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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 42–45.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katie Langin While conducting research on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California, Langin found differences in the beaks of a single species of bird, the endemic island scrub-jay. Though they lived in neighboring habitats, the size and shape of the birds’ beaks change depending on the types...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter S. Alagona This essay looks at the history of Santa Cruz Island and preservation and conservation efforts there through the work of the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of California Natural Reserve System. Alagona argues that these efforts are sometimes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that traditional methods of observation in natural history still play a crucial role in science and our understanding of nature. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Coastal California Los Angeles San Francisco Big Sur Santa Cruz Catalina Island Los Angeles River...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... primarily with sustainable organic agriculture and consumption.18 Yet, as UC-Santa Cruz geographer Julie Guthman notes, while bringing different demographics and products to farmers markets, the movement pursues many of the same, relatively narrow sustainability goals as alternative food.19 This includes a...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 31–44.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to raise the performance of students in those schools. According to UC Santa Cruz professor Lora Bartlett, these members of a new, global teaching network now constitute a block within the US education system that is larger than the well-known and much-studied Teach for America (TFA) program. Unlike...