Book
xv, 540 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Origins of a modern agency
  • The thirties and forties: roots of disparate duties
  • The fifties: signs of a coming era
  • Walking in fire: the 1960s in America
  • Catalysts of change
  • Focal points
  • End of an era
  • The seventies: moving beyond civil disturbance
  • The new director
  • The resurgence of protective operations
  • Facing protest and peril
  • Regionalization, Patty Hearst and Guam
  • An evolution of leadership
  • The eighties: redefinition
  • Strike teams and high-profile prisoners
  • The development of a golden age
  • Unique enforcement operations
  • The U.S. Marshals improvement revolution
  • The nineties: wanderlust
  • The term of K. Michael Moore
  • A dramatic era
  • The busy season
  • The changing landscape
  • The new "Marshall"
  • The new century: renewal
  • A boy named Elian
  • The McKinney influence
  • A time of terrorists
  • Director Reyna and the aftermath of 9/11.
What do diverse events such as the integration of the University of Mississippi, the federal trials of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoff a, the confrontation at Ruby Ridge, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have in common? The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in all of them. Whether pursuing dangerous felons in each of the 94 judicial districts or extraditing them from other countries; protecting federal judges, prosecutors, and witnesses from threats; transporting and maintaining prisoners and detainees; or administering the sale of assets obtained from criminal activity, the U.S. Marshals Service has adapted and overcome a mountain of barriers since their founding (on September 24, 1789) as the oldest federal law enforcement organization. In Forging the Star, historian David S. Turk lift s the fog around the agency's complex modern period. From the inside, he allows a look within the storied organization. The research and writing of this singular account took over a decade, drawn from fresh primary source material with interviews from active or retired management, deputy U.S. marshals who witnessed major events, and the administrative personnel who supported them. Forging the Star is a comprehensive official history that will answer many questions about this legendary agency.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574416541 20160830
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2. Marine Corps history [2015 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Book
xxiv, 147 p. ; 23 cm.
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Book
iii, 49 p. : digital, PDF file.
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vii, 133 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
The outside world scarcely knew of north-western North America in the year 1700. The Pacific coast, from south-central Alaska to Oregon's Cape Blanco, was uncharted until the Spanish and English explorations of the 1770s. Yet, when tectonic plates suddenly shifted there in 1700, a train of ocean waves - a tsunami - sped across the Pacific Ocean. When the waves came ashore in Japan, they flooded fields and washed away houses. Samurai, merchants, and villagers recorded the mysterious event, but they observed no storm and felt no parent earthquake. In Japan, this tsunami was an orphan. "The Orphan Tsunami of 1700" tells this transpacific detective story by presenting its primary sources, Japanese documents and North American sediments and tree rings. They tell of a catastrophe, a century before Lewis and Clark's expedition, that now guides preparations for future earthquakes and tsunamis in the North Pacific. A rich array of graphic detail and narrative explains the creation, action, and lasting effects of earthquakes and tsunamis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295985350 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
49 p. ; 28 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Epidemic disease and history
  • 3. Health, state capacity, and national security
  • 4. Demographic projections
  • 5 Economic impacts
  • 6. Governance impacts
  • 7. Security implications
  • 8. Responding to crisis
  • 9. Policy recommendations.
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Book
v, 82 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 23-28 cm.
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Software/Multimedia
1 CD-ROM : color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Book
viii, 172 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
612 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
  • 1. Scenarios for climate variability and change-- 2. Future vegetation and biogeochemical dynamics - scenarios for the conterminous United States-- 3. Socioeconomic context for climate impact assessment-- 4. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Northeastern United States-- 5. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Southeastern United States-- 6. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Midwestern United States-- 7. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Great Plains-- 8. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Western United States-- 9. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Pacific Northwest-- 10. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for Alaska-- 11. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the US-affiliated islands of the Pacific and Caribbean-- 12. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for Native Peoples and Homelands-- 13. Climate change and agriculture in the United States-- 14. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the water resouces of the United States-- 15. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for human health in the United States-- 16. Potential consequences of climate variability and change on coastal areas and marine resources-- 17. Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the forests of the United States-- Appendix: research directions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521000758 20160528
Our climate is now changing at a rapid rate, and even greater climate change is very likely in the 21st century. Temperatures are projected to rise more rapidly in the next one hundred years than in the last 10, 000 years. This Assessment has involved thousands of Americans in an ongoing national dialogue about climate change and its impacts. The report identifies key climatic vulnerabilities of particular regions and sectors in the context of other changes in the nation's environment, resources, and economy. It also explores ways Americans can adapt to an uncertain and continuously changing climate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521000758 20160528
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Book
xii, 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
How much radiation is too much? The author examines the evolution, over more than a hundred years, of radiation protection standards and efforts to ensure radiation safety for nuclear workers and for the general public. The risks of radiation - caused by fallout from nuclear bomb testing, exposure from medical or manufacturing procedures, effluents from nuclear power, or radioactivity from other sources - have aroused more sustained controversy and public fear than any other comparable industrial or environmental hazard. The author clarifies the entire radiation debate, showing that permissible dose levels are a key to the principles and practices that have prevailed in the field of radiation protection since th e1930s, and to their highly charged political and scientific history as well.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520223288 20160528
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Book
55 p. ; 22 cm.
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Book
26 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
v, 525 p. : maps ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xix, 129 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
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Book
xiv, 285 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
65 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 23 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)