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Mars: The Present Era

Andrew P. Ingersoll

in Planetary Climates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines condensation and evaporation on Mars, with particular emphasis on how exchanges of water vapor and carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and polar ice influence the planet's ... More


Recovering from the Great Depression

Robert Wuthnow

in Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146119
eISBN:
9781400836246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146119.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how the Middle West recovered from the ill effects of the Great Depression. The Great Depression was something Americans hoped they would never experience again. In the rural ... More


Introduction

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a background of the 1930s Dust Bowl on the U.S. southern plains, where the ancient grasslands that protected the soil from prairie winds and rains and nourished ... More


The Land

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Changes in the land itself are the subjects of chapter five. The first section which considers contemporary debates over the causes of different types of soil erosion, in particular drifting sands, ... More


Conclusion

Matthew M. Lambert

in The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830401
eISBN:
9781496830456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this conclusion, the author reemphasizes arguments made within the preceding chapters. The Green Depression argues that depression-era American literature (and some films) depict ideas that would ... More


The Great Plains: Soil Conservation During the “Dirty Thirties”

Thomas K. Rudel

in Shocks, States, and Sustainability: The Origins of Radical Environmental Reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190921019
eISBN:
9780190924454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921019.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Comparative and Historical Sociology

When the last great North American frontier, the Great Plains, closed three decades into the twentieth century, farmers could no longer replace the exhausted soils on their farms with fertile, ... More


Mars at last

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A third attempt by the JPL–Oxford partnership to make meteorological observations of Mars was successful at last. Their newest instrument, Mars Climate Sounder, reached the Red Planet on Mars ... More


Burial by sand

M. Anwar Maun

in The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570356
eISBN:
9780191916731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570356.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

In coastal dune systems, plant communities are fundamentally the product of interaction between disturbance of the substrate, impact of high wind velocities, salt spray episodes, sand accretion ... More


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