Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources management, moving between descriptive discussions and quantitative analysis to bridge the social and physical sciences. Also providedare frequent case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications, and includes sidebars throughout to reinforce major points. This book is a result of the authors years of teaching, giving a prescription for an intelligent integrated systemsapproach to water resources management.
I went through Hell with the United State Citizenship and Immigration Service. The battle lasted nine years, but I came out victorious. My story follows for what it may be worth. Fully documented with actual communications and forms from "the battle," this important new book is surely worth a great deal. It shows the struggle of one hard-working woman to achieve her dream. With patience, perseverance and ever-increasing knowledge of the system, she prevailed. Her experience can serve as a guide to anyone in a similar predicament, and as a moving, informative lesson in becoming a United States Citizen for everyone else.
More than twenty-five years after the collapse of the Socialist bloc, the nature of the regimes in Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1989 continues to evade the attempts of political theorists and scholars of post-communism to define and classify them. Drawing on philosophical inquiry, jurisprudential analysis and intellectual history, this book traces the impact of communist ideology and practice on legal thought: from its critical roots in the midst of the nineteenth century to its reactionary stand in the later years of the twentieth. Exploring how the communist experience - both in its revolutionary and authoritarian guises - has been articulated within the legal theoretical field, the book addresses two central theoretical lacunae fostered by the historiography of authoritarianism in Central and Eastern Europe: the status of law, and its relationship to the broader ideological framework legitimising authoritarian regimes. Moving beyond the limits of the contemporary discourse on communism - particularly as it is channelled through transitional justice and memory studies - Cosmin Cercel develops a theoretical framework that is able to uncover law's complicity with the extreme ideologies that dominated Central and Eastern Europe. For it is, he argues, in its recourse to legal concepts that the communist experience raises important jurisprudential questions for our contemporary understanding of law, the limits of state sovereignty, and law's relationship to historical violence.
So you are thinking of moving to Philadelphia. Or are moving or are already here. Some eight million Americans move to a new state every year. Now you're one of them. You've come to right place. With the essays in these pages you'll learn the explanations behind the quirks, the traditions and the secrets that make Philadelphia uniquely Philadelphia. So You're Moving to Philadelphia!...A Handbook to Being a Philadelphian will help you join the club in no time. Missing signs for the Blue Route? Solved. The valley of the Delaware Valley? A mystery no more. Murals? Mummers? Main Line? Sorted out. Identified. Revealed. Cars parked in the middle of the street? Well, not everything has an explanation. Celebrating in Philadelphia...Cheering in Philadelphia...Driving in Philadelphia...Eating in Philadelphia...Exploring in Philadelphia...Playing in Philadelphia...Politicking in Philadelphia. This book will have you speaking like a native in no time. Because the next best thing to being a native Philadelphian is being able to pass as one.
The way in which eyewitness testimony is reported and then recorded by a police officer during a criminal investigation, has seen proneness to distortion, contradiction and even omission. For a long time eyewitness testimony has relied on handwritten statements taken by a police officer. This study illustrates which aspects of the eyewitnesses account are changed during the statement taking process, and how. Such practices have received very little criticism from the judiciary, despite there being a plethora of psychological research on the subject, there has been very little change to the way eyewitness testimony is recorded. When a police officer takes a statement from an eyewitness, information can be distorted, subject to contradiction or even lost, this information could be crucial evidentially in a criminal trial. This study has analysed ten real-life police witness statements, handwritten by police officers during interview, and concurrently audio recorded by the researcher, in order to investigate errors which occur. This enables us to understand how the statement can change from being the eyewitnesses account to the police officers account, and how statements are subject to errors and omissions of information.