Friday, January 28, 2011
REF TD 893.6 .T7 T73 1987
Find in a library near you: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14819463
This guide to the causes and effects of noise and vibration generation by the transportation industry was really more complete than I thought it would be at first glance. Along with the expected aspects of acoustic scales/ratings and the specific hows and whys of how noise is created by each method of transportation, it also covers the community and medical aspects of transportation noise, including the effects of noise on sleeping patterns.
This book also includes methods of controlling noise and vibration, pertinent legislation, and how to predict the level of noise for a given mode of transportation.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Fortuine, R. (2005). "Must we all die?" Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska Press.
CIRC RC313.A63F67 2005
Find in a library near you: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57168788
This well-researched book chronicles the origins, impact, and efforts to control tuberculosis in Alaska. Appendices include mortality and morbidity statistics through 2002, “a look at sanatorium life in Alaska,” a glossary, and a detailed timeline covering 400 AD to the year 2000. The extensive endnotes following each chapter function as access points for many of the primary source and other documents relevant to this topic. For a book so packed with facts and statistics, Must We All Die? is surprisingly easy to read. You don’t have to be researching tuberculosis to appreciate it.
Monday, January 10, 2011
myAlaska is the State of Alaska's portal for e-government. You can complete many interactions with state agencies here, either as an individual or as a business, including reporting a vehicle accident, viewing child support payment financial statements, and managing your business's employment security tax.
If you're applying for the PFD, there are a few tips to keep in mind:
* Although anyone can apply online, there are some restrictions on who can use an electronic signature. In particular, if this is your first PFD, you'll need to print a signature page to submit.
* You can still choose to apply in paper. If you're in Juneau, you can pick up a form and envelope at the Alaska State Library on the 8th floor of the State Office Building. For other locations, see http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/BookletDistribution.aspx.
* For more information about PFDs, to apply, or to check the status of your PFD, see the main page of the Permanent Fund at http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/.