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Author: Earl Steinbicker
Publisher: Hastingshouse/Daytrips Publ.
Keywords: new, york, state, connecticut, pennsylvania, nearby, jersey, adventures, one, day, daytrips, city
Number of Pages: 346
Published: 2002-03-01
ISBN-10: 0803820216
ISBN-13: 9780803820210

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Applewood Books
Keywords: limberlost, girl
Number of Pages: 353
Published: 2006-07-19
ISBN-10: 1557092923
ISBN-13: 9781557092922

Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.

Author: Alyson Warhurst
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: americas, studies, case, environment, mining
Number of Pages: 348
Published: 1999-02-01
ISBN-10: 0889368287
ISBN-13: 9780889368286

The traditional picture of mining firms operating with little regard for nature or local populations is, today, no longer accurate. Protection of the environment, of mine workers, and of nearby communities has become nearly as much a concern as putting "rock in the box." With case studies from Chile, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and the United States, this book shows how mining firms that are the most efficient in extracting minerals are also better at protecting the environment.

Author: Luther Atkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: water, systems, private, wells, community, found, information, quality, drinking
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788172026
ISBN-13: 9780788172021

Provides information on (1) what is known about the quality of drinking water from community water systems & private wells in six states -- California, Illinois, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, & Wisconsin -- & (2) what factors influence the quality of drinking water from these sources. Contains a recommendation designed to help ensure that owners of private wells are better informed of potential contamination problems whenever groundwater-based community systems detect contamination that may also be present at nearby private wells. Charts & tables.

Author: Daniel Frisk
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: iraq, operations, support, contractors
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437908780
ISBN-13: 9781437908787

Contractors play a substantial role in supporting the U.S.¿s current military, reconstruction, and diplomatic operations in Iraq. This report examines the use of contractors in the Iraq theater from 2003 through 2007. It provides an overview of the fed. gov¿t. costs of employing contractors in Iraq and in nearby countries, the type of products and services they provide, the number of personnel working on those contracts, comparisons of past and present use of contractors during U.S. military operations, and the use of contractors to provide security. Also investigates the command-and-control

Authors: Ron Zimmer, Brian Gill, Kevin Booker, Stephane La
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: attainment, integration, competition, achievement, effects, schools, eight, states, charter
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833046934
ISBN-13: 9780833046932

The first U.S. charter school opened in 1992, and the scale of the charter movement has since grown to 4,000 schools and more than a million students in 40 states plus the District of Columbia. With this growth has also come a contentious debate about the effects of the schools on their own students and on students in nearby traditional public schools (TPSs). In recent years, research has begun to inform this debate, but many of the key outcomes have not been adequately examined, or have been examined in only a few states. Do the conflicting conclusions of different studies reflect real differ

Author: Amy Stuart Wells
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: school, districts, california, reform, charter, study
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 1998-09-01
ISBN-10: 0788184040
ISBN-13: 9780788184048

Advocates & opponents of charter schools have made & refuted claims in the absence of data. This report introduces data from real schools into this discussion. It provides an overview of findings form one of the first intensive studies of charter school reform in California, the second state to pass charter school legislation & the state with the second largest number of charter schools. This 2-l/2 year study examined many of the most prominent claims of charter school advocates against the day-to-day experiences of educators, parents, & students in 17 charter schools as well as in nearby publ
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