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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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Marsh, Othniel Charles (1831–1899)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 432 words.

among the most important American vertebrate paleontologists of the nineteenth century. Marsh was born in Lockport, New York. His mother

One Grain, One Nation: Rice Genetics and the Corporate State (1936–1952)

Lino Camprubí.

in Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 9406 words.

This chapter traces rice seeds as they circulated from the genetics laboratory through a vertically organized system for production and consumption onto the Spanish landscape. Rice...

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Scientists Wage Bitter Warfare

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

July 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 7658 words.

The first American Jurassic dinosaur rush began in April 1877, when Arthur Lakes and Henry C. Beckwith unearthed gigantic bones from a now-famous hogback ridge near Morrison, Colorado....

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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Paul D. Brinkman.

July 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 359 pages.

The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of...

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Development of Wetland Plant Communities

Rebecca R. Sharitz and Steven C. Pennings.

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

August 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 25466 words.

Plant communities in different types of wetlands vary greatly in species composition, species richness, and productivity. They are influenced to varying degrees by a long list of abiotic...

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Islamic Celestial Cartography

Elly Dekker.

in Illustrating the Phaenomena

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 37542 words.

The oldest artefact in Islamic celestial cartography is the ceiling painting in Quṣayr cAmra. All other mappings are found on celestial globes. In the ninth century Arabic astronomers wrote...

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Ditmars, Raymond Lee

Kraig Adler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; History of Science and Technology; Performing Arts; Film. 866 words.

Ditmars, Raymond Lee (22 June 1876–12 May 1942), zoo curator and popular writer on reptiles, was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of John Van Harlingen Ditmars, a furniture dealer and...

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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