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Evaluation of Industrial Disability: Prepared by

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Packard Thurber (Author)

Evaluation of Industrial Disability: Prepared by the Committee of the California Medical Association and Industrial Accident Commission of the State o

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1960

This concise, practical manual offers invaluable guidance for both professional and lay use in determination of accidental joint damage. The result of a California study, the original edition won wide acceptance in many other states as well.

  

Americans and the California Dream: 1850-1915

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Kevin Starr (Author)

Americans and the California Dream: 1850-1915

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1973

In the late nineteenth century, California became the cutting edge of the American dream, the final frontier both geographically and in the minds of the many men and women who went there to pursue their destinies. In this fascinating volume Keven Starr examines California's formative years to discover the orgins of the California dreams and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but on the rest of the country.

  

Toward a Planned Society: From Roosevelt to Nixon

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Otis L., Jr. Graham (Author)

Toward a Planned Society: From Roosevelt to Nixon

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1976

Disneyland completed a major expansion in 2001. In addition to creating a sister theme park, California Adventure, it opened several new hotels and Epcot-like displays, all adjacent to one another. This guide to Disneyland offers: restaurant profiles for the full-service restaurants and mini-profiles for the counter service restaurants; rating and ranking for every attraction (rated and ranked for each age group) based on interviews and surveys of more than 6100 families; advice on when to go - the best times of year and the best days of the week; comprehensive coverage of Universal Studios Hollywood; all the Disneyland area hotels rated and ranked for value and quality of rooms; field-tested touring itineraries for adults and families with children; complete coverage of Disney's California Adventure theme park; tips and warnings for first-time visitors and those with special needs; proven strategies for planning the perfect Disneyland vacation with small children; tips on how to find and meet the Disney characters; tested touring plans for the new park to save hours of waiting in line; and complete information on Disney's FASTPASS system.

  

Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

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Kevin Starr (Author)

Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1986

Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.

  

Inventing the Dream: California Through the

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Kevin Starr (Author)

Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1986

This second volume in Kevin Starr's passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. "How hauntingly beautiful, how replete with lost possibilities, seems that Southern California of two and three generations ago, now that a dramatically diferent society has emerged in its place," writes Starr. As he recreates the "lost California," Starr examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture, the rise of Hollywood. He gives us a broad array of engaging (and often eccentric) characters: from Harrision Gray Otis to Helen Hunt Jackson to Cecil B. DeMille. Whether discussing the growth of winemaking or the burgeoning of reform movements, Starr keeps his central theme in sharp focus: how Californians defined their identity to themselves and to the nation.

  

American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie

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James N. Gregory (Author)

American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1989

Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck's now classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms, drought, and economic hardship. It was a story that generations of Americans have also come to know through Dorothea Lange's unforgettable photos of migrant families struggling to make a living in Depression-torn California. Now in James N. Gregory's pathbreaking American Exodus, there is at last an historical study that moves beyond the fiction of the 1930s to uncover the full meaning of these events. American Exodus takes us back to the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the war boom influx of the 1940s to explore the experiences of the more than one million Oklahomans, Arkansans, Texans, and Missourians who sought opportunities in California. Gregory reaches into the migrants' lives to reveal not only their economic trials but also their impact on California's culture and society. He traces the development of an "Okie subculture" that over the years has grown into an essential element in California's cultural landscape. Gregory vividly depicts how Southwesterners brought with them on their journey west an ...

  

Material Dreams: Southern California Through the

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Kevin Starr (Author)

Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1990

Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert ...

  

Earl Warren: A Public Life

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G. Edward White (Author)

Earl Warren: A Public Life

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1987

This is a major biography of one of America's most influential and respected Supreme Court justices by a leading law scholar. In the late 1970s, Earl Warren's California papers were opened and G. Edward White, a former law clerk of Warren, was given complete access to research this book. The result is the first study of the Chief Justice to cover his entire political career and to examine aspects of Warren's character that have seemed paradoxical. White goes back to Warren's roots in California Progressivism to illuminate his mid-century liberalism and the controversial decisions over which he presided in the Supreme Court.

