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Connection Games and Sperner’s Lemma

David Molnar

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter provides an introduction to connection games in general. It also recounts how Sperner's Lemma, a result about labeling a triangulation of a simplex, can be used to prove that someone ... More


Coral Reefs – Biodiverse and Productive Tropical Ecosystems

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Coral reefs are the ocean's richest ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and productivity. They are restricted to tropical waters where conditions of salinity, temperature and sedimentation are ... More


Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Juliana Flinn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Catholicism, like most world religions, is patriarchal, and its official hierarchies and sacred works too often neglect the lived experiences of women. Looking beyond these texts, the book reveals ... More


A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life Aboard the USS Saginaw

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035161
eISBN:
9780813038957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035161.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

The USS Saginaw was a Civil War gunboat that served in Pacific and Asian waters between 1860 and 1870. During this decade, the crew witnessed the trade disruptions of the Opium Wars, the Taiping ... More


Biogeography of the Central Pacific: Endemism, Vicariance, and Plate Tectonics

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

New volcanic islands may be colonized from neighboring islands rather than from distant continents. The source islands may subsequently erode and subside, and eventually form atolls or submerged ... More


Introduction

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life Aboard the USS Saginaw

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035161
eISBN:
9780813038957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035161.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter traces the history of the discovery of the wreck that turned out to be the remains of the navy gunboat USS Saginaw, a wooden side-wheel steamer that was lost at Kure Atoll on October 29, ... More


Of Coral Reefs and Atolls: Stone Gardens of Tropical Seas

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explores the diversity of coral reefs and atolls and the factors governing their patterns of distribution. It highlights the important reasons for studying and mapping coral reefs, and ... More


Coastal Calamities: How Geology Affects the Fate of the Shoreline

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Storm surges will be the working force of sea-level rise. As the sea rises, surges extend further inland and to higher elevations. These powerful forces transport debris that crashes into everything ... More


The Cruelest Wave: Climate Refugees

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The climate refugee problem will dwarf the current political refugee problem facing western Europe. Bangladesh with millions of people on the delta will provide the greatest number of refugees that ... More


Fledging Albatrosses: Flight Ways and Wasted Generations

Thom van Dooren

in Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter emphasizes the “embodied temporality” of species by looking through the lives of albatrosses. Albatrosses are pelagic, nomadic birds that comfortably cross huge expanses of water each ... More


Introduction

Juliana Flinn

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro: Catholicism and Women's Work in a Micronesian Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833749
eISBN:
9780824870829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833749.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to analyze a community in which women operate within a vernacular Catholicism and imagery of Mary that support opportunities for women to ... More


Not Nature Alone

David G. Havlick

in Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

International settings for military-to-wildlife conversions often bring cultural considerations more actively into view than their counterparts in the United States. Along broad expanses of ... More


How Analysis of Local Contexts Can Have Global Significance: Double Exposure in the Marshall Islands

Stuart Kirsch

in Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297944
eISBN:
9780520970090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297944.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers claims about culture loss at hearings of the Nuclear Claims Tribunal in the Marshall Islands, including the impact of nuclear weapons testing on the people of Rongelap Atoll. ... More


Shóón Pakin, sóóu tittilap: Researching Narrative Discourse in Micronesia

Emerson Lopez Odango

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter documents and reflects on some of the cultural significance of discourse markers in kapsen Mwoshulók (Mortlockese) storytelling (tittilap) at Pakin Atoll of the Federated States of ... More


Gossip, Hegemony, Agency

Niko Besnier

in Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes, concepts, and methodology. Gossip can be seriously understood only when embedded in a larger context of social relations and symbolic ... More


The World from a Cooking Hut

Niko Besnier

in Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter presents the author’s account of his experiences on Nukulaelae Atoll, including some of the initial impressions he formed when he first arrived in the early 1980s. These impressions would ... More


Hierarchy and Egalitarianism

Niko Besnier

in Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Beneath the overelaborated veneer of harmony and peace that Nukulaelae people try so hard to maintain are long-standing conflicts, contradictions, and complexities about how the island should be ... More


The Surveyor-Naturalist

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the two instances when Darwin had the opportunity to research coral reefs in the field, at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in April 1836 and at Mauritius the following month. The ... More


Amerikan Sāmoa

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

America’s southernmost territory, American Samoa has national parks, marine sanctuaries and wildlife refuges that protect tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Rare birds, fruit bats, Norway rats, ... More


Palmyra Atoll

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Palmyra Atoll receives 13 feet of rain because of its location in the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Ancient Polynesians first colonized Palmyra, later it was developed into a copra plantation. ... More


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