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Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs

Tim R. McClanahan

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the oceanography, biogeography, and management of coral reef ecosystems of East Africa. The chapter focuses on the role of marine protected areas and fishing in controlling ... More


Twelve Years of Itinerant Preaching

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter moves the Buddha's life forward through more of the standard incidents associated with important doctrinal sermons. It begins with the Buddha's last visit to King Shuddhodana, who is on ... More


Geographical Setting

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Indian subcontinent emerged as a separate geographical unit. This subcontinent is divided into India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan. It is largely situated in the tropical zone. The ... More


Introduction

Sanjay Sharma

in Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Introduction outlines how the subject of famines has attracted the attention of scholars ever since the early nationalists argued that India had become more famine prone under colonial rule. It ... More


The Western Deccan Plateau: Environment and Climate

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents an overview of the physical environment and the paleoclimate record of peninsular India during the latter half of the Holocene. It begins by describing the geographical and ... More


Approach

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

It might seem a little foolish to attempt to predict the future, especially when you consider how often earlier predictions failed. For instance, the imminent depletion of our main fossil fuel ... More


Surviving Enchantment: Vasco da Gama’s First Voyage in Os Lusíadas—The Interplay between Experience and Classical Models

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter shows how Camões could claim to surpass his classical models. Poets like Vergil set their stories in the closed space of the Mediterranean Sea, but Camões was the poet of the oceans and ... More


The Khmer Empire

Michael D. Coe

in The Oxford World History of Empire: Volume Two: The History of Empires

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197532768
eISBN:
9780197532799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532768.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Founded in 802 CE, until its demise in the fourteenth century CE, the Khmer Empire held sway over much of Southeast Asia. At the heart of the empire was the highly urbanized capital city ... More


Romance and Weddings in Diaspora

Daniela Berghahn

in Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why do weddings proliferate in diasporic family films and what it is about the big fat diasporic wedding that captures the imagination of diverse audiences? After providing a succinct survey of the ... More


Rural Credit: Overreliance on Law

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy: India 1947 and Beyond

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226799001
eISBN:
9780226799148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226799148.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Indian agriculture has long been a risky enterprise. Farmers are exposed to failures of the monsoon, price declines, crop diseases, and other misfortunes. Borrowing is a natural response to such ... More


Climate Adaptation in the Water Sector in India

Veena Srinivasan

in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199498734
eISBN:
9780199098408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498734.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Climate change is likely to affect both the short-term variability of water resources through increased frequency and intensity of droughts and floods, and long-term changes in mean renewable water ... More


The Order and Disaster of Nature

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/9780198090571.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contrasts two tropes and perceptions held by colonial officers who reported on the region under study. One perception of north-east Bengal focused on disorder and natural disasters. ... More


The Active Environment of the Ryukyus

Richard Pearson

in Ancient Ryukyu: An Archaeological Study of Island Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837129
eISBN:
9780824870980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837129.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides the geographical description of the Ryukyu Islands. The islands form a chain, 1,100 km long, which are composed of the Ryukyu Trench, the main island arc of sea mounts, an inner ... More


Egypt, Iceland, SO2

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In June 1783, the Laki volcanic fissure began erupting in Iceland. It would continue to do so for the next eight months. One of the largest volcanic discharges in recorded history, the ash it ... More


Winds and Coins: Trade between the Roman Empire and India

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter contains an in-depth investigation of Indo-Roman trade. The pseudo-discovery of the monsoon is a significant element in discussions on trade relations between the Greco-Roman world and ... More


Dealing with our Climate

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

We’re standing by the observatory at the top of the Telegrafenberg (Telegraph Hill) in the German city of Potsdam. The neoclassical building towers over its surroundings. The hill is situated in ... More


Fourteenth to Sixteenth Centuries AD: The Case of Angkor and Monsoon Extremes in Mainland Southeast Asia

Roland Fletcher, Brendan M. Buckley, Christophe Pottier, and Shi-Yu Simon Wang

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Angkor, the capital of the Khmer Empire in Southeast Asia, was the most extensive low-density agrarian-based urban complex in the world. The demise of this great city between the late 13th and the ... More


Changing the Nature of Scientists: Participating in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Michael R. Willig and Lawrence R. Walker

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

From the outside looking in, scientists are often characterized as old men in white laboratory coats, working in splendid isolation, usually within the confines of rather sterile looking ... More


Water for Life

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Over a billion people don’t have access to a safe water supply. And a third of the world’s population lacks basic sanitation with the result that more than 2 billion human beings are afflicted with ... More


The Indian Ocean before the Arrival of Europeans

Stephanie Wynne-Jones

in A Material Culture: Consumption and Materiality on the Coast of Precolonial East Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198759317
eISBN:
9780191917042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759317.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, African Archaeology

The precolonial Swahili coast was thus a region united through particular material practices. In this volume, consumption and display have been emphasized as aspects that are very clearly evident ... More


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