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Chronology of Science and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, Jason Scott Robert, Joey Eschrich, and Mary Drago (eds)

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The editors provide a brief chronology of important dates in the history of science in the context of Mary Shelley’s life and important aspects of the novel.


America’s Iconic Bald Eagle

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Bald eagles have returned from the brink of extinction and today serve as a reminder to our collective memory of not only what we can do to destroy a species, but what we can learn from its near ... More


Accounting for Asymmetry?

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Offers a final proposal on the two questions of the question of why death is bad, and whether it is worse than prenatal non‐existence (the asymmetry thesis); it is concerned with whether there are ... More


Appropriate Attitudes Toward Nonexistence

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume I: Death and Whom to Save From It

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195119114
eISBN:
9780199872244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195119118.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Considers how one should deal with death, given what makes it bad, and worse than prenatal non‐existence. An evaluation is made of the three main types of factors discussed in Ch. 4 that play a part ... More


The gatherer-hunters and their world

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

For about 99% of the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, we have been gathers and hunters. This-life way has largely disappeared except in a few marginal environments but carried distinctively low ... More


A Diagrammatic Subsystem of Hilbert's Geometry

Isabel Luengo

in Logical Reasoning with Diagrams

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104271
eISBN:
9780197560983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195104271.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

In the last few years there has been an increasing interest in the visual representation of mathematical concepts. The fact that computers can help us ... More


Pleistocene Events in the Herpetofaunas of Britain and Europe, and North America Compared

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

This last chapter deals with differences and similarities between British and European and North American Pleistocene herpetofaunas. Compared with North America, Britain and Europe had a ... More


The Badness of Death and What to Do about It (if Anything)

F. M. Kamm

in Saving People from the Harm of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190921415
eISBN:
9780190921446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921415.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter surveys different accounts of the factors that make death bad and that make one death worse than another both intrapersonally and interpersonally. It focuses on (1) deprivation of future ... More


The Battle to Conserve Aquatic Species in Lands of Water Scarcity Continues

Jack E. Williams and David L. Propst

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Water was a critical fuel for post-World War II economic and population growth in the North American west and its appropriation for human use brought new challenges to aquatic organisms that had ... More


The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses the impact of Devonian Extinction (End-Frasnian Catastrophe and End-Famennian Catastrophe) on the evolution of species. These catastrophes did not merely delay vertebrate ... More


Exordium: Extinction and Everyday Infrapolitics

Gareth Williams

in Infrapolitical Passages: Global Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, and the Post-Sovereign State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289882
eISBN:
9780823297153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289882.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Preface offers the reader an introductory illustration of the relation between infrapolitics and the every-day language of contemporary turmoil. It examines the words of the Extinction Rebellion ... More


The annihilation of self and species: the ecoGothic sensibilities of Mary Shelley and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jennifer Schell

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Shelley and Hawthorne adapt traditional Gothic imagery to environmental contexts in order to create two distinctly different ecoGothic visions of the extinction of humanity. ... More


Population Structure

Leonard Nunney

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Population structure is a ubiquitous feature of natural populations that has an important influence on evolutionary change. In the real world, populations are not homogenous units; instead, they ... More


Ecological Specialization and Generalization

Douglas J. Futuyma

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Anyone who is even slightly acquainted with plants or animals knows that different species inhabit different parts of the world, live in different habitats, and, in the case of animals, eat some ... More


Specific Phobias

Vladan Starcevic, MD, PhD

in Anxiety Disorders in Adults: A Clinical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195369250
eISBN:
9780197562642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195369250.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Specific phobias (also referred to as simple phobias and isolated phobias) represent a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by excessive and/or irrational fear of one of relatively few ... More


A Sixth Extinction? The Making of a Biodiversity Crisis

David Sepkoski

in Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226348612
eISBN:
9780226354613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354613.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The final chapter of this book traces the emergence of the science and politics of biodiversity crisis and the theme of the "Sixth Extinction" during the 1990s and 2000s. A key development was the ... More


Extinction by Molecules and Droplets

R. M. Goody and Y. L. Yung

in Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195051346
eISBN:
9780197560976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195051346.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

The formal theory developed in Chapter 2 assumed the Stokes parameters to be additive. The sufficient condition for additivity is that the radiation fluxes in the atmosphere shall have no phase ... More


Particle Absorption and Scatter

Michael E. Thomas

in Optical Propagation in Linear Media: Atmospheric Gases and Particles, Solid State Components, and Water

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091618
eISBN:
9780197560679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091618.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Particles are composed of solids and/or liquids, thus the bulk optical properties of these media must be known before propagation modeling within a medium of suspended particles (called aerosols ... More


the Fragility of Memory

in Tony Harrison and The Holocaust

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235064
eISBN:
9781846314254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235064.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the treatment of the concepts of memory and memorialisation in the poetry of Tony Harrison. It analyses some of his poems that focus on Alzheimer's patients and lovers who were ... More


Genetic Variation

Áki J. Láruson and Floyd A. Reed

in Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198829539
eISBN:
9780191868092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829539.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

An introduction to randomness and the neutral theory of molecular evolution and how it contributes to levels of genetic diversity in populations. The estimation of random shifts in allele frequencies ... More


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