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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 56–59.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Yan Linhart California is an excellent setting to observe evolution in action. Tough, flavorless tomatoes bred for supermarkets provide an example of rapid human-induced evolutionary change in a crop plant, while many California landscapes exert specific ecological pressures that have shaped their...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-wing lunatic to a prophet of gloom and peddler of “the pornography of despair.” Yet much of his personal story and evolution are intimately touched by his experience and close reading of deeply California realities: life as part of the working class, the struggle for better working conditions, and a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nate Berg This article examines the history and future of freeway design, tracking its evolution from early parkways to the Interstate Highway System to the potential freeways to come. A mix of infrastructure, architecture and landscape, freeways have had an indelible impact on urban development...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Hawthorne discusses the evolution of public and private space in Los Angeles, competing plans for the future of the Los Angeles River, freeways, housing, climate, and much more. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Third Los Angeles Los Angeles River Frank Gehry boulevards...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2014
...H. Bradley Shaffer Genomicists study genetic information to understand how animals and plants survive and breed in their habitats, and how evolution happens to enhance survival. Shaffer describes how his study of genomics has colored the way he sees the world, the possibilities it opens up, and two...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 28–35.
Published: 01 September 2014
... flexible understanding of the concept of the sublime, which draws upon ideas of nature to respond to external changes—including developments in technology. These changes have shaped the ways in which we imagine both the natural and the built environment in relation to ourselves. Scott traces this evolution...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 42–45.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Island bird beaks evolution microgeographic divergence katie langin The Importance of Small Change On beaks and biodiversity on island California In 1835, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin set foot on a peculiar land. Gianttortoises lumbered over barren lava fields, iguanas took to the sea in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... when I ask my son as we sit on the rock what he thinks he smells and he says he doesn t know. I instantly flash on a Gary Snyder poem that intimidated me with his authoritative chronology of the Malakoff Diggins area, citing millions and millions of years of evolution. That poem, What Happened Here...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... via history, narrative, and interpretation if they are to make a meaningful difference and influence creative prac- tice and novel approaches in each city s evolution. Experiments in urban humanities For new structures of knowledge based on multiple disci- plines to emerge, two conditions must be met...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 72–77.
Published: 01 December 2015
... which quickly expanded across the country the uniquely Californian evolution of transpersonal psychology at the Hutchens School of Sonoma State College: each has articulated a worldview, has urged its members to change the world and themselves, and is rooted in a spiritual connection to people and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... a reason as any to lose one s religion, but for Kauffman, who was support- ing his recovery from a serious illness through regular mindfulness practice, it was a worthwhile commute. My evolution to sort of be more of a regular practitioner allowed me to move through the whole experience with a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sociology at UC San Diego, Evans used computer-aided text analysis to comb through thousands of articles from major national and regional newspapers on religious and scientific debates regarding environmental policy, homosexuality, stem cell research, and evolution. Then he interviewed dozens of Americans...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... already-small amount of genetic material. Finding that small amount, then identifying what made it unique and matching that to a suspect s DNA, was a natural evolution from the biotech lab to the crime lab. Only, in the early days, throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, systems weren t in place, the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 71–78.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Man, trumpeted as a never-before attempted ethnological and archaeological exhibit that would unveil a major new piece of the puzzle of human evolution.4 Mounted by Ales Hrdlic ka, a physical anthropologist from the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibit guided visitors to discover proof of a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... cognitive science, with brain interfaces, with data extrapolation and modeling, and so forth that could change our experience of thinking. What we re often blind to, though, is something much more radical, which is social innovation and social evolution. The fundamental fact about people is not that we are...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 4–15.
Published: 01 December 2014
... narrative. It s nothing more than continuing the conquest. When you get into an Indian per- spective, you see something else. You see survival. You see change. You see transmission. You see evolution of things. Let me see if I can get at this, because there s something remarkable about that other...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2014
... from Helen Keller, T.S. Eliot, Edward Abbey, Susan Sontag, and many others. Yosemite in Pictures is a slim volume of Yosemite photo- graphs most visitors probably wish they could capture. Day- ton Duncan s Seed of the Future: Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea is a coffee table...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., yet far enough away to iso- late those newcomers from their source populations, the islands became a remarkable laboratory of evolution. Although not as rich in species as themainland, they housed a grand menagerie of ice age flora and fauna, including the fanciful, oxymoronic pygmy mammoth. At least...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., Our National Parks (Boston: Hughton Mifflin, 1916), 90. 4 François Matthes, François Matthes and the Marks of Time: Yose- mite and the High Sierra, Fritiof Fryxell, ed. (San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1962); Jeffry Schaffer, The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 79–84.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., segments of the population are anti-science. We are already seeing the dangers inherent in a citizenry who pick and choose their evidence and how to interpret it creationists who disclaim the theory of evolution, for example, and yet clamor for next- generation antibiotics to combat bacteria that have...