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Investment and the Channel Tunnell

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on railway investments. Topics discussed include investment promotion, reduced investment spending in 1990, the need for project management and procurement, and investments on ... More


Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

John C. H. Spence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841968
eISBN:
9780191878084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841968.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

This book tells the human story of one of mankind’s greatest intellectual adventures—how we understood that light travels at a finite speed, so that when we look up at the stars we are looking back ... More


Kentucky Bluegrass

Charles B. Strozier and Wayne Soini

in Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Speed returned to Louisville in the spring of 1841 after helping to nurse Lincoln back to a semblance of emotional health. Lincoln visits Farmington in late summer.


Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Charles B. Strozier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On April 15, 1837, a “long, gawky” Abraham Lincoln walked into Joshua Speed’s dry-goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and asked what it would cost to buy the materials for a bed. Speed said ... More


Speed Versus Safety in Drug Development

R. Alta Charo

in FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Enhancing postmarket surveillance and controls can improve drug safety and permit faster “conditional” approvals on somewhat less robust data. But this will not work unless premarket R&D investment ... More


Interlude: The Clown as Dog

Harry Berger

in Harrying: Skills of Offense in Shakespeare's Henriad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823256624
eISBN:
9780823261376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256624.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that in our post-New Critical age, there is a danger of reductive reading in which the relation of major speakers to their language is characterized in terms of the analysis of ... More


Try Dancing

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The Pan family’s introduction to New York City in the 1920s is luxurious and spectacular but when their money runs out, the members find themselves doing menial labor. Hermes and Vasso earn money by ... More


Introduction

John C. H. Spence

in Lightspeed: The Ghostly Aether and the Race to Measure the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841968
eISBN:
9780191878084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841968.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

This book tells the human story of one of mankind’s greatest intellectual adventures - how we understood that light travels at a finite speed, so that when we look up at the stars we are looking back ... More


The guns that ‘won the Western’: firearm iconography in Western literature and film

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the changing iconography of guns within an array of literary texts from the nineteenth century and cinematic texts of the twentieth century. This chapter outlines the shifting ... More


Cosmological Arguments

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Inductive cosmological arguments are prima facie more promising for the natural theologian than deductive arguments, such as the Kalam cosmological argument, which is not sound. In the cosmological ... More


Beethoven & Freedom

Daniel K L Chua

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199769322
eISBN:
9780190657253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769322.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Beethoven’s music is often associated with freedom. Chua explores the nature of this relationship through an investigation of the philosophical context of Beethoven’s reception and hermeneutic ... More


The Sociology of Speed: Digital, Organizational, and Social Temporalities

Judy Wajcman and Nigel Dodd (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198782858
eISBN:
9780191826047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782858.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The purpose of this book is to bring a much-needed sociological perspective to bear on speed: it examines how speed and acceleration came to signify the zeitgeist, and explores the political ... More


Confiscation and the Courts: Jurisdiction and Procedures

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Supreme Court liberally interpreted the First and Second Confiscation Acts. It granted Congress the benefit of the doubt on jurisdictional and procedural questions and accepted the constitutional ... More


Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange and Chaos Theory: Angels and a Motley Crew

Ruth Y. Hsu

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In addressing Yamashita’s depiction of Los Angeles as interzone, a brimming multiethnic metropolis at once marked by its speed, its migrant populations, its politics of class and gender, Hsu brings ... More


The action sequence

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the aesthetic tendencies evident in the construction of the contemporary action sequence, exploring what might be at stake in their inclusion and popularity, and the ways in ... More


Homeward Bound

Charles B. Strozier and Wayne Soini

in Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Speed returns to Springfield with Lincoln in the fall of 1841.


Reading Disability in a Time of Posthuman Work: Speed, Sleep and Embodiment

Stuart Murray

in Disability and the Posthuman: Bodies, Technology and Cultural Futures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621648
eISBN:
9781800341159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621648.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at the place of disability in a time of posthumanist work. Work and employment are categories in which there are many public narratives about the ‘problems’ of people with ... More


Ayrton Senna: The Legacy of a Global Racing Icon

Viral Shah

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The focus of this chapter is Brazil’s Formula One race car driver and champion Ayrton Senna. Senna’s untimely death in his sport in 1994 resulted in three days of national mourning and in many ... More


Significant Repeals, Killer Congresses, and Doomed Statutes

Jordan M. Ragusa and Nathaniel A. Birkhead

in Congress in Reverse: Repeals from Reconstruction to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226717333
eISBN:
9780226717500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226717500.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents a new measure of a repeal’s significance, which helps us identify the most significant repeals in American history and compare them across time. For illustrative purposes, it ... More


Facilities to Protect Human Life and Safety

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O’Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

in The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062464
eISBN:
9780813053004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062464.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

“Facilities to Protect Human Life and Safety” reviews many of the sites and facilities where experimentation on human life support and safety technology was carried out, including the White Sands ... More


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