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The Book as Waste: Henry Mayhew and the Fall of Paper Recycling

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that two phenomena that usually get explained in terms of the rise of electronic media in the late twentieth century—the dematerialization of the text and the disembodiment of ... More


The Question of Confiscated Armenian Property

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter illustrates how the deportations left an enormous amount of abandoned Armenian property and possessions in their wake. This posed the question of what policy the government and local ... More


Making News Stickier

Matthew Hindman

in The Internet Trap

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691159263
eISBN:
9780691184074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159263.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Publishers, technology leaders, academics, and policymakers have proposed a broad and contradictory set of “solutions” to the local news crisis. This chapter argues that preserving local journalism ... More


The Affair of the Corsair: 1846

Walter Lowrie

in A Short Life of Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157771
eISBN:
9781400845972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157771.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter recounts “the affair of the Corsair.” The Corsair was a comic paper founded by Aaron Goldschmidt. It paid “a glittering honorarium” to disloyal servants for betraying the secrets of the ... More


Of Paper

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the history of paper money. The history of paper money issued by a government belongs to the Americans. Bank paper and government paper share many things in common. Bank notes ... More


Einstein’s Intellectual Odyssey to General Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This section discusses the development of Albert Einstein's ideas and attitudes as he struggled for eight years to come up with a general theory of relativity that would meet the physical and ... More


An Instrument of Revolution

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the use of paper money and assignats to finance the American Revolution and the French Revolution, respectively. Before the First Continental Congress assembled, some of the ... More


Enumeration of Solutions to Gardner’s Paper Cutting and Folding Problem

Jill Bigley Dunham and Gwyneth R. Whieldon

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Games, Graphs, Counting, and Complexity, Volume 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171920
eISBN:
9781400889136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171920.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In a plenary talk by Colm Mulcahy at the Fall 2013 Meeting of the MD-DCVA section of the Mathematical Association of America, the authors were introduced to an interesting puzzle about paper folding. ... More


Mixed Policies

João P. Hespanha

in Noncooperative Game Theory: An Introduction for Engineers and Computer Scientists

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175218
eISBN:
9781400885442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175218.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter explores the concept of mixed policies and how the notions for pure policies can be adapted to this more general type of policies. A pure policy consists of choices of particular actions ... More


Rebellion

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter recounts the story of the year that led up to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. In western New England, rural unrest finally reached the point of armed ... More


Conclusion

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter argues that behind the gentlemen's concern for property itself, there lay a deeper set of interests and anxieties. This was the question of social order. What they feared ... More


Detecting Fraud and Errors Using Benfordʼs Law Mark Nigrini

Steven J. Miller (ed.)

in Benford's Law: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147611
eISBN:
9781400866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147611.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter reviews Benford's law as it relates to detecting fraud and errors. It starts with an introduction and a review of selected parts of Benford's original 1938 paper, which shows the results ... More


Introduction

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange. During the period of their use, bills of exchange garnered considerable attention among ... More


The Setting: Marine Insurance and Bills of Exchange

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the quotation claiming that Jews invented marine insurance and bills of exchange, which can be read from a compilation of maritime laws assembled with commentary by a provincial ... More


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