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Reading the Soil Archives

Reading the Soil Archives
Unraveling the Geoecological Code of Palaeosols and Sediment Cores

by J.M. Van Mourik,Jaap van der Meer

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2019-12-12
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0444641092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reading the Soil Archives: Unraveling the Geoecological Code of Palaeosols and Sediment Cores, Volume 19, provides details of new techniques for understanding geological history in the form of quantitative pollen analyses, soil micromorphology, OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) dating, phytolith analysis and biomarker analysis. The book presents the genesis of a cultural landscape, based on multi-proxy analysis of paleosoils and integration of geomorphological, pedological and archaeological research results, which can be a model for geoecological landscape studies. Beginning with analytical methods for interpreting soil archives, the book examines methods for reconstructing the landscape genesis. The book presents strengths and weaknesses of applications, especially in relation to the data from case studies in the Netherlands. The final chapter of the book addresses landscape evolution in different cultural periods. This book offers an integrated approach to geoecological knowledge that is valuable to students and professionals in quaternary science, physical geography, soil science, archaeology, historical geography, and land planning and restructuring. Covers techniques including soil pollen analysis, radiocarbon dating, OSL-dating, phytolith analysis, biomarker analysis, archaeological analysis and GIS Provides a case study of results applied in the reconstruction of landscape evolution of SE-Netherlands Includes color illustrations, such as microscopic pictures, pictures of landscapes and soil profiles, pollen diagrams and dating graph

Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation

Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation
Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project

by Victor Melezhik,Anthony R. Prave,Eero J. Hanski,Anthony E. Fallick,Aivo Lepland,Lee R. Kump,Harald Strauss

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-09-28
  • Pages : 1552
  • ISBN : 3642296696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes. Punctuating that evolution were several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system and led to the creation of new environmental conditions, sometimes even to fundamental changes in how planet Earth operated. Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Earth Project represents another kind of illustrated journey through the early Palaeoproterozoic, provided by syntheses, reviews and summaries of the current state of our understanding of a series of global events that resulted in a fundamental change of the Earth System from an anoxic to an oxic state. The book discusses traces of life, possible causes for the Huronian-age glaciations, addresses radical changes in carbon, sulphur and phosphorus cycles during the Palaeoproterozoic, and provides a comprehensive description and a rich photo-documentation of the early Palaeoproterozoic supergiant, petrified oil-field. Terrestrial environments are characterised through a critical review of available data on weathered and calichified surfaces and travertine deposits. Potential implementation of Ca, Mg, Sr, Fe, Mo, U and Re-Os isotope systems for deciphering Palaeoproterozoic seawater chemistry and a change in the redox-state of water and sedimentary columns are discussed. The volume considers in detail the definition of the oxic atmosphere, possible causes for the oxygen rise, and considers the oxidation of terrestrial environment not as a single event, but a slow-motion process lasting over hundreds of millions of years. Finally, the book provides a roadmap as to how the FAR-DEEP cores may facilitate future interesting science and provide a new foundation for education in earth-science community. Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth!

Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey

Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey
A Book

by Douglas Helms,Anne B. W. Effland,Patricia J. Durana

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 0470376732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey offers a broad-ranging collection of essays chronicling the development of the U.S. Soil Survey and its influence on the history of soil survey as a scientific discipline that focuses on mapping, analysis, and description of soils. Appraises the influences of key individuals and institutions on the establishment of federal support for and coordination of U.S. soil surveys. Provides an account of life in the field, detailing experience shared by many soil scientists and survey processionals. Reviews the opening of careers in soil survey to women and African-Americans. Relates aspects of the utility of the soil survey to other federal services, to other fields of research, and to land-use planning. Discusses the future of the U.S. Soil Survey and the new directions both the survey and its uses will take. Soil scientists and other soil survey professionals will find this collection valuable both for the new research it provides and for the memories it preserves of life and work in the field and laboratory. Historians will increasingly turn their attention to this crucial earth science as the intriguing connections between soils, the environment, and human history become more apparent. Teachers, students, and agriculturalists will also appreciate this detailed account of the Soil Survey.

Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 1

Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 1
Functions and Services

by Jacques Berthelin,Christian Valentin,Jean Charles Munch

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1119544009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This introductory book to the six volume series includes an introduction defining the critical zone for mankind that extends from tree canopy and the lower atmosphere to water table and unweathered rock. Soils play a crucial role through the functions and the services that they provide to mankind. The spatial and temporal variability of soils is represented by information systems whose importance, recent evolutions and increasingly performing applications in France and in the world must be underlined. The soil functions, discussed in this book, focus on the regulation of the water cycle, biophysicochemical cycles and the habitat role of biodiversity. The main services presented are those related to the provision of agricultural, fodder and forest products, energy, as well as materials and the role of soil as infrastructure support. They also include the different cultural dimensions of soils, their representations being often linked to myths and rites, as well as their values of environmental and archaeological records. Finally, the issue is raised of an off-ground world.

The Soil Underfoot

The Soil Underfoot
Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource

by G. Jock Churchman,Edward R. Landa

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2014-04-21
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 146657156X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The largest part of the world’s food comes from its soils, either directly from plants, or via animals fed on pastures and crops. Thus, it is necessary to maintain, and if possible, improve the quality—and hence good health—of soils, while enabling them to support the growing world population. The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource arms readers with historical wisdom from various populations around the globe, along with current ideas and approaches for the wise management of soils. It covers the value of soils and their myriad uses viewed within human and societal contexts in the past, present, and supposed futures. In addition to addressing the technical means of maintaining soils, this book presents a culturally and geographically diverse collection of historical attitudes to soils, including philosophical and ethical frameworks, which have either sustained them or led to their degradation. Section I describes major challenges associated with climate change, feeding the increasing world population, chemical pollution and soil degradation, and technology. Section II discusses various ways in which soils are, or have been, valued—including in film and contemporary art as well as in religious and spiritual philosophies, such as Abrahamic religions, Maori traditions, and in Confucianism. Section III provides stories about soil in ancient and historic cultures including the Roman Empire, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, South America, New Zealand, the United States, and France. Section IV describes soil modification technologies, such as polymer membrane barriers, and soil uses outside commercial agriculture including the importance of soils for recreation and sports grounds. The final section addresses future strategies for more effective sustainable use of soils, emphasizing the biological nature of soils and enhancing the use of "green water" retained from rainfall.

A Family Archive

A Family Archive
memories and letters

by Roger Legg

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-11-28
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1467886076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before she died, Iris Legg wrote about her family and in particular about her life in Pembrokeshire as an evacuee during and after WWII. However, she was unable to complete the task which she had set herself and her husband, Roger, provides an outline of her life from the time she returned to London, together with a pen portrait of a very gifted person. The letters published in this volume are mostly from and about our family, friends and colleagues, letters which reflect our careers, interests and concerns, holidays, happy times and sad times, misfortunes as well as successes. These letters generated many of Roger’s memories and some of these are recorded as footnotes. The book concludes with tributes to Roger’s parents who played such a central role in their family’s life and fortunes.

Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture
A Book

by Channarayappa C.,D P Biradar

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 777
  • ISBN : 1351044265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively augment the needs of sustainable agriculture.

The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton
A Book

by Gary Taylor,Trish Thomas Henley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-04-05
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN : 0199559880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For a new generation of critics and directors and students, Thomas Middleton-

Political Archive of Paul de Man

Political Archive of Paul de Man
Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

by Martin McQuillan

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2012-08-06
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0748665625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Re-reads a major theorist in terms of the current crisis in sovereignty and global capital. Taking de Man's recently published manuscript Textual Allegories as a point of departure, 13 experts, themselves significant voices in contemporary literary theory, revisit de Man's account of Rousseau and what he calls a 'Theotropic Allegory' (the second to last step before 'Political Allegory', on the road toward a general theory of Textual Allegory). They frame de Man's readings of Rousseau in a 'post-theoretical' landscape concerned with political theology, occupied with the transformation of the western model of sovereignty, and faced with the apparent collapse of the capitalist global contract. The volume is framed by an introduction by leading de Man scholar, Martin McQuillan, and concludes with an original and previously unpublished text by Paul de Man.

Quo Vadis Archaeologia?

