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Supplementing the Soil

Edward Dallam Melillo

in Strangers On Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206623
eISBN:
9780300216486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206623.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes efforts to improve the fertility of California's soils. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, nitrogen depletion in California's soils was a major concern. ... More


Last Best Wests

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Australia now had its ‘Last Best West’, and it was not the only one. Between the 1880s and the 1920s, the settler revolution boomed into the last viable frontiers of the Anglo newlands, from Western ... More


South Coast Bioregion

Jon E. Keeley

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter investigates the South Coast bioregion in Southern California. There are two broad ecological zones: the coastal valleys and foothill zone and the montane zone. Grasslands are resilient ... More


Southern California Conifer Forests

Richard A. Minnich

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the distribution and species composition of conifer forests in Southern California. Conifers make up most forests and woodlands of Southern California. These coniferous ... More


Education or Indoctrination?: Conservative Female Activism in the Los Angeles Public Schools

Michelle M. Nickerson

in Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a series of educational battles in the early 1950s that reveal the step-by-step process of how political ideas germinated in the fabric of women's everyday lives. Starting ... More


Pollution

M. JAMES ALLEN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the nature and effects of pollution and habitat alteration effects on California marine fishes. At present, the coastal population of the Californias is distributed unevenly ... More


Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Michelle M. Nickerson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121840
eISBN:
9781400842209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of 1950s Southern Californian housewives who shaped the grassroots right in the two decades following World War II. The book describes how red-hunting homemakers mobilized ... More


Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles

Javier Rodriguez-Robles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238183
eISBN:
9780520930001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238183.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This book offers a brief ... More


Mission Architecture and Colonial Civility, 1904–1920

Charles Montgomery

in The Spanish Redemption: Heritage, Power, and Loss on New Mexico's Upper Rio Grande

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229716
eISBN:
9780520927377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229716.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reviews the rise of Spanish colonial imagery in architectural design. Indians in the 1880s were ready to be observed, studied, and even glorified. Supported by the railroad, tourism in ... More


City of a Thousand Rivers: The Emergence of an Urban Ecosystem, 1884–1914

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1884 and 1914, explosive urbanization turned the region's collection of towns, farms, and open space with a widely dispersed population of thirty-three thousand inhabitants into a metropolis ... More


Sage Scrub

Philip W. Rundel

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Sage scrub is a vegetation type distributed along the coast and semiarid interior of Southern California, as well as scattered areas along the central California coast. This chapter discusses the ... More


Ellis Island on the Land

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter reviews the diverse migrations that have made Southern California, from the Spanish colonial conquest to the present, emphasizing how the sedimentation of past migrations shapes how ... More


Building a Region

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the creation of Southern California as an American region within the context of post-Civil War reconstruction and the arrival of rail lines to the West. It first considers ... More


Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

L. Barry Albright

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098367
eISBN:
9780520915985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098367.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book describes forty-two fossil taxa recovered during a study of the San Timoteo Badlands that used magnetobiostratigraphy to develop a temporal framework for addressing the tectonic evolution ... More


The ideal Country Life: The Development of Citrus Suburbs in Southern California

Matt Garcia

in A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826584
eISBN:
9781469604442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898932_garcia.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of citrus suburbs in Southern California. Focusing on the labor choices by citrus farmers, it considers how labor physically and culturally transformed the ... More


A Centralized Authority and a Comprehensive Plan: Response to the Floods, 1914–1917

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The flood impelled southern Californians to try to control water. In July 1914, 250 representatives from municipalities, civic organizations, and businesses gathered downtown at Blanchard Hall in ... More


The Spanish Heritage

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the encounter between American Protestantism and Catholicism in the celebration of California's Spanish Catholic past, with particular emphasis on how denominational relations ... More


Necessary but Not Sufficient: Storms, Environmentalism, and New Visions for Flood Control, 1969–2001

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA) lived up to its promise in 1969, preventing damages estimated at more than a billion dollars. As they had done with previous storms, flood controllers ... More


The Politics of the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act

Paul Sabin

in Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The national campaign for favorable treatment of the California oil companies, which culminated in the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 and in the 1920s Teapot Dome scandal over bribery and oil leases, ... More


Gardens of Migration

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

in Paradise Transplanted: Migration and the Making of California Gardens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277762
eISBN:
9780520959217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277762.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine Southern California gardens through a migration lens. It argues that we cannot understand these gardens without acknowledging that nearly ... More


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