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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


Burning the Bush: The Development of Australia’s Southwest Botanical Province

Fiona Kost

in Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590292
eISBN:
9780191917998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590292.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

Though early historical records frequently mention Aboriginal, or Noongar, firing in south-western Australia, little is known about how the Noongar people ... 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


Building Materials and Techniques

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Much of the ensuing discussion will focus on the working-out of structural sequences, first within individual houses or parts of houses, then within the ... More


Soil Phosphate in Archaeological Surveys

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

It has long been recognized that human activity chemically modifies the composition of the soil. This is especially true around ancient settlements that ... More


Frameworks for Europe’s Past

T. Douglas Price

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199914708
eISBN:
9780197563267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914708.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This book is about the prehistoric archaeology of Europe—the lives and deaths of peoples and cultures—about how we became human; the rise of hunters; the birth and ... More


Karst: The Hydrogeological Basis of Civilization

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

A whole series of questions flows from Loy’s general understanding, such as: Was there a particular sort of land form associated with ancient Greek ... More


Greek Settlements and Karst Phenomena: Corinth and Syracuse

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

To get a sense of the relationship between karst geology and Greek settlement, we will look at examples from the Greek mainland, the islands of the Aegean, ... More


Urban Location Determinants: Argos, Gela, and Pergamon

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

A city is the locus of both sociocultural and physical-technical elements in a society. To begin to understand the importance of both kinds of factors, ... More


The Well-Watered Acropolis at Athens

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0031
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Persons with some knowledge of the Athenian acropolis are likely to be aware of the very early Mycenaean spring in the north-northwest quadrant, and of the ... More


Community Building/Building Community at Gournia

D. Matthew Buell and John C. McEnroe

in Minoan Architecture and Urbanism: New Perspectives on an Ancient Built Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198793625
eISBN:
9780191917127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793625.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

For more than a century Gournia has been one of the key sites for understanding Minoan urbanism. Excavations by Harriet Boyd Hawes (1901–4), Jeffrey Soles ... 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


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


Landforms of Southeast Asia

Avijit Gupta

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Southeast Asia is a corner of the continent of Asia which ends in an assemblage of peninsulas, archipelagos, and partially enclosed seas. Towards the ... More


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