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The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

S.P. Mackenzie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the origins, development and reception of the major dramatic screen representations of ‘The Few’ in the Battle of Britain produced over the past seventy years. It explores both ... More


The Rise of the Fiscal State in Europe c.1200–1815

Richard Bonney (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204022
eISBN:
9780191676093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204022.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book builds up a comprehensive analysis of the fiscal history of Europe over six centuries. It forms a fundamental starting-point for an understanding of the distinctiveness of the emerging ... More


The Acquisition of Musical Performance Expertise: Deconstructing the ‘Talent’ Account of Individual Differences in Musical Expressivity

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

An apparently almost irresistible popular line of explanation for this general lack of musical accomplishment in the population is the invocation of the presence or absence of ‘musical talent’. John ... More


Song and Yuan: A Golden Age

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 brings us to the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1279–1368) periods, widely regarded as the highpoint in traditional times of both Chinese technological creativity as well as the visual portrayal ... More


Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Peter J. Golas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although the history of technological and scientific illustrations is a well-established field in the West, scholarship on the much longer Chinese experience is still undeveloped. This work by Peter ... More


Lord Hankey's Inquiry into SIS and MI5, 1940

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Lord Hankey's inquiry into SIS and MI5. Hankey discusses the basic areas of secret intelligence. He explains that not only had activity increased sharply within these areas, ... More


Qing Developments: Roads Not Taken

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The final chapter takes up developments in the Qing period, above all the fascinating story of the Jesuit efforts to introduce into China the most up-to-date painting and drawing techniques from ... More


Han to Tang: Realism on the Rise

Peter J. Golas

in Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 deals with the period mainly from the third to the tenth centuries when the continuing paucity of surviving illustrations of technical subjects obliges us to examine general developments in ... More


Communications Under the Seas: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012867
eISBN:
9780262255059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the end of the twentieth century, fiber-optic technology had made possible a worldwide communications system of breathtaking speed and capacity. This network is the latest evolution of ... More


New Horizons in Synthesis and Signal Processing Software

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Over the years, electronic and computer music has embraced a steadily expanding repertory of synthesis and signal processing technologies. An important factor in shaping the course of these ... More


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