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Finding a Sense of Place

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter endeavors to present the idea of “place”—as an abstract set of ideas associated with a geographic “space”—as it applies to Hindu ideas both about pilgrimage sites (tirthas) in general ... More


Handsome Nanda

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Original details and interwoven plot textures extend the story of Nanda, begun in the last chapter. Siddhārtha spent his youth with Nanda; Nanda leaves home to greet his much‐beloved cousin. Once ... More


The Battle over Privity

SIR GUENTER TREITEL

in Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255757
eISBN:
9780191719561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255757.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter states the common law doctrine of privity by which a contract is enforceable only by and against the parties to it, and the equitable ‘trust’ exception to the doctrine. It considers ... More


Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199475476
eISBN:
9780199097739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475476.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

The book asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change. Because farming is particularly sensitive to climate, ... More


Slope Development in Granite Terrains

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Rock slopes developed in granite may take different forms, as reflected in their longitudinal profiles. Field observations and a literature survey (e.g. Dumanowski, ... More


History of Continents after Rifting from Pangea

John J. W. Rogers and M. Santosh

in Continents and Supercontinents

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165890
eISBN:
9780197562147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165890.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

As continents moved from Pangea to their present positions, they experienced more than 100 million years of geologic history. Compressive and extensional stresses ... More


Darjeeling Reconsidered: Histories, Politics, Environments

Townsend Middleton and Sara Shneiderman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199483556
eISBN:
9780199097692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary with its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air. Thousands of tourists, domestic and international, annually flock ... More


The Many Faces of a Himalayan Goddess: Hadimba, Her Devotees, and Religion in Rapid Change

Ehud Halperin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190913588
eISBN:
9780190913618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913588.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Haḍimbā is a major village goddess in the Kullu Valley of the West Indian Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, a mountainous, rural area known as the Land of Gods. This book is an ethnographic study ... More


Gasping Lungs

Vanessa Heggie

in Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650883
eISBN:
9780226650913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650913.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at the history of altitude physiology from the mid nineteenth to the late twentieth century, using it as a case study for the conflict between laboratory models and so-called "real ... More


The Climate of Southeast Asia

Goh Kim Chuan

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Southeast Asia lies between the continental influence of the rest of Asia to the north and the more oceanic influence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans to ... More


Typology of Natural Granite Landscapes

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

There are two major recurrent themes in geomorphological research into granite landscapes. On the one hand, there is a recognition of the extraordinary diversity of ... More


Processes of the Long-Term Carbon Cycle: Chemical Weathering of Silicates

Robert A. Berner

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195173338
eISBN:
9780197562215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195173338.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere during the weathering of both silicates and carbonates, but, over multimillion year time scales, as pointed out in ... More


Geology of Granite

Piotr Migon

in Granite Landscapes of the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199273683
eISBN:
9780191917615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199273683.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The unifying theme for granite landscapes of the world is the granite itself, hence it is logical to start with a brief account of granite geology. For obvious reasons ... More


The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Andrew Quintman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist ... More


Neogene Mammalian Biostratigraphy and Geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau

Xiaoming Wang, Qiang Li, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Guang-Pu Xie, Ban-Yue Wang, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Zhijie J. Tseng, Gary T. Takeuchi, and Tao Deng

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the Neogene mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau. The interior Tibetan Plateau features a unique assemblage of living land mammals, roughly fifty ... More


Religious Practice

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In light of the close connection between Orgyan Chokyi and her teacher, Orgyan Tenzin, one may usefully look to his songs to elaborate upon the Life of Orgyan Chokyi. This also provides an ... More


Fire and the Coming of the Modern World

Andrew C. Scott

in Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198734840
eISBN:
9780191916847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198734840.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

What kind of world dawned after the K/P boundary? We know from studies across localities in the USA that there is evidence of frequent wildfires continuing into the earliest Paleogene. But what ... More


Mountains and Maoists: Annapurna, Manaslu

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/9780199653003.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Sarangkhot village is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Phewa Lake and Nepal’s second city of Pokhara. The views from here are some of the most wonderful in all the Himalaya. To the ... More


Redesigning an Enigmatic River

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter recounts how the East India Company (EIC) officials embarked on their journey to Assam in the late eighteenth century and how they realized that the river could become a trusted ally of ... More


Introduction: In Search of a Viewpoint

Ehud Halperin

in The Many Faces of a Himalayan Goddess: Hadimba, Her Devotees, and Religion in Rapid Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190913588
eISBN:
9780190913618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913588.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book opens with a firsthand account of a grand buffalo sacrifice that was offered to the goddess Haḍimbā in 2009. The author, sitting on the roof of a nearby structure from which he could view ... More


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