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Cereal Killers

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of staple cereal crops and their historical and contemporary effects upon agriculture and civilization. Two thousand years ago, the Romans tried to combat wheat ... More


Manon

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the collaboration between Massenet and Carvalho of the Opéra-Comique. According to Édouard NoËl, then an administrative assistant at that theatre, it was Carvalho who first ... More


The Call of France

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

On his way to London in August 1763, David Hume may well have taken the opportunity to review in his mind the incessant call of France, which, having opened with Baron de Montesquieu 14 years ... More


Manon's Fellow Exiles: Emigration from France to North America before 1763

PETER MOOGK

in Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204190
eISBN:
9780191676147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Marron Lescaut inspired two operas of that name. When Abbé Antoine-François Prévost wrote this story of a courtesan, Manon, who was exiled to Louisiana and ... More


The Thin Revolution

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0018
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new attitude in the 1920s. The transformation of the status of women brought with it a new thinness—an avoidance of references to breasts and other ... More


The Tertiary Gateway (1824–27)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the wake of von Hoff's great inventory of the known effects of actual causes within the span of human history, the question of their adequacy to explain all the events of the deeper past remained ... More


The Discovery of Latent and Specific Heats

Jennifer Coopersmith

in Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Black and also Wilcke discovered latent and specific heat (Black was helped by Fahrenheit’s earlier researches.) Black improved on the ‘method of mixtures’ (already used by Brook Taylor) and defined ... More


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