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Freshwater wetlands and water bodies

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the management of open bodies of water and wetlands on seasonally or permanently waterlogged soil. It concentrates on freshwater habitats, but briefly discusses management of ... More


The Biology of Temporary Waters

D. Dudley Williams

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Temporary waters are found throughout the world, including intermittent streams and ponds, episodic rain puddles, seasonal limestone lakes, and the water-retaining structures of plants, such as ... More


The physical environment

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter first considers the underlying hydrological processes that result in the formation of temporary water bodies. The components of subsurface water are defined, and the origins of pond ... More


The Frog Pond: Making Sense of Work and Money

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which residents of small towns make sense of their own lives, and especially with respect to work and money. People in small towns know it is unlikely that they will ... More


The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More


Property Rights, Water Resources, and Technology: The Missing Ecological Link

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines access to water in a paddy-growing tract in Palakkad district, Kerala, India. Traditionally an area served by small tanks and ponds, access to irrigation has been changed by new ... More


Agriculture after the Black Death

Thirsk Joan

in Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the efforts of farmers to save agriculture after the Black Death. The first solution to the crisis in agriculture was to ... More


Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Ryan Wheeler and Joanna Ostapkowicz (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400783
eISBN:
9781683401056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400783.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Frank Hamilton Cushing’s 1896 excavations at Key Marco revealed astonishing carved and painted wooden artifacts rarely seen by archaeologists. Those following in Cushing’s footsteps have assembled a ... More


. The Riverine and Lacustrine Communities

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/9781604732719.003.0022
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes freshwater tributaries and freshwater lakes and ponds in the Pontchartrain basin. The major freshwater tributaries to the Lake Pontchartrain system include the Blind River, the ... More


“Money Causes Trouble”

Ellen Oxfeld

in Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260948
eISBN:
9780520945876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260948.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the meanings of wealth and the expectations surrounding wealth in Moonshadow Pond. The divergent discourses about wealth and class circulate in the village. A person might ... More


Nature and the Nuclear Southwest: Peggy Pond Church and J. Robert Oppenheimer

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Two takes as its subject the New Mexican poet Peggy Pond Church. Although Church is not a canonically recognised writer, this chapter reveals that her poetry and prose writings contain ... More


Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Patrick Chura

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers. This book ... More


The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198713593
eISBN:
9780191781902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713593.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds focuses on the interactions between the abiotic frame, such as turbulence, temperature, pH and nutrients, and the organisms, including interactions with and among ... More


Mounds, Watery Places, and Death in South Florida: The Fort Center Mound-Pond Complex

Daniel M. Seinfeld

in Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400783
eISBN:
9781683401056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400783.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter by Daniel Seinfeld revisits William Sears’s 1960s excavations at Fort Center, specifically looking at ideas about the mortuary pond. Seinfeld provides a reassessment of earlier ideas ... More


Introduction

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

in The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198713593
eISBN:
9780191781902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713593.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The chapter introduces the reader to the book structure, including the overall topics the abiotic frame, the organisms, biotics, food web interactions and biodiversity and environmental threats. In ... More


Material to Mythology

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Henry David Thoreau's surveying career. To analyze nineteenth-century land surveying is to study Henry Thoreau's primary nonliterary pursuit, an activity that took up a large ... More


Walden, Cape Cod, and the Duty of the Coast Survey

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first superintendent of the Coast Survey was Swiss-born mathematician Ferdinand Hassler, who directed the project from its inception in 1816 until his death in 1843. Hassler was one of the most ... More


Moonshadow Pond: Moral Expectations and Daily Life

Ellen Oxfeld

in Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260948
eISBN:
9780520945876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260948.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The idea that there is never closure to any human relationship is a basic assumption for village residents in Moonshadow Pond and it sets the context for this chapter, an exploration of morality and ... More


Liangxin

Ellen Oxfeld

in Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260948
eISBN:
9780520945876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260948.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For the residents of Moonshadow Pond, liangxin (“conscience”) is a core concept. To say that someone has no conscience is to say that he or she is not a moral person. Yet curiously, in both ... More


Weighty Expectations: Women and Family Virtue

Ellen Oxfeld

in Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260948
eISBN:
9780520945876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260948.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines contending ideas about family obligation in Moonshadow Pond. In particular, it explores the evolving and sometimes contradictory expectations surrounding the roles of daughter ... More


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