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Tracing Human Ecology: The Archaeobotanical and Malacological Record

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the ancient plant and other remains recovered from excavations. The purpose of archaeobotanical work was to reconstruct the human utilisation of plants in the past. The ... More


The Sonoran Desert: An Ethnoecological Analogue?

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The relationship between humans and the genus Prosopis in the arid lands of the New World is almost as ancient as human occupation itself. This chapter explores this in one particular part of these ... More


Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present, and future

Anthony J. McMichael

in SARS: A case study in emerging infections

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568193
eISBN:
9780191718175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568193.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Human global dispersal, cultural evolution, and inter-population contact and conflict have caused major transitions in our relationships with the natural world. The three great historical transitions ... More


Regions and Territories in Southern Central Asia: What the Surkhan Darya Province tells us about Bactria

SEBASTIAN STRIDE

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the territories and regions in the southern area of Central Asia, focusing on the Surkhan Darya Province and Bactria. It analyses the distribution of the pattern of settlement ... More


The South Coast Desert

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the area of interest — the basins of the lower Ica Valley on the Peruvian south coast — which lies within one of the world's oldest and driest deserts. It starts by examining ... More


The Ecological Tradition in American Geography: A Perspective

Geoffrey Martin

in American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the nineteenth century, the idea of studying life, its many forms, in its different environments, began to assume a new earnestness. The idea was perhaps as old as the well-known Greek ... More


The Roots of Human Ecology

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at how the roots of human ecology lie primarily in general ecology, sociology, geography, and anthropology, as documented by numerous literature reviews. The idea for the ... More


The Ecosystem Concept in Biology

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter analyzes the genealogy of the Human Ecosystem Model (HEM), which includes portions of ecosystem biology and the roots of human ecology. The initial and repeated efforts at taxonomy ... More


Niche Construction and Human Behavioral Ecology: Tools for Understanding Work

Kevin Laland and Gillian Brown

in Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014120
eISBN:
9780262265843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the link between evolution and work in a different way. It asks what effects organisms’ work has on the process of evolution itself. It also continues beyond niche construction ... More


Adaptive Cognition and Psychological Literacy

Jacquelyn Cranney and Sue Morris

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Adaptive cognition can be defined as ways of thinking (and consequently behaving) that are beneficial to one’s (and others’) survival and well-being. The adaptive cognition approach draws on a number ... More


The global context for public health

Anthony McMichael and Robert Beaglehole

in Global Public Health: A New Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199236626
eISBN:
9780191724053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the larger-scale context within which public health researchers and practitioners should address both traditional and new challenges to population health. Topics covered ... More


Encountering Crop Diversity

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on crop diversity and explains how human ecology came to the study of it. The diversity of crops is testimony to individual and collective creativity. The myriad forms of simple ... More


Human Possibilities

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The possibility of causal feedback between human behavior and human environments resulting from behavioral and developmental plasticity combined with niche construction suggests that some small ... More


Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Norah Keating (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book addresses a growing international interest in ‘age-friendly’ communities. It examines the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and ... More


A critical human ecology perspective on rural ageing

Norah Keating and Judith Phillips

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter describes the human ecology lens that challenges the different assumptions on growing older in rural areas. This lens is considered as an important element of this book, and is used to ... More


An Integral Ecology as the Ground for Good Business: Connecting Institutional Life in Light of Catholic Social Teachings

Michael Naughton

in Working Alternatives: American and Catholic Experiments in Work and Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288359
eISBN:
9780823290512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288359.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Integral ecology is an increasingly important term in Catholic social teaching. This paper brings this term in relation to business drawing upon the integral relationship between human and natural ... More


Lessons and Legacies

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses how the Human Ecosystem Model (HEM) consolidates and restructures some of the systematic thought and action on human–nature transactions. Specifically, it outlines a framework ... More


Goals, Strategies, and Tactics for Inquiry and Action

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter presents a version of human ecology called practical ecology. It argues that the application of the Human Ecosystem Model (HEM) as an organizing concept for resource management, ... More


Migrations and the Early Human Ecology of the Southeastern Atlantic Slope: A Long View

Joseph Schuldenrein

in Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400349
eISBN:
9781683401001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400349.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The analytic sophistication demonstrated in this volume can be traced back to pioneering works in studies of prehistoric human ecology and what is now recognized as geoarchaeology. The combining of ... More


Prices

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter collates data on land prices—including sale prices, prices offered, prices demanded, prices refused, and prices ‘estimated’—in a wide variety of settings, from India’s most expensive ... More


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