Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code (U.S.C.). Title 44 U.S.C. is a consolidation and codification of the general and permanent laws relating to public printing and documents. Title 44 U.S.C., as currently published by the U.S. Government, reflects the laws passed by the Congress as of January 2, 2006.
Government Printing and Binding Regulations, No. 26
U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Printing February 1990 PDF File
While this volume contains no substantive changes to existing regulations, it does provide updated listings of U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) regional procurement offices and satellites, an includes copies of circular letters of general applicability that have been issued to Departmental administrators since the issuance of the last edition. The Government Printing and Binding Regulations, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was transmitted by the Joint Committee on Printing effective February 1990.
U.S. Government Publishing Office Revised May 1, 1999 PDF File
The Printing Procurement Regulation is issued to 1) prescribe uniform policies and procedures for the procurement of printing, binding, and related services and, 2) provide guidance to Printing Procurement Department personnel in applying those policies and procedures. The Printing Procurement Regulation, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was issued by the Deputy Public Printer effective May 1, 1999.
GPO Contract Terms, Publication 310.2
U.S. Government Publishing Office Revised April 10, 2001 PDF File
The GPO Contract Terms include solicitation provisions, supplemental specifications, and contract clauses, which prospective suppliers should carefully read as the applicable terms within become an integral part of contracts with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). The GPO Contract Terms, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was effective December 1, 1987, and revised April 10, 2001.
Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections, Publication 315.2
U.S. Government Publishing Office September 1991 PDF File
The Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections lists suggested administrative and technical guidelines for agency personnel attending U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) press sheet inspections, which are very important in obtaining quality publications. The Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections was published by the U.S. Government effective September 1991.
Government Paper Specification Standards, Volume No. 12
The U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) Quality Control and Inventory Management Department conducts sampling, inspection, and testing to assure that purchased printing papers and materials comply with specifications. Also included among this Department's many responsibilities is the continual improvement of the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) specifications for paper. Volume No. 12 of the Government Paper Specification Standards was published by the U.S. Government effective February 1, 2008.