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Geophysical Survey and Rural Settlement Architecture on the Lower Danube at the Transition to Late Antiquity

M. J. BOYD

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the key aims of the ‘Transition to Late Antiquity’ research programme has been to collect a systematic data sample in order to examine local patterns and disparities at a regional level. In ... More


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Understanding (almost) everything with rotating shallow water models

Vladimir Zeitlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198804338
eISBN:
9780191842627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804338.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The book explains the key notions and fundamental processes in the dynamics of the fluid envelopes of the Earth (transposable to other planets), and methods of their analysis, from the unifying ... More


Turbulence: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Peter Davidson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198722588
eISBN:
9780191789298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722588.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This book presents the subject of turbulence. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the elementary, heuristic accounts of turbulence and the more rigorous accounts given. Throughout, the ... More


Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More


Conclusion: A Sense of Place

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695249.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

It has often been supposed that the Anglo-Saxon poet lamenting the passing of an heroic society was referring to the ruins of Roman walls, for some reason decorated ... More


Intellectual Antecedents to Large-Scale Ecosystem Studies

David C. Coleman

in Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

International scientific collaborations have a long and brilliant history that extends back into the nineteenth century. Biological programs were not as successful as the programs in physics and ... More


History of Hillfort Studies

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695249.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Popular perception polarizes opinions, and archaeology is no exception. Instead of complexities and paradoxes, we instinctively prefer simplification and certainties, ... More


Inside and Outside of Hillforts

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695249.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

By the 1960s, a greater interest in the social and economic role of hillforts demanded more extensive excavation of their interiors. Whilst fieldwork was still ... More


The “Short Step Backward”

Naomi Oreskes

in The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117325
eISBN:
9780197561188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117325.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

In 1922, Harry Fielding Reid, a founder of American seismology, encapsulated the American perspective on scientific method in a review of Wegener’s Origin ... More


How big is a cloud?

Shaun Lovejoy

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190864217
eISBN:
9780197559895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864217.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

We have discussed two extreme views of atmospheric variability: the scalebound view, in which every factor of 10 or so involves some new mechanism or law; and the ... More


“The Most Fateful Decision of His Presidency”

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter emphasizes Eisenhower's efforts to promote American satellite programs during the International Geophysical Year. He supported two American IGY projects. One was in the Antarctic, where ... More


Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

Emily Ying Yang Chan

in Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198835479
eISBN:
9780191873140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835479.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Emergency preparedness to health risk and disaster response to health needs are essential health protection skills and competencies to protect community health and well-being in times of crisis. ... More


Building Community on the White River in Central Indiana: Structures as Reflective of Societal Change at the Late Prehistoric Castor Farm Site

Robert G. McCullough

in Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060408
eISBN:
9780813050645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060408.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A process of settlement aggregation occurred at about A.D. 1050 when groups related to the Western Basin Tradition moved south into the West Fork of the White River in central Indiana. Judging by the ... More


Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

F. Brian Eddy and Richard D. Handy

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Fishes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199540945
eISBN:
9780191774584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540945.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Over two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, and adaptation to the aquatic habitats dominated the first 150 to 200 million years of vertebrate development. More than half the living ... More


The Explorers

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins with a discussion of the characteristics of explorers. It then turns to the history of polar science to illustrate why human space exploration seems so slow moving. It focuses on ... More


The Tinto River, an Extreme Gaian Environment

Felipe Gómez, David Fernández-Remolar, Elena González-Toril, and Ricardo Amils

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0030
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses extreme ecosystems, which do not only prove that life is robust and adaptable, but also increases the probability of finding life elsewhere in the universe merely because of ... More


Humboldt's Instruments: Even the Tools Will be Free

in The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226812205
eISBN:
9780226812229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812229.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

André-Marie Ampère was firmly embedded in the social and intellectual milieu of Paris during the romantic period, frequenting salons and journals and staying in touch with his Lyonnais friends, ... More


Calculated Collaborations

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

It was local tide calculators, not elite theorists, who advanced the study of the tides in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, perfecting Daniel Bernoulli's equilibrium theory through ... More


Winchester Farm: A Small Adena Enclosure in Central Kentucky

Richard W. Jefferies, George R. Milner, and Edward R. Henry

in Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044606
eISBN:
9780813046143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044606.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Geophysical techniques were used to collect data on a poorly understood Adena earthwork. The Winchester Farm Earthwork, part of the well-known Elkhorn Creek Complex in central Kentucky, is barely ... More


Context

Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Victor D. Thompson

in New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400356
eISBN:
9781683401018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400356.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The importance of the archaeological site of Crystal River has been known since at least 1859, but it was excavations in the site’s burial mounds by C.B. Moore in the early twentieth that made the ... More


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