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    Quality Management in Higher Education

    A timely intervention as higher education in India begins to pay equal importance to Quality, alongside Access and Equity. Indian higher education is the third largest in the world. It is undergoing unprecedented expansion and reforms. Yet, no Indian university figures among the World’s Top 100! The problem lies primarily with the quality of ...

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    Replacing Common Core: Choices and Tradeoffs

    The coerced adoption of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by 46 states across the United States, often without public input, has generated tremendous controversy, concern, and efforts to repeal the ...

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    The Future of Social Security

    The future of Social Security will be among the top issues in the 2016 presidential election. Ferrara, who has been writing about Social Security since the 1980s, thinks the time for reform is fast approaching: Under what the government’s actuaries call “intermediate” economic assumptions, the [Social Security] trust funds will ...

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    CLV Special Report - The Regulation of Picketing: An Employer`s Primer to Labour Injunctions, Third Edition

    Nothing evokes trade unionism as clearly as the sight of striking workers walking the picket line. And it is on the picket line that the interests of employers and unionized workers are most clearly and diametrically opposed. Unfortunately, this also means that potential for unlawful activity is greater than at any other point in the ...

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    Bills of Lading: The Law and Practice

    Bills of Lading – The Law and Practice is the first and only Canadian text to offer a detailed guide to the nature and uses of bills of lading. It can be used in conjunction with the companion title Letters of Credit for a fuller understanding of international trade ...

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    BioResearch Open Access Journal

    BioResearch Open Access is a peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a rapid-publication forum for a broad range of scientific topics including but not limited to molecular and cellular biology, tissue engineering and biomaterials, bioengineering, regenerative medicine, stem cells, gene therapy, systems biology, genetics, ...

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    Geopolitical Atlas of the Oceans

    Richly illustrated with outstanding maps, this book is the first of its kind to address all major issues related to the oceans as well as questions dealing with delimitation of maritime boundaries in territorial seas and areas under juridiction (exclusive economic zones, protected fishing zones, protected ecological zones and continental shelves). ...

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    Drilling Data Handbook

    The first edition of the Drilling Data Handbook was published in 1950. Over the more than six following decades the book has been constantly improved, adding lots of new technologies and equipment over the course of its eight updated editions. But its key principle is to remain familiar and friendly to ...

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    Limnology and Oceanography e-Lectures

    Developing a new aquatic science course? Time to refresh some aquatic science presentations and are looking for ideas? Need inspiration regarding how to translate key aquatic science issues in a straightforward manner to a diverse or non-specialist ...

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    Public Works Inspectors` Manual - 7th Edition

    A complete operational technical guidebook for professionals charged with the responsibilities of inspecting all types of public works construction for city, county, state and federal agencies. The most comprehensive and authoritative text of its kind ever written and published. Of considerable value not only to inspection personnel, but also ...

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    Surgical Infections Case Reports

    Surgical Infections Case Reports is a new, online-only, open access forum for sharing clinically interesting and educational case reports on the prevention and management of post-operative infections, including complex cases.   A sister journal to the flagship journal Surgical Infections, Surgical Infections Case Reports provides ...

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    Transgender Health

    Transgender Health is the first peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare ...

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    Oil & Gas Engineering Guide

    This book is designed to serve as a map to anyone involved with engineering activities. It enables the reader to get immediately oriented in any engineering development, to know which are the critical areas to monitor and the proven methods to apply. It will fulfill the needs of anyone wishing to improve engineering and project ...

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    Greenbook

    The Greenbook is designed to aid in furthering uniformity of plans and specifications accepted and used by those involved in public works construction and to take such other steps as are designed to promote more competitive bidding by private ...

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    Management of Public Works Construction Projects

    This book focuses on concepts and processes for managing public works construction projects. This book focuses on concepts and processes for managing public works construction projects. It highlights effective practices for good project management, identifies common pitfalls, and explains how they might be avoided or dealt with. The book has been ...

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    Recycled Materials in Construction

    Are you doing all you can? In some cases, the use of recycled/reclaimed materials in public construction projects has been limited due to testing requirements that were developed to evaluate only virgin materials or to DOT common practices. ...

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    Public Works Inspectors Manual

    The 'bible' of public works inspection for over 50 years, the Public Works Inspectors' Manual has become the standard reference for professionals across the nation responsible for inspecting all types of public works construction. It clearly spells out, in-step-by-step detail, testing procedures and inspection guidelines for virtually every type ...

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    Standard Plans for Public Works Construction

    Sometimes nothing explains construction standards like a clear illustration. This loose leaf manual features hundreds of standardized drawings and dimensional details covering every aspect of public works construction; from street improvement and sewers and sanitation, to street lighting, traffic signals, retaining walls, landscaping and ...

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    Benchmarking Performance Indicators for Water and Wastewater: 2016 Edition

    Aggregate benchmarking data provides one framework for an individual utility to track its goals and improvement. Use of benchmarking data, or initiating the process of performance measurement, can be key to performance improvement. Efficient and effective improvements are necessary for utilities to meet customer expectations, manage rates, and ...

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    Standards Official Notice - Effective January 2017

    ANSI/AWWA C218-16 Standard for Liquid Coating for Aboveground Steel Water Pipe and Fittings (July 26, 2016)ANSI/AWWA C300-16 Standard for Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe, Steel Cylinder Type (August 10, 2016)ANSI/AWWA C302-16 Standard for Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe, Noncylinder Type (August 10, 2016) ANSI/AWWA D107-16 Standard for ...

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