  

Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of

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Sigmund Diamond (Author)

Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1992

In the early 1950s, a young Harvard professor named Henry Kissinger approached the FBI with alleged evidence of communist subversion among the foreign students of his summer seminar. His evidence was a flyer criticizing the nuclear arms build-up and promoting world peace. At the same time at Yale, young William F. Buckley, Jr., was discovering more than God while writing God and Man at Yale as an undergraduate. He was discovering J. Edgar Hoover. These are just two examples of how ambitious young men used the "special relationship" developing between the FBI and the universities to advance their fledgling careers. Revelations such as these abound in Sigmund Diamond's Compromised Campus, an eye-opening look at the role American intelligence agencies played at some of America's most prestigious universities. It is often said that in the 1950s, American universities were free of the McCarthyism that pervaded the rest of the nation. Not so, says Diamond. Using previously secret materials newly made available under the Freedom of Information Act, and an impressive amount of information gained from years of research in university and foundation archives, he reveals that despite ...

  

Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral

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Peggy Pascoe (Author)

Relations of Rescue: The Search for Female Moral Authority in the American West, 1874-1939

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1990

In this study of late nineteenth-century moral reform, Peggy Pascoe examines four specific cases--a home for Chinese prostitutes in San Francisco, California; a home for polygamous Mormon women in Salt Lake City, Utah; a home for unmarried mothers in Denver, Colorado; and a program for American Indians on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska--to tell the story of the women who established missionary rescue homes for women in the American West. Focusing on two sets of relationships--those between women reformers and their male opponents, and those between women reformers and the various groups of women they sought to shelter--Pascoe traces the gender relations that framed the reformers' search for female moral authority, analyzes the interaction between women reformers and the women who entered the rescue homes, and raises provocative questions about historians' understanding of the dynamics of social feminism, social control, and intercultural relations.

  

Technology Transfer in International Business

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Tamir Agmon (Editor)

Technology Transfer in International Business

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

This important collection examines the means by which technological knowledge is transferred from countries that develop it to those who need it. Written by well-known authorities and derived from a conference held at the University of California and sponsored by IBEAR (International Business Education Research Program), the contributions focus on the transfer of technology from Western countries to Asian countries.

  

The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of

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Ann Markusen (Author)

The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

Since World War II, America's economic landscape has undergone a profound transformation. The effects of this change can be seen in the decline of the traditional industrial heartland and the emergence of new high tech industrial complexes in California, Texas, Boston, and Florida. The Rise of the Gunbelt demonstrates that this economic restructuring is a direct result of the rise of the military industrial complex (MIC) and a wholly new industry based on defense spending and Pentagon contacts. Chronicling the dramatic growth of this vast complex, the authors analyze the roles played by the shift from land and sea warfare to aerial combat in World War II, the Cold War, the birth of aerospace and the consequent radical transformation of the airplane industry, and labor and major defense corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed, and McDonnell Douglas. Exploring the reasons for the shifts in defense spending--including the role of lobbyists and the Department of Defense in awarding contracts--and the effects on regional and national economic development, this comprehensive study reveals the complexities of the MIC.

  

Berkeley at War: The 1960s

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W. J. Borabaugh (Author)

Berkeley at War: The 1960s

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1990

Berkeley, California stood at the center of the political, social, and cultural upheaval that made the 1960s a unique period in American history. In Berkeley at War, W.J. Rorabaugh, who attended the graduate school of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, presents a lively, informative account of the events that changed forever what had once been a quiet, conservative white suburb. Rorabaugh's meticulously researched, authoritative narrative covers the entire period, from the rise of the Free Speech Movement to the growth and increasing militance of a black community struggling to end segregation; from the emergence of radicalism and the anti-war movement to the blossoming "hippie" culture; and from the explosive conflict over People's Park to the beginnings of modern-day feminism and environmentalism. An invaluable account of its time and place, Berkeley at War anchors the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade.

