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The savannah community and its conservation

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. It includes a brief examination of the diversity-stability idea. A detailed flow ... More


Epilogue

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0030
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies the activities of Louise Kellogg after the death of her longtime companion and friend, Annie Montague Alexander. One of these was her two trips to Baja California with Annetta ... More


Management of Wildlife and Habitat in Developing Countries

Gardner Brown

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240708
eISBN:
9780191718106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter attempts to explain why and in what circumstances a precipitous rate of decline in the stocks of natural capital is not, by itself, a cause for concern. Many problems related to optimal ... More


Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Joe Truett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. The book traces the evolutionary, ... More


Epilogue

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Traditions of grassland management, solidified as they are by isolation and by the power of the landscape to stiffen the psyche, resist change particularly well. Some other ranches in New Mexico and ... More


Afterword Brokeback or Bushwhacked: The Legacies of Pioneer Performances

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

The afterword considers the contemporary legacies of the double genealogies of frontier performance that this project has been charting—Daly's frontier leading to Buffalo Bill and Miller's frontier ... More


Hardship and Opportunity: The Fortunes of Emma, Vicey, and Wash

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1880s, Creek Indians sought to rebuild their nation. Some Creeks, such as G. W. Grayson, profited greatly by pursuing cattle ranching. But black Indians, including G. W.'s own relatives, did ... More


The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Nathan F. Sayre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This book tells the history of scientific efforts to understand and manage rangelands—the grasslands, shrublands, savannas, tundra, steppe and deserts that comprise some two-fifths of Earth’s land ... More


Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

Jacqueline M. Moore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757390
eISBN:
9780814759844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Cowboys are an American legend, but despite ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Technically, a cowboy worked with cattle, as a ranch hand, while his boss, the cattleman, ... More


The Ranch War and Irish Nationalist Politics, 1904–1910

Fergus Campbell

in Land and Revolution: Nationalist Politics in the West of Ireland 1891-1921

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273249
eISBN:
9780191706387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273249.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The United Irish League orchestrated the most significant agitation in its twenty-year history in the years between 1904 and 1908. The Ranch War remains the most serious outbreak of agrarian conflict ... More


Cowboy

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses western ranching business from its inception onward. It discusses traditional ranching, ranch management, and ranching profitability. It highlights Walter Prescott Webb's The ... More


Property

John Ryan Fischer

in Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines how this changing political context and enhanced economic value of livestock in the Pacific translated into new systems of land tenure. Rancheros in California called for an end ... More


The Rancher, the Wheat King, and “Farmers of Forty Centuries”

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's expansion of his California Beauty Ranch as part of his commitment to sustainable farming. London wanted to educate the American public about the present ... More


The Crop on Hooves: Yankee Interests in Tropical Cattle Ranching

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on cattle ranching in tropical regions. It first looks at the introduction of domestic livestock into the United States by the Europeans, and how the Americans got started in the ... More


Land Use and Distribution on the Pampas

JEREMY ADELMAN

in Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada 1890-1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204411
eISBN:
9780191676253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204411.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Unlike the Canadian west, the Argentine pampas were already host to considerable commercial activity by the 1880. For much of the 19th century landowners had dedicated themselves to the production of ... More


Ranch as ʻOhana: The Role of Ranching Station Households in the Formation of the Hawaiian Ranching Community

Benjamin Barna

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

During the nineteenth century a distinctive Hawaiian ranching community of varied (and often mixed) ethnic and national heritage developed as the livestock industry responded to increasingly Western ... More


Long Road Home

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter summarizes the important points of the book. It argues that habitats invariably have limits to the numbers of each kind of animal they can support. No species, including ours, has proved ... More


Green Grass and Green Gold

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on ranching and the role of ranchers in sustaining the gold-rush mining activities in the Klamath Mountains. It describes the establishment of ranches and the development of ... More


Reassertion of the Park Ideal

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter chronicles how the PRNS has continued to steer management toward the national park ideal of scenic wild-yet-managed nature, despite giving more attention to cultural resources, as well ... More


The Politics of Preservation

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter puts the oyster controversy in the context of the larger story of PRNS, noting parallels between the present conflict and earlier park management dynamics. The use of formal planning ... More


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