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Coral Reefs – Biodiverse and Productive Tropical Ecosystems

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Coral reefs are the ocean's richest ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and productivity. They are restricted to tropical waters where conditions of salinity, temperature and sedimentation are ... More


The Main Reef Builders and Space Occupiers

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Corals are the main reef builders on tropical reefs. They make their own substrate, much of which remains as consolidated rock, the remainder becoming broken down to form extensive sediment beds. ... More


The Llama Tree: Venerable Trees in the Nashville Basin

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Nashville Basin is a limestone karst region with geologic and topographic similarities to the Bluegrass. The Inner Nashville Basin has much thinner soils than the Inner Bluegrass. There is a ... More


Regional Context

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Kentucky's territory is neatly demarcated into sharply contrasting regions by changes in bedrock, surface topography, and concomitant variation in soils and natural vegetation cover. The central ... More


The Outer Bluegrass

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The road crosses the transition between the Eden Shale Hills and the Outer Bluegrass. Burley tobacco was first grown across the Ohio River in southern Ohio and spread south into Kentucky after the ... More


The Greening of the Bluegrass

Maryjean Wall

in How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126050
eISBN:
9780813135410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126050.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The composition of limestone, which is calcium carbonate, is very important to horse breeders because it includes a heavy concentration of phosphate, which plays a greater role in growing a strong ... More


Limestone Quarrying and Household Organization at Chan

Cynthia Robin

in Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Quarries are a common feature of the Maya landscape. This chapter explores limestone quarrying and household organization at the Maya farming community of Chan. At Chan, soft limestone, primarily ... More


The Woodford Groves: The Bluegrass Today

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The striking scenery of the Bluegrass—gently rolling pastures with plank fences, elegant estate houses, horses, and woodland pastures of huge, old tree—is unique. The ecological region of the ... More


In the Belly of the Barque

Wafaa EL Sadik and Rüdiger Heimlich

in Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter recounts the author's participation in the Egyptian excavation site in Tura. The name Tura is notorious in all of Egypt. A few kilometers south of Cairo lies the state prison where ... More


Recarved Kushite Head from the Tomb of Karakhamun? (Further Remarks on the Dating of the South Asasif Necropolis)1

Elena Pischikova (ed.)

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: New Discoveries and Research 2012-2014

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167249
eISBN:
9781617976780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the remains of a modern sculptural workshop in the tomb of Karabasken in an attempt to identify a fragment of genuine Kushite sculpture. In May 2014, a small limestone head ... More


Stratigraphy

James S. Dunbar

in Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062686
eISBN:
9780813051673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062686.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Terrestrial, wetland, and underwater sediment types are the focus of chapter 2, and no consideration of stratigraphy would be complete without their examination. Archaeological research has reached ... More


Later Years

Arthur Kirsch

in Auden and Christianity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108149
eISBN:
9780300128659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108149.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter describes Auden's work in the later years of his life, which is characterized by an increasing acceptance of himself, and a corresponding religious sense of gratitude. In his poems, with ... More


Ancient Architects

Wolfgang E. Krumbein and Celeste A. Asikainen

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is concerned with the landscapes that were still formed in part and were occupied by microbial masters. It limits the discussion to specific temperate-zone aquatic communities of oolitic ... More


Commerce and War: The Defeat of the Autonomous Kingdoms

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the means by which the autonomous polities neighbouring the diwani territories were brought in under East India Company (EIC) control in the 1820s and 1830s. These include ... More


Coral reefs: Biodiverse and productive tropical ecosystems

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, Graham M. Pilling, and Nicholas A. J. Graham

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198787341
eISBN:
9780191829420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787341.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Coral reefs are the ocean’s richest ecosystem in terms of biodiversity and productivity. They are restricted to tropical waters, where conditions of salinity, temperature and sedimentation are ... More


Geomedia

Phillip John Usher

in Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284221
eISBN:
9780823286058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284221.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on limestone in the context of the Normandy town of Caen, which is largely built atop and indeed from that stone. Caen is thus at once extraction site and extracted matter. ... More


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