Evaluation of the Baladi Indirect Tensile Apparatus

Author: John F. Adam
Publisher: N.A
Category: Asphalt concrete
Page: 27
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Evaluation of the effectiveness of a "device intended for reliable determination of asphalt concrete mechanical properties such as Poisson's ratio, resilient modulus, and indirect tensile strength"--P. 1.

Monthly Checklist of State Publications

Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Exchange and Gift Division
Publisher: N.A
Category: State government publications
Page: N.A
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Mechanical Tests for Bituminous Mixes - Characterization, Design and Quality Control

Proceedings of the Fourth International RILEM Symposium
Author: E. Eustacchio,H.W. Fritz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482267519
Category: Architecture
Page: 672
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This book forms the Proceedings of an International RILEM Symposium, the fourth in the series, on Testing of Bituminous Mixes in Budapest, Hungary, October 1990. The aim of the Symposium is to promote tests for the characterization, design and quality control of bituminous mixes which combine the best features of traditional and modern approaches. Among the topics covered are specimen preparation, tests with unique loading (Marshall test, uniaxial tension and creep tests etc), which are used for mix design or control of mechanical properties, and tests with repeated loading, which give information on fatigue, permanent deformation and moduli, especially for mix design.

Asphalt Concrete Mix Design

Development of More Rational Approaches
Author: William Gartner
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803112681
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 136
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Asphalt Paving Technology 2015

Author: Eugene Skok
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 160595294X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 754
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Recent research on asphalt binder aging and rejuvenatorsKey data on asphalt performance and formulationsUpdates on tests and specificationsFully-searchable text on CD-ROM (included) This series volume comprises research papers and technical reports developed within the U.S.-based Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. The book is divided into sessions focused on technology, specifications, cold recycling of RAP, and rejuvenators, with special emphasis on aging and on how rejuvenators are modeled, formulated and used to improve asphalt binders and prevent cracking. The CD-ROM displays figures and illustrations in articles in full color along with a title screen and main menu screen. Each user can link to all papers from the Table of Contents and Author Index and also link to papers and front matter by using the global bookmarks which allow navigation of the entire CD-ROM from every article. Search features on the CD-ROM can be by full text including all key words, article title, author name, and session title. The CD-ROM has Autorun feature for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or higher products along with the program for Adobe Acrobat Reader with Search 11.0. One year of technical support is included with your purchase of this product.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Highway research
Page: N.A
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Rigid and flexible pavement design and analysis

unbound granular materials, tire pressures, backcalculation, and design methods
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board. Meeting
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Cities and Their Vital Systems

Infrastructure Past, Present, and Future
Author: Advisory Committee on Technology and Society
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309037860
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Cities and Their Vital Systems asks basic questions about the longevity, utility, and nature of urban infrastructures; analyzes how they grow, interact, and change; and asks how, when, and at what cost they should be replaced. Among the topics discussed are problems arising from increasing air travel and airport congestion; the adequacy of water supplies and waste treatment; the impact of new technologies on construction; urban real estate values; and the field of "telematics," the combination of computers and telecommunications that makes money machines and national newspapers possible.

Principles of Pavement Design

Author: E. J. Yoder,M. W. Witczak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471977803
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 711
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Presents a complete coverage of all aspects of the theory and practice of pavement design including the latest concepts.

The 1.5 Billion People Question

Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?
Author: Harold Alderman,Ugo Gentilini,Ruslan Yemtsov
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464810885
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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Most of the people in low and middle-income countries covered by social protection receive assistance in the form of in-kind food. The origin of such support is rooted in countries’ historical pursuit of three interconnected objectives, namely attaining self-sufficiency in food, managing domestic food prices, and providing income support to the poor. This volume sheds light on the complex, bumpy and non-linear process of how some flagship food-based social protection programs have evolved over time, and how they currently work. In particular, it lays out the broad trends in reforms, including a growing move from in-kind modalities to cash transfers, from universality to targeting, and from agriculture to social protection. Case studies from Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and United States document the specific experiences of managing the process of reform and implementation, including enhancing our understanding of the opportunities and challenges with different social protection transfer modalities.

