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The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Pattern Established

L. A. Clarkson and E. Margaret Crawford

in Feast and Famine: Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198227519
eISBN:
9780191708374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1500 the population of Ireland was below one million. Two centuries later it was nearer to two million. In 1800 it stood at roughly five million and reached a peak of eight-and-a-half million on ... More


The Economy, 1780–1815

Cormac Ó Gráda

in Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Sir William Petty (1623–87) is best remembered by Irish economic historians for his estimates of population and income and by geographers for his maps and surveys. In both fields he was a pioneer, ... More


Coercion in the Countryside

Bryce Evans

in Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089510
eISBN:
9781781707531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089510.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

By virtue of her neutrality, Ireland was subjected to an economic squeeze which harshly impacted her agricultural economy. Without Allied help, the Irish food supply situation became critical. ... More


Energy Development and Greater Sage-Grouse

David E. Naugle, Kevin E. Doherty, Brett L. Walker, Matthew J. Holloran, and Holly E. Copeland

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Rapidly expanding energy development in western North America poses a major new challenge for conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). This chapter reviews the scientific ... More


Managing Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Michel A. Cavigelli, Jude E. Maul, and Katalin Szlaveczs

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Managed ecosystems represent about 40 per cent of global terrestrial ecosystems, and their management impacts other ecosystems. This chapter explores the impacts of plant selection, tillage, ... More


Research: The Key to Viability

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses scientific research for the cotton industry. Topics covered include seed development; development of extra-long staple (ELS) cotton; development of colored cotton and organic ... More


Border Defence and the Character of the English Marches

Steven G. Ellis

in Defending English Ground: War and Peace in Meath and Northumberland, 1460–1542

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199696291
eISBN:
9780191799945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696291.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

The character of the English marches and frontiers at particular points also reflected topography, land quality and usage, and population density. Pastoral regions of low population density required ... More


‘Keeping the Border’: The Readeption of Early Tudor Meath

Steven G. Ellis

in Defending English Ground: War and Peace in Meath and Northumberland, 1460–1542

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199696291
eISBN:
9780191799945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696291.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter reviews the county’s division for defence purposes into marches and maghery, the arrangements for hosting, and the numbers and arms of the soldiers supplied by landowners for offensive ... More


Soils

Nicola P. Randall and Barbara Smith

in The Biology of Agroecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198737520
eISBN:
9780191800948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737520.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter gives a basic introduction to soil formation and fundamental soil processes in agroecosystems. The types of soils found in agroecosystems and their importance for agriculture is ... More


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