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Archaeology in Mesopotamia: Digging Deeper at Tell Brak: Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

Joan Oates

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses two recent projects conducted at Tell Brak: an intensive survey of the surrounding countryside and an investigation of the earlier fourth to fifth millennium levels. These ... More


Satellite Images, Security and the Geopolitical Imagination

David Campbell

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the incident where local residents on the Syrian-Turkish border reportedly heard five jet fighters overhead. The following day a Syrian government official told the Reuters ... More


Estimating the Impact of Crop Diversity on Agricultural Productivity in South Africa

Cecilia Bellora, Élodie Blanc, Jean-Marc Bourgeon, and Eric Strobl

in Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226619804
eISBN:
9780226619941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619941.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Crop biodiversity has the potential to enhance resistance to strains due to biotic and abiotic factors and to improve crop production and farm revenues. To investigate the effect of crop biodiversity ... More


Satellite Imagery and Community Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts and Landscape Change

Karina Yager

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

How does one “know” climate change is occurring? Scientists rely upon data collecting instruments, such as satellites, to monitor change in the environment at multiple scales. The Landsat satellite, ... More


Sustainability in Arid Grasslands: New Technology Applications for Management

Thomas K. Budge and Arian Pregenzer

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

As biodiversity, ecosystem function, and ecosystem services become more closely linked with human well-being at all scales, the study of ecology takes on increasing social, economic, and political ... More


Saving the Saviors

Taylor Owen

in Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199363865
eISBN:
9780199363896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363865.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Saving the Saviors looks at the impact of collaborative mapping and advances in satellite technology on humanitarian and development agencies. The world of aid, humanitarianism and development have ... More


Opium Production in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Nigel J. R. Allan

in Dangerous Harvest: Drug Plants and the Transformation of Indigenous Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195143201
eISBN:
9780197561805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195143201.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Opium cultivation in Afghanistan and Pakistan is long-standing, probably covering thousands of years. Only in the decades since the 1960s, however, has opium been cultivated and transformed into ... More


Numbers are Only Human: Lessons for Human Rights Practitioners from the Quantitative Literacy Movement

Brian Root

in The Transformation of Human Rights Fact-Finding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190239480
eISBN:
9780190239527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239480.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Big data, crowdsourcing, satellite imagery, video forensics, crisis-mapping, and interactive data visualizations have now entered the lexicon of human rights practitioners. This is because numbers ... More


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