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Elements of a Sustainable World

John Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827832
eISBN:
9780191866562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827832.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

We have 118 known chemical elements as our palette in our context of sustaining our world. Our context is considered in terms of the four spheres of the ancient world: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. ... More


A feeling for atmosphere

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the production crew awaits appropriate weather conditions, Dreyer confides in Wahl his anxiety over the day's cloudy atmosphere. He tells Wahl that it is difficult for him to sleep at night ... More


Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social Sense

William Tullett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844136
eISBN:
9780191879760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844136.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In England during the period between the 1670s and the 1820s a transformation took place in how smell and the senses were viewed. This book traces that transformation. The role of smell in creating ... More


Identity and Expression

Geoff Pearson

in An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at how the carnival fan groups expressed their collective identity at and around matches. It argues that humour, the ‘piss-take’ (Willis 1977) and the desire to witness and re-tell ... More


Rhetoric, the Document, and Atmosphere

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When they returned from the field, French anthropologists published both specialized and broadly scientific materials but also texts that were harder to classify, literary and narrative-based ... More


“A literature that is not meaningless like our own”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses ethnographic citations of indigenous literature, an important device used in the more literary supplemental texts published by French anthropologists. Studying work by ... More


Les Flambeurs d’hommes: The Ethiopian Chronicles of Marcel Griaule

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 7 studies Marcel Griaule’s Les Flambeurs d’hommes, an opaque ethnographic text dealing with an imagined, archaic Ethiopia. It accounts for the oddities of this book, full of archaisms and ... More


Conclusion

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The conclusion recapitulates the limitations of ambient media as a form of social critique, but ends on a positive note by noting how ambient media allow for an affirmation of the weak and ... More


Air

John Evans

in Elements of a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827832
eISBN:
9780191866562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827832.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The chemical properties of the volatile elements in groups 15 to 18 are outlined, showing how the the periodicicty of the properties of the elements shapes their chemistry. The manufacture of ... More


The Ozone Layer and other Crises

Fred Taylor

in Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199671595
eISBN:
9780191819650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Oxford group was successful in proposing a large instrument, the Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder or ISAMS for short, as part of the scientific payload on NASA’s new and very large ... More


The Wealth of Nature

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Whoever made the dollar bill green had a right instinct. There is a connection, profound and yet so easy to ignore, between the money in our pocket and the green earth, though the connection is ... More


‘In Our Crowded Little Island’: Policing Cartographies, Order, Place, and Belonging

Ana Aliverti

in Policing the Borders Within

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198868828
eISBN:
9780191905285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868828.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This final chapter explores the relationship between place, belonging, and order in migration policing. It foregrounds the question of ‘place’ as a category of analysis to understand how immigration ... More


The Argon Surprise

David Fisher

in Much Ado about (Practically) Nothing: A History of the Noble Gases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195393965
eISBN:
9780197562796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195393965.003.0017
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The first thing I did in Miami was to write a proposal to the National Science Foundation for a mass spectrometer, in order to test Hess’s idea of a spreading seafloor. Funding was not a problem in ... More


Monitoring Drought Using Coarse Resolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data

Assaf Anyamba and Compton J. Tucker

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

There are two distinct categories of remotely sensed data: satellite data and aerial data or photographs. Unlike aerial photographs, satellite data have been routinely available for most of the ... More


The Climatic Determinism of Ellsworth Huntington

James R. Fleming

in Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780195078701
eISBN:
9780197560365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078701.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The climate work of the unrestrained and undisciplined geographic determinist, eugenicist, and popular writer Ellsworth Huntington (1876–1947) can be categorized into three large themes: the ... More


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