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Surveying the Seas: Establishing the Sea Routes to the East Indies

Andrew S. Cook

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on sea travel and the sailing ship. It considers a turning point in the history of British hydrography, namely the efforts begun by Alexander Dalrymple to consolidate and ... More


Topography and Administrative Geography

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the topography and administrative geography of the Mendesian nome in Roman times. It first discusses Mendesian toponymic data and introduces the map of the nome, before ... More


Exploration, Cartography and Navigation

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning Exploration, Cartography, and Navigation, subdivided by era spanning Ancient and Medieval up to 1990, and including Navigational Methodologies, ... More


An Amphibious Being

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter uses the geologist Charles Lyell’s concept of an “amphibious being” (introduced in chapter 1) to illustrate why Darwin’s experience on a maritime surveying voyage had the potential to ... More


The Surveyor-Naturalist

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the two instances when Darwin had the opportunity to research coral reefs in the field, at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in April 1836 and at Mauritius the following month. The ... More


Spatial Variations in Sediment Systems

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

In this chapter the primary emphasis is on spatial scales of disturbances, and we will follow on from our earlier discussions on the mechanisms of competition and predation and the controversy over ... More


The Sediment and Related Environmental Factors

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Our next major question is, how can we characterize the sediment as a habitat for biota? Marine sediments range from coarse gravels in areas subjected to much wave and current action, to muds ... More


Describing Assemblages of Sediment-living Organisms

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

One of the most fruitful aspects of ecological research is the search for common patterns in the bewildering variability of nature. Given current concerns about global warming, climate change, and ... More


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