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Building an ‘A 1 Nation’: Health and Life Reform in the 1920s

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The dysgenic disaster of the First World War compounded anxieties about physical deterioration. Sir George Newman, Chief Medical Officer at the new Ministry of Health, advocated health education as ... More


Transparency as an Instrumental Value

David Heald

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses whether transparency should be valued intrinsically or instrumentally, or both. Put differently, it considers whether transparency is a core concern or a building block for ... More


The Past Is a Present Country: Model Towns and Commercial Utopias

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the revolutions in town planning and community design that were inspired by the creation of model factory towns at the turn of the century, as well as by the rapid development ... More


Afterword: ‘“I have not finished”’

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Looking at the closing passage of ‘Discourse: For Stanley Rosen’, this chapter dwells on the penultimate line: ‘its bleak littoral swept by bursts of sunlight’. The littoral has held a powerful place ... More


Life Under the Sun

Peter A. Ensminger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Which fungus is as sensitive to light as the human eye? What are the myths and facts about the ozone hole, tanning, skin cancer, and sunscreens? What effect does light have on butterfly copulation? ... More


Objective images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the physical factors that contribute to our conventional view of time. This includes the role of sunlight and how it helps create the visual appearance of the world around us. ... More


More Like a Waterfall

William Day

in Chimeras and Consciousness: Evolution of the Sensory Self

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015394
eISBN:
9780262312462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews bacteria in terms of non-living growth processes of chemicals energized mainly by sunlight. It combines well-established chemical specifics with a metabolic overview. It ... More


Energy Enters the Biosphere

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Green plants are the factories that capture energy from sunlight in a series of chemical reactions collectively known as photosynthesis; the green pigment chlorophyll always takes part in the ... More


Further Travels of Energy in the Biosphere

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Chapter 11 showed that nearly 2 billion (2 × 1018) kJ of solar energy are captured each year by photosynthesizing plants. What becomes of all the captured energy? Some of it travels from plants to ... More


How Energy is Used

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Every living thing depends on a source of energy outside itself to keep it living and reproducing. Sunlight provides the energy for green plants; animals use the chemical energy in their food. For ... More


The Sun, the Wind, and the Sea

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

When sunlight shines on the sea, some of it is reflected back into the sky, and the rest penetrates the surface to contribute its energy to the water; in a word, it is absorbed. This statement ... More


No Balm in Gilead

Janice Rogers Brown

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

Ideas of manliness have changed dramatically over time. As Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Mark Helprin’s In Sunlight and in Shadow illustrate, manliness can be a web of virtue whose contours remain ... More


Patterns of Darkness: Chthonic Illusion, Gigantomachy, and Sacrificial Ritual in the Punica

R. Joy Littlewood

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the significance of Silius’ allusion to Virgil’s aetiological narrative of the cult of Hercules at the Ara Maxima with its underlying civic ideology. While Hercules’ ... More


Introduction Toward a History of Natural Light

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book describes modern American analogues to Akhenaten, Vitruvius, and Linnaeus, who worshipped the sun, attempted to restyle the home for brightness, and advocated a nature for man in which ... More


The Darkening City, 1850–1920

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the reformers in New York city. The perception that darkness was a problem in the maintenance of morals, health, and property values was growing. Blackened skies had begun ... More


The Dawn of Scientific Sunlight

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the new knowledge of sunlight. Two main discoveries—rickets and the significance of ultraviolet light—changed discussions about sunlight's uses. The new knowledge of sunlight ... More


Popular Enthusiasms: Eugenists, Nudists, Builders, Modern Mothers, and the Sun Cult

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reports how the news that sunlight was important to welfare brought all sorts of Americans together in a quest for health. The battle against darkness was not simply a campaign for a ... More


Climate Tourism and Its Alternative

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the long-term solution of climate tourism. By the middle of the 1930s, most people had concluded that time in the sun brought health and happiness, and the tan was a marker of ... More


Epilogue Sunlight into the Twenty-First Century

in American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sunshine requirements took a new sense of urgency by the 1920s, and expert scientists and doctors asserted a role in light therapy. By 1930, the tan was in, and not just as a result of changing ... More


Basking in Solar Energy

Karel Schrijiver and Iris Schrijiver

in Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727439
eISBN:
9780191793615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727439.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes how almost all of the natural energy used on the Earth, from food to fossil fuels and the renewable resources that rely on moving air or water, is in fact transformed sunlight. ... More


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