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Disaster Destinations, 1948–1960

Mark Rice

in Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643533
eISBN:
9781469643557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643533.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter investigates how Cusco tourism navigated three crises: the end of Good Neighbor cultural diplomacy at the start of the Cold War, the withdrawal of state support for tourism development, ... More


The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Arupjyoti Saikia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

At the turn of the twentieth century the human reshaping of the Brahmaputra and its extended ecological relations has become a reality. This biography of the Brahmaputra reimagines the layered ... More


Synopsis

K. O. Emery and David Neev

in The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090949
eISBN:
9780197560655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090949.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

The two large lakes named Samra and Lisan existed in the Dead Sea graben from 350,000 to 120,000B.p. and 60,000 to 12,000B.p. Their sediments tentatively are correlated with the European Riss and ... More


General Geology

K. O. Emery and David Neev

in The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090949
eISBN:
9780197560655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090949.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

The Dead Sea occupies a linear down-dropped region between two roughly parallel faults along the central segment of the major northsouth- trending crustal rift that ... More


Sodom and Gomorrah Event

K. O. Emery and David Neev

in The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090949
eISBN:
9780197560655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090949.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

About 7800 B.P. after the first effects of warmings and droughts associated with the Atlantic Interval, many people of the Mideast moved into river floodplains where ... More


Righteousness, Uncertainty, and the Point of No Return

Peter Thomson

in Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195170511
eISBN:
9780197562208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170511.003.0026
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Life in Russia is littered with small humiliations and labyrinthine obstacles to everyday tasks, and seems to have always been. And when you notice this, which is pretty much right away, you begin ... More


Connecting the Dots

Peter Thomson

in Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195170511
eISBN:
9780197562208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170511.003.0027
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Really, though—who among us, Russian or otherwise, isn’t a sucker for a deft illusion? Who doesn’t want to believe that the girl really has vanished? And in a time when talk of The End of Nature on ... More


Frozen Rivers and Fault Lines

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

After seven summer field seasons working in the north-western Himalaya in India, I had heard of a winter trade route that must rank as one of the most outlandish journeys in the Himalaya. The ... More


North-West Frontier: Kohistan, Hindu Kush, Pamirs

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The Hindu Kush Mountains run along the Afghan border with the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Following the First Anglo-Afghan war of 1839– 42 the British government in Simla decided that ... More


Faces of Everest

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Trekking to Everest from the Sola Khumbu in Nepal is most definitely one of life’s great treats. When Nepal first opened up to foreigners in 1950 there was only one road from India to Kathmandu via ... More


Roof of the World: Tibet, Pamirs

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The Tibetan Plateau is by far the largest region of high elevation, averaging just above 5,000 metres above sea level, and the thickest crust, between 70 and 90 kilometres thick, anywhere in the ... More


Extruding Indochina: Burma, Vietnam, Yunnan, Thailand

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Geographically, Indochina consists of the South East Asian countries Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Geologically, Indochina includes all the land bounded by two very large-scale strike-slip ... More


The Day the Earth Shook: The Sumatra–Andaman Earthquake 2004

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

At 00.58 GMT (7.58 local time) on Sunday, 26 December 2004 a massive earthquake occurred off the north-west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake measured between magnitude 9.0 and 9.3 on the Richter ... More


Drift Mechanisms in the 1920s

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

The final chapter of the third edition of The Origin of Continents and Oceans was devoted to the dynamic causes of drift, and Wegener’s tone in these final fifteen pages was decidedly more ... More


What are the catastrophic risks, and how catastrophic are they?

Richard A. Posner

in Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The number of extreme catastrophes that have a more than negligible probability of occurring in this century is alarmingly great, and their variety startling. I want to describe them and in doing ... More


The Grand Periodic Function

Jan C. A. Boeyens

in Mendeleev to Oganesson: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the Periodic Table

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190668532
eISBN:
9780197559765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668532.003.0009
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

The discovery of material periodicity must rank as one of the major achievements of mankind. It reveals an ordered reality despite the gloomy pronouncements of quantum philosophers. Periodicity ... More


Priming the Analysis

Alastair Stark

in Public Inquiries, Policy Learning, and the Threat of Future Crises

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198831990
eISBN:
9780191869815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831990.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a primer that introduces the reader to the key features of each of the book’s four case studies. Each case is outlined in terms of: the nature of the crisis that created a ... More


Oceans and Continents

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Sitting atop a rickety Indian bus trundling up the Beas Valley to the delightful hill station of Manali in the Kulu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, peering between swaying bodies and piles of luggage, ... More


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