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Agroterrorism: The Very Food on Your Plate (and the Water in Your Glass)

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

If the purpose of bioterrorism is social and economic disruption, and the spread of fear and uncertainty across as many people as possible, for as long as possible, disruption of food and water ... More


CONTAMINATED PLOTS, VICIOUS CIRCLES

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the life stories of American adults who score low on psychological tests measuring generativity. Research suggests that less generative adults tend to construct life stories ... More


Contamination and Manipulation in a Briber y Case: US v. Paul Manziel

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a successful drug sting operation against Paul Manziel’s brother, Bobby Joe Manziel, one tape recording gave law enforcement a clue that Paul may be involved in an unrelated bribery event. The ... More


Extraordinary Beings: The Life and Work of Executioners

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

Far from being mere conduits of the king's wrath, executioners were extraordinary beings in their own right. More a race of outcasts than a profession (they suffered profound prejudice and ostracism, ... More


History and Morality

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the anti-Jesuits' historical and ethical attacks surrounding the Jesuit organization. For the anti-Jesuits, the theories and teachings of the Jesuits were instruments of ... More


High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

William M Alley and Rosemarie Alley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Groundwater is the primary source of drinking water for half of the world’s population and is critical for global food security. Simultaneously, groundwater provides enormous environmental benefits ... More


Constant Enough: On the Kinds of Perceptual Constancy Worth Having

Frank H. Durgin, Anna J. Ruff, and Robert C. Russell

in Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199597277
eISBN:
9780191741883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597277.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

This chapter argues that whereas perceptual experience is underconstant in one sense, it is virtually constant insofar as it is functionally stable and predictable. The possibility of distinguishing ... More


Plague Psychology

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the psychological ramifications of plague that provoked social conflict and mass fear, which doctors and others in 1575–8 now saw as adding significantly to plague mortalities. ... More


Estuarine uses and users

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers the uses made of estuaries, and then examines the various responses of estuarine organisms to each usage. It looks at many forms of pollution separately, but also (because they ... More


The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799932
eISBN:
9780814763841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799932.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

When the images of desperate, hungry, thirsty, sick, mostly black people circulated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it became apparent to the whole country that race did indeed matter when it ... More


Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India

Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318962
eISBN:
9781781380970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Within postcolonial studies, Britain’s long contact with India has been read generally only within the context of imperialism to inform our understanding of race, gender, identity, and power within ... More


Personal protective equipment

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The primary aim of using personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care settings is to protect the skin and mucous membranes of health care workers from exposure to blood and/or body fluid. It ... More


Planning Mombasa

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes what efforts were made to reshape the town of Mombasa through town planning by the administration. In Mombasa, the authorities sought to remake urban physical space in order to ... More


1983–1984: The ‘Gift Relationship’: AIDS and the Blood

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores how the issue of AIDS and contamination of blood supplies created broader issue for the field of sexual health. Blood was of key importance in defining AIDS as an issue of ... More


Visual Dysfunction Following Mercury Exposure By Breathing Mercury Vapour Or By Eating Mercury-Contaminated Food

Luiz Carlos L. Silveira, Enira Terezinha B. Damin, Maria Da ConceiÇÃO N. Pinheiro, Anderson R. Rodrigues, Ana Laura A. Moura, Maria Izabel T. CÔRtes, and Guilherme A. Mello

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0044
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the visual performance of Amazonian gold miners and other workers suffering from mercury poisoning. Subjects exposed to mercury displayed a variable degree of spatial vision ... More


Diseases Associated with Asbestos Industrial Products and Environmental Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the health risks associated with employment in various industries where exposure is alleged to occur. Topics discussed include textile mill ... More


Molecular Responses to Asbestos: Induction of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis Through Modulation of Redox-Dependent Cell Signaling Pathways

Nicholas H. Heintz and Brooke T. Mossman

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses how asbestos interacts with cell-signaling pathways to modulate cell functions, including induction of proliferation and cell death, either by necrosis or by apoptosis ... More


Benign Pleural and Parenchymal Diseases Associated with Asbestos Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Asbestosis can be considered either a clinical disease, which is manifest functionally, and readily demonstrable by radiological means, or a pathological entity of variable degrees of severity, but ... More


Lung Cancer Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Richard Attanoos

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the history of asbestos-related lung cancer (LC) together with the prevailing theories of lung carcinogenesis in asbestos-exposed subjects. The synergism between tobacco smoke ... More


Nonthoracic Cancers Possibly Resulting from Asbestos Exposure

John E. Craighead

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the 1970s and 1980s, studies of asbestos workers in both Europe and North America suggested on the basis of preliminary epidemiological evidence that cancer in several major organ systems, other ... More


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