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Wikipedia

The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users ...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... An Internet encyclopedia that is compiled and maintained by its users using a wiki web application. Founded in 2001 , it currently ( 2017 ) has over five million articles in English and over 40 million in all of its 290 language editions. Although very popular and successful, its standards of reliability, consistency, and security against malicious alterations have been...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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2013

...Wikipedia The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are often developed and modified by lay users rather than experts. The technology used for this collaborative Web site is the wiki ....

Wikipedia

Wikipedia  

The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users rather than ...
crop rotation

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...are not made of one nutrient. In certain rotations, plants like legumes (peas and beans) are grown to restore fertility. See D. Stone ( 2005 ) on medieval agriculture, and Sainju et al. (2006) J. Env. Qual. 35 on contemporary practice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farming_systems_in_India Wikipedia entry about crop rotation in...

crowd-sourcing (crowdsourcing)

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

...(crowdsourcing) Getting data or ideas (user-generated content) by consulting large numbers of people, especially from the ‘online’ community; Wikipedia is a good example. The OpenStreetMap project is a crowd-sourced project, where detailed map data are produced by people pooling GPS and metadata. Matt Ball’s blog of October 2010 explains the distinction between crowd-sourcing, volunteered geographic information, and authoritative data. http://www.openstreetmap.org/ OpenStreetMap site....

tsunami

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

...the height of a tsunami may be no more than 30–50 cm, but this can increase up to 500 m when the tsunami hits the shore. The most active source region of tsunamis between 1900 and 1983 was along the Japan–Taiwan island arc, where over a quarter of all tsunamis were generated. Wikipedia is very good on the Japanese 2011 Tohoku earthquake, which triggered tsunami waves up to 40.5 m high, and travelled up to 10 km inland. The earthquake which caused the tsunami on 26 December 2004 was caused when a portion of the Indian tectonic plate slid under the Burma plate....

Online and Social Media Campaigns For Climate Change Engagement

Online and Social Media Campaigns For Climate Change Engagement   Reference library

Alexandra Segerberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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2018

...media already exist in many different forms. An early typology distinguished six types according to degree of social presence and media richness and degree of user self-presentation and self-disclosure: text-based collaborative bookmarking applications and wiki projects (e.g., Wikipedia); blogs or microblogs (e.g., Twitter, Sina Weibo); content-sharing communities that involve sharing text, video, photos, and other forms of media (e.g., YouTube; Instagram); social network sites (e.g., Facebook; WeChat); virtual environments seeking to replicate face-to-face...

Partisan Cueing and Polarization in Public Opinion About Climate Change

Partisan Cueing and Polarization in Public Opinion About Climate Change   Reference library

Deborah Lynn Guber

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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2018

...Nation’s air (GovTrack.us).” GovTrack.us: Tracking the U.S. Congress (n.p., n.d. Web. June 30, 2016). The lone dissenting member of the House was Republican Glenn Cunningham, of Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. See “Glenn Cunningham (Nebraska),” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Cunningham_(Nebraska) 5. A useful archive of political party platforms can be found on the website of the American Presidency Project . Deborah Lynn Guber 1. Historic weather data were retrieved from https://www.wunderground.com/history/...

Nonprofit Organizations, Environmental

Nonprofit Organizations, Environmental   Reference library

Eileen M. HARRINGTON

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Current Version:
2016
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Science and technology, Social sciences
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897 words

...decided to track these organizations and their growth by creating an open-source software database that offers the world community the opportunity to search for and communicate with environmental nonprofits and their supporters. It is completely community driven (much like Wikipedia) and is called WISEREarth; the name comes from the acronym for World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility. WISEREarth is the first database of its kind created with a taxonomy of environmental nonprofits that includes forty-four large categories and hundreds of...

Printing and Publishing

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Paul S. Boyer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

...105 Kindle book sales for every 100 print book sales. The publishers of encyclopedias and other reference works increasingly abandoned the bound-book format and shifted to online platforms, with their capability for continual updates. Meanwhile, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, sustained by thousands of volunteers and generating revenue through advertising keyed to users’ searches, posed a challenge to publishers of reference works. Similarly, as more people obtained their news via the Internet and consulted online classified-ad Web sites, print...

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