The Hill Shepherd

Heft An area of the hill grazed by certain individual sheep. No precise number, but often one to two hundred. Hefting, hefted The verb for accustoming sheep to stay on their own territory. Originally very hard work done by constant ...

Author: Edward Hart


ISBN: CORNELL:31924001821317

Category: Sheep

Page: 127

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Ground water Availability of the Lower Cretaceous Formations in the Hill Country of South central Texas

410 -- -- Kcgr1, 1,080 -- -- T, E P -- well 1 Kccc 304 Westhaven Development, do -- 320 -- -- Kcgr 1, 1,000 -- -- T, E p -- well 2 Kccc 305 Canyon Lake Hills do 1971 540 8 40 Kcgr 1, 1, 120 200 Jan. 4, 1971 Sub, E P Open hole from 40 to ...

Author: John B. Ashworth


ISBN: UCR:31210025688332

Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 172

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The Hills of San Francisco

RINCON HILL As the city grew, districts crystallized into business or residential, the former naturally clinging to the port and the latter retiring to a quieter atmosphere. Some selected Fern Hill and streets adjacent, while others ...

Author: Margaret Perkins Deering


ISBN: STANFORD:36105033903258

Category: Mountains

Page: 24

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Watchdogs on the Hill

Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America’s national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy.

Author: Linda L. Fowler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400866465

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth century to the present. She finds a noticeable reduction in public and secret hearings since the mid-1990s and establishes that American foreign policy frequently violated basic conditions for democratic accountability. Committee scrutiny of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she notes, fell below levels of oversight in prior major conflicts. Fowler attributes the drop in watchdog activity to growing disinterest among senators in committee work, biases among members who join the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, and motives that shield presidents, particularly Republicans, from public inquiry. Her detailed case studies of the Truman Doctrine, Vietnam War, Panama Canal Treaty, humanitarian mission in Somalia, and Iraq War illustrate the importance of oversight in generating the information citizens need to judge the president’s national security policies. She argues for a reassessment of congressional war powers and proposes reforms to encourage Senate watchdogs to improve public deliberation about decisions of war and peace. Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America’s national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy.

The Hill

Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875.

Author: Leonard B. Scott

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345490576

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ty is the grunt. Point man for his platoon. Jason is the favored one: a football hero picked for officer training school who leads his men into a slaughter ground from which most of them will never return. Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875.

The Red River and the Blue Hill

It is a fact that the hill tracts lying on the Assam-Burma border are among the least accessible regions of south-east Asia. This tribal area is inhabited by a warlike Naga race called the Konyak Nagas; they represent one of India's ...

Author: Hem Barua


ISBN: UCAL:$B575364

Category: Assam (India)

Page: 172

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Seminar on Design Construction Maintenance of Hill Roads

The same system could be tried for maintenance of Hill roads with suitable modifications keeping in view the special requirements of the Hill roads. 4. Special Requirements of maintenance of Hill roads. 4 - 1 The maintenance operations ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4177303

Category: Mountain roads


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With special reference to India.

Hill Housing

Christian , 75 Hampstead , London , 37 Hardoy , George , 14 Hare and Brooks , 216 Harlech , 28 Harrogate , 30 Harrow - on - the - Hill , London , 37 Hauwitz and Austin , 216 Hawke , E . L . , 223 Haworth , 35 Haute - Loire region of ...

Author: Derek Abbott

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015008063227

Category: Architecture

Page: 308

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Uses case studies and illustrations to show the principles of building hillside homes and considers slope stability, design factors, and the historical background of hillside building

Still Dreaming My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

On that plantation in the hills outside of San Sebastián, I grasped one fact right away: picking coffee is hard work. I didn't see anyone on the plantation who reminded me of Juan Valdez. The Juan Valdez of television commercials from ...

Author: Luis Gutiérrez

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393088977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

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The eleven-term Latino congressman describes his life, from his time as a cab driver and community organizer to finding his own political voice, getting elected, and becoming a champion for immigration reform.

