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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


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


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


Memories and Expectations of Environmental Disaster: Some Lessons from the Marshall Islands

Peter Rudiak-Gould

in Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590292
eISBN:
9780191917998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590292.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The Republic of the Marshall Islands, an archipelago of low-lying coral atolls in eastern Micronesia, is one of four sovereign nations that may be rendered ... 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


Garbage of the Golden West

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

In May 1970, Look magazine ran an International Paper Company advertisement, “The Story of the Disposable Environment,” which envisioned a time when “the entire ... 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


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


Introduction

David J Ulbrich

in War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction to this anthology connects a diverse collection of essays that examine the 1940s as the critical decade in the United States’ ascendance in the Pacific Rim. Following the end of ... More


Arguing over A-Bombs: Interservice Rivalry and the Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll, September 1945–June 1947

Hal M. Friedman

in War in the American Pacific and East Asia, 1941-1972

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813176550
eISBN:
9780813176581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176550.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Interservice rivalry between the United States Army and Navy over the 1946 Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests was an example of a larger rivalry over roles, missions, and budgets that was endemic to U.S. ... 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


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


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