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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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. The Marsh Communities

Robert W. Hastings.

in The Lakes of Pontchartrain

September 2009; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 4677 words.

This chapter describes the marsh communities in Lake Pontchartrain. There are four types of marshes in southeastern Louisiana: strictly freshwater marsh, with no trace of salt; nearly fresh...

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In the Bellies of the Marshes: Water and Power in the Countryside of Ottoman Baghdad

Faisal Husain.

in Environmental History

October 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 9770 words.

The economic fortunes of states and grain farmers in the Iraqi alluvium plummeted following the deterioration of the Sasanian irrigation system during the early medieval period, giving...

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“Sagacious” Bernard Palissy: Pinchot, Marsh, and the Connecticut Origins of American Conservation

Mark Stoll.

in Environmental History

January 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 14872 words.

To place a new and revealing light on the origins, context, and goals of early American conservation, this article investigates the influence and significance of Bernard Palissy, a...

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The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. By Cheri Register

Lori Ann Lahlum.

in Environmental History

April 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Environment; Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science). 656 words.

George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation. By David Lowenthal. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000. xxv + 605 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00

Marcus Hall.

in Environmental History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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So Great a Vision: The Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh. Edited by Stephen C. Trombulak. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2001. xviii + 228 pp. Illustrations, bibliography. Cloth $50.00, paper $19.95

John C. Miles.

in Environmental History

July 2002; p ublished online July 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 0 words.

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Seeing It for Themselves

David M. Burley.

in Losing Ground

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 21561 words.

This chapter discusses how residents of the Louisiana coast developed a sense of loss upon the gradual incursion of saltwater to their coastal land. As the damage caused by the land loss...

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Losing Louisiana

David M. Burley.

in Losing Ground

April 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 4809 words.

This chapter reflects on the harmful impacts of land loss on Louisiana's coastal wetlands. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, have showed that the gradual loss of land can cause millions...

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Malaria, Water Management, and Identity in the English Lowlands

Greg Bankoff.

in Environmental History

July 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Environment; Environmentalist Thought and Ideology (Social Science). 10144 words.

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Much of the eastern seaboard of England lying between East Yorkshire and the Pevensey Levels in Kent constitutes an English Lowlands, a distinctive...

Oil and Environment in Mexico

Myrna Santiago.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History; International History; History of Science and Technology; Labour History. 10612 words.

Before there was Mexico, there was oil. Millennia of organic matter that collapsed and liquefied into fossil fuel rested deep underground and underwater along the half-moon territorial...

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