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Habitat management

Malcolm Ausden

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the principles and approaches used in the modification of habitats, such as grasslands, forests, and wetlands, to make them more suitable for species of interest. Sections ... More


Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Cecelia Tichi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jack London (1876–1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but this text challenges the long-standing view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A ... More


Parks and the Community

S. A. Mileson

in Parks in Medieval England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565672
eISBN:
9780191721748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter uses landscape and documentary evidence to uncover for the first time how park-making affected wider communities, including townsmen as well as peasants. The analysis takes in the whole ... More


Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York

Reeve Huston

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the early nineteenth century, 2 million acres of New York's farmland were controlled by a handful of great families, such as the Van Rensselaers and the Livingstons. Some 260,000 men, women, ... More


Inland (c. 1720–1938)

Adams Adrian and So Jaabe

in A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201915
eISBN:
9780191675072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Riverside land is farmed year after year. In a good year, there will be a crop of rain-fed maize on higher land, then a floodland crop from falo and kolangal. If the flood destroys the rain-fed crop, ... More


Appalachians, Access to Land, and Procedural Justice

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Using case studies focusing on Appalachian coal and California farmland, the chapter argues that ordinary people typically have unequal access to natural resources like land. A major reason for this ... More


Strategies for Biodiversity Protection

Michael J. Bean

in Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125191
eISBN:
9780197561331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125191.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

After a half century of ditching, diking, and draining the swamplands of southern Florida, a major effort to undo some of the ecological damage of those activities is ... More


Narrating Class and Nation: Agribusiness and the Construction of Grower Narratives

Deborah Cohen

in Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833599
eISBN:
9781469603391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899670_cohen.6
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter turns to growers' expectations for the bracero program and about their farmland, domestic and foreign. It notes that these expectations were conditioned by the long-standing narrative of ... More


Depth of Field: Farmland and Farm Life in Contemporary French Documentary

Alison J. Murray Levine

in France in Flux: Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941787
eISBN:
9781789623239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941787.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the field of contemporary French documentary as a source for cultural representations of farmland and farm life, a segment of the national territory that has undergone ... More


Introduction

Nicola P. Randall and Barbara Smith

in The Biology of Agroecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198737520
eISBN:
9780191800948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737520.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes what agroecosystems are, and considers the importance of studying the biology of agroecosystems. A brief introduction to the extent and general characteristics of ... More


African Farms and Farmers

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes how African farmers manage to overcome the constraints impeding them, both natural and those caused by cultural and economic diversity and by political boundaries. It reveals ... More


From Industrialization to Urbanization: The Social Consequences of Changing Fiscal Incentives on Local Governments’ Behavior 1

James Kai-sing Kung, Chenggang Xu, and Feizhou Zhou

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Since 1978, fiscal decentralization—as a key component of regional decentralization—has powerfully induced local governments to develop the economies under their jurisdiction, but at the expense of ... More


Hojas, Blackberries, and the Tortilla King

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

On a Blistering morning in July 2007, four middle-aged men, already quite drunk, stood shaded under the eaves of a long, white stucco building. The building, which was ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


St. Lawrence County’s Swartzentruber Amish: The Plainest of the Plain People

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the Swartzentruber Amish families who began to arrive in New York State in 1974 came because there was affordable land available. Although the availability of cheap farmland ... More


Introduction

C. J. Storella and A. K. Sokolov

in The Voice of the People

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112337
eISBN:
9780300189018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112337.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a background of the Bolshevik Party's 1917 decree, which transferred the control of private farmlands to the peasants who worked them, and describes the ... More


The Thin Line between Economic Dynamism and Social Stability: Regulation and Deregulation in Japan (Twelfth to Nineteenth Century)

Masaki Nakabayashi

in Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199499717
eISBN:
9780199099269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499717.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

Free competition in product markets is a common characteristic in capitalist economies. Meanwhile, regulations on the land, labour, and financial markets have changed over time in each capitalist ... More


The Agricultural Reserve

Royce Hanson

in Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705250
eISBN:
9781501708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705250.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the strategy and tactics of planning politics in the creation of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve and in protecting it from fragmentation by exurban subdivisions and ... More


“An Enormous Tragedy in the Making”: Revolutions in Sunflower County and Abroad

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the five-mile stretch of highway between the Eastland plantation in Doddsville and Hamer's former home in Ruleville has changed dramatically in the seventy-five years since the ... More


Introduction

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter introduces the study of land and money in Africa, and how the people of Africa think about these things. With the arrival of people from all over the world into Africa, the competition ... More


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