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The Essential Harbor

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Its geography is recent in ... More


From the Frying Pan to the Floodplain: Negotiating Land, Water, and Fire in Chennai’s Development

Karen Coelho and Nithya V. Raman

in Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents a detailed account of the changing interface between water and land in Chennai. It traces the complex interweaving of human and environmental forces that form the urban ... More


The Agrarian Village World of the Ohio Valley Indians

Susan Sleeper-Smith

in Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640587
eISBN:
9781469640600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640587.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Explores Indian women’s involvement in environmentally shaping the agrarian landscape of the almost-thousand-mile-long Ohio River valley. Women planted their crops in riverway bottomlands and ... More


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