Texas Almanac 2004-2005


Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Dallas Morning News
ISBN: 9780914511342
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 3573
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Offers facts on the history, culture, people, economy, population, educational systems, politics, government, agriculture, science, arts, recreation, weather, and counties of Texas.

TEXAS ALMANAC 04-05-P


Author: Dallas Morning News
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
ISBN: 9780914511359
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 7119
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Presents a comprehensive Texas almanac that contains color maps, census records, and information on over thirty Spanish mission sites, the culture and environment of the state, holidays and county profiles, and much more.

Texas Almanac 2004-05


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780914511342
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: 672
View: 8288
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Presents a comprehensive Texas almanac that contains color maps, census records, and information on over thirty Spanish mission sites, the culture and environment of the state, holidays and county profiles, and much more.

Dinosaur Highway

A History of Dinosaur Valley State Park
Author: Laurie Jasinski
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875654738
Category: History
Page: 212
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Where the Paluxy River now winds through the North Texas Hill Country, the great lizards of prehistory once roamed, leaving their impressive footprints deep in the limy sludge of what would become the earth’s Cretaceous layer. It wouldn’t be until a summer day in1909, however, when young George Adams went splashing along the creekbed, that chance and shifting sediments would reveal these stony traces of an ancient past. Young Adams’s first discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River Valley, near the small community of Glen Rose, Texas, came more than one hundred million years after the reign of the dinosaurs. During this prehistoric era, herds of lumbering “sauropods” and tri-toed, carnivorous “theropods” made their way along what was then an ancient “dinosaur highway.” Today, their long-ago footsteps are immortalized in the limestone of the riverbed, arousing the curiosity of picnickers and paleontologists alike. Indeed, nearly a century after their first discovery, the “stony oddities” of Somervell County continue to draw Saturday-afternoon tourists, renowned scholars, and dinosaur enthusiasts from across the nation and around the globe. In her careful, and colorful, history of Dinosaur Valley State Park, Jasinski deftly interweaves millennia of geological time with local legend, old photographs, and quirky anecdotes of the people who have called the valley home. Beginning with the valley’s “first visitors”—the dinosaurs—Jasinski traces the area’s history through to the decades of the twentieth century, when new track sites continued to be discovered, and visitors and locals continued to leave their own material imprint upon the changing landscape. The book reaches its culmination in the account of the hard-won battle fought by Somervell residents and officials during the latter decades of the century to secure Dinosaur Valley’s preservation as a state park.

Sutherland Springs, Texas

Saratoga on the Cibolo
Author: Richard B. McCaslin
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574416731
Category: History
Page: 288
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In Sutherland Springs, Texas, Richard B. McCaslin explores the rise and fall of this rural community near San Antonio primarily through the lens of its aspirations to become a resort spa town, because of its mineral water springs, around the turn of the twentieth century. Texas real estate developers, initially more interested in oil, brought Sutherland Springs to its peak as a resort in the early twentieth century, but failed to transform the farming settlement into a resort town. The decline in water tables during the late twentieth century reduced the mineral water flows, and the town faded. Sutherland Springs’s history thus provides great insights into the importance of water in shaping settlement. Beyond the story of resort spa aspirations lies a history of the community and its people itself. McCaslin provides a complete history of Sutherland Springs from early settlement through Civil War and into the twentieth century, its agricultural and oil-drilling exploits alongside its mineral water appeal, as well as a complete community history of the various settlers and owners of the springs/hotel.

Texas Almanac 2012–2013


Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0876112572
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 736
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First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents. The Almanac's 66th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. Special features in the 66th Edition include: • An article on the birth of the Austin music scene and the influence on it by legendary musician Willie Nelson, written by Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski. The Austin music scene is recognized worldwide through Austin City Limits, the longest running music program on American television. • A history of the Civil War in Texas to mark the 150th year since the beginning of that conflict. Composed by Texana writer Mike Cox, the article highlights the unique aspects of the war in Texas, such as the Great Hanging at Gainesville and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. • Newly released 2010 population figures. • A complete history of voter turnout in Texas going back to 1866. • A history of professional football in Texas. • Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Texas Almanac 2012–2013 includes articles and data about: • history and government • population and demographics • the natural environment • sports and recreation • business and transportation • oil and minerals • agriculture • science and health • education • culture and the arts • obituaries of notable Texans • pronunciation guide to town and county names

Red State

An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics
Author: Wayne Thorburn
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292759223
Category: Political Science
Page: 310
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In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for a Democratic president since 1976. Every statewide elective office is held by Republicans. Representing Texas in Washington is a congressional delegation of twenty-five Republicans and nine Democrats. Republicans control the Texas Senate by a margin of nineteen to twelve and the Texas House of Representatives by 101 to 49. Red State explores why this transformation of Texas politics took place and what these changes imply for the future. As both a political scientist and a Republican party insider, Wayne Thorburn is especially qualified to explain how a solidly one-party Democratic state has become a Republican stronghold. He analyzes a wealth of data to show how changes in the state's demographics—including an influx of new residents, the shift from rural to urban, and the growth of the Mexican American population—have moved Texas through three stages of party competition, from two-tiered politics, to two-party competition between Democrats and Republicans, and then to the return to one-party dominance, this time by Republicans. His findings reveal that the shift from Democratic to Republican governance has been driven not by any change in Texans' ideological perspective or public policy orientation—even when Texans were voting Democrat, conservatives outnumbered liberals or moderates—but by the Republican party's increasing identification with conservatism since 1960.

Student Almanac of Hispanic American History: From the California Gold Rush to today, 1849-present


Author: N.A
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313326073
Category: Almanacs, American
Page: 144
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Uses primary source documents, maps, charts, and statistics to trace the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans from their first travels across the Atlantic to the present day.

Dishonorable Passions

Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003
Author: William N. Eskridge Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631107
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 7399
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From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted degenerates and (later) homosexuals. The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals. The nation’s sexual revolution of the 1960s fueled a social movement of people seeking repeal of sodomy laws, but it was not until the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) that private sex between consenting adults was decriminalized. With dramatic stories of both the hunted (Walt Whitman and Margaret Mead) and the hunters (Earl Warren and J. Edgar Hoover), Dishonorable Passions reveals how American sodomy laws affected the lives of both homosexual and heterosexual Americans. Certain to provoke heated debate, Dishonorable Passions is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of sexuality and its regulation in the United States

Kontum

The Battle to Save South Vietnam
Author: Thomas P. McKenna
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140366
Category: History
Page: 378
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In the spring of 1972, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam in what became known as the Easter Offensive. Almost all of the American forces had already withdrawn from Vietnam except for a small group of American advisers to the South Vietnamese armed forces. The 23rd ARVN Infantry Division and its American advisers were sent to defend the provincial capital of Kontum in the Central Highlands. They were surrounded and attacked by three enemy divisions with heavy artillery and tanks but, with the help of air power, managed to successfully defend Kontum and prevent South Vietnam from being cut in half and defeated. Although much has been written about the Vietnam War, little of it addresses either the Easter Offensive or the Battle of Kontum. In Kontum: The Battle to Save South Vietnam, Thomas P. McKenna fills this gap, offering the only in-depth account available of this violent engagement. McKenna, a U.S. infantry lieutenant colonel assigned as a military adviser to the 23rd Division, participated in the battle of Kontum and combines his personal experiences with years of interviews and research from primary sources to describe the events leading up to the invasion and the battle itself. Kontum sheds new light on the actions of U.S. advisers in combat during the Vietnam War. McKenna's book is not only an essential historical resource for America's most controversial war but a personal story of valor and survival.

Artificial Satellites and How to Observe Them


Author: Richard Schmude, Jr.
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461439159
Category: Science
Page: 181
View: 1887
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Every amateur astronomer - and many non-astronomers - will be familiar with seeing a "star" that shows that characteristic steady slide across the starry background of the sky. Artificial satellites can be seen any night, and some as bright as the planets. But how many of us can identify which satellites or spent launch vehicle casing we are seeing? Artificial Satellites and How to Observe Them describes all the different satellites that can be observed without optical aid, including of course the International Space Station and the many spy satellites operated by different nations. Richard Schmude looks at them in detail and describes how they can be observed by amateurs, how to recognize them, and even how to predict their orbits. Artificial satellites have changed since the beginning of the millenium. Several additional countries have launched them. And amateur astronomers have utilized digital cameras in order to image satellites to a resolution of about three feet. This book describes how to recognize, observe, and image satellites. Examples of recent images and how they were made are given. It also offers up-to-date descriptions of the many satellites that are orbiting the Earth and other celestial bodies. Readers can learn how satellites impact our day-to-day lives. In short, Artificial Satellites and How to Observe Them is a detailed and up-to-date overview of artificial satellites and how to study them in the night sky.

