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C. K. Law and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines changes in the profiles of completed suicides in Hong Kong and explores the association of suicide rates with changes in the socio-economic environment over the period ... More


Snags and Coarse Woody Debris: An Important Legacy of Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Daniel B. Tinker and Dennis H. Knight

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the snags and coarse woody debris (CWD) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Severe forest fires, such as those that occurred in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of 1988, ... More


Linear Systems

Rolf G. Kuehni and Andreas Schwarz

in Color Ordered: A Survey of Color Order Systems from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189681
eISBN:
9780199847747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189681.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Cro-Magnon (the earliest direct ancestors of the Europeans) brought cognitive consciousness of forms and colors (and a primitive language) on their way out of Africa. Evidence for this can be ... More


Field Studies: Bringing Historical Records Down to Earth

Emily W. B. Russell Southgate

in People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History, Second Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300225808
eISBN:
9780300249590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225808.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

There are many field techniques that take research beyond what can be found in written documents. Clues to the past are hidden in such subtle (and not so subtle) features as topographic ... More


Outsiders and the woods II: charcoal and tanbark

T. C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald, and Fiona Watson

in A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612413
eISBN:
9780748653331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the degree of impact by the outsider and the external market on the Scottish woods. The native species of broadleaf trees, as a group, have always been far more numerous and ... More


A Burning Question: Can Long-term Data Inform Fire Management in the Twenty-first Century?

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many ecosystems and societies have co-evolved with fire. Fire suppression in fire adapted ecosystems is usually futile, and can lead to fuel accumulation and catastrophic wildfires. In contrast, ... More


The Coastal Environment of Southeast Asia

P. P. Wong

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Several physical features combine to make Southeast Asia one of the most distinct and unique coastal regions in the world. The mainland or continental part of Southeast Asia consists of a number of ... More


The Mekong River Basin

Ian Douglas and Ian Douglas

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The 4800 km Mekong (known as the Lan Tsan Chiang or Lancang in its upper reaches in Yunnan Province, China) rises at 5100 m elevation on the eastern edge of the Tibetan (Xizang) Plateau where the ... More


Coastal Zone Development in Southeast Asia

P. P. Wong

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0035
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Coastal environments of Southeast Asia have been discussed in Chapter 11. This chapter focuses on the utilization of the region’s coastal resources, reflecting not only its varied physical ... More


Fire Trends in the Alaskan Boreal Forest

Eric S. Kasischke and David L. Verbyla

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Fire is ubiquitous throughout the global boreal forest (Wein 1983, Payette 1992, Goldammer and Furyaev 1996, Kasischke and Stocks 2000). The inter- and intra-annual patterns of fire in this biome ... More


Graphite Valley: IT in the Eighteenth-Century Lake District

Lars Öhrström

in The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.003.0012
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Lake Windermere in the north-west of England perhaps makes you think of poets, or of adolescent adventures less concerned with wizards and vampires and more with Swallows and Amazons if you have ... More


Atmospheric O2 over Phanerozoic Time

Robert A. Berner

in The Phanerozoic Carbon Cycle: CO2 and O2

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195173338
eISBN:
9780197562215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195173338.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The chemical reactions that affect atmospheric O2 on a multimillion-year time scale involve the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust that undergo oxidation and reduction. This includes ... More


Wildfires

Francisco Lloret and Josep Piñol

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0033
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Fire is currently recognized as one of the major natural hazards of the Mediterranean basin. In an average year the total burnt area in the whole basin is around 600,000 hectares, the product of ... More


Analgesia, anaesthesia, and sedation

Nicholas Longridge, Pete Clarke, Raheel Aftab, and Tariq Ali

Katharine Boursicot and David Sales (eds)

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Dentistry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198825173
eISBN:
9780191917301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825173.003.0022
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

The ability to practise dentistry and provide invasive treatments to pa­tients is based on the ability to make such procedures comfortable and acceptable for patients to tolerate, as well as manage ... More


Burning Somalia’s Future: The Illegal Charcoal Trade Between the Horn of Africa and the Gulf

Ilya Gridneff

in Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter argues that the charcoal trade exposes Somalia’s political economy as a driver of persistent conflict fueled by competing local, regional, and international interests. Of particular note ... More


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