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Sri Lanka: Moral Focus and a Stalking Cat

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves the investigation into mindfulness to Sri Lanka, where the tradition of Theravāda Buddhism emerged over two thousand years ago. After a visit to the ancient site of Anuradhapura, ... More


Landscape Transformation and Tropical Forest Regeneration through Prehistory

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the many ways in which ancient human activities and their aftermath have transformed tropical forest landscapes throughout the world. Archaeological investigations reveal ... More


Past, Present, and Future Climate Change: Can Palaeoecology Help Manage a Warming World?

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In order to understand and manage ecosystem services, we need to know how they have responded to environmental change and human impacts in the past, and how this might relate to future environmental, ... More


Ecosystem Services: Lessons From the Past for a Sustainable Future

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In order to understand and manage ecosystem services, we need to know how they have responded to environmental change and human impacts in the past, and how this might relate to future environmental, ... More


Pernambuco: Patronage, Leadership, and Educational Change

Rebecca Tarlau

in Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870324
eISBN:
9780190870331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870324.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Education

Chapter 5 analyzes the MST’s attempt to transform public schools in the state of Pernambuco, beginning in the late 1990s after the movement already developed a national pedagogical proposal. This ... More


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