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GLOBAL PATTERNS

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This final chapter presents key observations over broad spatial and temporal scales. The first three are readily observable, at least in the right geographic areas, but the last two — species and ... More


The Biology of Soil: A community and ecosystem approach

Richard Bardgett

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525035
eISBN:
9780191728181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525035.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date synthesis of what is known about soil biodiversity and the factors that regulate its distribution, as well as the functional significance of ... More


 The Pivotal Lotus Story and Dōgen's Worldview

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253), the most prolific writer among the historical Zen masters and considered the founder of the Soto Zen tradition in Japan. Examples of ... More


 Dōgen's Interpretations of This Lotus Sutra Story

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter gives a close reading of a range of references throughout Dōgen's writings on Lotus Sutra Chapters 15 and 16, organized in terms of earth, space, and time. It also looks in to how Dōgen ... More


 Dōgen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahāyāna Context

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Mahāyāna imagery concerning earth and space, and their confluence and related Buddhist backgrounds on temporality, and how these may have served as a wider context for Dōgen's ... More


Metaphors and Systemic Change

Tim O’Riordan, Tim Lenton, and Ian Christie

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Tipping points are metaphors of sudden change, of fear, of falling, of foreboding, and of failure. Tipping points are thresholds of tolerance, of bifurcation, and of transformation which are built ... More


From Spaceship Earth To Google Ocean: Planetary Icons, Indexes, and Infrastructures

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how digital media represent seawater, relying upon, but also making invisible, the built infrastructures—commercial, political, military—that have permitted the oceanic world to ... More


Partnership Ethics and Cultural Discourse: Women and the Earth Summit

Carolyn Merchant

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

An important aspect of the ‘Earth Summit’ conference held at Rio de Janeiro in 1992 was the extent to which it shifted environmental discourse beyond mere recognition of the environmental crisis ... More


. Resurrection and Death in Everyman

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines resurrection and death in Everyman, considered as the greatest of English morality plays. It observes that death, ordained by God Himself, is exhibited as an inevitable limit on ... More


Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Donald Eugene Canfield

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The air we breathe is 21 percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? ... More


Planetary Climates

Andrew P. Ingersoll

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This clear and concise introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite—from Mercury to Neptune ... More


A Stable or an Unstable World?

Toby Tyrrell

in On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121581
eISBN:
9781400847914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121581.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the claim of Earth's stability by looking at data pertaining to past variability of the Earth environment. The Gaia hypothesis proposes that life has had a hand on the tiller of ... More


William Thomson's Determinations of the Age of the Earth

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on William Thomson's involvement in debates concerning the age of the Earth in the 19th century. Thomson applied himself to determining the age of the Earth in three ways: the ... More


Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Mak

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This text is an updated English version of a class-tested textbook originally published in Chinese in 2006. Its contents are based on the lecture notes of several courses taught by the authors at The ... More


Summary

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

in The Sun's Influence on Climate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This concluding chapter talks about how the Earth's climate is fundamental to the well-being of humanity, and any factor with the potential to affect that is obviously of concern. Thus, an ... More


The Sun's Influence on Climate

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The Earth's climate system depends entirely on the Sun for its energy. Solar radiation warms the atmosphere and is fundamental to atmospheric composition, while the distribution of solar heating ... More


173,067,389-VERTEX GRAPH Δ

A. A. Ivanov

in The Fourth Janko Group

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527596
eISBN:
9780191713163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527596.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This chapter studies the graph Δ on the set of elements of type m DG (with stabilizers 211 : M24) in which two vertices are adjacent whenever in D(G) they are incident to a common element of type 2 ... More


Geography applied

Robert J. Bennett and Alan G. Wilson

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter discusses the main trends and the most prominent focuses of research regarding geography as an applied discipline. It concentrates on the contributions of geographers in Britain and the ... More


Structural Chemistry of Rare-Earth Elements

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter begins with a description of the characteristic properties of the lanthanide elements, including their metallic and ionic radii (lanthanide contraction), crystal structures, oxidation ... More


Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An earth systems approach

David M Wilkinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568469
eISBN:
9780191717611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568469.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book raises and attempts to answer the following thought experiment: ‘For any planet with carbon-based life, which persists over geological time-scales, what is the minimum set of ecological ... More


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