywood 105
Music 107
Reading and Writing 109
In the Mail 112
On the Wire 113
Talk 115
Economics
Wealth and Poverty 121
Taxes 122
IOUs 124
Imports and Exports 127
Speculation 128
The Corporate World 131
On the Job 133
Shopping 136
Science
Technology 141
Outer Space 142
Weather Conditions 144
Reaping and Sowing 146
The Animal Kingdom 148
The Environment 150
Energy 153
Genetics 155
Health Risks 156
Health Care 159
Epidemics 161
Psychology
Anxiety 165
Narcissism 166
Fears 167
Beliefs 168
Home Ec
Married Life 173
Modern Baby Making 174
Family Affairs 176
Around the House 178
Edibles and Potables 180
Shelter 181
Vacation
Holidays 187
Travel and Tourism 188
The Sporting Life 190
The Great Outdoors 194
Leisure Time 195
Junk Food 197
Sex 198
Resources 203
Index 257
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