Quo Vadis Archaeologia?
Whither European Archaeology in the 21st Century? : Proceedings of the European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop, Mądralin Near Warsaw, 12-13 October 2001

by European Science Foundation. Exploratory Workshop

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religion in Secular Archives

Religion in Secular Archives
Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge

by Sonja Luehrmann

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-08-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 019046352X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What can atheists tell us about religious life? Russian archives contain a wealth of information on religiosity during the Soviet era, but most of it is written from the hostile perspective of officials and scholars charged with promoting atheism. Based on archival research in locations as diverse as the multi-religious Volga region, Moscow, and Texas, Sonja Luehrmann argues that we can learn a great deal about Soviet religiosity when we focus not just on what documents say but also on what they did. Especially during the post-war decades (1950s-1970s), the puzzle of religious persistence under socialism challenged atheists to develop new approaches to studying and theorizing religion while also trying to control it. Taking into account the logic of filing systems as well as the content of documents, the book shows how documentary action made religious believers firmly a part of Soviet society while simultaneously casting them as ideologically alien. When juxtaposed with oral, printed, and samizdat sources, the records of institutions such as the Council of Religious Affairs and the Communist Party take on a dialogical quality. In distanced and carefully circumscribed form, they preserve traces of encounters with religious believers. By contrast, collections compiled by western supporters during the Cold War sometimes lack this ideological friction, recruiting Soviet believers into a deceptively simple binary of religion versus communism. Through careful readings and comparisons of different documentary genres and depositories, this book opens up a difficult set of sources to students of religion and secularism.

Art and the Home

Art and the Home
Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday

by Imogen Racz

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-01-26
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0857738682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our homes contain us, but they are also within us. They can represent places to be ourselves, to recollect childhood memories, or to withdraw into adult spaces of intimacy; they can be sites for developing rituals, family relationships, and acting out cultural expectations. Like the personal, social, and cultural elements out of which they are constructed, homes can be not only comforting, but threatening too. The home is a rich theme running through post-war western art, and it continues to engage contemporary artists today - yet it has been the subject of relatively little critical writing. Art and the Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday is the first single-authored, up-to-date book on the subject. Imogen Racz provides a theme-led discussion about how the physical experience of the dwelling space and the psychological complexities of the domestic are manifested in art, focusing mainly on sculpture, installation and object-based practice; discussing the work and ideas of artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Gordon Matta-Clark, George Segal and Cornelia Parker within their artistic and cultural contexts

Guidance manual – a compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from scientific results of the INNOVATE project

Guidance manual – a compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from scientific results of the INNOVATE project

by Siegmund-Schultze, Marianna

  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin
  • Release : 2017-05-16
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 3798328935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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INNOVATE was a comprehensive, collaborative, and binational research project. It ran from January 2012 through December 2016. Brazil and Brazil’s Northeast in particular suffered from a severe drought period from 2012 onwards. Management and governance of natural resources faced serious challenges related to access to water. Important long-term drivers that call for recurrent adaptation of actions are land use change, population growth, climate change, and conflicts from the multiple uses of water. The scientific project addressed this complex situation through research aimed at suggesting practices and pathways towards ecologically and socioeconomically sound management of land, water and biodiversity. The INNOVATE project had one focus on the entire watershed of the São Francisco River and another one on a portion of the watershed – the Itaparica Reservoir and the semi-arid area north of the artificial lake. Researchers with different backgrounds worked within their disciplines, in groups (interdisciplinary) and together with stakeholders (transdisciplinary). The Guidance Manual is a compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from the scientific research results. Most recommendations put forward can be adapted as principles and standards for reservoir and semi-arid regions elsewhere in the world. INNOVATE war ein umfassendes, bi-nationales Verbundforschungsprojekt zwischen Brasilien und Deutschland, mit einer Kernlaufzeit von Januar 2012 bis Dezember 2016. Im Jahr 2012 begann eine besonders schwere Dürreperiode, welche nicht nur den sowieso trockenen Nordosten Brasiliens traf, sondern auch weitere Teile des Landes. Die stark eingeschränkte Wasserverfügbarkeit wurde zum zentralen Thema von Management und Governance der natürlichen Ressourcen. Wichtige langfristige Treiber, welche eine kontinuierliche Anpassung des Handelns notwendig machen, sind Landnutzungsänderungen, Bevölkerungswachstum, Klimawandel und Konflikte um die verschiedenen Wassernutzungsansprüche. Im Projekt wurden Praktiken und Ansätze zur ökologisch und sozialökonomisch verträglichen Bewirtschaftung von Wasser, Land und Biodiversität entwickelt. Das Studiengebiet des INNOVATE-Projekts umfasste dabei das gesamte Wassereinzugsgebiet des São Francisco Flusses, wobei Feldforschung im semi-ariden Umland nördlich des Itaparica Stausees stattfand. Forscher und Forscherinnen aus verschiedenen Disziplinen arbeiteten disziplinär, in Gruppen (interdisziplinär) sowie gemeinsam mit Stakeholdern (transdisziplinär). Das vorliegende Handbuch ist eine Zusammenstellung von Stakeholder-relevanten Empfehlungen, welche aus den Ergebnissen der wissenschaftlichen Forschung abgeleitet wurden. Die meisten hier vorgestellten Handlungsempfehlungen können weltweit an vergleichbare Stausee- und semi-aride Regionen angepasst werden.

GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide

GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide

The GLOBE Program Teacher's Guide
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Archives in Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg

Archives in Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg
A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg

by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted,Patricia Kennedy Grimstead

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN : 1317476549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a comprehensive directory and bibliographic guide to Russian archives and manuscript repositories in the capital cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is an essential resource for any researcher interested in Russian sources for topics in diplomatic, military, and church history; art; dance; film; literature; science; ethnolography; and geography. The first part lists general bibliographies of relevant reference literature, directories, bibliographic works, and specialized subject-related sources. In the following sections of the directory, archival listings are grouped in institutional categories. Coverage includes federal, ministerial, agency, presidential, local, university, Academy of Sciences, organizational, library, and museum holdings. Individual entries include the name of the repository (in Russian and English), basic information on location, staffing, institutional history, holdings, access, and finding aids. More comprehensive and up-to-date than the 1997 Russian Version, this edition includes Web-site information, dozens of additional repositories, several hundred more bibliographical entries, coverage of reorganization issues, four indexes, and a glossary.

Refugee Imaginaries

Refugee Imaginaries
Research Across the Humanities

by Cox Emma Cox

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1474443214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Charts new directions for interdisciplinary research on refugee writing and representationPlaces refugee imaginaries at the centre of interdisciplinary exchange, demonstrating the vital new perspectives on refugee experience available in humanities researchBrings together leading research in literary, performance, art and film studies, digital and new media, postcolonialism and critical race theory, transnational and comparative cultural studies, history, anthropology, philosophy, human geography and cultural politicsThe refugee has emerged as one of the key figures of the twenty-first-century. This book explores how refugees imagine the world and how the world imagines them. It demonstrates the ways in which refugees have been written into being by international law, governmental and non-governmental bodies and the media, and foregrounds the role of the arts and humanities in imagining, historicising and protesting the experiences of forced migration and statelessness. Including thirty-two newly written chapters on representations by and of refugees from leading researchers in the field, Refugee Imaginaries establishes the case for placing the study of the refugee at the centre of contemporary critical enquiry.

Folklife Center News

Folklife Center News
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antarctica, Art and Archive

Antarctica, Art and Archive
A Book

by Polly Gould

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-12-10
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1350158348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antarctica, that icy wasteland and extreme environment at the ends of the earth, was - at the beginning of the 20th century - the last frontier of Victorian imperialism, a territory subjected to heroic and sometimes desperate exploration. Now, at the start of the 21st century, Antarctica is the vulnerable landscape behind iconic images of climate change. In this genre-crossing narrative Gould takes us on a journey to the South Pole, through art and archive. Through the life and tragic death of Edward Wilson, polar explorer, doctor, scientist and artist, and his watercolours, and through the work of a pioneer of modern anthropology and opponent of scientific racism, Franz Boas, Gould exposes the legacies of colonialism and racial and gendered identities of the time. Antarctica, the White Continent, far from being a blank - and white - canvas, is revealed to be full of colour. Gould argues that the medium matters and that the practices of observation in art, anthropology and science determine how we see and what we know. Stories of exploration and open-air watercolour painting, of weather experiments and ethnographic collecting, of evolution and extinction, are interwoven to raise important questions for our times. Revisiting Antarctica through the archive becomes the urgent endeavour to imagine an inhabitable planetary future.

Lost Children Archive

Lost Children Archive
A novel

by Valeria Luiselli

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2019-02-12
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0525520627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “An epic road trip [that also] captures the unruly intimacies of marriage and parenthood ... This is a novel that daylights our common humanity, and challenges us to reconcile our differences.” —The Washington Post In Valeria Luiselli’s fiercely imaginative follow-up to the American Book Award-winning Tell Me How It Ends, an artist couple set out with their two children on a road trip from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. As the family travels west, the bonds between them begin to fray: a fracture is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. Through ephemera such as songs, maps and a Polaroid camera, the children try to make sense of both their family’s crisis and the larger one engulfing the news: the stories of thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way. A breath-taking feat of literary virtuosity, Lost Children Archive is timely, compassionate, subtly hilarious, and formally inventive—a powerful, urgent story about what it is to be human in an inhuman world.