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Oklahoma's 2004 Notable Government Documents

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Book Cover: Shows green fields and forests, with a photo inset showing the desolation of the Dust Bowl.Out of the Dust:
The History of Conservation in Oklahoma in the
20th Century

[American Library Association Notable Document]

by F.Dwain Phillips and Mark S. Harrison.
Published by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission in cooperation with the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

One of only of ten state government publications recognized for 2004 by the American Library Association, this is a classy official history portraying the efforts of a state agency, federal government agency, and voluntary association in meeting a major challenge in Oklahoma. Covers the development of soil conservation districts following the depression Dust Bowl and the creation of the first upland flood control projects in the nation. The book design successfully presents narrative and detail in a manner that encourages repeated reading and reference.

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Book Cover: Shows human figure flexing in front of abstract image of the sun.The Oklahoma Arthritis Plan: Maximizing Ability, Minimizing Disability

[Recognized by the Journal of Government Information]

Published by the Oklahoma Department of Health.

This document describes a health problem affecting one in six Oklahomans and the Oklahoma Arthritis Network formed to respond to that problem. This is a readable summary of an important health issue in Oklahoma and an outstanding group
effort by the agency.

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Publication Cover: Shows photos of Oklahoma lands parched by drought conditions.The Oklahoma Drought
of 2001-2002

by Derek S. Arndt
Published by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey

[Recognized by the Journal of Government Information]

This is a brilliant, compact discussion of one aspect of Oklahoma weather that can be
used all the way from school students up to scientific researchers. Very nicely laid out by the publication teams at the Survey with colors and charts that enhance the information.

   

 

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