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The ecology of malaria in Italy

Robert Sallares

in Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first section of this chapter discusses the mosquito vectors of malaria. Attention is drawn to the phenomenon of anophelism without malaria, and ancient knowledge of mosquitoes is considered a ... More


Seventeenth-Century Draining of the Fens and the Impact on Navigation: 2008 BRITISH ACADEMY SPECIAL LECTURE

MICHAEL CHISHOLM

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about seventeenth-century draining of the fens and its impact on navigation delivered by the author at the 2008 British Academy Special Lecture. It traces ... More


Sea Defences: A Professionalized Network?

Caroline Cunningham

in Policy Networks in British Government

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Sea or tidal defences form part of the land drainage and flood prevention function of the regional water authorities (RWAs). This chapter deals with policy making in relation to sea defences. It ... More


Foams: Structure and Dynamics

Isabelle Cantat, Sylvie Cohen-Addad, Florence Elias, François Graner, Reinhard Höhler, Olivier Pitois, Florence Rouyer, and Arnaud Saint-Jalmes

Simon Cox (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662890
eISBN:
9780191763038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662890.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Aqueous foams are studied both as materials with many applications, and as model systems for fields ranging from metallurgy to mathematics to biology. They are complex fluids with unique and unusual ... More


Uses, functions, and management of peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the historical and present-day uses of peatlands. Agriculturial topics include hayfields and pastures, cultivation, and transformations of peat after drainage and conversions. ... More


Tip drainage

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter describes the problems caused by the drainage water from waste tip sites. Drainage water can pollute streams and rivers that are near landfill sites. This drainage water or leachate ... More


The British Sanitary Movement: Edwin Chadwick

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on Edwin Chadwick. Edwin Chadwick (1800–1890), trained as a barrister-at-law, and became an effective and soon a leading social planner. His overriding purpose was to sustain ... More


Necessary but Not Sufficient: Storms, Environmentalism, and New Visions for Flood Control, 1969–2001

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA) lived up to its promise in 1969, preventing damages estimated at more than a billion dollars. As they had done with previous storms, flood controllers ... More


Social Marginalization Among the Chiribaya: The Curandero of Yaral, Southern Peru

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a prehistoric curandero, or healer. Strangely attired, his legs bound, and possibly murdered, he was buried with a number of non-local items, suggesting he ... More


The therapy of expectoration

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631411
eISBN:
9780191730160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the effectiveness of expectoration therapy for cough and other respiratory diseases. It explains that the objective of treatment to promote expectoration is to increase ... More


The Andes: Riding the Tectonic Uplift

Scott Schaefer

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter provides a biogeographic survey of Andean freshwater fishes and a compilation of the species. It explains the use of multivariate methods of classification and trhe parsimony analysis of ... More


The Moral Geography of Scotland

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the world of enlightened improvement that inspired the drainage scheme at Blair Drummond. It begins at the Select Society of Edinburgh, the premier venue for intellectual ... More


Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Vera S. Candiani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Tracing the long history of one of the most complex drainage projects in the early modern world, this book aims to explain what colonization looked like on the ground and how it affected land, water, ... More


Genomes and metagenomes of microbes and viruses

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199586936
eISBN:
9780191774645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The sequencing of entire genomes of microbes grown in pure cultures is now routine. Sequencing studies have found that bacterial genomes range from 0.18 Mb (intracellular symbiont) to 13 Mb (a soil ... More


Sewage collection and treatment

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses sewerage systems and methods of sewage treatment. There are two types of sewerage systems: ‘combined’ and ‘separate’. In combined sewerage systems, rainwater from roads and ... More


Fairview and Ewing

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0025
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the intersection of US 68 and SR 165, which marks the drainage divide between the Licking River to the south and Johnson Creek to the north, stands the small roadside community of Fairview. Four ... More


Desert and Swamp: The Conquest of Tropical Nature in the Progressive Era

Henry Knight

in Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts how, into the early twentieth century, as agricultural development further altered the physical and social conditions of their states, promoters of California and Florida looked ... More


Birth, life, and death

Isabelle Cantat

in Foams: Structure and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662890
eISBN:
9780191763038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662890.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

We first introduce qualitatively the different mechanisms by which a foam forms, ages, rearranges, and then collapses, which collectively determine foam stability and lifetime. We explain why it is ... More


Statute and Custom in Water Law

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Conflicting British ideas on the relationship between community and water control were played out in the distinction between statute and custom in water law. The principles of productive efficiency ... More


Catchments, Drainage Networks, and Resource Regimes

Angela H. Arthington

in Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Water is delivered (drained) to each freshwater system from its catchment or drainage basin (watershed)-an area of land that collects precipitation and drains water to a common point in the ... More


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