Surveying Sixth Edition is designed to cover the standard topics in a basic surveying course in a streamlined manner, meeting the learning needs of today's student. This text provides comprehensive yet concise coverage of the essential skills necessary in surveying and civil engineering, such as measurement, distance corrections, leveling, angles, area computation, computer calculations, topographic surveying, electronic distance measuring instruments, and construction surveying. The text includes photos and diagrams, lists of useful addresses and degree programs, surveying tables, and formulas. New co-authors Wayne A. Sarasua and William J. Davis bring a fresh perspective to this classic text. This text is suitable for students in a one-semester course at two and four-year colleges taking their first course on surveying.
This revised and updated guide provides the best lodging, dining, and activity suggestions for New England's most inviting region for lovers of the arts. Seasoned travel writers Christina Tree and William Davis tell you everything you need to know about this naturally beautiful and culturally rich region. As they lead you across the Mohawk Trail and along scenic drives, you’ll visit must-see performing arts festivals, museums, wineries, antiques shops, nature preserves, and the best places to stay and to eat, from 4-star restaurants to classic diners.
As the Civil War entered its first full calendar year for the Old Dominion, Virginians began to experience the full ramifications of the conflict. Their expectations for the coming year did not prepare them for what was about to happen; in 1862 the war became earnest and real, and the state became then and thereafter the major battleground of the war in the East. Virginia emerged from the year 1861 in much the same state of uncertainty and confusion as the rest of the Confederacy. While the North was known to be rebuilding its army, no one could be sure if the northern people and government were willing to continue the war. The landscape and the people of Virginia were a part of the battlefield. Virginia at War, 1862 demonstrates how no aspect of life in the Commonwealth escaped the warÕs impact. The collection of essays examines topics as diverse as daily civilian life and the effects of military occupation, the massive influx of tens of thousands of wounded and sick into Richmond, and the wartime expansion of VirginiaÕs industrial base, the largest in the Confederacy. Out on the field, Robert E. LeeÕs army was devastated by the Battle of Antietam, and Lee strove to rebuild the army with recruits from the interior of the state. Many Virginians, however, were far behind the front lines. A growing illustrated press brought the war into the homes of civilians and allowed them to see what was happening in their state and in the larger war beyond their borders. To round out this volume, indefatigable Richmond diarist Judith McGuire continues her day-by-day reflections on life during wartime. The second in a five-volume series examining each year of the war, Virginia at War, 1862 illuminates the happenings on both homefront and battlefield in the state that served as the crucible of AmericaÕs greatest internal conflict.
By January 1865, most of VirginiaÕs schools were closed, many newspapers had ceased publication, businesses suffered, and food was scarce. Having endured major defeats on their home soil and the loss of much of the stateÕs territory to the Union army, VirginiaÕs Confederate soldiers began to desert at higher rates than at any other time in the war, returning home to provide their families with whatever assistance they could muster. It was a dark year for Virginia. Virginia at War, 1865 closely examines the end of the Civil War in the Old Dominion, delivering a striking depiction of a state ravaged by violence and destruction. In the final volume of the Virginia at War series, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. have once again assembled an impressive collection of essays covering topics that include land operations, women and families, wartime economy, music and entertainment, the demobilization of LeeÕs army, and the warÕs aftermath. The volume ends with the final installment of Judith Brockenbrough McGuireÕs popular and important Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War. Like the previous four volumes in the series, Virginia at War, 1865 provides valuable insights into the devastating effects of the war on citizens across the state.
Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast is a book about making different types of pancakes, waffles & french toast using different types of fruits, creams, milks & foods. I use all types of measurements in these recipes, that make these items easy to make. I had fun making a lot of these recipes and you will too. The Orange Cream Sickle pancakes, are a remake of the old ice cream you had when you grew up. Chocolate Chip pancakes are a favorite of kids. You'll have fun making all kinds of different waffle types and making all kinds of french toast. I hope you like the different types of items and also mix and match some of them.