Harriman vs Hill

pursuing the Burlington that the New York Herald called it the “Hill–Lamont scheme.” Through the portholes of their yacht, which they bought the previous year, the Hills could see the Chamberlin's six stories glowing in the dark at Old ...

Author: Larry Haeg

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452939902

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally—five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans of American railroads set their sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. The subsequent contest was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only Hill against Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The story, told here in full for the first time, transports us to the New York Stock Exchange during the unfolding of the earliest modern-day stock market panic. Harriman vs. Hill re-creates the drama of four tumultuous days in May 1901, when the common stock of the Northern Pacific rocketed from one hundred ten dollars a share to one thousand in a mere seventeen hours of trading—the result of an inadvertent “corner” caused by the opposing forces. Panic followed and then, in short order, a calamity for the “shorts,” a compromise, the near-collapse of Wall Street brokerages and banks, the most precipitous decline ever in American stock values, and the fastest recovery. Larry Haeg brings to life the ensuing stalemate and truce, which led to the forming of a holding company, briefly the biggest railroad combine in American history, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the deal, launching the reputation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes as the “great dissenter” and President Theodore Roosevelt as the “trust buster.” The forces of competition and combination, unfettered growth, government regulation, and corporate ambition—all the elements of American business at its best and worst—come into play in the account of this epic battle, whose effects echo through our economy to this day.

Captured The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience 60th Anniversary Edition

In response, Delsey, the Hills' dog, walked to the door and gave several deep, threatening howls. Later, Barney observed a few flashes of light from their window, but could not identify its source. Betty wondered if any of these ...

Author: Stanton T. Friedman

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632657480

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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“The famous 1961 Betty and Barney Hill abduction by non-humans is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece Kathleen Marden and nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman, and reinforced by the pressure of facts.” —Linda Moulton Howe, Emmy award-winning TV producer, reporter, and editor, Today, 60 years after the UFO abduction of Betty and Barney Hill, more and more people are convinced that UFOs are real and their existence is being covered up by the government. If you have doubts or questions about the Hill case or alien experiences in general, Captured! will give you the answers you’re searching for. The 1961 abduction of the Hills stirred worldwide interest and enthralled the public and media for decades. The case is mentioned in almost all UFO abduction books. It also became a target for debunkers, who still attack it today. But the complete story of what really happened that day, its effect on the participants, and the findings of investigators has never been told—until now. In Captured! you’ll get an insider’s look at the alien abduction, previously unpublished information about the lives of the Hills before and after Barney’s death in 1969, their status as celebrities, Betty’s experiences as a UFO investigator, and other activities before her death in 2004. Kathleen Marden, Betty Hill’s niece, shares details from her discussions with Betty and from the evidence of the UFO abduction. She also looks at the Hills’ riveting hypnosis sessions about their time onboard the spacecraft. The results of a new chemical analysis of the dress Betty was abducted in is shared, which found unusual and rare elements on it Newly discovered letters at the American Philosophical Society by debunker Philip Klass, regarding an orchestrated plot to paint Betty as delusional reveal what early detractors tried to do. In addition, coauthor, physicist, and ufologist Stanton T. Friedman reviews and refutes the arguments of those who have attacked the Hill case, including the star map Betty Hill saw inside the craft and later recreated.

The Battle of Bunker Hill

You've been standing on the hill for two hours. British reinforcements arrive from Charlestown. They are going to make another charge. They storm the redoubt. Soon, you see patriots fleeing the fort on Breed's Hill.

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781515733843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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You are a Patriot in the American Revolution, ready to fight for independence and the right to prosper in this new land, OR . . . You are a British soldier, sent to fight for England against the American rebels, OR . . . You are a Boston civilian trying to make sense of the chaos overtaking your city.

Bunker Hill

bright moonlight night above the hills") in his History, 2:27; he records the fact that the wind carried the noise of the American advance onto Dorchester Heights “into the harbor between the town and the castle" in his “Apr. 6, ...

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101622704

Category: History

Page: 416

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The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) In the opening volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns his keen eye to pre-Revolutionary Boston and the spark that ignited the American Revolution. In the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party and the violence at Lexington and Concord, the conflict escalated and skirmishes gave way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It was the bloodiest conflict of the revolutionary war, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick gives us a fresh view of the story and its dynamic personalities, including John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and George Washington. With passion and insight, he reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

Hamburger Hill

“If our military are told to contend for a hill, it is part of the strategy which is essential to maintaining the military posture while we talk for peace.” Attack and counterattack followed like a staccato burst of machinegun fire.

Author: Samuel Zaffiri

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780307529770

Category: History

Page: 328

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The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War. On May 10, 1969, Army, Marine Corps, and ARVN forces kicked off Operation Apache Snow. It was finally time to clean out the notorious A Shau Valley. The next day, elements of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, made initial contact with NVA forces on the lower reaches of Hill 937. The ten days of combat that followed became the human meat grinder known around the world as Hamburger Hill. The firestorm of controversy that sprang up around this incredibly bloody battle has long overshadowed the facts of the battle itself and the campaign of which it was a part. Now, in author Zaffiri’s masterful account of the battle, the full story, from the high command down to the individual Screaming Eagle on the mountain, is revealed. Praise for Hamburger Hill “[Samuel Zaffiri] skillfully blends his narrative with anecdotal material. It is the many chilling, sometimes poignant, vignettes that make the addition of this volume to any soldier’s bookshelf a must.”—Military Review “Vietnam combat veteran Samuel Zaffiri . . . presents the action and decision making at Ap Bia in remarkably forceful detail.”—Vietnam Magazine “Probably no other Vietnam battle better illustrates . . . Sherman’s dictum that war is hell. Mr. Zaffiri focuses on the incredible horror and hardship faced by the soldier on the ground. . . . [His] narrative is viscerally graphic. . . . Zaffiri’s realistic and authoritative account deserves to be read. By dramatically describing the assault on Hamburger Hill, the author has raised anew controversial questions about the Vietnam War that will be debated for a long time to come.”—Army Magazine

Hidden Among the Hills

Introduction to reprint of H. C. Mercer: The hill caves of Yucatan. Noman. The hieroglyphic texts of Las Monjas and their bearings on building activities. In: John S. Bolles: Las Monjas: A major PreMexican architectural complex at ...

Author: Hanns J. Prem


ISBN: WISC:89081045668

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 444

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Culp s Hill at Gettysburg

Thomas Kane's Second Brigade arrived, extending the frontline from Greene'sright acrossthe low ground ofthe saddle tothe crestofthe lower hill. Commanded that morning by Col. Charles Cobham, these700menalso set to work fortifying their ...

Author: John M. Archer

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 9781940669243

Category: History

Page: 156

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The heavily wooded slopes of CulpÕs Hill do not easily lend themselves to visions of long, gallant lines of charging infantry as do other areas on the battlefield at Gettysburg. But the regimental monuments and traces of breastworks that line the slopes of CulpÕs Hill bear silent testament to a hellish conflict: no other spot at Gettysburg would see such a sustained period of brutal combat as when North and South vied for this ground. The reader is invited to tour this seldom explored segment of the battle using maps, photos, and first-hand accounts to help understand the unique character of the struggle for CulpÕs Hill and the men who fought for its slopes.

Records of the Geological Survey of Malawi

This suggests that a search should be made for carbonatite among the various hills to the south-west, towards Cholo District. The area is important petrogenetically as the vent rocks show an almost complete range from orthoclase-rich ...

Author: Malawi. Geological Survey Department


ISBN: STANFORD:36105031013704

Category: Geology


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The Hill and the Rock

When Mr. and Mrs. Quest move the rock that blocks the view from their hilltop house, the hill deflates and the Quests find themselves living in a valley. Suggested level: junior.

Author: David McKee

Publisher: Andersen PressLtd

ISBN: 0862647843

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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Mr and Mrs Quest lived in a little house on the top of a hill. The views were wonderful - they would have been perfect, had it not been for the rock. It would not budge! 'His words and pictures enter into the young child's own world and appeal to their own particular sense of humour. ' BOOKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN.