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Resource Reserve

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An IUCN Management Category (VI) for protected areas, which is designed ‘to protect resources of the area for future use and prevent or contain development activities that could affect the...

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ace up one's sleeve, an

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 58 words.

an effective resource or piece of information held in reserve. The ace, the card marked with a single pip, is the highest card in many card games, and so represents the greatest advantage a...

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Conclusion

Patrick D. Murphy.

in The Media Commons

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 4545 words.

The conclusion digests the main issues explored in the previous chapters. The core argument put forward is that the global media landscape that materialized at the end of the twentieth...

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Empires of Coal

Shellen Xiao Wu.

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 280 pages.

This book is about how Chinese views of natural resource management underwent a major change as a result of the late Qing engagement with imperialism and science and argues that modern...

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Solar Energy: Theophany and the Theopoetics of Light in Gregory of Nyssa

T. Wilson Dickinson.

in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7729 words.

This chapter seeks to complement, challenge, and transform the instrumental and engineered efforts that are currently being employed to address looming ecological catastrophes with the...

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Pre-industrial agriculture

I. G. Simmons.

in Global Environmental History

March 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology. 29302 words.

The development of agriculture after about 10,000 BC produced human-directed genetics and environments. Though fire was still used, solar energy was garnered from more concentrated sources...

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Introduction

Evan Watkins.

in Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 10510 words.

This book explores how literacy has changed in relation to technology, labor, capital, and economics. It argues that human capital can no longer be represented solely as the kind of...

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Challenges of Coexistence

Ursula Münster.

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Environmental History. 10081 words.

Concerned with fractious relations of interspecies conflict in and around the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, this chapter considers the knowledge, experience, and claims of forest officials,...

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Brimmer, Andrew F. (born 1926), Economist, Federal Government Official

Darius V. Echeverría.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 649 words.

economist and educator. Some individuals are important because they exemplify the historical past, while others are important because they embody generational change toward social...

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Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Evan Watkins.

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 184 pages.

This book addresses the subjects of literacy. It explores how literacy workers are subjected to the relations between new forms of labor and the concept of human capital as a dominant...

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Fleurs-de-lis in the forest: ‘absolute’ monarchy and attempts at resource management in eighteenth-century France

Hamish Graham.

in French History

September 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History. 10673 words.

The notion of ‘resource management’ has inspired some historians to rethink the nature of the state authority in early modern Europe. Like recent work on parts of Italy and Germany, this...

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Cobb, William Montague

Paul A. Erickson.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1025 words.

physical anthropologist and anatomist, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of William Elmer Cobb, a printer, and Alexzine Montague. Experiencing racial segregation in education, he...

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Conservation in Africa Allocation and management of natural resources in Africa.

Heidi Glaesel Frontani.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1219 words.

Conservation in Africa, as elsewhere, involves decisions about the allocation and use of resources, including scarce ones, and as such tends to be highly politicized. Many human...

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Norway

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A country forming the north-western part of Scandinavia in northern Europe.

Physical.

Norway's extensive coast, fringed with innumerable small islands, stretches from the...

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National Parks in Colombia

Claudia Leal.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Environmental History. 9347 words.

The history of Colombian national parks started in 1948 with the establishment of a reserve for scientific research, which stood alone until the 1960s, when various state agencies created a...

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Coastal Resources in Africa Natural resources along the African coast and their management.

Heidi Glaesel Frontani.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 850 words.

Relative to other continents, Africa has steep coastlines and few broad coastal plains, beaches, or natural harbors due to its central position in the super-continent Pangaea 225 million...

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Environmental Movements in Africa

Robert Fay.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1554 words.

Political and social movements organized to address environmental threats to health and livelihood. International conservation groups have focused worldwide attention on the threats to...

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Burkina Faso

Roanne Edwards and Susanne Freidberg.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3997 words.

In 1984 the leaders of Upper Volta changed the name of this former French colony to Burkina Faso, a term combining two of the country’s many languages, and meaning “land of upright...

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Development in Africa: An Interpretation

Samir Amin and Jesse Ribot.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3476 words.

At the end of four decades of postwar development, the results are so varied that one is tempted to reject the common expression “Third World” when describing all the countries that have...

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Rwanda

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — History.

A small country in east central Africa. It is bounded in the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lake Kivu, on the north by Uganda, on the east by Tanzania, and on the south by...

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Structural Adjustment in Africa National economic reform programs undertaken by countries in return for assistance from the World Bank and other international donor institutions.

Barbara Grosh.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1627 words.

Numerous countries in Africa began to experience difficulty meeting their financial obligations during the 1970s. By the early 1980s most African countries were receiving loans from...

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