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Entering into a New Paradigm

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

A shift in how we understand reality.


An Afterword

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This short collection was published as part of The Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949, just two years after Steeple Bush. Now seventy-five years old, Frost continued to travel, teach, and receive ... More


The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Alexander MacDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The early years of the twenty-first century have seen the rise to prominence of private-sector American spaceflight. The result is a new phase of space development—one where human spaceflight is no ... More


Rotating Stars and Revolving Planets: Bayesian Exploration of the Pulsating Sky *

Thomas J. Loredo

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

I describe ongoing work on the development of Bayesian methods for exploring periodically varying phenomena in astronomy, addressing two classes of sources: pulsars, and extrasolar planets ... More


Establishing Astronomy

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Following Sinclair's bequests and gifts of equipment to the University, the Professors Dick (father and son) advanced astronomy teaching in the early 18th century. Dick Jnr continued to purchase ... More


The Glory of Glasgow

David Clarke

in Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter covers the life of Robert Grant, the 6th Regius Professor of Astronomy from 1859 to 1892. Being infirm in his childhood, he was essentially self-educated and burgeoned through avid ... More


Public Spirit and Patronage: American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the first half of the nineteenth century, American astronomical observatories were instruments for the personal exploration of the planets and the stars as well as monuments of civic development. ... More


Early Civilization In the Maya Lowlands, Monumentality, and Place Making: A View from the Holmul Region

Francisco Estrada-Belli

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Contrary to accepted views on the origin of Maya civilization, which place the earliest manifestations of Maya civilization towards the end of the Preclassic period (i.e. 100 B.C.), several lines of ... More


Mountain Interval

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In early 1915, the Frost family made a hurried departure from England as the war in Europe escalated. Although they successfully escaped the ravages of World War I, at the time the most mechanized ... More


New Hampshire

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frost earned his first of four Pulitzer Prizes for the collection New Hampshire, which was published in 1923. In the years preceding this volume, Frost endured personal heartache, including family ... More


West-Running Brook

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years preceding the 1928 publication of West-Running Brook were a time of relative calm and prosperity for Frost and his family. Frost became a grandfather and received prestigious, and ... More


A Further Range

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years between West-Running Brook and the publication of the Pulitzer-Prize winning collection A Further Range in 1936 were filled with great upheaval, joy, and sadness for the Frost family, ... More


A Witness Tree

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years leading up to the publication of A Witness Tree in 1942 saw Frost become a widower, lose his son to suicide, and begin to rebuild his life with the help of fellow writers and friends. Yet, ... More


Steeple Bush

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Published in 1947, Steeple Bush was not critically well-received. It was a highly diverse volume that begins with loving descriptions of flower-filled meadows and young trees in poems such as “A ... More


A Masque of Reason

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This masque, or play, published in 1945, based on the biblical story of Job, is a wide-ranging and humorous exchange between a husband and wife pair and God. Despite a simple and seemingly timeless ... More


In the Clearing

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Fifteen years passed between the publication of Steeple Bush in 1947 and In the Clearing in 1962. Frost, now eighty-seven years old, had moved into the realm of national treasure and cultural icon. ... More


Uncollected Poems

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The poems described in this chapter never appeared as part of a collected volume during Frost’s lifetime, but are included here because they have noteworthy scientific or technical content. Because ... More


Introduction: Parameters

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction aims to treat the main issues around Aratus’ text, whilst at the same time exploding the reader’s assumptions about them as a preparation for re-engagement with the text. Treating ... More


Early National Orbits: Geography, Astronomy, and the Cycles of the Earth

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers ways in which interests in geography and astronomy impacted upon writers of the early American republic. It discusses how astronomical theories influenced the political thought ... More


Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years

David Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748678891
eISBN:
9780748689286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678891.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The book provides a comprehensive narrative concerning Glasgow's connections with Astronomy since the University's establishment in 1451. It covers the educational and scientific contributions of ... More


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