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Pollinating Bees Crucial to Farming Wildflower Seed for U.S. Habitat Restoration

James H. Cane

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Federal land managers desire seed of Great Basin perennial wildflowers, mixed with grass and shrub seed, for restoration of millions of acres of sagebrush communities degraded by altered wildfire ... More


Alpine Vegetation

John O. Sawyer and Todd Keeler-Wolf

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the occurrence of alpine vegetation in California—including high-elevation patterns of nonforested vegetation, which is considered to be either alpine or subalpine—and ... More


Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the archaeology of the Great Plains. It focuses on the physiographic regions of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Columbia Plateau which ... More


A Line in the Sand: Bioarchaeological Interpretations of Life along the Borders of the Great Basin and the American Southwest

Aaron R. Woods and Ryan P. Harrod

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter features a bioarchaeological examination of traumatic injuries and pathological conditions on human skeletal remains from the Fremont and Virgin Branch Puebloan cultures of the ... More


Subsidizing John Wayne

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Government subsidies to aid indigent people or elevate corporate profits have become widespread in America, and their dispensation a recurring point of contention among politicians and ordinary ... More


Nutrient Cycling within an Arid Ecosystem

William H. Schlesinger and Sandy L. Tartowski

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Low quantities of soil nitrogen limit plant growth in the Chihuahuan Desert (Ettershank et al. 1978; Fisher et al. 1988; Lajtha and Whitford 1989; Mun and Whitford 1989) and in other deserts of the ... More


Brigham Young and the Railroad Connection

David Walker

in Railroading Religion: Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653204
eISBN:
9781469653228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653204.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter covers Brigham Young’s effort to aid and expedite the incorporation of railroads within Mormonism. A background of the Mormon land system, origins and precedents introduces the Plat of ... More


Raiding the Range

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/9780195142051.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

“Home on the Range” evokes a western landscape “where the deer and the antelope play.” But even at the song’s debut in the 1870s, deer and antelope were declining in numbers and cattle grazing was ... More


Patterns and Controls of Soil Water in the Jornada Basin

Katherine A. Mitchell and Jeffrey E. Herrick

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This chapter focuses on controls and patterns of soil moisture in the Jornada Basin. First we describe general properties that commonly contribute to soil water heterogeneity; second, we offer a ... More


Ambiguous Allegiances and Divided Sovereignty: Mormons and Other Uncertain Americans in Nineteenth-Century North America

Rachel St. John (ed.)

in Contingent Citizens: Shifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501716737
eISBN:
9781501716744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter recounts the Mormons' uneven relationship with the US government throughout the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the middle of the nineteenth century. It ... More


The Encounter

José Eugenio Borao Mateo

in The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642: The Baroque Ending of a Renaissance Endeavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090835
eISBN:
9789882207417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090835.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The natives of Taiwan whom the Spaniards and Dutch encountered belonged to the linguistic group called Austronesians. According to linguistic studies, the Austronesian family extends along the ... More


Arizona

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of Arizona's prairies followed by a list of prairies by county. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a brief ... More


High Blue: The Great Downshift of Dryness

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Mapmakers typically depict the aridlands of the world in colors like buff and buckskin, in contrast to the greens of wetter regions. Their choice is true to reality, ... More


Mormons at Midcentury: “Crushed Politically, Curtailed Economically,” but Winning “Universal Respect for Their Devotion and Achievements”

J. B. Haws (ed.)

in Contingent Citizens: Shifting Perceptions of Latter-day Saints in American Political Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501716737
eISBN:
9781501716744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716737.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the American national mood in the middle of the twentieth century that made things feel so welcoming for Latter-day Saints. It highlights the golden era of Mormonism that ... More


Herpetological Species as Paleoenvironmental Indicators

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In Chapter 5 we have seen that Pleistocene herpetofaunas are often used to suggest paleoenvironmental conditions. The present chapter discusses the validity of this use. With the exception of ... More


Biodiversity: Our Precious Heritage

Jonathan S. Adams and Bruce A. Stein

in Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125191
eISBN:
9780197561331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125191.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Unusually heavy rains in the winter of 1969 transformed California’s normally dry Owens Valley, causing an explosion of grasses and reeds along the edge of the Owens ... More


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