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Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau and the Language of Trees is the first in-depth study of Thoreau’s passionate engagement with trees and his writing about them. It explores his keen eye for trees as a naturalist, his ... More


Materials and Methods

Taisoo Park

in Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098428
eISBN:
9780520916029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098428.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines specimens picked from the Isaacs–Kidd midwater trawl (IKMT) samples selected from the collections available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). It notes that ... More


A Kingdom of Primitive Oaks

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In 1860, Thoreau’s life was focused on trees. In October, he surveyed Concord’s woods and concluded it had no old-growth trees. In November he was amazed to find a forest of old-growth oaks “waving ... More


Reinventing Mount Lebanon

in The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter investigates how Mount Lebanon was reinvented in sectarian terms by rival elites after the Europeans and Ottomans decided to partition it along religious lines in 1842. It explores how ... More


How Tiger Woods Lost His Stripes: Post-Nationalist American Studies as a History of Race, Migration, and the Commodification of Culture

Henry Yu

in Post-Nationalist American Studies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224384
eISBN:
9780520925267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224384.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how ethnicity, race, and the mass market in the United States can no longer be understood without the context of global capitalism. It looks at the commercial debut of Tiger ... More


Teak and Temptation on the Extreme Periphery: Cultural Perspectives on Forest Crime

Nancy Lee Peluso

in Rich Forests, Poor People: Resource Control and Resistance in Java

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073777
eISBN:
9780520915534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073777.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes village resistance in the form of “counter-appropriation” of teak by the villagers who plant it, harvest it, or live in the midst of it. Counter-appropriation is a more fitting ... More


Shoot Anatomy and Morphology

Teresa Terrazas Salgado and James D. Mauseth

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the anatomy and morphology of cacti shoot, focusing primarily on its cellular characteristics and biomechanical properties. The shoot consists of internodes, nodes where leaves ... More


Biology of Wood Rats as Cave Dwellers and Collectors

Robert B. Finley Jr.

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Wood rats, genus Neotoma, are terrestrial rodents of the family Muridae. This chapter describes the basic ecology of bushytailed wood rats, Neotoma cinerea, and how they leave evidence of their ... More


Fossil Wood Rats of Porcupine Cave: Tectonic or Climatic Controls?

Charles A. Repenning

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the criteria used to identify fossil specimens of wood rats from Porcupine Cave. More than 2,500 specimens, mostly isolated teeth, of Neotoma were examined from there. Modern ... More


The Rise of Rock and Roll in Philadelphia: Georgie Woods, Mitch Thomas, and Dick Clark

Matthew F. Delmont

in Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the link between the history of American Bandstand and the rise of rock and roll in Philadelphia through radio, concerts, record hops, talent shows, and local television. More ... More


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