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Submissions from 2014

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Endocrine disruptors in the environment, Nancy Langston

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Environmental and energy ballot measures in the 2012 elections, Barry D. Solomon and Adam Wellstead

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Hales — Islamic and oriental arms and armour (Walton), Steven A. Walton

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Implementing renewable energy portfolio standards: The good, the bad, and the ugly in a two state comparison, Chelsea Schelly

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Michigan's RPS ballot defeat: A policy failure or success?, Fei Li, Barry D. Solomon, and Adam Wellstead

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New chemical bodies: synthetic chemicals, regulation, and human health, Nancy Langston

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Precaution and the history of endocrine disruptors, Nancy Langston

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Residential solar electricity adoption: What motivates, and what matters? A case study of early adopters, Chelsea Schelly

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Responding to a forest catastrophe: The emergence of new governance arrangements in Southern California, Brian Peterson and Adam Wellstead

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Sovereign Sugar: Industry and the environment in Hawai`i, Carol MacLennan

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Sustainable natural resource policies developed through the participatory approach, Audrey L. Mayer and Ashma Vaidya

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Tales of policy estrangement: Non-governmental policy work and capacity in three Canadian provinces, Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead

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The distribution of analytical techniques in policy advisory systems: Policy formulation and the tools of policy appraisal, Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans

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Thinking like a microbe: borders and environmental history, Nancy Langston

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Transitioning to renewable sources of electricity: motivations, policy, and potential, Chelsea Schelly

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What is straight cannot fall: Gothic architecture, scholasticism, and dynamics, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2013

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Beyond the black box: Forest sector vulnerability assessments and adaptation to climate change in North America, Adam Wellstead, Jeremy Rayner, and Michael Howlett

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Dispersed capacity and wak coordination: The challenge of climate change adaptation in Canada's forest policy sector, Jeremy Rayner, Kathleen McNutt, and Adam Wellstead

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Effect of humidity instability on rehydroxylation in fired clay ceramics, Timothy Scarlett, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Patrick Bowen

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Environmental history in a changing world: evolution, environmental health, and climate change, Nancy Langston

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Geometry, method, and the rise of trace italienne: fortification in the sixteenth century, Steven A. Walton

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John L. Cotter award in historical archaeology, Timothy Scarlett, Donald L. Hardesty, and Teresita Majewski

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Mining the Boreal North, Nancy Langston

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Modeling rehydration/rehydroxylation mass-gain curves from davenport ceramics, Timothy Scarlett, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Patrick Bowen

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Policy dialogue and engagement between non-governmental organizations and government: A survey of processes and instruments of canadian policy workers, Bryan Evans and Adam Wellstead

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Policy work in multi-level states: Institutional autonomy and task allocation among canadian policy analysts, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Proto-scientific revolution or cookbook science? Early gunnery manuals in the craft treatise tradition, Steven A. Walton

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Putting knowledge to war: research, development and the image of science in the First World War, Steven A. Walton

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The goldilocks problem in medieval ordnance: The early European guns (EEG) database, Steven A. Walton

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The neglect of governance in forest sector vulnerability assessments: Structural-functionalism and “black box” problems in climate change adaptation planning, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Jeremy Rayner

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Use of the participatory approach to develop sustainability assessments for natural resource management, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Utilizing GIS to examine the relationship between state renewable portfolio standards and the adoption of renewable energy technologies, Chelsea Schelly and Jessica Price

Submissions from 2012

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Bricks and an Evolving Industrial Landscape: The West Point Foundry and New York's Hudson River Valley, Timothy James Scarlett, Jeremy Rahn, and Daniel Scott

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Dirty ores and ingenious mechanics: The origins of American ore washing machinery, Steven A. Walton

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Engineering nature: Water, development, & the global spread of American environmental expertise. By Jessica B. Teisch, Carol MacLennan

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New governance arrangements at the intersection of climate change and forest policy: Institutional, political and regulatory dimensions, Meinhard Doelle, Chris Henschel, Jennifer Smith, Chris Tollefson, and Adam Wellstead

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Peer influence of non-industrial private forest owners in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jillian R. Schubert and Audrey L. Mayer

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Professional policy work in federal states: Institutional autonomy and Canadian policy analysis, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Technology and culture in Greek and Roman antiquity, Steven A. Walton

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The Captain and the Professor: Inventing the Parrott gun before the civil war, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2011

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Climate change policy capacity at the sub-national government level, Adam Wellstead and Richard C. Stedman

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Constructing new knowledge in industrial archaeology, Timothy Scarlett and Sam R. Sweitz

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Industrial waters and island sustainability in Hawa`ii, Carol MacLennan

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Militarized landscapes in the island Pacific, Carol MacLennan

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Modeling the impacts of communication among nonindustrial private forest owners on forested landscapes, Audrey L. Mayer, Mark D. Rouleau, Mackenzie T. Roeser, and Jillian R. Schubert

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Policy analysts in the bureaucracy revisited: The nature of professional policy work in contemporary government, Michael Howlett and Adam Wellstead

