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Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Michael Quinlan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and helping to shape policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at senior levels close to the centre both of British ... More


The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Stefano Atzeni and Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

The book is devoted to targets for nuclear fusion by inertial confinement and to the various branches of physics involved. It first discusses fusion reactions and general requirements for fusion ... More


Introduction: Recycling and Reconstituting Families

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter introduces Part III of the book. Women who have managed to free themselves from the social norms of married motherhood have done so as reluctant revolutionaries. They did not set out to ... More


The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Helmut Hofmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This book offers a survey of nuclear physics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems at finite excitations of the internal degrees of freedom where ... More


The Syntax of Sentential Stress

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219230
eISBN:
9780191711800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219230.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book explores the nature of sentential stress, how it is assigned, and its interaction with information structure. The central thesis is that the position of sentential or nuclear stress — the ... More


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Vipin Narang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have ... More


Energy Conversions:: Growth and Innovation

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Our civilization is based on massive consumption of fossil fuels. This chapter begins by examining technical advances of energy industries, before turning to energy transitions and the process of ... More


Why Cooperate?: The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods

Scott Barrett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211890
eISBN:
9780191695827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211890.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the threat of a global pandemic have the potential to impact each of our lives. Preventing these threats poses a serious global challenge, but ignoring them ... More


Quantum Transport in Mesoscopic Systems: Complexity and Statistical Fluctuations. A Maximum Entropy Viewpoint

Pier A. Mello and Narendra Kumar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525820
eISBN:
9780191712234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525820.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book presents a statistical theory of complex wave scattering and quantum transport in a class of physical systems of current interest having chaotic classical dynamics (e.g., microwave cavities ... More


Longing for International Control, Banking on American Superiority: Harry S. Truman's Approach to Nuclear Weapons

S. David Broscious

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although Harry Truman embraced the idea of a ’nuclear revolution’, he also remained convinced that, despite this revolution, other environmental factors still held force – namely, international ... More


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