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Trophic Interactions in Subtidal Rocky Reefs on the West Coast of South Africa

George M. Branch

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter summarizes the ecology of the subtidal reefs of South Africa. Discussions include the role of wind, productivity, and oceanographic conditions, the important role of currents and the ... More


The High Victorian Period

J. R. Watson (ed.)

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269731
eISBN:
9780191600791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269730.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The largest section in the book, containing 43 hymns, many of them from successive editions of the pre‐eminent Victorian hymn book, Hymns Ancient and Modern. They reflect the new interest in hymns in ... More


Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Production in Grassland- and Herbaceous-Dominated Ecosystems

Alan K. Knapp, John M. Briggs, Daniel L. Childers, and Osvaldo E. Sala

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Although grass- and herb-dominated ecosystems may be easier to sample for aboveground primary production than most others, a variety of challenges for standardizing approaches in different settings ... More


Estimating Net Primary Production of Salt Marsh Macrophytes

James T. Morris

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Salt marshes dominate the intertidal zone in temperate latitudes and present some unique features pertaining to measurement of primary production. Several destructive harvest and non-destructive ... More


Exploitation

Michael C. Runge, William L. Kendall, and James D. Nichols

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/9780198520863.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many bird species are exploited. This chapter explains how this process can be studied to assess whether the exploitation is sustainable. It describes both the theoretical background to exploitation ... More


Production History and Background

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Woo came to The Killer with a diversified background in Hong Kong filmmaking. In addition to John Woo's apprenticeship with Chang Cheh, he had worked as a contract director for Golden Harvest. Woo's ... More


Past and future patterns of freshwater mussel extinctions in North America during the Holocene

Wendell R. Haag

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Past human impacts on the riverine ecosystems of North America remain poorly understood. This continent is home to the world's most diverse freshwater mussel fauna, but mussels are particularly ... More


Overexploitation

Carlos A. Peres

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this Chapter, Carlos A. Peres highlights the effects of human exploitation of terrestrial and aquatic biomes on biodiversity. Human exploitation of biological commodities involves resource ... More


Warfare and the Athenian Countryside

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the impact of enemy incursions in Attica and attempts made by the Athenians to remove enemy forces installed in the polis. Epigraphical evidence from this period shows a ... More


Rites of Hospitality and Charity

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The expectation that resident landowners would entertain tenants and guests from the neighbourhood continued right up until the later nineteenth century, when the decline of Britain's agriculture and ... More


Security Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares a system of human rights guarantees of security with libertarian natural rights. Security rights are a solution to a collective action problem that would arise in a state of ... More


On Some Monotone Markov Models

Mukul Majumdar and Nigar Hashimzade

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents some results and examples on the invariant distributions of monotone Markov processes. It summarizes the fundamental results on the existence, uniqueness, and stability of the ... More


On Optimal Forest Management: A Bifurcation Analysis

Swapan Dasgupta and Tapan Mitra

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The theory of optimal forest management is a key component of the economic theory of natural resources due to the fact that forests constitute a major renewable resource. It also constitutes one of ... More


The Last Judgement

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the transition from the chaotic world of the Universal Empire to the ‘The Last Judgement’ wherein Blake used the biblical representation and symbolism of harvest to represent a ... More


The Economic and Social Revolution

Alan Forrest

in The Revolution in Provincial France: Aquitaine, 1789–1799

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206163
eISBN:
9780191676994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of the French Revolution on the social and economic conditions in Aquitaine. For much of Aquitaine, the Revolution spelt the end of an era of prosperity and the onset ... More


Speeding the Plough

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In medieval and early modern England the ploughing season began immediately after the end of the Christmas holidays; and indeed this remained true until the widespread adoption of winter cereal crops ... More


Harvest Home

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0033
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In pre-industrial society in Britain, the cereal harvest, whether of wheat, oats, barley, or rye, represented the most important and most concentrated period of labour in the entire year. ... More


Wakes, Revels, and Hoppings

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0034
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In mainland Britain, Michaelmas was a day for holding courts, paying rents, and enjoying a good meal – traditionally of goose. Instead of having a single date in late summer or autumn for communal ... More


Samhain

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0035
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book re-examines all the evidence for the development of the feast and of its associated days of All Saints and All Souls, and shows how intractable and ambivalent much of it seems to be. It ... More


Satan’s Gourmand

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses the complex subject of mushroom conservation. The collection and consumption of wild mushrooms was popularized by Captain Charles McIlvaine, a veteran of the Civil War who ... More


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