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The historical context of differentiation and diversity

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides a detailed account of the three main features of Mediterranean history that have modulated ecological and evolutionary processes acting on plant biodiversity in the region: ... More


Introduction: Themes, structure,and objectives

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter sets the scene both in terms of evolutionary themes and regional history. The two main evolutionary themes of the book — diversity and adaptation — are presented and the ... More


Monographic Effects on the Stratigraphic Distribution of Brachiopods

Gordon B. Curry

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

More than 220 years of taxonomic research have resulted in the description of over 5,000 different genera of Brachiopoda. The geological record of brachiopods is undoubtedly incomplete, but to an ... More


Wadi Natrun in Geologic History

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the geological environment of Wadi Natrun that made it possible to establish and sustain such a vibrant community in that part of the Western Desert of Egypt. The geological ... More


Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Lynne Parenti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography ... More


Characteristics of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Modern mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs) are shaped by key ecosystem drivers that affect their function. The most important of these drivers are climate, topography, soils, and fire. There are ... More


College Boy

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the years Thomas Sadler Roberts spent at the University of Minnesota. He enrolled in 1877, to a schedule of four hours of lecture a day and military drills in the afternoon. ... More


John McPhee’s: Annals of the Former World

Douglas McCollam

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Annals of the Former World, by John McPhee. First published in 1998, Annals of the Former World presents a geological history of North America. The book is a compilation ... More


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