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The Environmental Movement in the United States

Russell W. Peterson

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the excesses of the Industrial Revolution and the explosion of the human population as the issues that showed us the devastating impact that human activities could have on the ... More


Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Maureen Perkins

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Historians have long puzzled over the ‘death’ of astrology at the end of the seventeenth century. This book demonstrates that astrology was alive and well for much of the nineteenth century, finding ... More


Introduction

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

The eighteenth century was a period of stagnation for English almanacs. The dates which set the parameters of this book mark the processes by which a long-established almanac tradition was ... More


The Birth of the Statistical Almanac and the Assault on Superstition

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Although the members of the Stationers' Company had seemed impervious to Charles Knight's criticism of association with superstitious rubbish earlier in the century, by the 1860s, the march of ... More


Comic Almanacs

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Among comments from those who were concerned to reform popular literature in this period, one title was mentioned almost as frequently as Moore's. This was Poor Robin, for almost 200 years the only ... More


Australian Almanacs and Popular Culture

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the content and readership of colonial Australian almanacs, at first to illustrate what can be gleaned about popular culture from their pages, and then to demonstrate that the ... More


The making of astronomical tables in HM Nautical Almanac Office

George A. Wilkins

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter traces the history of the preparation of nautical almanacs. Topics covered include early procedures for preparing the Nautical Almanac; the computational work of the Nautical Almanac ... More


Early Appalachian Literature

Kevin E. O’Donnell (ed.)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0701
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The texts collected here describe late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century Appalachia as a geographical and political frontier and include Cherokee narratives, works by pioneers and frontiersmen ... More


A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Catriona Kelly

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Russian women's writing is now attracting enormous interest both in the West and in Russia itself. Written from a feminist perspective, this book combines a broad historical survey with close textual ... More


Almanacs, Astrology, and the Stationers’ Company

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taken as a whole, the Stationers' Company almanacs catered for more than just the cottage-dweller. At least some of the evidence for a predominantly low social level of readership comes from the pen ... More


The Shack

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold's book, Game Management, was well received, especially among scientists, conservationists, and sportsmen. With this book, he not only created an entirely new academic discipline. On June ... More


A Sand County Almanac

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In early July 1941, Aldo Leopold flew to the Delta Waterfowl Station in Manitoba, Canada, where he conferred with his former student and station director, Albert Hochbaum. Leopold and Hochbaum had ... More


Almanacs

Niall Ó Ciosáin

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the almanacs of nineteenth-century Ireland. The almanac was a text that could be put together and read in different ways. Its uniformity of appearance from year to year might ... More


Formative Years

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076891
eISBN:
9780520912137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Newcomb's intellectual meanderings in his younger years, and his first encounters with Joseph Henry and other practicing scientists. Newcomb was born in Wallace, Nova Scotia, ... More


Midcareer

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076891
eISBN:
9780520912137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews Newcomb's professional attainments during midcareer. After serving at the Naval Observatory since 1861 and after much political maneuvering, Newcomb was appointed superintendent ... More


A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

T.J. Tomlin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373659
eISBN:
9780199373673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373659.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A Divinity for All Persuasions investigates the religious significance of early America’s most ubiquitous popular genre. Other than a Bible and perhaps a few schoolbooks, an almanac was the only ... More


Going Steady: Canons’ Clockwork

Deidre Shauna Lynch

in Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter tracks the efforts that critics, readers, anthologists, and publishers of almanacs made in the early-nineteenth century to incorporate aesthetic experiences into the continuum of ... More


Protestants, Popery, and Prognostications: New England Almanacs

Thomas S. Kidd

in The Protestant Interest: New England After Puritanism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104219
eISBN:
9780300128406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104219.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how New England almanacs served the interests of British nationalism through preserving the memory of key dates in the British monarchy, and singing the monarchs' praises in ... More


David Hume: Justice and the Environment

Andrew Valls

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Andrew Valls, through his reading of David Hume, suggests that environmentalist critics may mischaracterize liberalism and unduly foreclose the prospects for a greener liberalism. He argues that ... More


Almanacs

Troy Tomlin

in A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373659
eISBN:
9780199373673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373659.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

The first chapter begins with an overview of the almanac’s history and basic components followed by an analysis of its truly remarkable sales figures, arguing that the almanac’s affordability, ... More


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