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‘Une véritable fureur de plantation’: The Transformation of the Rural Economy, 1789–1830

Peter McPhee

in Revolution and Environment in Southern France: Peasants, Lords, and Murder in the Corbières 1780–1830

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207177
eISBN:
9780191677533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207177.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the transformation of the rural economy in the Corbières during the period from 1789 to 1830. Cultivated land in the region had increased by 64,000 hectares in the period ... More


“After the Lumbermen, What?”

Tycho De Boer

in Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032481
eISBN:
9780813038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032481.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Whenever a lumber company ended its operations at a certain location, the landscapes that were once lush forests became open spaces battered and scarred by human intervention wherein tree limbs ... More


A Century of Bromes and the Fading of California Wildflowers

Richard A. Minnich

in California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological Invasions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253537
eISBN:
9780520934337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253537.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The pinnacle for southern California wildflower lovers at the turn of the twentieth century was the famous poppy field of San Pasqual, the mesa that now hosts the suburbs of Pasadena and Altadena. ... More


. Loss of Natural Habitats and Biodiversity

Robert W. Hastings

in The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732719
eISBN:
9781604734706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.003.0011
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the loss of habitats and biodiversity on the Pontchartrain basin. Topics covered include the impact of land clearing and urban development; cypress logging and canal dredging; ... More


Properties and Management of Kaolinitic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Kaolinitic soils are the most widely occurring soils in the tropics, especially in tropical Africa. They comprise about 70% of the soils in the low-altitude tropics. Typically, these soils have a ... More


Linking Biogeochemical Cycles to Cattle Pasture Management and Sustainability in the Amazon Basin

Moacyr B. Dias-Filho, Eric A. Davidson, and Cláudio J. Reis de Carvalho

in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195114317
eISBN:
9780197561140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195114317.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Pasture development has become the largest anthropogenic disturbance of forest land in the Amazon basin (Skole et al. 1994, Serrão and Toledo 1990). The area of forests converted to cattle pasture ... More


The Tropical Environment

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The term “tropics” refers to the continuously warm and frost-free zone of the world that lies approximately between the Tropic of Cancer (or latitude 23.5° north of the equator) and the Tropic of ... More


Soil Management: An Overview

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The term “soil management” refers to the human manipulation of chemical, physical, and biological conditions of the soil for the production of agricultural plants. Good soil management helps ... More


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