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What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Prologue: Scientist as Cinema Connoisseur?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter begins by narrating the emergence of cinema as both an art and as a business. This narration leads to the fundamental question that drives this book: What makes a film great? How do we ... More


Scientifically Efficient Methods of Dealing with Crime and Criminality: A Study in the Constitutional Perspective

B. Uma Devi

in Arrest, Detention, and Criminal Justice System: A Study in the Context of the Constitution of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075998
eISBN:
9780199080953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075998.003.0041
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter notes that scientific studies in different disciplines have abundantly established that the best method to control crime would be, unlike the present practice to ‘punish’ after the crime ... More


Scientific Studies

Robert Wuthnow

in Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190258900
eISBN:
9780190258931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As commercial polling expanded, a quieter development took shape in academic settings and among religious leaders. Whereas commercial polling depended on publicity in news media to secure its ... More


Pruritus: past, present, and future

Robert Twycross

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the changes pruritus has undergone from the past to the present. It includes the changes in treatments and the understanding of medical practitioners about this symptom. The ... More


Introduction

Gary M. Olson, Nathan Bos, and Ann Zimmerman

in Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151207
eISBN:
9780262281041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book reveals that modern scientific studies and research efforts are increasingly being carried out in a collaborative environment. It finds that several research papers are being co-authored by ... More


Affective and Aesthetic Processes in Literary Reading: A Neurocognitive Poetics Perspective

Arthur M. Jacobs

in Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues between Literature and Cognition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496869
eISBN:
9780190496883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496869.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A neurocognitive poetics perspective of literary reading is discussed in the form of a ‘mountain climb’ presenting a series of studies on progressively larger text units. Starting with ‘word ... More


Introduction

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Panda Nation examines the giant panda and its fascinating qualities as an animal while tracing the story of its rise from obscurity to global prominence as a symbol of nature and the nation of China. ... More


Attention and the Values of Nature in the Enlightenment

Lorraine Daston

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the ways in which value in nature was created in eighteenth-century natural history, with an emphasis on practices rather than theses: how certain regimens of experience ... More


Why Strauss Is Not an Aristotelian

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Strauss was one of the first non-Thomists to call for a return to the ancients in the face of the twin forces of progressivism and historicism that made the idea of return seem retrograde or absurd. ... More


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