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Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035468
eISBN:
9780813038155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Amazon to the windswept lands of Tierra del Fuego, this book discusses natural settings within contemporary Latin American novels as they depict key moments ... More


Peatlands around the world

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents the latest estimates of areas of peatland in the world. Global peatlands estimates have been increasing as more and better inventory results become available. The estimate of ... More


Peatlands around the world

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the distribution of peatlands around the world, including the tropics and the southern hemisphere. It first presents estimates of peatland areas for thirty-six countries with ... More


Fossils, Folly & Faults: Rounding South America

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter chronicles Charles Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle, which set sail on September 7, 1835, for the Galápagos Islands and rounded South America. Catastrophes are no stranger to Darwin's ... More


Production and Consumption: Theory, Methodology, and Lithic Analysis

Myrian Álvarez and Ivan Briz Godino

in Modes of Production and Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054308
eISBN:
9780813053035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054308.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The production-consumption duality is a key element to deal with technological innovations, the organization of human labor, and social change. The analysis of production-consumption dynamic in ... More


The Ugly Brother

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 1 analyses the defining moment of Darwin’s conception of sexual selection: his lived experience of savage encounter with the indigenes of Tierra del Fuego during the voyage of the Beagle. It ... More


February About Beavers

Ellen Wohl

in Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

February: when I first notice the days begin to stretch out after the tight curl of December and January. February: the month for creating new beavers. Somewhere sheltered from the cold light of ... More


May Plugging the Nutrient Leaks

Ellen Wohl

in Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Just when spring appears to have arrived, a late-season storm blows down from the north. Despite the overcast sky, the temperature at first is beguilingly warm. Rain starts to fall, then changes to ... More


The Beaver Meadow on North St. Vrain Creek

Ellen Wohl

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There is a place, about a mile long by a thousand feet wide, that lies in the heart of the Southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Here at the eastern margin of Rocky Mountain National Park, along a ... More


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