Don Burgess adds both historical and personal context for the articles through notes and interviews. The collection is illustrated with over 100 photographs and several maps.
Author: Glenn Burgess
Category: Railroad engineering
One of the most challenging engineering feats in railroad construction, the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad of Mexico was conceived in the mid-19th century and opened in 1961. Photo-journalist Glenn Burgess covered the final construction for newspapers in Texas, exploring the engineering challenges and the possibilities for commerce. His black and white photographs taken with a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera provide an important record of this engineering wonder. Don Burgess adds both historical and personal context for the articles through notes and interviews. The collection is illustrated with over 100 photographs and several maps.
Author: United States. Internal Revenue ServicePublish On: 1990
SIDNEY 752 SIERRA Sidney Sternberger Scholarship Fund , Brownsville , Tn .
Siena Transitional Living Ctr Inc. , Until ... Sierra Challenge Athletic Assoc ,
Sparks , Nv . Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital , Kerrville , Tx . Sierra Chamber
Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
“Whoa,” Sierra said softly. Chico stood, watching the herd. Then Sierra nodded to
the other riders, asking them to move forward. The cattle turned. Chico wanted to
step toward them, but Sierra asked him to stand still. The cattle divided, passed ...
Author: Jessie Haas
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Set in Wyoming, Chico's Challenge follows a young buckskin quarter horse who is trade to Sierra, a teen who works her father's ranch and dreams of becoming a cutting horse champion. Chico seems to have the makings of a great cow horse, but...he has never seen a cow in his life! Can he and Sierra, both novices, learn to work together as a team?
The challenge of ending Sierra Leone's protracted agony and beginning its
reconstruction remain . With Foday Sankoh again in Pademba Road Prison ,
along with a number of his senior associates , the RUF has named Field
Author: John L. Hirsch
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
John Hirsch traces Sierra Leone's downward spiral in this book, drawing on his first-hand experience as US amabassador in Freetown in 1995-1998. Hirsch analyzes the historical, social and economic contexts of the ongoing struggle, as well as the impacts of regional and international powers.
In December 2002, the Sierra Club announced the launching of two
environmental mutual funds—Sierra Club Balanced Fund and Sierra Club Stock
Fund—that will be marketed to its seven hundred thousand-plus members and
the general ...
Author: John C. Harrington
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
This is a no-holds-barred look at our money system, its threat to our survival, and how to use our investments to regain control. Harrington synthesizes thirty years of experience to give investors the strategies to thwart corporate domination of the earth's resources, decentralize our economy, restore democracy, tame corruption, and regain community control of our financial resources.
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2002-08-22
113(5):343–351. Sierra Research. 1996. LowTemperature CO Emission Test
Results. Report No. SR96–06–04. Prepared for the Alaska Department of
Environmental Conservation, by Sierra Research, Inc., Sacramento, CA. Sierra
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic air pollutant produced largely from vehicle emissions. Breathing CO at high concentrations leads to reduced oxygen transport by hemoglobin, which has health effects that include impaired reaction timing, headaches, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, clouding of consciousness, coma, and, at high enough concentrations and long enough exposure, death. In recognition of those health effects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as directed by the Clean Air Act, established the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for CO in 1971. Most areas that were previously designated as "nonattainment" areas have come into compliance with the NAAQS for CO, but some locations still have difficulty in attaining the CO standards. Those locations tend to have topographical or meteorological characteristics that exacerbate pollution. In view of the challenges posed for some areas to attain compliance with the NAAQS for CO, congress asked the National Research Council to investigate the problem of CO in areas with meteorological and topographical problems. This interim report deals specifically with Fairbanks, Alaska. Fairbanks was chosen as a case study because its meteorological and topographical characteristics make it susceptible to severe winter inversions that trap CO and other pollutants at ground level.
... Sierra de Puebla created a new ''democratic patriarchy,'' where access to the
liberal state could be used to redefine male privilege within the community.32
Mallon emphasizes, however, that this generational challenge lasted for only a
Author: Patrick J. McNamara
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra, Patrick McNamara explores events in the Oaxaca district of Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics. Two Mexican presidents had direct ties to Ixtlan district: Benito Juarez, who served as Mexico's liberal president from 1858 to 1872, was born in the district, and Porfirio Diaz, president from 1876 to 1911, had led a National Guard battalion made up of Zapotec soldiers throughout the years of civil war. Paying close attention to the Zapotec people as they achieved greater influence, McNamara examines the political culture of Diaz's presidency and explores how Diaz, who became increasingly dictatorial over the course of his time in office, managed to stay in power for thirty-five years. McNamara reveals the weight of memory and storytelling as Ixtlan veterans and their families reminded government officials of their ties to both Juarez and Diaz. While Juarez remained a hero in their minds, Diaz came to represent the arrogance of Mexico City and the illegitimacy of the "Porfiriato" that ended with the 1910 revolution.
Regionalrivalries alsobegan to develop in earnest asaresultof this challenge. Sierra Leonean settlers, Liberated Africans andgovernors wereall chagrined at
the lackof success in suppressingtheslave trade. BlamingLiberia eased
Author: B. Everill
Bronwen Everill offers a new perspective on African global history, applying a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia to understand their role in the anti-slavery colonization movements of Britain and America.
Seed can be sown any time during winter at the Challenge Experimental Forest .
Stratification should not be necessary if seed is sown before March 1 . U . S .
Forest Service research on the Challenge Experimental Forest , Yuba County ...
Author: Robert L. Neal
Category: Ponderosa pine
In direct-seeding trials on the Challenge Experimental Forest, Yuba County, California, 27 combinations of seeding rates, aspect, and site treatment were tested. The best results were obtained on northerly aspects on unburned mechanically disturbed seedbeds with a high proportion of exposed mineral soil when seed application rates were high. Sowing at least 1 pound of seed per acre (1.12 kg per ha) consistently resulted in 400 or more seedlings per acre (988 seedlings per ha). Baiting for rodent control and attempted seed covering by "dragging" did not improve results. If regeneration requirements will be met by 400 seedlings per acre, these procedures for operational testing are suggested: (1) prepare 100 percent of the site by piling and burning slash and residual vegetation; (2) use seed that has had the standard endrin-arasanaluminum- dust pest repellent treatment, or equivalent; and (3) apply at least 1.5 pounds of seed (10,000 to 12,000 viable seed) per acre (1.7 kg, or 24,710 to 29,650 seed, per ha).
Sierra Leone's development challenge is not only about achieving faster growth,
but also about broadening participation and accelerating the pace of social
advancement. Additional resources would be required to adequately support a
In early 2001, the United Nations concluded an agreement with the Sierra
Leonean government establishing a special court – made up of international and
domestic judges – to try those most responsible for the horrendous atrocities that
Author: Ustina Dolgopol
Category: Political Science
This collection is an integrated body of essays that provides a comprehensive range of viewpoints on how international legal and political mechanisms can address the catastrophic consequences of deadly conflict in today’s world. The authors are drawn from a diverse range of disciplines encompassing law, peace studies, international relations and criminal justice and include judges, members of the military, academics, United Nations personnel and representatives of non-government organisations.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and PowerPublish On: 2012
EPA Challenge to EPA NRDC U.S. ( Fugitive Clean Air Act Environmental
Emissions ) rulemaking to Protection Agency exclude fugitive ( EPA ) emissions
from coverage under the New Source Review modification provisions NRDC and Sierra ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Author: Abubakar Hassan KargboPublish On: 2014-10-30
On the causes of corruption in Sierra Leone, respondents rated very high greed
and selfishness 214 (68.8%) especially among the MDA respondents. Poverty
came ... Corruption poses a serious development challenge in Sierra Leone.
Author: Abubakar Hassan Kargbo
Category: Political Science
This book titled Governance and the Three Arms of Government in Sierra Leone seeks to critically analyse the three arms of government in Sierra Leone in terms of their adherence to democratic principles and best international practices since independence. The challenges governance institution have been facing are discussed and recommendation made . The book also emphasized that despite the fact that the three arms of government inherited by the state of Sierra Leone at independence, it could be argued that the state of Sierra Leone has enormous tasks to perform in all the facets of the body politic; especially in the area of putting the necessary structures and institutions not only to complement the three organs but to promote better governance of the state of Sierra Leone. . Perhaps any government of Sierra Leone cannot only rely on the fact that it was democratically elected but has to deliver services efficiently and effectively to the public. It is argued therefore that for this all important reason it is not only incumbent on government to put in place the necessary institutions and structures but also the formulation of policies that will help facilitate the governance process. These institutions and structures when established and policies implemented against the backdrop of adequate resources will contribute positively to laying down the foundation of democratic good governance in the country. It contains three main chapters on legislative, executive and judicial arms of government and a conclusion.
Coward , ” Sierra challenged softly . Ram paused but did not stop . " Lock the
door behind me , ” he threw over his shoulder , ignoring Sierra's challenge . The
soft click of the latch left a hollow feeling deep in the pit of her stomach . Bandying
Author: Connie Mason
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company Incorporated
Believing rumors that her long-lost siblings are living in Denver, finishing school debutante Sierra Alden takes a chance with her reputation by asking Ramsey Hunter to guide her to them, despite the dual risk he places on her heart. Original.
Author: International Monetary FundPublish On: 2008-07-25
Monetary policy during the period was conducted via open market operations,
specifically the sale and purchase of treasury bills in the primary market. The
growth of reserve money was the key challenge for monetary policy operations.
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
This report describes the progress made in implementing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Sierra Leone covering the period 2005–07. Efforts to reform the public sector were not successful. Management and Functional Reviews were conducted for several ministries, departments, and agencies but the recommendations were not implemented. A Senior Executive Service program was also developed but government and development partners could not agree on an implementation strategy and therefore the funds required for implementation were not provided.
Author: Doris Wiesmann, Lioba Weingärtner, Iris SchöningerPublish On:
AFGHANISTAN AND SIERRA LEONE are two countries with a typical history of
being devastated by years of civil war where the GHI is consequently very high,
although due to the lack of data, the GHI in Afghanistan is not even calculable
Report of the Sierra Summit Steering Committee. f Appendix IV : " Success
Stories " in the Sierra. and resources ” ; “ Community polarization ” ; “ Crash
feared - - how do we retain / add business ? ” Specific issues illustrating this challenge are ...
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Recommendations of the Committee, on Sierra Nevada resource issues, based on the Sierra Summit conference held November 17-18, 1991, at Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and on five workshops held in 1992 at various locations in the Sierra.
... a typical fighter pilot challenge. He might have said, “Can't you walk and chew
gum at the same time?” and it would have meant the same thing. He knew that
because I was a fighter pilot as well, I would not, could not, pass up the challenge
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