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Unruly Landscape, Fluid Geographies

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explains how the British officials learned about the intricacies of coexisting with water. Along with ecological impacts, human interventions too wrought changes that called for ... More


History, Geology, Engineering, and Archaeology

Dora P. Crouch

in Geology and Settlement: Greco-Roman Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195083248
eISBN:
9780197560457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195083248.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

For convenience, human knowledge, especially in the German and American educational systems, has been separated into disciplinary packages. Thus chemistry, for instance, is defined by certain ... More


Reining in the Unquiet River

Arupjyoti Saikia

in The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199468119
eISBN:
9780190990435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199468119.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tells how floods increasingly came to be viewed as posing a danger to the general well-being of Assam and the government was seen as a controller of floods. River embankments came to dot ... More


Describing Assemblages of Sediment-living Organisms

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

One of the most fruitful aspects of ecological research is the search for common patterns in the bewildering variability of nature. Given current concerns about global warming, climate change, and ... More


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