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Biodiversity and biogeography of deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Although there is a common perception that deserts support few species, some deserts have high local diversity, largely because organisms are able to exploit patches of high productivity. This ... More


Introduction: Purpose, Context, and Approach

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The chapter sets out the goals and approach of the book. It introduces the various explanations offered in historiography for the patterns of social change and economic development in the ... More


California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most ... More


Patterns of regional diversity in political elites’ attitudes

Mladen Lazić, Miguel Jerez-Mir, Vladimir Vuletić, and Rafael Vázquez-García

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines whether differences in attitudes toward the process of EU integration among members of political elites in various European countries are patterned and to what extent common ... More


The Development of Traditional Industries in Modern Japan: A Statistical Exposition

Takanori Matsumoto

in The Role of Tradition in Japan's Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198292746
eISBN:
9780191603891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292740.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter assesses the quantitative position of ‘traditional’ industries in the economy. Traditional industry — which accounted for the largest number of gainfully occupied workers — developed ... More


Conclusion: A Balanced Blending?

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on regional diversity and unity in Great Britain. The results suggest that Britain was a unity in diversity. The analyses of various indicators of ... More


Patterns of Regional and Community Diversity

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses patterns of regional and community diversity. It addresses the following questions: how does the diversity, defined simply as number of species or species richness of these ... More


The Identity of Britain

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the identity of Great Britain as it was manifested in language, literature, religion, politics, business, education, music, and sport during 19th century. It investigates the ... More


Language, Literature, and Music Links and Barriers

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of language, literature, and music in uniting or dividing England, Wales, and Scotland. It suggests that language was both a link and barrier to integration and that ... More


Sport, Patriotism, and the Will to Win

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of sport and patriotism in creating regional diversity or unity in Great Britain. The emergence of sports in its modern form in the 1860s had unexpected consequences ... More


Macroecological Patterns Among Marine Fishes

Enrique Macpherson, Philip A. Hastings, and D. Ross Robertson

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews current knowledge about patterns in the distribution and diversity of marine fish species in the context of the enormous spatial and temporal variation that results from ... More


Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Keith Robbins

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of two conflicting trends in nineteenth-century Britain: the promotion of integration and unity, and the commitment to preserve regional diversity. In the nineteenth century, ... More


Church, Chapel, and the Fragmentation of Faith

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of religion and the church in creating regional diversity or unity in Great Britain. The splintered condition of 19th century British Christianity was in itself a ... More


The Future of the Golden State

Mark Baldassare

in California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Californians know they are living in the midst of historic growth and change, and they are clearly worried about it. More than 80 percent of residents said in the surveys that they expect their ... More


Education, Science, and the Moulding of the Mind

Keith Robbins

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity. The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1986-1987

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205852
eISBN:
9780191676819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205852.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of science and education in creating regional diversity or unity in Great Britain. It cites evidence indicating that there existed a unified ‘British mind’. There were ... More


Biodiversity and Biogeography of Deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Productivity–diversity relationships have been well studied in some deserts and have helped us to understand the factors controlling ecosystem function at a large spatial scale. Studies of ... More


The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Anthony P. D'Costa and Achin Chakraborty (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book takes a fresh look at the land question in India. It goes beyond re-engagement in the rich transition debate by critically examining both theoretically and empirically the role of land in ... More


Cold Warriors of the Book: American Book Programs in the 1950s

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the State Department's programs to distribute books among foreign audiences (particularly in central and eastern Europe)—books which were carefully chosen to convey American ... More


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