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Watershed Ecology and Conservation: Hydrological Resources in the Northwest of Costa Rica

Alfonso Mata

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with the hydrological resources in the dry forest of Guanacaste, northwest of Costa Rica. It describes the hydrological region of Guanacaste, including the estuarine, ... More


Identifying Human Modification of River Channels

Ed Rhodes

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723134
eISBN:
9780191804205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198723134.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter highlights human modification of fluvial channel systems in the past. It also looks at other research efforts on archaeological excavation, place-name investigation, and historical study ... More


Delta’s Integrity and Agrarian Rhythm

Rohan D’Souza

in Drowned and Dammed: Colonial Capitalism and Flood Control in Eastern India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682175
eISBN:
9780199082094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682175.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the hydraulic volatility and seasonal inundation as elements of geomorphologic process in the case of Orissa Delta, which, in the pre-colonial era, appears to have been ... More


Introduction

Faisal H. Husain

in Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197547274
eISBN:
9780197547304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547274.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter introduces the themes and arguments of the book. In particular, it explains the benefits of adopting a holistic approach to the history of the river basin that acknowledges its cultural, ... More


Abiotic Factors

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Abiotic factors are the primary reason for the differentiation of deserts from other ecosystems. Fundamentally, it is the low rainfall that deserts experience that differentiate them from other ... More


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