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TREES

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Dwarfing human beings and dominating most landscapes, trees are the most conspicuous and majestic living organisms around us. Despite their fundamentally simple structure, they dramatically alter the ... More


The Firm's External Context: Opportunities that Speed Up Growth

Jordi Canals

in Managing Corporate Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296676
eISBN:
9780191685262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296676.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter covers the company's evolution over time and its growth patterns are closely related with its external context — that is, the opportunities that an industry offers its firms. These ... More


Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with 850 ... More


Dynamics of multiaged stands

Kevin L. O’Hara

in Multiaged Silviculture: Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703068
eISBN:
9780191788796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703068.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Multiaged silviculture is dependent upon a sound understanding of stand dynamics. The presence of multiple age classes in a stand results in trade-offs between these age classes because these age ... More


Mammoth Tracks

Sharon Levy

in Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the Ice Age forensic works of Daniel Fisher, Gary Haynes, and Norman Owen-Smith over elephants, mastodons, and mammoths. It explains their arguments about growth patterns and ... More


Conclusions

Arnab Mukherji and Anjan Mukherji

in The Making of Miracles in Indian States: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Gujarat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190236625
eISBN:
9780190236656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236625.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The concluding chapter draws together the discussion of the earlier chapters by reiterating what went wrong and the nature of governance practices that helped to arrest and turn around growth ... More


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