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Purging Pejoratives

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the conflicts and conundrums that arise in removing objectionable names from maps. To address the extent of the problem of objectionable names, the author compiled a list of ... More


Food Insecurity In The West Bank

Elisa Cavatorta and Sam Waples

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the spatial patterns of food insecurity in the West Bank region of the Palestinian Territories, and how community-level factors, such as environmental aspects and resource ... More


Community Asset Assessment Methods

MELVIN DELGADO and DENISE HUMM-DELGADO

in Asset Assessments and Community Social Work Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735846
eISBN:
9780199315864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735846.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The field of community asset assessments is expanding rapidly, and, in the process, is introducing new or modified versions of commonly used methods. The more “common” methods, incidentally, are also ... More


A Geographic Analysis of Traders and Trade Goods in Japan’s Late Medieval Seto Inland Sea

Michelle M. Damian

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Asia-Pacific Region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054766
eISBN:
9780813053493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054766.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Japan has traditionally been seen as an “isolated” country, often excluded from analyses of Asian trade and even ignored in its maritime influence on domestic trade. Examining both documentary and ... More


The Watershed Atlas Project: A Different Way to Look at the Commonwealth

Brian D. Lee, Corey L. Wilson, and Angela Schörgendorfer

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Watershed Atlas project visualizes landscape indicator aspects of multiple watersheds throughout Kentucky simultaneously. By viewing the landscape from a watershed perspective, this atlas is ... More


Breast Cancer, Part 2: Testing The Pesticide Hypothesis

Inge F. Goldstein and Martin Goldstein

in How Much Risk?: A Guide to Understanding Environmental Health Hazards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139945
eISBN:
9780197565476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139945.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

We do not yet know how much of the excess rates of breast cancer on Long Island or on Cape Cod will ultimately be explained by the known risk factors. We do know that pesticides have been sprayed ... More


Land Degradation in the Peruvian Amazon: Applying GIS in Human Ecology Research

William M. Loker

in Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085754
eISBN:
9780197560495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085754.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Land degradation, a reduction in the productive capacity of land, is a process of increasing concern in the challenge to maintain and enhance global food production. It is an especially critical ... More


Water and Food in Developing Countries in the Next Century

M. Yudelman

in Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People: A Challenge to Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195113129
eISBN:
9780197561119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195113129.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

The world’s supply of water is fixed. It is estimated that 97% of the world’s water exists in the oceans, 2.2% exists as ice and snow, mostly in the polar regions, and only about 0.7% of the total ... More


Cognitive Liberation and Hidden Destruction in Central Appalachia

Sean P. Bemis

in Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034340
eISBN:
9780262333597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034340.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 6 argues that another factor inhibiting the process of consciousness transformation, or cognitive liberation, among local coalfield residents is a lack of knowledge about the extent of the ... More


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