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Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Aurélie Salavert.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 396 words.

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The American Antinuclear Movement

Paul Rubinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 13401 words.

Spanning countries across the globe, the antinuclear movement was the combined effort of millions of people to challenge the superpowers’ reliance on nuclear weapons during the Cold War....

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Conservation in the Amazon

Marc Dourojeanni.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Environmental History. 604 words.

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The Emergence of Environment as a Security Imperative

Felix Dodds.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Environmental History. 12774 words.

The emergence of environment as a security imperative is something that could have been avoided. Early indications showed that if governments did not pay attention to critical environmental...

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Energy in American History

Aaron Sachs.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7792 words.

Energy systems have played a significant role in U.S. history; some scholars claim that they have determined a number of other developments. From the colonial period to the present,...

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Fisheries Science and Its Environmental Consequences

Jennifer Hubbard.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Ecology and Conservation; Environmental History. 17855 words.

Fisheries science emerged in the mid-19th century, when scientists volunteered to conduct conservation-related investigations of commercially important aquatic species for the governments...

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From Plows, Horses, and Harnesses to Precision Technologies in the North American Great Plains

David E. Clay, Sharon A. Clay, Thomas DeSutter and Cheryl Reese.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Environmental Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 9115 words.

Since the discovery that food security could be improved by pushing seeds into the soil and later harvesting a desirable crop, agriculture and agronomy have gone through cycles of...

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Human Environmental Interrelationships and the Origins of Agriculture in Egypt and Sudan

Simon Holdaway and Rebecca Phillipps.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 14656 words.

Northeast Africa forms an interesting case study for investigating the relationship between changes in environment and agriculture. Major climatic changes in the early Holocene led to...

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Indigenous Polynesian Agriculture in Hawaiʻi

Noa Kekuewa Lincoln and Peter Vitousek.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Environmental History; Sociology; Agriculture and Farming. 17207 words.

Agriculture in Hawaiʻi was developed in response to the high spatial heterogeneity of climate and landscape of the archipelago, resulting in a broad range of agricultural strategies. Over...

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Infrastructure: Water and Sewers

Joel A. Tarr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Urban History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7833 words.

Urban water supply and sewage disposal facilities are critical parts of the urban infrastructure. They have enabled cities and their metropolitan areas to function as centers of commerce,...

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