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Christensen, Karen 1957-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 9,598 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  History  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: GV567, 796.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Christensen
Encyclopedia of world sport : from ancient times to the present by David Levinson( Book )

48 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical and cross-cultural survey of mainstream and lesser-known sports
Encyclopedia of modern Asia by David Levinson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intended for students and non-specialists, this six-volume set does an outstanding job of covering all aspects of modern Asia (economics, religion, technology, politics, education, the arts, environmental issues, international relations, and scientific advances). Recognizing that there is not one Asian culture but many, the editors have been careful to stress both the interrelatedness and the tremendous variance of traditions. The set is equally useful for those researching common themes across Asian culture and those examining a particular country. Well illustrated and carefully indexed, the set is highly recommended for all public and academic libraries."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003
International encyclopedia of women and sports( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other encyclopedia covers the world of women in international sports with such depth, currency, and detail. This three-volume, illustrated reference set provides articles on all aspects of the history and the current state of women's sports. Included are more than 230 biographies, 170 individual and group sports, and 75 country profiles, plus examinations of cultural, societal, health, and ethical issues."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Encyclopedia of community : from the village to the virtual world by Karen Christensen( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This encyclopedia is a welcome exploration of the great variety of social networks that human beings create and participate in. Interdisciplinary in scope, the set includes contributions from some of the foremost scholars studying community today. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography, a collection of resources guides, an annotated guide to "Community in Popular Culture," and "Libraries Build Community," a guide for librarians."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher
Global perspectives on the United States : a nation by nation survey( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldviews of the U.S. have changed over time, particularly since 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Levinson and Christensen and a worldwide editorial board provide insight into the views of and perspectives on the U.S. and its government, people, policies, and culture. Although the editors had hoped to determine these perspectives based on key historical events such as the American Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the founding of the UN, they discovered that most nations form opinions of the U.S. by answering two questions--What has the U.S. done for or to us lately? and What may the U.S. do for or to us in the future? To answer these questions, more than 100 experts analyzed public statements, editorials and articles in the media, books, organizational reports, and their own observations and experiences to compile each nation's article. When the above resources were not available, surveys and interviews were used. The articles are based on opinions, whether of government officials, writers, or the people of a nation. Some 140 articles represent many countries and regions in the world, including Afghanistan, the Caribbean, Iran, Iraq, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. Each article is written in a standardized format to include the following: an introduction, a statistical profile, "History of Relations with the United States," "Perspectives on the United States," and further reading (including many Internet resources). Sidebars are scattered throughout the two volumes and provide biographies of important authors and journalists whose writings influenced their fellow citizens, biographies of U.S. political figures, pivotal events and documents in world history, and excerpts from primary texts. A list of entries, an index, a world map, general sources of information, and a chronology of key world events influencing views of the U.S. are also included. - Publisher
The global village companion : an A to Z guide to understanding current world affairs by David Levinson( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Village Companion will help readers understand how new and developing influences around the world are affecting the way we live and work, as well as our political and economic situations." "With more than 400 general entries that describe over 1,000 terms, The Global Village Companion covers several related topics within a single entry. In addition to individual definitions, the historical context and global significance of included phrases are also covered. Extensive cross-referencing, a detailed subject index, a bibliography, appendix, and maps help readers explore and uncover connections between related ideas."--Jacket
Heart of the community : the libraries we love : treasured libraries of the United States and Canada( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gift from the Friends of the Buda Library
Home ecology : simple and practical ways to green your home by Karen Christensen( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China gold : China's quest for global power and Olympic glory( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On ba yue ba hao ba dian ling ba fen, the auspicious 8th day of the 8th month of 2008 at 8.08 pm, China stepped onto the world stage as the nation most likely to shape the 21st century. What an opportunity for millions of people around the world--sports fans as well as those who simply love the pageantry and global camaraderie of the Games--to learn about China and its history, culture, and customs. China Gold : China's Quest for Olympic and Global Glory is not only about the Beijing Olympics and Chinese sports but also about China itself--past, present, and future
The armchair environmentalist : 3 minute-a-day action plan to save the world by Karen Christensen( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel's roses by Karen Christensen( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eco living : a handbook for the 21st century by Karen Christensen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green home : how to make your world a better place by Karen Christensen( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher
La maison écologique : astuces et conseils pour vivre mieux by Karen Christensen( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un livre pratique qui invite à ouvrir sa porte à l'écologie, à éviter le gaspillage et à favoriser le recyclage à la maison, d'abord
Encyclopedia of global perspectives on the United States : country-by-country profiles( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive reference work to cover US foreign policy and views of US culture, policy, politics, and government from the individual perspectives of other countries. It contains over 150 country-specific articles, written by scholarly experts, many from those nations
Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport by David Levinson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport presents everything and anything you want to know about sports and the sporting life. Here at last is a single reference resource that captures the essence of the world of sport, and its incredible variety. Knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement studies, sport history, and sport sociology synthesized in 450 comprehensive, illustrated articles
Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher
Global perspectives on the United States : iIssues and ideas shaping international relations( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that offer a comprehensive analysis of the core characteristics of the United States, as well as historical events, policies, programs, and cultural aspects that have shaped the country and its relations with other countries
 
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Encyclopedia of world sport : from ancient times to the present
Alternative Names
크리스텐슨, 캐런 1957-

クリステンセン, カレン

Languages
English (163)

French (4)

Japanese (1)

Covers
Encyclopedia of modern AsiaInternational encyclopedia of women and sportsEncyclopedia of community : from the village to the virtual worldBerkshire encyclopedia of world sportGlobal perspectives on the United States : a nation by nation surveyThe global village companion : an A to Z guide to understanding current world affairsHeart of the community : the libraries we love : treasured libraries of the United States and CanadaHome ecology : simple and practical ways to green your home