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Dig!

Dig!

  • Author: Andrea Griffing Zimmerman,David Clemesha
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152167851
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Follows Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning, as they travel the town on a big yellow digging machine, taking care of five important jobs.

Completing the "Big Dig"

Completing the

Managing the Final Stages of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project

  • Author: Transportation Research Board,National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment,Committee for Review of the Project Management Practices Employed on the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel (
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309088879
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 59
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Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, a 7.8 mile system of bridges and underground highways and ramps, is the most expensive public works project ever undertaken in the United States. The original cost estimate of $2.6 billion has already been exceeded by $12 billion, and the project will not be completed until 2005, seven years late. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA), the public steward of the project, requested that the National Research Council carry out an independent assessment of the project's management and contract administration practices, with a focus on the present situation and measures that should be taken to bring the project to a successful conclusion. This report presents the committee's findings and recommendations pertaining to cost, scheduling, and transitioning from the current organization dominated by consultants to an operations organization composed largely of full-time MTA staff. The report recommends that MTA establish an external, independent, peer-review program to address technical and management issues until the transition to operations and maintenance is complete; begin a media campaign now to teach drivers how to use the new system safely; and develop, immediately implement, and maintain a comprehensive security program.

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Sound and Music in Hip Culture

  • Author: Phil Ford
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199939926
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 336
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Hipness has been an indelible part of America's intellectual and cultural landscape since the 1940s. But the question What is hip? remains a kind of cultural koan, equally intriguing and elusive. In Dig, Phil Ford argues that while hipsters have always used clothing, hairstyle, gesture, and slang to mark their distance from consensus culture, music has consistently been the primary means of resistance, the royal road to hip. Hipness suggests a particular kind of alienation from society--alienation due not to any specific political wrong but to something more radical, a clash of perception and consciousness. From the vantage of hipness, the dominant culture constitutes a system bent on excluding creativity, self-awareness, and self-expression. The hipster's project is thus to define himself against this system, to resist being stamped in its uniform, squarish mold. Ford explores radio shows, films, novels, poems, essays, jokes, and political manifestos, but argues that music more than any other form of expression has shaped the alienated hipster's identity. Indeed, for many avant-garde subcultures music is their raison d'être. Hip intellectuals conceived of sound itself as a way of challenging meaning--that which is cognitive and abstract, timeless and placeless--with experience--that which is embodied, concrete and anchored in place and time. Through Charlie Parker's "Ornithology," Ken Nordine's "Sound Museum," Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man," and a range of other illuminating examples, Ford shows why and how music came to be at the center of hipness. Shedding new light on an enigmatic concept, Dig is essential reading for students and scholars of popular music and culture, as well as anyone fascinated by the counterculture movement of the mid-twentieth-century. Publication of this book was supported by the AMS 75 PAYS Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

No Dig, No Fly, No Go

No Dig, No Fly, No Go

How Maps Restrict and Control

  • Author: Mark Monmonier
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226534634
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 242
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Some maps help us find our way; others restrict where we go and what we do. These maps control behavior, regulating activities from flying to fishing, prohibiting students from one part of town from being schooled on the other, and banishing certain individuals and industries to the periphery. This restrictive cartography has boomed in recent decades as governments seek regulate activities as diverse as hiking, building a residence, opening a store, locating a chemical plant, or painting your house anything but regulation colors. It is this aspect of mapping—its power to prohibit—that celebrated geographer Mark Monmonier tackles in No Dig, No Fly, No Go. Rooted in ancient Egypt’s need to reestablish property boundaries following the annual retreat of the Nile’s floodwaters, restrictive mapping has been indispensable in settling the American West, claiming slices of Antarctica, protecting fragile ocean fisheries, and keeping sex offenders away from playgrounds. But it has also been used for opprobrium: during one of the darkest moments in American history, cartographic exclusion orders helped send thousands of Japanese Americans to remote detention camps. Tracing the power of prohibitive mapping at multiple levels—from regional to international—and multiple dimensions—from property to cyberspace—Monmonier demonstrates how much boundaries influence our experience—from homeownership and voting to taxation and airline travel. A worthy successor to his critically acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, the book is replete with all of the hallmarks of a Monmonier classic, including the wry observations and witty humor. In the end, Monmonier looks far beyond the lines on the page to observe that mapped boundaries, however persuasive their appearance, are not always as permanent and impermeable as their cartographic lines might suggest. Written for anyone who votes, owns a home, or aspires to be an informed citizen, No Dig, No Fly. No Go will change the way we look at maps forever.

