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Central Valley Bioregion

Robin Wills

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the Central Valley bioregion, showing that Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers flow through broad interior valleys with extensive, nearly flat alluvial floors. The Central Valley ... More


CONSERVING WILDLANDS

Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

in Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195301755
eISBN:
9780199867196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301755.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As the world's population grows (it is expected to increase from the current 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050), fewer and fewer wild places remain. Today vast areas of Earth resemble the ... More


The Legacies of Delta History

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The European settlement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta resulted in the transformation of forested areas and vegetation into agricultural sites and urban communities. Vast areas of tidal wetlands ... More


The Mississippianization of the Illinois and Apple River Valleys

Gregory D. Wilson, Colleen M. Delaney, and Phillip G. Millhouse

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter investigates Mississippian beginnings in three regions; the Lower Illinois River Valley, the Central Illinois River Valley, and the Apple River Valley. During the eleventh and twelfth ... More


The Cahokian Diaspora, Etowah, and South Appalachian Mississippian

Adam King

in Cahokia in Context: Hegemony and Diaspora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683400820
eISBN:
9781683401186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400820.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Etowah’s ascent to regional prominence in the 14th century was accompanied by marked changes in the site and its material culture. One of those changes was the creation of an elite mortuary mound and ... More


Coda

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Sacramento may be the capital of California, but the city has a long history of a hardscrabble underbelly. Among the attractions are the waterways that run through the city—the clear American and the ... More


The Turner-Hopewell Axis: Exploring Interaction through Embankment Form and Mortuary Patterning

A. Martin Byers

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter explores the relationship between the Turner and the Hopewell sites based on assessing the style and configuration of their earthwork design, mortuary rituals, and the ... More


Garbage of the Golden West

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

In May 1970, Look magazine ran an International Paper Company advertisement, “The Story of the Disposable Environment,” which envisioned a time when “the entire environment in which [we] live” ... More


Sunday

in On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the first-day experience of Jay Mechling, while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. Mechling began his journey began in the broad, flat floodplain of California's great Central ... More


Nitrate and Aquifer Protection

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant in groundwater, affecting both human health and ecosystems. This chapter discusses how nitrate in groundwater has affected the health of the Chesapeake ... More


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