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The Ubiquity of Catalan Numbers I

Thomas Koshy

in Catalan Numbers with Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334548
eISBN:
9780199868766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334548.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter presents a number of occurrences of Catalan numbers in a number of quite unexpected places and their relationships among them. They include mountain ranges (or Dyck paths), noncrossing ... More


The Tyranny of Distance: Transport and Markets in Spain

Regina Grafe

in Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144849
eISBN:
9781400840533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144849.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes how Spain suffers from a particularly unforgiving geography by European standards. In terms of landmass it is smaller than France, but it has only two navigable rivers, the ... More


Natural Setting

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the natural setting of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County, measuring approximately 75 miles from north to south and 70 miles from east to west, covers 4,083 square miles, about ... More


Mountains, Trenches, Sunken Islands: The Great Revolution in Earth Science

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explains the concepts of continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics, and mantle convection to address the origin of the most striking features of the Earth’s surface. These ... More


By the Blessing of Providence, I Will Do It

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the tactics employed by General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia against General George Gordon Meade and the Union Army of the Potomac as the former made their ... More


An awful time crossing South Mountain

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the troubles encountered by General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia as they made their retreat to Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, at the ... More


We Must Now Return to Virginia

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, planned his retreat to Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, at the height of the ... More


Polaklie Illahee (Land of Darkness): Identity and Genocidal Culture in Oregon

Gray H. Whaley

in Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833674
eISBN:
9781469603971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898314_whaley.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses the years between 1851 and 1858, which saw intermittent armed conflict among Native peoples and colonials in western Oregon Territory, and notes that in 1853, Congress formally ... More


Use Your Sabres, Don'T Strike, But Thrust

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the clashes between General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General George Gordon Meade's Union Army of the Potomac as the former made their retreat to Virginia ... More


Out of Range

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes his travel to a remote log cabin near the Omulevka River, close to the Kolyma mountain range, about 100 miles south of the Siberian village of Nelemnoye. There, ... More


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