Author: Jane Spraggins Wilson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738579900
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From 1924 to 1962, Texon was a model company oil town in Reagan County, Texas. Pittsburgh-based Big Lake Oil Company developed the town site next to the Big Lake Oil Field and Santa Rita No. 1, the discovery well on University of Texas lands in the Permian Basin. Pres. Levi Smith ensured that company employees and their families enjoyed comfortable housing and community amenities, including a grade school, hospital, nondenominational church, theater, swimming pool, and baseball park, as well as a caf and dry goods, grocery, and drugstores. By the end of World War II, the Big Lake Field's declining production meant a smaller workforce and a declining Texon population. Plymouth Oil assumed ownership in 1956 and six years later sold out to Marathon Oil, which ended company support for the town. At annual reunions, however, former residents--who remember Oiler baseball, scouting, Sunday school, and Labor Day celebrations--have kept the Texon experience alive.


Author: Kaysie L. Sabella
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738584546
Format: PDF
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Well known for its oil and gas production, Kermit was originally founded by ranchers needing a supply hub in an isolated area of West Texas. An 1876 campaign by Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie helped rid the area of Comanche Indians, and prompted by the state's policy for free use of its land, ranchers quickly moved in. This population growth resulted in the establishment of Winkler County in 1887. Competition between nearby towns for the title of county seat lasted until 1910, when Kermit's offer of free lots won it the designation. Though the town later experienced a drought, which severely crippled the population, the discovery of oil on ranchland owned by Thomas G. and Ada Hendrick in 1926 helped the town boom. Today Kermit's economy is sustained by ranching and oil and gas production.

World Prehistory

Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317342437
Format: PDF
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For one semester or quarter courses in World Prehistory. Written by one of the leading archaeological writers in the world -— in a simple, jargon-free narrative style —- this brief, well-illustrated account of the major developments in the human past makes world prehistory uniquely accessible to complete beginners. Written by Brian Fagan, World Prehistory covers the entire world, not just the Americas or Europe, and places major emphasis on both theories and the latest archaeological and multidisciplinary approaches. His focus is on four major developments in world prehistory: 1) The origins of humanity. 2) The appearance and spread of modern humans before and during the late Ice Age- including the first settlement of the Americas. 3) The beginnings of food production. 4) The rise of the first civilizations.

Horseman Pass By

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451606577
Format: PDF
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Lonesome Dove comes the novel that became the basis for the film Hud, starring Paul Newman. In classic Western style Larry McMurtry illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen. Horseman, Pass By tells the story of Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is as much drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character as he is to Hud's hedonism and materialism. When first published in 1961, Horseman, Pass By caused a sensation in Texas literary circles for its stark, realistic portrayal of the struggles of a changing West in the years following World War II. Never before had a writer managed to encapsulate its environment with such unsentimental realism. Today, memorable characters, powerful themes, and illuminating detail make Horseman, Pass By vintage McMurtry.

Logistics and Retail Management

Author: John Fernie
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468246
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The 21st century has witnessed important changes in retail logistics. Supply chain managers are presented with key challenges as retailers have recognised the strategic role that supply chains play in cost reduction and customer service. The 4th edition of Logistics and Retail Management has been substantially updated to take account of these recent developments in retail logistics. Logistics and Retail Management provides the most up-to-date thinking in retail supply chain management, reflecting the changing needs of the global marketplace and the challenges faced by retailers in the 21st century. With contributions from acclaimed academics and practitioners, it covers global logistics, fashion logistics, e-logistics and green supply chains. The 4th edition features brand new chapters on supply chain management in international fashion and corporate social responsibility in the textile supply chain.

The Lost Scrolls

Author: Alex Archer
Publisher: Gold Eagle
ISBN: 1426801513
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Ancient papyrus scrolls recovered among the charred ruins of the Library of Alexandria reveal astonishing texts that detail the wonders of Atlantis—knowledge that could shatter the blueprint of world energy. Archaeologist Annja Creed confronts shadow figures determined to preserve empires built on power, greed and global manipulation, finding unlikely allies in a mysterious American with connections in high places, and a young linguistics prodigy with attitude. Dodging a petroleum conglomerate and their pet killers on a high-speed chase that leads from Egypt to the North Sea oil fields to the urban battlegrounds of China, Annja becomes an unwilling conspirator in a bid for power to control the beating heart of the world's energy.

Institutional Entrepreneurship and Policy Change

Author: Caner Bakir
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319703501
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is about the role of agents in policy and institutional change. It draws on cross-country case studies. The focus on ‘agency’ has been an important development, enabling researchers to better reveal the causal mechanisms generating institutional change (i.e., how institutional change actually takes place). However, past research has generally been limited to specific intellectual silos or scholarly domains of inquiry. Policy scholars, for example, have tended to focus on the various mechanisms and levels at which agency operates, drawing on institutionalist perspectives but not always actively contributing to institutionalist theory. Institutionalist perspectives, by contrast, have tended to operate at macro-levels of enquiry, embracing the ontological primacy of institutions in processes of isomorphism but not necessarily contributing to or embracing policy perspectives that engage in more granular analyses of policy making processes, implementation, and the instantiation of institutional and policy change. Despite the obvious complementarities of these two intellectual traditions, it is surprising how little collaborative work, or indeed cross fertilization of theory and analytical design has occurred. The core novelty of this volume is thus its focus on agential actors within institutional settings and processes of entrepreneurship that facilitate isomorphism and policy change. The book’s theoretical framework is grounded in variants of institutional theory, especially historical, sociological and organisational institutionalism and policy entrepreneurship literature. The overall conclusion is that that both institutionalists and public policy scholars have largely overlooked the importance of complex interactions between interdependent structures, institutions, and agents in processes of institutional and policy change.

The Spindletop Gusher

Author: Carmen Bredeson
ISBN: 9781933979663
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the winter of 1901, in a field outside of Beaumont, Texas, the course of the world's energy choices changed forever with the discovery of an oil reserve. This is the iconic Texas oil story of Patillo Higgins, Anthony Lucas, and a gusher the likes of which had never been seen there. Approachable and detailed, this account explains the Spindletop oil field and how it initially produced a geyser that shot 200 feet in the air and went on to produce more than 80,000 barrels of oil per day, marking the birth of the modern petroleum industry and making Texas synonymous with oil. The narrative dramatically outlines the history of the oil industry and how it has changed the world for better and for worse. Complementing the main story is information on alternative sources of energy.