Part of the Salem science collection, the Encyclopedia of Global Resources surveys more than 200 natural resources, along with major producers and technologies, in this comprehensive, four-volume set. Essays also address the global economic impact of our natural resources. Filled with dozens of tables, charts, photos and appendixes, this set will be an asset to any science collection.
In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.
- Jennifer Naimzadeh
Consumer Affairs Communications Coordinator Juliana Harris stopped by the library and shared some excellent preventative measures that consumers can take to protect their identity in light of the recent SC DOR security breach. Here is a link to her presentation. Preventive measures discussed were:
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On Friday 26 October the news broke that the South Carolina Department of Revenue's tax records dating back to 1998 had been hacked by overseas cybercriminals, giving them access to some 3.8 million tax records, as well as 378,000 credit and debit card numbers. The security breach was all the more alarming because the Social Security numbers in the records were not encrypted. The following week state officials revealed that the tax records of up to 657,000 businesses had also been compromised. Security experts agree that this was the worst case of data theft committed against a state government in the nation's history.
On October 26th, the people of South Carolina were told that the Department of Revenue had been hacked. Millions of tax returns and hundreds of thousands of credit/debt card numbers and business tax records were stolen.
CultureGrams provides quick cultural and statistical snapshots of the over 200 countries recognized by the United Nations. Compare countries, states or provinces using a list of statistical elements and create data tables for reports or papers. Country reports can include maps, flags, symbols, history, economy, geography, population and more.
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