Shale Play

Author: Julia Kasdorf
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780271080932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Explores, in poetry and photographs, the effects of the natural gas boom and fracking in the small towns, fields, and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Shaver s Creek

Author: Ian Marshall
Publisher: Keystone Books
ISBN: 9780271080208
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A collection of essays on nature observations at the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, focusing on deepening the connection of personal and cultural meanings to a specific place through a process of sustained close attention"--Provided by publisher.

Gifford Pinchot

Author: Gifford Pinchot
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271079843
Format: PDF, ePub
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The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot was central to the early twentieth-century conservation movement in the United States and the political history and evolution of the Keystone State. This collection of Pinchot’s essays, articles, and letters reveals a gifted public figure whose work and thoughts on the environment, politics, society, and science remain startlingly relevant today. A learned man and admirably accessible writer, Pinchot showed keen insight on issues as wide-ranging as the rights of women and minorities, war, education, Prohibition, agricultural policy, land use, and the craft of politics. He developed galvanizing arguments against the unregulated exploitation of natural resources, made a clear case for thinking globally but acting locally, railed at the pernicious impact of corporate power on democratic life, and firmly believed that governments were obligated to enhance public health, increase economic opportunity, and sustain the land. Pinchot’s policy accomplishments—including the first clean-water legislation in Pennsylvania and the nation—speak to his effectiveness as a communicator and a politician. His observations on environmental issues were exceptionally prescient, as they anticipated the dilemmas currently confronting those who shape environmental public policy. Introduced and annotated by environmental historian Char Miller, this is the only comprehensive collection of Pinchot’s writings. Those interested in the history of conservation, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American politics, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will find this book invaluable.

Times of Sorrow Hope

Author: Allen Cohen
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: 0271022523
Format: PDF, ePub
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Between 1935 and 1946 a group of photographers working for the federal government fanned out across the country to record American life in pictures. This massive photographic project, carried out primarily under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) and later preserved at the Library of Congress, was unrivaled in scope: no comparable attempt to document life in this country has ever been made. The Times of Sorrow and Hope features 150 selected images from the approximately 6,000 Pennsylvania photographs. These images cover themes ranging from coal mining, steelworkers, and women in wartime industries to cities and small towns, farm life, family life, and life among the Amish and Mennonites. The book also includes an essay introducing the FSA's own project, an introduction to the catalog of the entire collection of Pennsylvania photographs, and a historical essay on Pennsylvania during the Great Depression and World War II.

Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers

Author: Ronald Elroy Ostman
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN: 9780271072074
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Through the photography of William T. Clarke, explores the impact of the logging industry on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century north-central Pennsylvania"--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clement Wood
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780765573
Format: PDF, Docs
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This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.

Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows The Missing Manual

Author: Barbara Brundage
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449379520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ideal for scrapbookers, serious and casual photographers, and budding graphic artists alike, Photoshop Elements 8 is more powerful and easier to use than previous versions. But figuring out how and when to use the program's tools is still tricky. With this book, you'll learn not only what each tool does, but also when it makes the most sense to use it and why. You get easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for everything from importing photos to organizing, editing, sharing, and storing your images. And if a feature isn't all that it's cracked up to be, we'll tell you. How do you use the Photomerge Exposure? How do Quick Fix previews work? With a gentle introduction to get you started quickly, and advanced tips to help you produce really creative work, this Missing Manual provides the answers you need. Get crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of every feature Learn to import, organize, back up, and fix photos quickly and easily Repair and restore old and damaged photos, and retouch any image Jazz up your pictures with dozens of filters, frames, and special effects Remove unwanted objects from images with the new Recompose tool Learn advanced techniques like working with layers and applying blend modes Download practice images and try new tricks right away

Stalking Nabokov

Author: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231158572
Format: PDF
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In this book, Brian Boyd surveys Vladimir Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd also offers new ways of reading Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada or Ardor, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, disclosing otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections as he recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's life? oeuvre?, he cautions against using Nabokov's metaphysics as the key to unlocking all of the enigmatic author's secrets. Assessing and appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever Nabokov's multifaceted genius.