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Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and ... More


Futurama: Greenetic Engineering for a Greener Tomorrow

C. Neal Stewart

in Genetically Modified Planet: Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157451
eISBN:
9780199790388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157451.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biotechnology

Designer plants for environmental sensing and remediation are currently being produced in research labs. One such plant is designed to detect and report the presence of explosives, such as TNT, which ... More


Landscape Architect

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the story of the chestnut blight epidemic in the eastern United States, a fungal disease that reshaped the entire landscape. The chestnut was a dominant tree in American ... More


Phylogeography of chestnut-backed chickadees in western North America

Theresa M. Burg

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter assesses the biogeography of chestnut-backed chickadees using microsatellite analysis, providing alternative scenarios for the glacial refugia and dispersal patterns that could explain ... More


Lament

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The hemlock woods at the Harvard Forest are filled with scientific apparatus to monitor threats similar to the one that killed chestnut trees. The forest, the soils, and the streams are all gauged ... More


Resonance

Emory M. Thomas

in The Dogs of War: 1861

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174700
eISBN:
9780190254612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174700.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 which started the American Civil War. It discusses Abraham Lincoln's duty to deny the legitimacy ... More


Hemlock’s Future in the Context of Its Past

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The hemlock, a long-lived evergreen tree, suffered the heaviest decline from the landscape destruction following the arrival of Europeans in North America. Since the days of the Civil War, the ... More


The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Robert E. Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street—though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The ... More


The Loss of an Institution: Mourning Chestnut Lodge

Richard M. Waugaman

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the author shares his grief about the closure of Chestnut Lodge. He says that while mourning the loss of an institution may seem trivial, the editors' invitation to contribute to the ... More


Legacy of Growth

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter concludes with a discussion of the role that the dethroned Chestnut Street played in the economic development of the Delaware Valley in the decades leading to the Civil War. Unlike other ... More


Philadelphia's Finest

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that the lifeblood of Chestnut Street's financiers also ebbed away, by exploring in detail the life and death of one of Philadelphia's finest financiers: Michael Hillegas. The ... More


Family, Education, and Army Service

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recounts the childhood, army training, and education of Paul Cabot. Paul is the fifth oldest of nine children and son of Henry and Anna Cabot, whose household, for Paul, would ... More


The Bread Tree

Massimo Montanari

in Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167864
eISBN:
9780231539081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167864.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the cultivation of chestnuts. The chestnut was widely cultivated and became an important source of subsistence in the middle centuries due to the increase in population and the ... More


Johnston’s Last Stand

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0043
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Joseph E. Johnston was formerly the highest ranking officer in the Confederacy-forced by wounds and politics from the main theatre of war. Now Robert E. Lee calls upon him to take command of all ... More


The Martial Moment, 1861

Emory M. Thomas

in The Dogs of War: 1861

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174700
eISBN:
9780190254612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174700.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the martial moment leading to the First Battle of Bull Run in Virginia that started the American Civil War. It explains that martial moment is defined as the time when time ... More


Thinking about Breeds and Species

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0033
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Our family dog is an Andalusian bog hound, a perfect specimen of his breed. His appearance and behavior are typical of bog hounds, but for those readers not familiar with them, a description is in ... More


Hardening, 1820–1834

Thomas J. Balcerski

in Bosom Friends: The Intimate World of James Buchanan and William Rufus King

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190914592
eISBN:
9780190054724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914592.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Chapter 2 turns to how Buchanan and King established themselves within the Democratic Party of Andrew Jackson. In both cases, the chapter stresses the roles of intimate male friendships and the ... More


Chestnuts in Charters: Evidence for Specialized Production in Tenth-Century Genoa and Milan

Ross Balzaretti

in Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777601
eISBN:
9780191823152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777601.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter responds to a point which Chris Wickham raised in his recent review of my book on Dark Age Liguria: did chestnut cultivation show any economic specialization in this region in the early ... More


Birds of the Shortgrass Steppe

John A. Wiens and Nancy E. McIntyre

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Birds are part of the special magic of grasslands. Birds such as McCown’s Longspurs (scientific names are given in the Appendix) or Horned Larks, which seem to disappear against the background of ... More


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