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Geohistory and Hydro-Bio-Politics

Jeffrey A. Bell and Claire Colebrook (eds)

in Deleuze and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636082
eISBN:
9780748671748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636082.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Karl Wittfogel points to a vital part of geohistory: the management of water leading to what is called hydro-bio-politics. In line with this, this chapter reviews the ontology and politics of water. ... More


A Single-Point Base Definition of the Xiejian Age as an Exemplar for Refining Chinese Land Mammal Ages

Jin Meng, Jie Ye, Wen-Yu Wu, Xi-Jun Ni, and Shun-Dong Bi

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter reviews works surrounding the Chinese land mammal age (CLMA), with particular focus on the stratigraphic data from the Xiejia locality and Junggar Basin. It considers the possibilities ... More


The Place in the Middle: A Geohistory of the Red Sea

Alexis Wick

in Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285910
eISBN:
9780520961265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285910.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter presents a geohistory of the Red Sea in order to articulate its basic setting in the long term, as it has come to be imagined today. It first considers the origin of the name “Red” and ... More


Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Martin J. S. Rudwick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, scientists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth—and the relatively recent arrival of human life. The geologists of the period, ... More


Dwelling in Time: Figurations of Geohistory

in The Geographic Imagination of Modernity: Geography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758390
eISBN:
9780804787482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter charts the convergence of geography and history, an inextricable intertwinement of geographic space and historical time during the period that has usually been seen as characterized by ... More


Life geohistories: examining formative experiences and geographies

Bisola Falola

in Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the benefits and limitations of using biographical narratives, and more specifically, life histories, to analyse the relationship between place and life course development. The ... More


The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856

Ralph O'Connor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226616681
eISBN:
9780226616704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616704.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissed as dangerous nonsense, but just fifty years later, it was ... More


The geologists' time-machine (1825–31)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the study of fossils in terms of their original habitats and environments was being applied to the interpretation of the rocks and fossils of the Secondary formations, and ... More


A directional history of life (1825–31)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces how the history of life was coming to be seen ever more clearly as directional in character. Research on Tertiary faunas reinforced the increasing sense among geologists that the ... More


The last revolution (1824–30)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces how the “diluvial” enigma was addressed and how the effects of the “geological deluge” were being defined more precisely, or else explained away. Cuvier's and Buckland's dating of ... More


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