Dig Here!

Dig Here!

Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Southwest

  • Author: Thomas Penfield
  • Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
  • ISBN: 9781931882354
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The most amazing treasure book ever written, giving the locations of well over 100 fabulous fortunes waiting to be found in the ore-rich Southwest. Thomas Penfield has done years of exhaustive research for Dig Here! and has accomplished the Herculean task of separating fact from fiction. For the first time lost treasure stories of the Southwest are stripped bare of their legends and lies. Each treasure account is preceded by the approximate location, estimated total value - and authentication. Reading sources for each account are also included so you can do additional research on the intriguing stories of these treasures. Dig Here! is overflowing with lore, spellbinding backgrounds, driving Western drama - and exciting, reliable facts.

DIG DEEP: Daily Guide to Becoming an Effective Christian Leader

DIG DEEP: Daily Guide to Becoming an Effective Christian Leader

  • Author: Dr. Jaria C. Aljoe
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0359789242
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The Easy No-Dig Garden

The Easy No-Dig Garden

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Urchin eBooks
  • ISBN: 1869685857
  • Category:
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Dig Those Dinosaurs

Dig Those Dinosaurs

  • Author: Lori Haskins Houran
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
  • ISBN: 0807515787
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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Rhythmical story text and illustrations follow a paleontologist and his crew as they dig, assemble, and exhibit dinosaur bones.Dig, dig, dig those dinosaurs/ So big, big, big those dinosaurs/ Rig, rig, rig those dinosaurs/ Dig those dinosaur bones.The rhythmical text and lively, well-researched illustrations follow a paleontologist and his crew as they find, clean, assemble, and exhibit dinosaur bones. The read-aloud fun is accompanied by up-to-date facts about dinosaur fossils. Educational and inspiring, this story is bound to captivate little scientists.

The Great Bible Dig

The Great Bible Dig

Excavation of the Scriptures

  • Author: Bonnie Gulan
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595212018
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 608
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Some 40 years ago, I, as a searching, seeking, questioning, mortal started with studying the Bible. The Old and New Testaments. Then, just the New Testament, then just Jesus’ Sayings. I then started to dig back into the New Testament where I found just the sayings of Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist and compared their contents and volume to Just the Sayings of Jesus... What I found led me to continue digging on into the writing letters–Epistles of Paul and Peter, etc. These excavations and Scriptural expose, which some might even call controversial, have been collected into what I call The Great Bible Dig. Dig One of The Great Bible Dig uncovers some interesting questions concerning the Brain, Life and Jesus and allows the reader to ask the question WHY. Dig Two of The Great Bible Dig uncovers Words, puzzling words as well as preserving words and allows the reader to ask the question WHAT. Dig Three of The Great Bible Dig allows one to SEARCH, His Sayings and your thinkings, and will give the reader a useful alternative for changing one's thought and thinkings. Dig Four of The Great Bible Dig allows one to SEEK His Light, His Truth and His Righteousness .

Jodie's Hanukkah Dig

Jodie's Hanukkah Dig

  • Author: Anna Levine
  • Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
  • ISBN: 0822574020
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Jodie dreams of one day becoming a famous archaeologist and when her father takes her to visit a dig in Modiin, Israel, home of the Maccabees, she is uniquely able to help. Simultaneous.