21st Century Geography


Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Category: Science
Page: 883
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Wasser und Energie

Ihre zukünftigen Krisen?
Author: Vollrath Hopp
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662480891
Category: Science
Page: 448
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Dieses Buch beschreibt nicht nur die chemischen und physikalischen Eigenschaften von Wasser, sondern es nimmt auch Stellung zur Bedeutung des Wassers im Alltag und damit verbundenen politischen und sozialen Herausforderungen. Alle biologischen Systeme benötigen zum Überleben Wasser. Die Landwirtschaft und Industrie sind auf große Mengen Süßwasser angewiesen, z. B. zur Kühlung, als Lösemittel, Transportmittel für Stoffe und Energie (insbesondere Wärmeenergie) oder für chemische Reaktionen. Der Mangel an Süßwasser ist in vielen Regionen der Welt schon ein politischer Konfliktstoff und droht zu militärischen Auseinandersetzungen zu werden.

Schwarzes Amerika

eine Geschichte der Sklaverei
Author: Jochen Meissner,Ulrich Mücke,Klaus Weber
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406562259
Category: Blacks
Page: 320
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Der 4-Stunden-Körper

Fitter - gesünder - attraktiver - Mit minimalem Aufwand ein Maximum erreichen
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641063116
Category: Cooking
Page: 608
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Jetzt sehen die Glaubenssätze von Millionen Diätessern, Bodybuildern und Trainingsfreaks alt aus „Zu dick“, „nicht muskulös genug“, „keine Ausdauer“ – Unzufriedenheit mit dem eigenen Körper ist weit verbreitet und leider oft berechtigt. Viele Abnehmtipps fruchten jedoch nicht und enden in Resignation. Heißt das, dass es keine sinnvollen Regeln für den perfekten Body gibt? Nein, die Regeln müssen nur neu geschrieben werden, und genau das hat sich „Der 4-Stunden-Körper“ vorgenommen. Wer allerdings nur auf die Willenskraft und Leidensbereitschaft seiner Leser baut, scheitert in aller Regel. Deswegen lautet das Motto von Timothy Ferriss: Smart abnehmen und effizient trainieren. Lernen sie, welche minimalen Maßnahmen ein Maximum an Ergebnissen bringen – durch präzise Informationen über die Funktionsweise unseres Körpers und praktische Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen!

Fearless Golf

Das neue Mentaltraining. Von Profispielern empfohlen
Author: Gio Valiante,Mike Stachura
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783440109960
Category:
Page: 246
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UML 2 und Patterns angewendet - objektorientierte Softwareentwicklung


Author: Craig Larman
Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826614538
Category:
Page: 716
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Dieses Lehrbuch des international bekannten Autors und Software-Entwicklers Craig Larman ist ein Standardwerk zur objektorientierten Analyse und Design unter Verwendung von UML 2.0 und Patterns. Das Buch zeichnet sich insbesondere durch die Fahigkeit des Autors aus, komplexe Sachverhalte anschaulich und praxisnah darzustellen. Es vermittelt grundlegende OOA/D-Fertigkeiten und bietet umfassende Erlauterungen zur iterativen Entwicklung und zum Unified Process (UP). Anschliessend werden zwei Fallstudien vorgestellt, anhand derer die einzelnen Analyse- und Designprozesse des UP in Form einer Inception-, Elaboration- und Construction-Phase durchgespielt werden

Rhythmus

Psychologische, theoretische und stilanalytische Aspekte populärer Musik
Author: Martin Pfleiderer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839405157
Category: Music
Page: 390
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Rhythmus steht im Zentrum populärer Musik, denn Rhythmus bindet die Hörer sowohl mental als auch körperlich in das Klanggeschehen ein. Die materialreiche Studie stellt die Eigenheiten der Rhythmusgestaltung in zahlreichen populären Musikstilen (u.a. Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Rhythm'n'Blues, Rock, Funk, Disco, Techno, Rap Music, Drum'n'Bass) vor. Durch die Verknüpfung von Wahrnehmungspsychologie, Musiktheorie und musikalischen Analysen werden anhand des Rhythmusphänomens zugleich die konzeptionellen Grundlagen für eine Popularmusikforschung gelegt, welche die klanglichen Strukturen populärer Musik ernst nimmt. Das Buch richtet sich an Musik- und Kulturwissenschaftler sowie an Musiker und Musikfans.