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The Decaffeinator

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the history and continuing impact of the rust fungus, Hemileia vastatrix, on coffee crops. In the 19th century, this pathogen wiped-out coffee crops in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and ... More


Blights, Rusts, and Rots Never Sleep: A Look at Forestry and Agriculture, Biological Warfare, and the Global Impact of Fungal Disease

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter explores the future of the ongoing competition between humans and fungi for control of the biosphere. The emerging diseases of white pine blister rust, sudden oak death, jarrah dieback, ... More


Cereal Killers

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of staple cereal crops and their historical and contemporary effects upon agriculture and civilization. Two thousand years ago, the Romans tried to combat wheat ... More


Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154573
eISBN:
9780199790272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the plant diseases caused by fungi. Fungi cause more plant diseases than all other enemies combined. Since the beginning of agriculture, livelihoods and lives have been lost to ... More


The Death of Metal: Corrosion

Peter Atkins

in Reactions: The private life of atoms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695126
eISBN:
9780191918445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199695126.003.0012
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

As in life, so in redox reactions: some are good and some are bad. Corrosion is one of the evil among redox reactions. It is the unwanted oxidation of a metal that cuts short the lifetimes of steel ... More


1956: Beginning to Build Bridges

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s 1956 speech before an all-black audience at Rust College, a Methodist college in the north Mississippi town of Holly Springs. Reed spoke about his faith and the ... More


Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Susan Dewey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated “rust belt” of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, the book shows how these women negotiate their lives as ... More


Deep Ecology Gone Wrong: J.-C. Rufin’s Globalia and Le Parfum d’Adam

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Globalia and Le Parfum d’Adam J.-C. Rufin explores what could go wrong with the environmentalist movement, if it were co-opted by unwise or greedy leaders. Globalia is the sole country in a ... More


Takin' Care of Business: A History of Working People's Rock 'n' Roll

George Case

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197548813
eISBN:
9780197548844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

We usually associate the sounds of classic rock ‘n’ roll with youthful rebellion, by juvenile delinquents, student demonstrators, idealistic hippies, or irreverent punks. But an important strain of ... More


Parasites on the Conifers

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the wood-destroying fungi that cause wood to rot, decompose, or decay. These fungi are vital in the maintenance of living, growing forests. Without them, dead woody debris, ... More


Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Andrew R. Highsmith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1997, executives from the General Motors Corporation (GM) announced plans to shutter a massive complex of automobile factories in the Rust Belt city of Flint, Michigan. Shortly after the plants ... More


Rust Belt Cosmopolitanism: Resettlement Urbanism in Buffalo, New York

Erkin Özay

in Buffalo at the Crossroads: The Past, Present, and Future of American Urbanism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501749766
eISBN:
9781501749797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749766.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a background on the demolition of Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin building in 1950 which proved ominous for Buffalo. It sketches Buffalo's impending socioeconomic decline by ... More


George Rust, University of Cambridge Commencement Day Divinity Act Verses

Marilyn A. Lewis, Davide A. Secci, Christian Hengstermann, John H. Lewis, and Benjamin Williams

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents an English translation of George Rust’s Latin academic text entitled The Messiah Promised in the Holy Scripture Came a Long Time Ago. Here Rust talks about how he considered ... More


“The Fall of Flint”

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1970s and 1980s, municipal officials launched a massive campaign of urban revitalization to stimulate Flint’s economy. As part of this effort, local policymakers cleared hundreds of acres ... More


The Sage of Edgware

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with the story of Brian Rust, who died in his sleep at the age of eighty-eight on January 5, 2011. Rust was one of the world's foremost jazz record collectors. By the time he ... More


“You Live in a Numerical World of Your Own”: 1961–70

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1961–70. These include Brian Rust's publication of his long-awaited Jazz Records, A-Z, 1897–1931; the first volume of Jørgen ... More


What Kind of Discographies Do We Want?: From 1979 into the Future

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1979 onwards. These include the fourth edition of Brian Rust's Jazz Records, A-Z; the twenty-sixth and final volume of Tom Lord's ... More


Self-Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses two urban self-portraits, Tony Buba's Lightning Over Braddock (1988) and Michael Moore's Roger & Me (1989), in the context of historic urban identities giving way for the ... More


Highway 79 Revisited: “Mega” Trends in the Sun Corridor

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Whether you are breaking prairie sod in the nineteenth century or raising a family and scrambling to make ends meet in the twenty-first, it is hard to get worked up over abstract possibilities. ... More


Slap Shot (1977): Deindustrialization, Goon Masculinity, and Yankee-Doodle-Disco Patriotism

Grant Wiedenfeld

in Hollywood Sports Movies and the American Dream

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197624920
eISBN:
9780197624968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197624920.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The hockey film Slap Shot (1977) develops a rust-belt realism and a radical kind of masculinity that have not been sufficiently appreciated. Chapter 3 discusses how this drama, filmed in a western ... More


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