Governing Texas

Author: Jason P. Casellas,Anthony Champagne,Edward J. Harpham

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393283679

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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The #1 selling book for Texas government courses, with a new focus on the future of Texas politics.
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Governing Texas

Author: Jason P. Casellas,Anthony Champagne,Edward J. Harpham

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393680119

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The #1 package for thinking critically about the past, present, and future of Texas politics
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Governing Texas

Author: Anthony Champagne,Edward J. Harpham

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393936841

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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Understand. Compare. Assess.
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Judicial Politics in Texas

Partisanship, Money, and Politics in State Courts

Author: Kyle Cheek,Anthony Champagne

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467672

Category: Law

Page: 187

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In recent years, judicial elections have changed dramatically. The elections themselves have become increasingly partisan, interest group involvement in judicial races has escalated, recent court decisions have freed judicial candidates to speak more openly than ever before about their judicial ideologies, and the tenor of judicial campaigns has departed significantly from what were once low-key, sleepy affairs. This book examines the evolution of the new rough-and-tumble politics of judicial elections by focusing on Texas, a bellwether for the new judicial selection politics in America. The Texas experience illustrates what can - and usually will - go wrong when judges are elected, and lays the path for meaningful reforms to stem the tide of the new politics of judicial elections.
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Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

Author: Randolph B. Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881383

Category: History

Page: 512

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In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place. Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense--broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell's last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today. Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.
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Lone Star Politics

Tradition and Transformation in Texas

Author: Ken Collier,Steven Galatas,Julie Harrelson-Stephens

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506373631

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday governance. The Nacogdoches author team (Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, & Julie Harrelson-Stephens) of Lone Star Politics explores the state’s rich political tradition and explains who gets what, and how by setting Texas in context with other states’ constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished “Winners and Losers” discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government. This Fifth Edition expands its coverage of civil rights in the state, and includes the contemporary issues that highlight the push and pull between federal, state, and local governments.
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Local Politics

Author: N.A

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765628336

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Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Author: Ching H. Yew,Xiaowei Weng

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0124200117

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Revised to include current components considered for today’s unconventional and multi-fracture grids, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition explains one of the most important features for fracture design — the ability to predict the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulically induced fracture. With two-thirds of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves committed to unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing is the best proven well stimulation method to extract these resources from their more remote and complex reservoirs. However, few hydraulic fracture models can properly simulate more complex fractures. Engineers and well designers must understand the underlying mechanics of how fractures are modeled in order to correctly predict and forecast a more advanced fracture network. Updated to accommodate today’s fracturing jobs, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition enables the engineer to: Understand complex fracture networks to maximize completion strategies Recognize and compute stress shadow, which can drastically affect fracture network patterns Optimize completions by properly modeling and more accurately predicting for today’s hydraulic fracturing completions Discusses the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from the wellbore Enhanced to include newer modeling components such as stress shadow and interaction of hydraulic fracture with a natural fracture, which aids in more complex fracture networks Updated experimental studies that apply to today’s unconventional fracturing cases
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Bushwhacked

Life in George W. Bush's America

Author: Molly Ivins,Lou Dubose

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400095352

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Texas Homeowners Association Law

The Essential Legal Guide for Texas Homeowners Associations and Homeowners

Author: Gregory S. Cagle

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1938223780

Category: Law

Page: 793

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Texas Homeowners Association Law is a comprehensive legal reference book written specifically for Directors, Officers and homeowners in Texas Homeowners Associations.
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Case Studies in Sport Law-2nd Edition

Author: Pittman, Andrew,Spengler, John O.,Young, Sarah

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492526118

Category: Law

Page: 424

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Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, provides students and legal professionals with specific examples and perspectives of some of the most significant cases in sport law in an accessible tone that is free of legal jargon.
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The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide

Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail

Author: Andrew Skurka

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217846

Category: Backpacking

Page: 240

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"A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail, "--Amazon.com.
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Texas Politics

Governing the Lone Star State

Author: Cal Jillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351863185

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Cal Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas--from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor--to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as political participation, the electoral process, and public policy in Texas. Pedagogical Features Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand. Each chapter concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus, and "Texas Legend" boxes featuring important figures in Texas political history. Tables, figures, timelines, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed. Key terms are bolded and defined in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book New to the 6th Edition Comprehensive assessment of the impact of Rick Perry’s unprecedented 14-year tenure as Governor of Texas Thorough consideration of the election of Sylvester Turner as Mayor of Houston and the national response to the police shootings in Dallas Coverage and analysis of the 2014 gubernatorial and state elections, the 2015 state legislative session, and the 2016 national elections as they affect Texas New boxes and narrative on current issues and laws, including: state-constitutional conventions, secession, and federalism voter identification abortion state budget, taxation and spending, and the 2016 Texas Supreme Court school funding decision the University of Texas battle between Wallace Hall, Jr. and William Powers, and its implications for gubernatorial power over directing and changing state institutions
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Texas Government

