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Constant Volume and Constant Pressure Respirometry

John R. B. Lighton

in Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195310610
eISBN:
9780199871414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310610.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biotechnology

This chapter describes constant pressure (Gilson) and constant volume (Warburg) respirometry — long-established techniques that are still capable of accurate results. These are useful for measuring ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Sacrificial Cults as ‘the Mysterious Centre of Every Religion’: A Girardian Assessment of Aby Warburg’s Theory of Religion

Wolfgang Palaver

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the question of sacrifice in regard to its broader political implications concerning pacifism, violence, and peace. A first part summarizes the modern abolishment of sacrifice ... More


Thinking an Image in Theory and History

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

in The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter opens the section ‘Death and the Maiden’, which, drawing from Didi-Huberman, Belting, and Vovelle, demonstrates how the figure of the Inconnue emerges at the nexus of the tradition ... More


Philosophy in Exile: The Contrasting Experiences of Ernst Cassirer and Raymond Klibansky in Oxford

Graham Whitaker

in Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687558
eISBN:
9780191827266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the life of Ernst Cassirer, whose engagement with Oxford was relatively brief. Cassirer’s experiences provide an example of one of the passing scholars for whom Oxford offered a ... More


The Rebirth of Venus: The Homeric Hymns to Aphrodite and Poliziano’s Stanze

M. Elisabeth Schwab

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper explores Angelo Poliziano’s engagement with the Homeric Hymns in his Greek and Italian poetry, especially in his Stanze per la Giostra that he wrote just before the first printed edition of ... More


From Political Rejection to Scientific Renewal: Chaim Weizmann and the Foundation of the Sieff Research Institute in Mandatory Palestine 1931–1934

Uri Cohen

in History of Universities: Volume XXVIII/2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743651
eISBN:
9780191803826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743651.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The establishment of the Daniel Sieff Research Institute in Rehovoth in 1934 was ‘a one man show’: a project led by Dr. Chaim Weizmann. It was a scientific research institute for chemistry which ... More


History and the Social Sciences

Ewa Morawska

in Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of reviews of books in the fields of history and social science. Topics covered in the first few books reviewed include the emigration of Jews from the Russian Empire; ... More


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