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Seismology and Vulcanology in Antiquity?

Hine M. Harry

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, the African continental plate has for some millions of years been colliding with the European one in the middle of the Mediterranean. As a result ... More


The Hazardous Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter explores the natural hazards found on the planet Earth. These hazards range from the inconvenient to the catastrophic, and vary depending on which area of the planet proves conducive to ... More


Alternative Climate-Change Theories

Douglas V. Hoyt and Kenneth H. Shatten

in The Role of the Sun in Climate Change

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094138
eISBN:
9780197560730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094138.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

So far, we have primarily considered only the sun’s role in natural climatic change. This focus does not imply that the sun is the only cause of climatic ... More


Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947): singular experiences

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano places the committed drinker, in the form of ex-Consul Geoffrey Firmin, in the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ festival, so that the main character encounters ‘hell’ in ... More


Southern Cascades Bioregion

Carl N. Skinner and Alan H. Taylor

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/9780520246058.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the tall volcanoes and extensive lava flows that characterize the Southern Cascades bioregion. There are generally two periods with distinctly different fire regimes in the ... More


. Northeastern Plateaus Bioregion

Gregg M. Riegel, Richard F. Miller, Carl N. Skinner, and Sydney E. Smith

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/9780520246058.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the tall volcanoes and extensive lava flows that characterize the Northeastern Plateaus bioregion. This region represents California’s portion of the Great Basin. There are ... More


Science, Citizenship, and Humanities in the Ancient Forest of H. J. Andrews

Frederick J. Swanson

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has nurtured a large, highly interdisciplinary community that has been a ... More


“I no eat dog, k”: Humor, Hazing, and Multicultural Settler Colonialism

Roderick N. Labrador

in Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824869885
eISBN:
9780824877859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869885.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts as well as identity consequences of Filipino (dog-eating) jokes and more generally, ethnic joking and humor in the islands. I ... More


Oshosi/Ochosi, Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko, Ibeji/Ibeyi, Aganju/Agayú: Minor Gods of Hunting, Horticulture, the Sacred Twins, the Porter God, and Minor Orishas Also Known in Cuba

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses Oshosi/Ochosi (minor God of Hunting), Orisha Oko/Oricha Oko (God of Horticulture and Farming), Ibeji/Ibeyi (the Sacred Twins), and Aganju/Agayú (ruler of the desert-like earth ... More


Fossils, Folly & Faults: Rounding South America

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter chronicles Charles Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle, which set sail on September 7, 1835, for the Galápagos Islands and rounded South America. Catastrophes are no stranger to Darwin's ... More


Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Sean Cocco

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well known is the role it played in the science and ... More


Global warming ushers in the dinosaur era

David Beerling

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192806024
eISBN:
9780191916427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192806024.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Reverend William Buckland (1784–1856), a British vicar and palaeontologist, was the first Professor of Geology at the University of Oxford (1813) (see Plate 8). ... More


Climate Measurement and Modeling

Douglas V. Hoyt and Kenneth H. Shatten

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094138
eISBN:
9780197560730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094138.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Having considered the sun and its variations, we now turn to Earth’s climate and climatic variations. We examine the definition of climate and the ... More


The Lay of the Land

Alex Maltman

in Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190863289
eISBN:
9780197559871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863289.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Every farmer knows that certain crops do better in particular fields, and every gardener knows that some plants grow better in certain spots in the garden. Grapevines ... More


Environmental history

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter covers the environmental history of Tropical East Asia, starting with its assembly from Gondwanan fragments during the Mesozoic. Changes in sea level, climate, and vegetation are covered ... More


Igneous Rocks

Alex Maltman

in Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190863289
eISBN:
9780197559871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863289.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Igneous rocks were once molten. This is a simple statement, but it’s exactly what sets them apart from the other two great divisions of rocks: sedimentary and ... More


The Moon’s Face

James Lawrence Powell

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.003.0023
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes a look at various theories that had been offered to explain lunar craters and their relevance to meteorite impact. In 1921 Alfred Wegener published the results of his ... More


Vesuvius on the Strand

Clare Pettitt

in Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198830429
eISBN:
9780191894688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830429.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4, ‘Vesuvius on the Strand’, continues to explore the idea of seriality and catastrophe through the ‘cross-class obsession’ with Mount Vesuvius. There were numerous displays and shows of the ... More


A New Formulation, 2008–Present

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, because of renewed Verne scholarship many lesser-known Verne books were translated anew or for the first time, but the market was also ... More


Vernacular Science: Knowing Earthquakes in the Early United States

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Animated, widespread discussion of the New Madrid earthquakes demonstrates the vitality of early American science, which has long been dismissed as derivative and inconsequential. Scientific ... More


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