Policy and Politics

Author: Neal Tannahill

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205251728

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Updated in its 12th edition, Texas Government introduces the essentials of Texas government and its often colorful politics in a way that any reader can understand. With an emphasis on public policy and active learning, this popular and highly accessible textcontains an abundance of useful study aids and exercises in every chapter and a lively, straightforward writing style. Showing readers the impact that government has on their lives, this insightful and sometimes humorous critique of Texas government engages readers in the course material and encourages them to become active participants in their government. Note: MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPoliSciLab, please visit: www.mypoliscilab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyPoliSciLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205908810 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205908813
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The Laboratory Mouse

Author: Hans Hedrich

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012382009X

Category: Science

Page: 868

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The Laboratory Mouse, Second Edition is a comprehensive book written by international experts. With inclusions of the newly revised European standards on laboratory animals, this will be the most current, global authority on the care of mice in laboratory research. This well-illustrated edition offers new and updated chapters including immunology, viruses and parasites, behavior, enrichment and care standards of laboratory mice across the life sciences, medical and veterinary fields. Features four-color illustrations with complete instruction on mouse surgery, anatomy, behavior and care of the mouse in laboratory research Offers additional chapters on new mouse strains, phenotyping of strains, bacteria and parasites, and immunology Includes the newly revised EU standards on care, as well as, comparisons to standards and regulations in the US and other countries
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Lone Star Tarnished

A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy

Author: Cal Jillson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666941

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, 2nd edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have developed in Texas history, regularly reaching back to the state’s founding and with substantial data for the period 1950 to the present. In each chapter, Cal Jillson compares Texas public policy choices and results with those of other states and the United States in general. Finally, the critical perspective allows us to question the balance of benefits and costs attendant to what is often referred to as "the Texas way" or "the Texas model." Jillson delves deeply into seven substantive policy chapters, covering the most important policy areas in which state governments are active. The second edition includes completely rewritten first and second chapters, as well as updates throughout the book and revised figures and tables. Through Jillson's lively and lucid prose, students are well equipped to analyze how Texas has done and is doing compared to selected states and the national average over time and today. Readers will also come away with the necessary tools to assess the many claims of Texas’s exceptionalism.
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Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering

Author: Wilson C. Chin, PhD

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 012811097X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 706

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Quantitative Methods in Reservoir Engineering, Second Edition, brings together the critical aspects of the industry to create more accurate models and better financial forecasts for oil and gas assets. Updated to cover more practical applications related to intelligent infill drilling, optimized well pattern arrangement, water flooding with modern wells, and multiphase flow, this new edition helps reservoir engineers better lay the mathematical foundations for analytical or semi-analytical methods in today’s more difficult reservoir engineering applications. Authored by a worldwide expert on computational flow modeling, this reference integrates current mathematical methods to aid in understanding more complex well systems and ultimately guides the engineer to choose the most profitable well path. The book delivers a valuable tool that will keep reservoir engineers up-to-speed in this fast-paced sector of the oil and gas market. Stay competitive with new content on unconventional reservoir simulation Get updated with new material on formation testing and flow simulation for complex well systems and paths Apply methods derived from real-world case studies and calculation examples
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Computational Fluid Dynamics

A Practical Approach

Author: Jiyuan Tu,Guan-Heng Yeoh,Chaoqun Liu

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0081012446

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

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Computational Fluid Dynamics: A Practical Approach, Third Edition, is an introduction to CFD fundamentals and commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems. The book is designed for a wide variety of engineering students new to CFD, and for practicing engineers learning CFD for the first time. Combining an appropriate level of mathematical background, worked examples, computer screen shots, and step-by-step processes, this book walks the reader through modeling and computing, as well as interpreting CFD results. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new content and improved figures, examples and problems. Includes a new chapter on practical guidelines for mesh generation Provides full coverage of high-pressure fluid dynamics and the meshless approach to provide a broader overview of the application areas where CFD can be used Includes online resources with a new bonus chapter featuring detailed case studies and the latest developments in CFD
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Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings

Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.
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