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Introduction

Mark Aldenderfer

in Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085754
eISBN:
9780197560495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085754.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Although spatial thinking has long been a part of anthropological inquiry, it has waxed and waned in its perceived utility and centrality to the field. Although the ... More


Surface Wind Waves

Eric B. Kraus and Joost A. Businger

in Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195066180
eISBN:
9780197560204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195066180.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Rhythmic and monotonously repetitive, but quite unpredictable in its details, the structure of the sea surface is an epitome of the natural world. Surface waves have ... More


Reaction Mechanisms

Richard M. Pagni

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0014
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

AFTER I HAD BEEN in graduate school for several months, I decided to work in a group that studied photochemical reactions, those that are initiated by ... More


The Physical Environment of Lakes

Andrew S. Cohen

in Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133530
eISBN:
9780197561577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133530.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Before discussing paleolimnological archives, we need to consider those aspects of limnology that regulate how information is produced, transmitted, and filtered ... More


Flow Over Flat Uniform Terrain

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

We start with the simplest of boundary layers, that over an infinite flat surface. Here we can assume the flow to be horizontally homogeneous. Its statistical ... More


Spectra and Cospectra Over Flat Uniform Terrain

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Turbulent flows like those in the atmospheric boundary layer can be thought of as a superposition of eddies—coherent patterns of velocity, vorticity, and pressure— ... More


Sensors and Techniques for Observing the Boundary Layer

J. C. Kaimal and J. J. Finnigan

in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062397
eISBN:
9780197560167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062397.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Sensors used for boundary layer measurements fall into two broad categories: in situ sensors that can be mounted on the ground, on masts, towers, tethered balloons, ... More


The Garden in the Machine:: Biomimetic Hybrids and the Tragedy of Singular Use

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter positions Thomas Pynchon's encyclopedic novel Gravity's Rainbow alongside recent models of human-object interactions such as biomimetics, actor-network theory, and new vitalism. ... More


The Gravity of Melancholia

Christopher Peterson

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter gives a reading of von Trier’s Melancholia with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Gravity as a physical force and melancholia as a psychological force are compared and contrasted throughout; in ... More


Total War and Historical Time

Roy Scranton

in Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226637280
eISBN:
9780226637457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226637457.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers what total mobilization during World War II meant for American culture at large, beginning with a reading of Joan Didion’s first novel, Run River, which depicts the ... More


Conclusion: World-Building and the Legacy of 1970s Special Effects in Contemporary Cinema

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter discusses the legacy of the 1970s special effects. Special effects technology enabled filmmakers to provide alternate world possibilities, prompting moviegoers to think about ... More


Mathematics and Fiction: Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’S Rainbow

Nina Engelhardt

in Modernism, Fiction and Mathematics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474416238
eISBN:
9781474449656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416238.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 sets the engagement with modernist mathematics into broader context when examining the rise, fall and transformation of Enlightenment thinking and science in Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. ... More


The Body, Unbounded: Gravity

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter uses Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity to offer an in-depth theoretical discussion of the term “proprioceptive aesthetics,” and offers a schematic discussion of the main aesthetic problems ... More


The Nineties

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Three decades after the publication of The Mersey Sound – a turning point in British poetry – the Mersey Poets remained visible on the literary scene. The beginning of the 1990s saw Brian Patten ... More


Institutionalizing Quantum Gravitational Research

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter describes the establishment of such a quantum gravity-friendly environment that enabled it to go out into the world on its own, somewhat less dependent on other areas of physics. It is ... More


Conclusion: Perpetual Interwar

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190200947
eISBN:
9780190200978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200947.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

“Perpetual Interwar” reads Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow as a novelistic antecedent to this book. Adapting the formal strategies of Ulysses and its genre-mates to the frames of colonial genocide, ... More


Erectile Destruction: Samuel R. Delany and Thomas Pynchon1972

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter looks at novels marked by various types of excess. In Pynchon’s great work Gravity’s Rainbow, the reader is assaulted with erudition, puns, and possibilities. At the same time, the ... More


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