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This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book emphasizes the significance of various ways of resource use in India. This book is divided into three parts. The first part examines the several forms of restraint on resource use reported ... More


Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel

Frank N. Egerton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271746
eISBN:
9780520953635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271746.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Roots of Ecologytraces the history of ideas and observations about ecology from Plato and Aristotle down to Ernst Haeckel, who named and defined ecology in 1866. The earliest ecological idea was the ... More


Ecological History of the Lake Superior Basin

Nancy Langston

in Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The cumulative ecological changes from the fur trade, mining, logging, and farming on Lake Superior were profound. While contemporary observers understood that these rapid changes might cause ... More


Expanding Nature Conservation: Considering Wide Landscapes and Deep Histories

T.R. Shankar Raman

in At Nature's Edge: The Global Present and Long-term History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489077
eISBN:
9780199093908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489077.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Conservation in developing countries like India increasingly involves approaches transcending boundaries that have traditionally constrained nature conservation. As species range and ecological ... More


Late-Quaternary Environmental and Ecological History of the Arctic Foothills, Northern Alaska

W. Wyatt Oswald, Linda B. Brubaker, Feng Sheng Hu, and George W. Kling

in Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter summarizes the environmental and ecological history of the Arctic Foothills in Northern Alaska. It characterizes the responses of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to climatic changes ... More


The Past and Future of Hala (Pandanus tectorius) in Hawai‘i

Timothy Gallaher

in Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawaii

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840938
eISBN:
9780824868482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840938.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In Hawaiʻi, hala or pūhala refers to species of small, often coastal, trees in the genus Pandanus. Hala is among the most important plants in the ecology and history of Hawaiʻi and the broader ... More


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