  

Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special

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James R. Carey (Author)

Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special Emphasis on Insects

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1993

This is the first book to comprehensively apply the fundamental tools and concepts of demography to a nonhuman species. It provides clear and concise treatment of standard demographic techniques such as life table analysis and population projection; introduces models that have seldom appeared outside of the demographic literature including the multiple decrement life table, the intrinsic sex ratio, and multiregional demography; and addresses demographic problems that are unique to nonhuman organisms such as the demographic theory of social insects and harvesting techniques applied to insect mass rearing. The book also contains a synthesis of fundamental properties of population such as momentum and convergence to the stable age distribution, with a section on the unity of demographic models, and appendices detailing analytical methods used to quantify and model the data gathered in a ground-breaking study on the mortality experience of 1.2 million medflies. Based on an insect demography course at the University of California, Davis, the book is intended for practicing entomologists, population biologists, and ecologists for use in research or as a graduate text.

  

The New Economic Role of American States:

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R. Scott Fosler (Editor)

The New Economic Role of American States: Strategies in a Competitive World Economy

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

The growth of service and high-tech industries in recent years has dramatically altered the geographical distribution of businesses throughout America. Some states have had to attract new businesses to replace declining smokestack industries, while others have experienced the trauma of rapid economic growth. This collection of case studies of California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Minnesota, and Indiana analyzes strategies and problems of economic evolution and the role of state institutions in the context of regional, national and world economic change.

  

American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie

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James N. Gregory (Author)

American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck's now classic novel, The Grapes of Wrath, captured the epic story of an Oklahoma farm family driven west to California by dust storms, drought, and economic hardship. It was a story that generations of Americans have also come to know through Dorothea Lange's unforgettable photos of migrant families struggling to make a living in Depression-torn California. Now in James N. Gregory's pathbreaking American Exodus, there is at last an historical study that moves beyond the fiction and the photographs to uncover the full meaning of these events. American Exodus takes us back to the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the war boom influx of the 1940s to explore the experiences of the more than one million Oklahomans, Arkansans, Texans, and Missourians who sought opportunities in California. Gregory reaches into the migrants' lives to reveal not only their economic trials but also their impact on California's culture and society. He traces the development of an "Okie subculture" that over the years has grown into an essential element in California's cultural landscape. The consequences, however, reach far beyond California. The Dust Bowl migration was ...

  

Cultures in Organizations: Three Perspectives

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Joanne Martin (Author)

Cultures in Organizations: Three Perspectives

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1992

Focusing on organizational culture, this work argues that the best way to view organizations is to see them through three different perspectives - each revealing a different kind of truth. The author has done research studying the organizational culture of a California high technology firm. This book explores what she learned from her studies.

  

Material Dreams: Southern California Through the

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Kevin Starr (Author)

Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1991

Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert ...

  

Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City

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C. Mark Hamilton (Author)

Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1995

This book is the first comprehensive study of Mormon architecture. It centers on the doctrine of Zion which led to over 500 planned settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine also led to a hierarchy of building types from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses and tithing offices. Their built environment stands as a monument to a unique utopian society that not only survived but continues to flourish where others have become historical or cultural curiosities. Hamilton's account, augmented by 135 original and historical photographs, provides a fascinating example of how religious teachings and practices are expressed in planned communities and architecture types.

  

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

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William J. Lillyman (Editor)

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Editura: OXFORD UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 1994

The third volume in the University of California Humanities Research Institute Series, this book brings together prominent literary theorists and architects to offer a variety of perspectives on the relation between postmodernism and architecture. The contributors include such luminaries from the forefront of literary studies as J. Hillis Miller, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Francois Lyotard; the architects Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Robert Stern offer their perspectives on the critical role of architecture and contemporary culture. The high caliber of the discourse and the variety of approaches included will draw a scholarly audience from a wide range of disciplines.

  
 
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