Sierra Challenge

Sierra Challenge

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


ISBN: 1939604001

Category: Railroad engineering

Page: 210

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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.
Categories: Railroad engineering

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

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
Opera ...

Author: United States. Internal Revenue Service


ISBN: UCLA:L0078306370

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations


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Categories: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Chico s Challenge

Chico s Challenge

“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

ISBN: 9781466816060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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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?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

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
Commander ...

Author: John L. Hirsch

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555876986

Category: History

Page: 175

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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.
Categories: History

The Challenge to Power

The Challenge to Power

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

ISBN: 9781931498975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Ongoing Challenge of Managing Carbon Monoxide Pollution in Fairbanks Alaska

The Ongoing Challenge of Managing Carbon Monoxide Pollution in Fairbanks  Alaska

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

ISBN: 0309182751

Category: Nature

Page: 154

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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.
Categories: Nature

Sons of the Sierra

Sons of the Sierra

... 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
brief ...

Author: Patrick J. McNamara

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469606729

Category: History

Page: 296

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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.
Categories: History

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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
someofthe ...

Author: B. Everill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291813

Category: History

Page: 232

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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.
Categories: History

Ponderosa pine seeding trials in west side Sierra Nevada clearcuts

Ponderosa pine seeding trials in west side Sierra Nevada clearcuts

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


ISBN: MINN:31951D02995709V

Category: Ponderosa pine

Page: 8

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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).
Categories: Ponderosa pine

The Challenge of Conflict International Law Responds

The Challenge of Conflict  International Law Responds

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
were ...

Author: Ustina Dolgopol

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047408208

Category: Political Science

Page: 651

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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.
Categories: Political Science

H R 1633 the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

H R  1633  the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011

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


ISBN: MINN:31951D03509369B

Category: Administrative regulation drafting

Page: 374

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Categories: Administrative regulation drafting

Governance and the Three Arms of Government in Sierra Leone

Governance and the Three Arms of Government in Sierra Leone

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

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496994042

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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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.
Categories: Political Science



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

ISBN: 0843938153

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The challenge of hunger Global Hunger Index Facts determinants and trends

The challenge of hunger  Global Hunger Index  Facts  determinants  and trends

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
any ...

Author: Doris Wiesmann, Lioba Weingärtner, Iris Schöninger

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Social Science


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Categories: Social Science

The Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada

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 ...



ISBN: UCBK:C079547743

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 54

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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.
Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Sierra Hotel flying Air Force fighters in the decade after Vietnam

Sierra Hotel   flying Air Force fighters in the decade after Vietnam

... 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


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428990487



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Sierra Club Bulletin

Sierra Club Bulletin

Sierra Club. Alaska Wilderness The 140 - million - acre Challenge PEGGY
WAYBURN Rollie Ostermick Mt. Katolinat across Naknek Lake , Katmai National
Monument , Alaska ; potential Wilderness classification . M any believe Alaska's
wilder ...

Author: Sierra Club


ISBN: MINN:31951D004068578

Category: Conservation of natural resources


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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Sierra Leone Vision 2025

Sierra Leone Vision 2025

Thus , another critical political challenge is putting in place sound state
governance systems that allow for popular ... ( ii ) External Imperatives The major
external challenge facing Sierra Leone , like most other developing countries , is
to ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105122155265

Category: Economic forecasting

Page: 92

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Categories: Economic forecasting

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Additionally , groups like the SBC and Sierra Nevada Alliance ( SNA ) were
formed and began consciously to build ... Butte County Supervisor and SNC
board member representing the North Central subregion , sees the main
challenge facing ...

Author: Tanya Lee Higgins


ISBN: UCAL:C3507620


Page: 230

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