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1943

Werner Heisenberg and Elisabeth Heisenberg

Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg (ed.)

in My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937-1946

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300196931
eISBN:
9780300225013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196931.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details another exchange between the couple in 1943, though once again Elisabeth’s letters have gone missing. The rapidly progressing destruction of the major cities through air raids ... More


1945

Tonny Banham

in We Shall Suffer There: Hong Kong's Defenders Imprisoned, 1942-45

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099609
eISBN:
9789882207677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099609.003.0067
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the year when the prisoners of war (POWs) were freed from their Japanese oppressors. This seemed evident in the inability of the Japanese to protect and adequately feed their ... More


9/11: a critical juncture?

Michael Mulqueen

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy: Affordable Threats?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080272
eISBN:
9781781702734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080272.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the legislative frameworks within which the agencies work affect policy. It reports the influences on policy of organisational problems within the Garda Síochána and of the ... More


. A New Alchemy

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the significant role of electrical technology in chemistry. It specifically addresses that new alchemists incorporated electrical technology into chemical experiments. The ... More


:: A New Atmosphere

Kristine C. Harper

in Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The opening of the new Joint Numerical Weather Prediction Unit marked the end of the preliminary research period, but it was just the beginning of the worldwide spread of numerical weather ... More


“Absalom, Absalom!”

Paul West

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter talks about Absalom, Absalom!. It begins by saying that “William Faulkner's vicarious heroic would have taken him to reunions of the American pilots who formed the Eagle Squadron of the ... More


The Academies

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.8
Subject:
History, Military History

Military academies in America are hollowed institutions steeped in tradition. The “Long Gray Line” of West Point graduates includes such luminaries in military history as Lee, Jackson, Grant, Custer, ... More


Accurate Clock Pendulums

Robert J. Matthys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Shortt clock, made in the 1920s, is the most famous accurate clock pendulum ever known, having an accuracy of one second per year when kept at nearly constant temperature. Almost all of a ... More


Acoustic Allies: Early Latin-Themed and Spanish-Language Radio Broadcasts, 1920s–1940s

Dolores Inés Casillas

in Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770658
eISBN:
9780814760369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770658.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter critiques U.S. on-air programs intended to “charm and culturally enlighten” Latino-Americans. These programs posed as romanticized “borderless” sites where cultural groups traversed ... More


Active Dismantling Under High Institutional Constraints? Explaining the Bush Administration’s Attempts to Weaken US Air Pollution Control Policy

Stefanie Korte and Helge Jörgens

in Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656646
eISBN:
9780191746000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the attempts of the Bush Administration in the United States (2001-2009) to dismantle the New Source Review (NSR), a programme to control air pollution from large and stationary ... More


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