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The Unifying Mountain

Bernard Debarbieux, Gilles Rudaz, and Martin F. Price

in The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the process of the making of building nation-state, numerous mountain ridges have been mobilized as "natural" borders between states. On the opposite, recent initiatives try to shift from this ... More


Golden Wests

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter seeks to understand the relationship of settlement booms and gold rushes, and to use each to gain insight into the other. In 1848, gold was found inland of San Francisco, California. The ... More


Southern Baptists

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the clergy of the Southern Baptist Church in the United States. It discusses the controversy that followed the annual assembly of Southern Baptist pastors in Las Vegas, Nevada, ... More


Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Caroline Schaumann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon ... More


Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West

Sue Fawn Chung

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039447
eISBN:
9780252097553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039447.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Though recognized for their work in the mining and railroad industries, the Chinese also played a critical role in the nineteenth-century lumber trade. This book continues an examination of the ... More


Households of the Overseas Chinese in Aurora, Nevada

Emily Dale

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chinese immigrants in Aurora, Nevada, were an integral part of the boomtown community. They thrived from the time of town’s founding in 1861 until its final mining bust in the 1920s despite the ... More


Equity and Duties to Future Generations: The Case of Yucca Mountain

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on the Yucca Mountain, Nevada Nuclear waste dump, the chapter analyzes the concepts of equal treatment, duties to future generations, and proxy consent. It also shows how ... More


Cataclysm!: The Hotspot Reaches Yellowstone

Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105964
eISBN:
9780197565452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105964.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Epicenters from numerous earthquakes fall approximately along two parallel lines that stretch from southeast to northwest through Yellowstone National Park. During the ... More


Grade-and-Tonnage Models

Donald Singer and W. David Menzie

in Quantitative Mineral Resource Assessments: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195399592
eISBN:
9780197562833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195399592.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Mineral deposit models are important in quantitative resource assessments for two reasons: (1) grades and tonnages of most deposit types are significantly different ... More


It Isn't Fair: Environmental Pollution Disasters and Community Relocations

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195153910
eISBN:
9780199846986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines crises and disasters that resulted from environmental pollution. It deals with pollution related to radioactivity and chemical wastes. In each of the pollution crises, people ... More


Introduction

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book traces the dreadful history of the gas chamber, providing both a step-by-step account of its operations and an analysis of the factors that contributed to its rise and fall. It recounts ... More


Staging the World’s First Gas Execution

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Five months after the enactment of Nevada's Humane Execution Law, prosecutors identified a crime with all the makings of a ready-made test case. It occurred on the evening of August 21, 1921 in Mina, ... More


“Like Watering Flowers”

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1929, Nevada prison officials tore down the original death house and built a more elaborate structure using convict labor. In response to the safety concerns posed by the first lethal gassing, the ... More


The Civilizing Process: Music and the Aesthetics of Time-Space Relations in The Girl of the Golden West

Richard Leppert

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on the David Belasco work, The Girl of the Golden West. This was seen on its first peformance by Giacomo Puccini in 1907, while he was on his visit to New York. Puccini was ... More


Nuclear Waste

Michael H. Fox

in Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199344574
eISBN:
9780197562895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199344574.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nuclear Issues

I gazed over the railing into the crystal clear cooling pool glowing with blue Cherenkov light caused by particulate radiation traveling faster than the ... More


Routes of Ruin

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/9780195142051.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The United States is more wedded to vehicles than is any other nation, and “freedom” to many Americans seemingly means driving their individual vehicles anywhere they ... More


The Siren Song of Renewable Energy

Michael H. Fox

in Why We Need Nuclear Power: The Environmental Case

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199344574
eISBN:
9780197562895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199344574.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nuclear Issues

Renewable energy from the sun—which includes solar, wind, and water energy— can meet all of our energy needs and will allow us to eliminate our dependence ... More


Sierra Nevada Bioregion

Jan W. Van Wagtendonk and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman

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/9780520246058.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter addresses the immediately south of the Cascades in the Sierra Nevada bioregion, extending nearly half the length of the state of California. This bioregion is one of the most striking ... More


Exotic Plant Management in California Annual Grasslands

Joseph M. Ditomaso, Stephen F. Enloe, and Michael J. Pitcairn

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the annual grassland systems occupying the coastal ranges, central valley, and Sierra Nevada foothills, describing the common non-native invasive species in California Valley ... More


Montane and Subalpine Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges

Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Phil Rundel, Nathan Stephenson, and Dave A. Weixelman

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/9780520249554.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the montane and subalpine coniferous forests and other vegetation of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges in California, vegetation patterns and environmental factors that ... More


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