Abolition of Feudalism

Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution
Author: John Markoff
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271044415
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The Creativity of Action

Author: Hans Joas
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226400440
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
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Hans Joas is one of the foremost social theorists in Germany today. Based on Joas’s celebrated study of George Herbert Mead, this work reevaluates the contribution of American pragmatism and European philosophical anthropology to theories of action in the social sciences. Joas also establishes direct ties between Mead’s work and approaches drawn from German traditions of philosophical anthropology. Joas argues for adding a third model of action to the two predominant models of rational and normative action—one that emphasizes the creative character of human action. This model encompasses the other two, allowing for a more comprehensive theory of action. Joas elaborates some implications of his model for theories of social movements and social change and for the status of action theory in sociology in the face of competition from theories advanced by Luhmann and Habermas. The problem of action is of crucial importance in both sociology and philosophy, and this book—already widely debated in Germany—will add fresh impetus to the lively discussions current in the English-speaking world.

Fin de Siècle Social Theory

Relativism, Reduction, and the Problem of Reason
Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859849965
Category: Social Science
Page: 231
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In four closely interwoven studies, Jeffrey Alexander identifies the central dilemma that provokes contemporary social theory and proposes a new way to resolve it. The dream of reason that marked the previous fin de siècle foundered in the face of the cataclysms of the twentieth century, when war, revolution, and totalitarianism came to be seen as themselves products of reason. In response there emerged the profound skepticism about rationality that has so starkly defined the present fin de siècle. From Wittgenstein through Rorty and postmodernism, relativism rejects the very possibility of universal standards, while for both positivism and neo-Marxists like Bourdieu, reductionism claims that ideas simply reflect their social base. In a readable and spirited argument, Alexander develops the alternative of a "neo-modernist" position that defends reason from within a culturally centered perspective while remaining committed to the goal of explaining, not merely interpreting, contemporary social life. On the basis of a sweeping reinterpretation of postwar society and its intellectuals, he suggests that both antimodernist radicalism and postmodernist resignation are now in decline; a more democratic, less ethnocentric and more historically contingent universalizing social theory may thus emerge. Developing in his first two studies a historical approach to the problem of "absent reason," Alexander moves via a critique of Richard Rorty to construct his case for "present reason." Finally, focusing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, he provokes the most sustained critical reflection yet on this influential thinker. Fin de Siecle Social Theory is a tonic intervention in contemporary debates, showing how social and cultural theory can properly take the measure of the extraordinary times in which we live.

Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Bruce M. Knauft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136661271
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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In the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in cultural and critical theory. By combining critical reviews and ethnographic engagements with fresh readings of major figures and approaches, the work develops a larger vantage point for considering the dispersing influence of practice theories, postmodernism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, modern/post-positive feminism, and multicultural criticisms.

The Modernization of Fatherhood

A Social and Political History
Author: Ralph LaRossa
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226469041
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 287
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The period between World War I and World War II was an important time in the history of gender relations, and of American fatherhood. Revealing the surprising extent to which some of yesterday's fathers were involved with their children, The Modernization of Fatherhood recounts how fatherhood was reshaped during the Machine Age into the configuration we know today. LaRossa explains that during the interwar period the image of the father as economic provider, pal, and male role model, all in one, became institutionalized. Using personal letters and popular magazine and newspaper sources, he explores how the social and economic conditions of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression—a period of technical innovation as well as economic hardship—fused these expectations into a cultural ideal. With chapters on the U.S. Children's Bureau, the fathercraft movement, the magazine industry and the development of Parent's Magazine, and the creation of Father's Day, this book is a major addition to the growing literature on masculinity and fatherhood.

Drug Benefits and Risks

International Textbook of Clinical Pharmacology - Revised 2nd Edition
Author: C.J. van Boxtel,B. Santoso,I.R. Edwards
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 160750345X
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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This updated and revised 2nd edition of Drug Benefits and Risks is an inclusive reference exploring the scientific basis and practice of drug therapy. The key concept is to look at the balance between the benefits and risks of drugs, but in this context also highlighting the social impact which drugs have in modern societies. Taking an evidence-based approach to the problem, the practice of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in the developing as well as the developed world is examined. For this purpose the book covers general clinical pharmacology, pharmacology of various drug groups and the treatments specific to various diseases; the book gives guidance on how doctors should act so that drugs can be used effectively and safely; and it encourages the rational use of drugs in society. This publication brings together a large amount of excellent content that will be invaluable for anyone working within, or associated with, the field of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy - undergraduates, postgraduates, regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry.