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"“A Mass Consumption of Scenery”: Nationalism, Tourism, and the Construction of Landscape in the 19th-Century White Mountains and Their Tallest Peak Mount Washington

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2023-May-01
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New Hampshire’s White Mountains are the site of some of the earliest tourism developments in the United States. In this thesis, I analyze how these developments served to re-shape and construct a new–and lasting–landscape of the region that served the...

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An Issue of Sewerage: The role of Ellen Swallow Richards in Broad Irrigation at Vassar College and the present day impacts of excavation on Haven Loam soil

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2023-April-20
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From 1896 to 1909, a system of sewage disposal existed on the Vassar farm, purifying sewage through sandy soils and irrigating the adjacent crop fields. This system was ecologically innovative in its time and Ellen Swallow Richards, a Vassar alumna...

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An Issue of Sewerage: The role of Ellen Swallow Richards in Broad Irrigation at Vassar College and the present day impacts of excavation on Haven Loam soil

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2023-April-20
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From 1896 to 1909, a system of sewage disposal existed on the Vassar farm, purifying sewage through sandy soils and irrigating the adjacent crop fields. This system was ecologically innovative in its time and Ellen Swallow Richards, a Vassar alumna...

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Assessment of the Diversity and Abundance of Marine Species around Appledore Island Using Remote Underwater Videos

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2023-May-02
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The Gulf of Maine, located in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, is biologically, ecologically, and socio-economically important. Humans have interacted with this region by overfishing cod, implementing bounties on harbor and gray seals, instigating warming through human induced climate change, and...

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Bicycle politics in New York City: Rights to the City on Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park West

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2013-January-01
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This thesis investigates how right to the city conflicts regarding the (de)construction of bicycle lanes in Brooklyn, New York affect the development of a more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive city. Through an examination of two particular cases – those...

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Clay Mineralogy of the MH-2 Core, Snake River Plain, Idaho

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2013-January-01
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The MH-2B hole was one of three holes completed as a part of HOTSPOT: The Continental Scientific Drilling Project. MH-2B was drilled to a depth of 1821m on the Mountain Home Air Force Base southeast of Boise, Idaho to evaluate...

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Constructing Nature and the "Savage": Japanese Governance of Indigenous People and their Territory in Colonial Taiwan, 1895-1945

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2024-May-06
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This thesis expands our discussion on the construction of indigeneity through the idea of “savagery” in Taiwan during Japanese colonial rule. Researchers who examine Japanese governance of Taiwan as an example of colonization outside of Europe and the United States...

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Constructing Nature and the "Savage": Japanese Governance of Indigenous People and their Territory in Colonial Taiwan, 1895-1945

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2024-May-06
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This thesis expands our discussion on the construction of indigeneity through the idea of “savagery” in Taiwan during Japanese colonial rule. Researchers who examine Japanese governance of Taiwan as an example of colonization outside of Europe and the United States...

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Crack Systems Analysis of the McCartys Flow, New Mexico, USA

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2014-January-01
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The McCartys Flow is a 3.9-ka vesicular porphyritic basalt lava flow in the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field (ZBVF) near Grants, New Mexico. The Lava Falls area on the southern part of the flow is dominated by pahoehoe sheet flows. Topographic features...

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