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The Veiled Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter details the characteristics of the Earth's atmosphere—its layering, distribution, extent, nature, and broad composition—and the ways in which it sustains life. The Earth's remarkable ... More


Pressure variation in a fluid at rest (hydrostatics)

Marcel Escudier

in Introduction to Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198719878
eISBN:
9780191840180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719878.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The three fundamental principles for the variation of static pressure p throughout a body of fluid at rest are (a) the pressure at a point is the same in all directions (Pascal’s law), (b) the ... More


Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this book, the author enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. She shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in British ... More


Biotic Plunder: Control of the Environment by Biological xhaustion of Resources

Toby Tyrrell

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter shows that a major aim of Gaian research is explaining how large-scale environmental regulation can arise out of principles of natural selection. Here, it is described how the tendency ... More


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