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Holocene deforestation: a history of human–environmental interactions, climate change, and extinction

Rob Marchant, Simon Brewer, Thompson Webb III, and Samuel T. Turvey

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Understanding past human-environmental interactions is central for assessing present-day human impacts on forest ecosystems. Deforestation has shaped terrestrial ecosystems extensively throughout the ... More


Growth and Poverty: Some Lessons from Brazil

Ignacy Sachs

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286370
eISBN:
9780191718441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286370.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Brazil provides an ideal example of a country which has seen very rapid and sustained economic growth and spectacular modernization, going hand in hand with persistent poverty, malnutrition, and ... More


Labour on the Pampas

JEREMY ADELMAN

in Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes the scarcity of labour and its implications in the agricultural expansion in the 19th century in Argentina. It discusses immigration policy and inter-regional migration to the ... More


The Agrarian Context of American Capitalist Development

Christopher Clark

in Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451091
eISBN:
9780226977997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226977997.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Agrarian expansion has long been associated with the spirit of capitalism in the United States. Agriculture was a key player in the country’s transformation into a global economic power. This chapter ... More


Global agricultural expansion: The sky isn’t falling (yet)

Jonathan R. B. Fisher

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks whether evidence supports the widely held belief that land used for agriculture around the world has continued to rapidly expand via conversion of natural habitat in response to the ... More


The Global Land Grab Phenomenon

Eckart Woertz

in Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199659487
eISBN:
9780191749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659487.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 introduces the phenomenon of global farmland investments that have made headlines since 2008. It outlines the global playing field that Gulf countries encounter when they strive to secure ... More


Aristocratic life 987–1108

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In some cases, most strikingly in Normandy, the landed gains of castellans had been made at the expense of the comital demesne. There was thus a real danger, not of impoverishment, but of the closing ... More


Studying Nature in the Antebellum Novel

Timothy Sweet

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the American novel’s preoccupation with nature during the antebellum period. More specifically, it explores the themes addressed by the novel to tackle the human-nature ... More


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