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Policy analytical capacity in changing governance contexts: A structural equation model (SEM) study of contemporary canadian policy work, Adam Wellstead, Richard C. Stedman, and Michael Howlett

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Rehydration/rehydroxylation kinetics of reheated XIX-century Davenport (Utah) ceramic, Timothy Scarlett, Patrick Bowen, Jaroslaw W. Drelich, and Helen J. Ranck

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Why we disagree about assisted migration: Ethical implications of a key debate regarding the future of Canada's forests, I. Aubin, C. M. Garbe, S. Colombo, C. R. Drever, D. W. McKenney, C. Messier, J. Pedlar, M. A. Saner, L. Venier, Adam Wellstead, R. Winder, E. Witten, and C. Ste-Marie

Submissions from 2010

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Aconcio at Berwick: Importing the trace italienne into England, 1560, Steven A. Walton

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Island world: A history of Hawai`i and the United States. By Gary Okihiro, Carol MacLennan

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Pearl Harbor's waters: Capture, enclosure, and national security, Carol MacLennan

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Policy capacity and incapacity in canada's federal government, Adam Wellstead and Richard Stedman

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Theophrastus onLyngurium– Medieval and renaissance lore from the classical lapidary tradition, Steven A. Walton

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Using environmental history to understand sustainability: The case of Silver City, NM, Carol MacLennan and Christa Walck

Submissions from 2009

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Review: Structures of change in the mechanical age: Technological innovation in the United States, 1790-1865. Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology by Ross Thomson, Steven A. Walton

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The diary of the setting-out of the West Point foundry, Steven A. Walton

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The militarization of Hawai'i's lands and waters, Carol MacLennan

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Two seasons of excavation at the 1865 office building at scenic Hudson's West Point foundry preserve, Timothy Scarlett

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What if the local is exotic and the imported mundane? Measuring ceramic exchanges in Mormon Utah, Timothy Scarlett

Submissions from 2008

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Hawai’i’s industrialized ecology: The power of corporate sugar, Carol MacLennan

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Plantation payday: A research note, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 2007

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Analysis of historic latter-day saint pottery glazes by laser ablation—Inductively coupled plasma—Mass spectrometry, Timothy Scarlett, Nicole C. Little, Robert J. Speakman, Michael D. Glascock, and Christopher W. Merritt

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How mining, ranching, and the state changed the landscape of southwestern New Mexico, 1850-2005, Carol MacLennan

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Kilauea sugar plantation in 1912: A snapshot, Carol MacLennan

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Pottery in the Mormon economy: An historical, archaeological, and archaeometric study, Timothy Scarlett, Robert J. Speakman, and Michael D. Glascock

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Teaching the archaeology of the African diaspora and its consequences: Thoughts about entangling education, Timothy Scarlett

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Wai: Indigenous water, industrial water in Hawai`i, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 2006

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Bricks and an evolving industrial landscape: The West Point foundry and New York's hudson river valley, Timothy Scarlett, Jeremy Rahn, and Daniel Scott

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Globalizing flowscapes and the historical archaeology of the Mormon domain, Timothy Scarlett

Submissions from 2005

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Corruption in corporate America: Enron--before and after, Carol MacLennan

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Industrial heritage of copper mining in New Mexico, Carol MacLennan

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Invasive industries: An eco-industrial history of 19th vcntury Hawai’i, Carol MacLennan

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Mortice or Tenon: Medieval woodworking in craft treatises, Steven A. Walton

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Transforming space over time: A Leopoldian look at the impact of mining and ranching on southwestern New Mexico, 1700-2000, Carol MacLennan and Christa Walck

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Water and the law in Hawaii. By L. Miike, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 2004

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The mark of sugar. Hawai'i's eco-industrial heritage, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 2002

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Considering the ideas of technology transfer, with special reference to medieval artchitecture, Steven A. Walton

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The gunner in Tudor literature, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2001

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Communities and warfare, 700-1400 by Nicholas Brooks, Steven A. Walton

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Review: Sugar water: Hawaii's plantation ditches by Carol Wilcox, Carol MacLennan

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The interesting part of new military technology: Fireworks ingredients and recipes, Steven A. Walton

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Thomas Harriot: An Elizabethan man of science. Robert Fox, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 2000

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An unnoticed praise of Harriot's contribution to mathematics, Steven A. Walton

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The mathematical and military sciences in Renaissance England, Steven A. Walton

Submissions from 1997

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Hawaii turns to sugar: The rise of plantation centers, 1860-80, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 1995

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Foundations of sugar's power: Early Maui plantations, 1840-1860, Carol MacLennan

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Working in industrial agriculture, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 1994

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Pudding pans and broilers, bread pans and pie : Redware, consumption, and economy in eighteenth century New England, Timothy Scarlett

Submissions from 1993

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Democratic participation: A view from anthropology, Carol MacLennan

Submissions from 1988

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From accident to crash: The auto industry and the politics of injury, Carol MacLennan