in The Oxford Companion to the Earth
January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 1534 words.
Urban geology can be defined as all aspects of the geology of the built environment; it is in essence a
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
P ublished online August 2017 .
Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science). 16744 words.
Deltas have played a significant role in the growth of human civilization because of their unique economic and ecological importance. However, deltas are becoming increasingly vulnerable...
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
P ublished online August 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming. 15968 words.
Soils are the complex, dynamic, spatially diverse, living, and environmentally sensitive foundations of terrestrial ecosystems as well as human civilizations. The modern, environmental...
in Hazardous Metropolis
May 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9901 words.
Between 1884 and 1914, explosive urbanization turned the region's collection of towns, farms, and open space with a widely dispersed population of thirty-three thousand inhabitants into a...
in Thirsty Cities
September 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth. 11732 words.
The chapter discusses the strategies for improving effective availability of water in terms of quality and quantity in urban areas for sustaining water supplies to meet the growing demands....
in Heartbeats in the Muck
November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Environmental History. 2848 words.
New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Its geography is recent...
in Landscape Architecture
May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Landscape Art and Architecture. 3173 words.
‘Landscape planning’ attempts to define the relationship between design and planning in landscape architecture. Designated and protected landscapes range from national parks to wetlands and...
in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition
July 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 21404 words.
Vernal pools are seasonal ephemeral wetlands that fill and dry each year, and are one of the few low-elevation habitats in California which are dominated by native plant species. Vernal...
January 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .
Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 561 pages.
At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology—and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history—was widely dismissed as dangerous nonsense, but just fifty years later,...
in Radiation Protection Dosimetry
June 2008; p ublished online June 2008 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Nuclear Chemistry, Photochemistry, and Radiation. 2311 words.
Soil gas radon measurements complement indispensable and well-established radon indoor measurements in Austria. Radon in soil gas is a result of geochemical conditions as well as of...
in Agglomeration Economics
April 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Microeconomics. 19742 words.
This chapter addresses the issues of endogenous quantity and endogenous quality of labor, provides a simple model of productivity and wages in cities, and discusses the two main estimation...
in Messy Urbanism
September 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Theory of Architecture. 4986 words.
The multifarious, multi-layered urban structure of Tokyo, building on the historical and geological underpinnings of Edo, challenges western models of orderly urban planning. Rather than...
in Astronomy & Geophysics
December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geophysics. 1329 words.
The 21st century will hold huge challenges for the next generation of geoscientists coming to terms with climate change and its associated effects. These new challenges come on top of the...
in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta
February 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8073 words.
The European settlement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta resulted in the transformation of forested areas and vegetation into agricultural sites and urban communities. Vast areas of...
in Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay
October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 7814 words.
In this chapter the authors examine change in interregional exchange networks across time. They focus on the movement of pottery across short distances between Chetumal Bay and the study...
in Signal Traffic
June 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 7204 words.
This chapter discusses the significance of historical media infrastructures that precede the digital era. Adopting a media archaeological approach, it studies how historical networks...
January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .
Book. Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine. 224 pages.
Based on a multimethod study that centers on interviews with over 30 conservationists, field biologists, ecologists, paleontologists and over 3 years of my fieldwork on urban beaches in the...
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A Disadvantaged Advantage in Walkability: Findings From Socioeconomic and Geographical Analysis of National Built Environment Data in the United States
in American Journal of Epidemiology
January 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 5344 words.
Urban form—the structure of the built environment—can influence physical activity, yet little is known about how walkable design differs according to neighborhood sociodemographic...
A comparison of site response techniques using earthquake data and ambient seismic noise analysis in the large urban areas of Santiago de Chile
in Geophysical Journal International
August 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 10141 words.
Situated in an active tectonic region, Santiago de Chile, the country's capital with more than six million inhabitants, faces tremendous earthquake...