Although nine of the former British colonies joined the United States before Virginia, the fate of the new republic depended heavily on the Commonwealth. With four of the first five American presidents, and many other founding fathers and framers of the Constitution, calling Virginia their home, the roots of American democracy are firmly planted within the borders of the Old Dominion. Similarly, several Southern states preceded Virginia in seceding from the Union, but until Virginia joined them in April 1861, the Confederacy lacked cohesion. Richmond was immediately named the capital of the fledgling nation, and by the end of spring, Virginia had become the primary political and military theater in which the grand tragedy of the Civil War was enacted. Virginia at War, 1861, edited by acclaimed historians William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr., vividly portrays the process of secession, the early phases of conflict, and the struggles of Virginians to weather the brutal storms of war. Virginia at War, 1861 is the first in a series of volumes on each of VirginiaÕs five years as a Confederate state. Essays by eight noted Civil War scholars provide a three-dimensional view of VirginiansÕ experiences during the first year of the War Between the States. In addition to recounting the remarkable military events taking place in Virginia in 1861, this collection examines a civilian population braced for war but divided on crucial questions, an economy pressed to cope with the demands of combat, and a culture that strained to reconcile its proud heritage with its uncertain future. In 1861, the outcome of the Civil War was far from determined, but for Virginians there was little doubt that the war experience would alter nearly everything they had known before the outbreak of hostilities. In exacting detail, Virginia at War, 1861 examines the earliest challenges of the Civil War, the changes war wrought, and the ways in which Virginians withstood and adapted to this profound, irrevocable upheaval.
“Poetry dedicated to his antagonist? Courage and compassion, that’s what this work is all about.” - Theresa Kastner “Artistic work of high quality.” - Michael Barney; Editor: Gravity Press “Encompasses a world view with impressive sensitivity.” - Michael McGrinder, Associate Editor, The Smith “I’ve enjoyed the talent of William H. Davis Jr. for many years. I’m amazed at his diversity of subject matter. I consider it a privilege to be part of this man’s literary accomplishment in ‘The Arena’.” - Vicki Hawkins, Pres. Jesus Wept Ministries
The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of VirginiaÕs forces fought inside the stateÕs borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literature, politics and the press, higher education, patriotic celebrations, and early efforts at reconstruction in Union-occupied Virginia. The volume focuses on the effects of war on the civilian infrastructure as well as efforts to maintain the Confederacy. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary.
The Rich has topped America's bestseller lists and received international acclaim for its insight into the lives and fortunes of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people. Renowned international business journalist William Davis investigates who's up and who's down in the world of today's super-rich. The Rich looks behind the bank balances to reveal what it takes to amass great wealth, where it comes from, and what it really means to those who have it. Crammed with quotes and anecdotes on entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Donald Trump, oligarchs like Roman Abromavich, and stars of sport and entertainment such as Tiger Woods and Elton John, The Rich is luxuriously thought-provoking and highly entertaining.
SUMMARY This is a western love story. It is the tale of a man named Jake who, defeated and disillusioned by the horrors of the War Between the States, heads west with his brother to create a better life. However, his refusal to back down from confrontation, which served him well in war, leads to a life of violence. Through his skill with firearms and the quickness of his reflexes, he acquires a reputation as a dangerous foe. When a writer publishes a fictitious account of his exploits, everyone sees a cold-bloodied killer and no one, except his brother, sees a man of honor trying to come to terms with what he has done and who he is. Only through the love of a woman and her understanding of the demons that drive him does he begin to put his life back together again and find, among the constant battles for survival, a life worth living.
Between the epic battles of 1862 and the grueling and violent military campaigns that would follow, the year 1863 was oddly quiet for the Confederate state of Virginia. Only one major battle was fought on its soil, at Chancellorsville, and the conflict was one of the Army of Northern VirginiaÕs greatest victories. Yet the pressures of the Civil War turned the daily lives of VirginiansÑyoung and old, men and women, civilians and soldiersÑinto battles of their own. Despite minimal combat, 1863 was an eventful year in Virginia historyÑStonewall Jackson died within its borders and Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In Virginia at War, 1863, editors William C. Davis and James I. Robertson Jr. present these and other key events, as well as a discussion of the yearÕs military land operations to reveal the political, social, and cultural ramifications of the ongoing national conflict. By this time, the war had profoundly transformed nearly every aspect of Virginia life and culture, from education to religion to commerce. Mounting casualties and depleted resources made the citizens of the Commonwealth feel the deprivations of war more deeply than ever. Virginia at War, 1863 surveys these often overlooked elements of the conflict. Contributors focus on the warÕs impact on VirginiaÕs children and its newly freed slaves. They shed light on the origins of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, explore the popularity of scrapbooking as a form of personal recordkeeping, and consider the changing role of religion during wartime and the uncertain faith of VirginiaÕs Christians. The book concludes with the 1863 entries of the Diary of a Southern Refugee by RichmondÕs Judith Brockenbrough McGuire. At the midpoint of the Civil War, the hostility of this great American struggle had become an ingrained part of Virginia life. Virginia at War, 1863 is the third volume of a five-book series that reexamines the CommonwealthÕs history as an integral part of the Confederacy. The series looks beyond military campaigns and tactics to consider how the war forever changed the people, culture, and society of Virginia.