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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Anthony Chaney.

in Runaway

October 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 11060 words.

This chapter describes how a surge of protest over the Vietnam War brought back the classic debate over the nature of revolution. Should change be directed at the interior, at perception...

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The Way to Waimanalo

Anthony Chaney.

in Runaway

October 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 11425 words.

The narrative setting for this chapter is the new Oceanic Institute and its sister facility, Sea Life Park, in Waimanalo, Hawaii, in the early 1960s, where Bateson is studying the way...

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Dessiou's Claim

in Tides of History

June 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 12695 words.

This chapter analyzes sustained efforts to predict the tides on Britain's coasts, following the study of the tides from the less glamorous position of calculation. It focuses on the legal...

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A Narrative for Nature's Nation: Constance Lindsay Skinner and the Making of Rivers of America

Nicolaas Mink.

in Environmental History

October 2006; p ublished online October 2006 .

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


Most environmental historians are acquainted with Farrar and Rinehart's Rivers of America book series, but few know much about its genesis and...

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Enduring Technological Optimism: Zionism's Environmental Ethic and Its Influence on Israel's Environmental History

Alon Tal.

in Environmental History

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

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


When Zionism emerged in Europe as the Jewish people's national movement at the advent of the twentieth century, its political leaders and...

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Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Aurélie Salavert.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16742 words.

Along with ceramics production, sedentism, and herding, agriculture is a major component of the Neolithic as it is defined in Europe. Therefore, the agricultural system of the first...

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Zoos in Latin America

Regina Horta Duarte.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Caribbean History; Environmental History. 8419 words.

Modern zoos emerged as mass entertainment, spaces of public leisure and of culture. In the past, they served as monuments and expressions of the degree of “civilization” and progress of a...

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