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Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in the climate of tropical forest regions

Yadvinder Malhi and James Wright

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter presents an analysis of the mean climate and climatic trends of tropical rainforest regions over the period 1960-98, with the aid of climatological databases. Since the mid-1970s all ... More


Pollination in Different Habitats

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines pollination that occurs in different kinds of ecosystems and habitats, along with the implications for plant–pollinator interactions. It begins with a discussion of pollination ... More


Sea changes: structure and functioning of emerging marine communities

J. Emmett Duffy

in Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199228973
eISBN:
9780191711169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228973.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The industrial-scale fishing that expanded during the 20th century has strongly reduced the abundance of large animals throughout the world's oceans, reduced the food chain length of many pelagic and ... More


Creating Incentives for Private Sector Involvement in Poverty Reduction: Purchase Commitments for Agricultural Innovation

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the creation of incentives for private sector involvement as a new approach to funding agricultural research and development for the tropics. It explains that this approach is ... More


‘Accidents of the air’: Sydenham and Boerhaave in the tropics

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 2 shows how British practitioners, many from Dissenting backgrounds or trained at the University of Edinburgh, sought to apply the insights of Sydenham and Boerhaave to their work on disease ... More


The medicine of warm climates

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the mid‐eighteenth century, a distinct body of medical knowledge began to form relating to the diseases of warm climates. Writers on the East and West Indies began to refer to each other's work ... More


Inflamed bodies

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The first chapter of Part II examines therapeutic practices in the tropics during the early years of the British presence in India and the Caribbean. It begins by examining the legacy of Portuguese ... More


A therapeutic revolution

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the early years of the nineteenth century, medical practice in Britain's colonies changed radically. Having been marginalized in tropical therapeutics since the 1750s, bleeding now began to ... More


On Tropic Realism

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter gives a survey of an ontological doctrine, trope theory, which has been claimed to furnish the world with the “elements of being”. Tropes as property-instances have been proposed as a ... More


A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

John Lattke

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098442
eISBN:
9780520916043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098442.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Ants belonging to the genus Gnamptogenys are important and diverse predators in the forests of the tropics of the Americas, Southeast Asia, and Australasia. The recent rapid accumulation of these ... More


Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Deirdre Coleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1771 Joseph Banks, John Fothergill and other wealthy collectors sent a talented, self-taught naturalist to Sierra Leone to collect all things rare and curious, from moths to monkeys. The name of ... More


The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Richard T. Corlett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Tropical East Asia is home to over 1 billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than half of its forest cover and ... More


Tropical Childhoods: Health, Hygiene and Nature

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

‘Tropical Childhoods’ argues that in the late imperial era European claims for cultural primacy came to rest firmly upon domestic norms. It shows how elite residents linked the household and the ... More


Cultural Contagions: Children in the Colonial Home

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

‘Cultural Contagions’ looks at the ‘intimate’ space of the home and parents' and servants' attempts to micromanage children within it. This chapter argues that children in the colonial home were ... More


Magic Islands: Children on Display in Colonialisms’ Cultures

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

‘Magic Islands’ shows how elites forged new public rituals in which children embodied and symbolised domestic norms central to imperial authority. Children offered a focus around which desires for ... More


Postscript

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter meditates on Walrond's career, remarking on the fact that Tropic Death did not aptly represent the totality of it. He was not the first West Indian in Panama, the first ... More


Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Richard Tucker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1800s American entrepreneurs became participants in the 400-year history of European economic and ecological hegemony in the tropics. Beginning as buyers in the tropical ports of the ... More


Neuroimaging Detours

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 explores the history of neuroimaging technologies and their eventual contribution to the legitimization of marginalized pain disorders. As a part of this analysis, this chapter explores the ... More


Introduction: A Consuming Passion The United States as Exploiter of Tropical Nature

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the involvement of the Americans with the natural wealth of the tropics. It determines that in the half century after the victory in the First World War, the ... More


Housekeeping

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Linnaeus considered prudent domestic management an essential part of natural history business. This chapter documents Smeathman’s survival tips for the tropics, including ‘going native’ and adhering ... More


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