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Indoor Air Quality

Robert Axelrad

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools. IAQ in schools can have an important impact on health. Four factors determine IAQ in schools: sources of indoor air pollution; heating, ... More


A Locomotive Laboratory of Place: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter turns to the Duke Ellington Orchestra, concentrating on “Air-Conditioned Jungle” and the four-part The Deep South Suite from the 1946 Chicago Civic Opera House show. Competing voices, ... More


Introduction

Nelson W. Polsby

in How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes how Congress evolves, focusing on the House of Representatives. Its central argument can be stated succinctly: changes that occurred in the political structure and functioning of ... More


How Congress Evolves: Social Bases of Institutional Change

Nelson W. Polsby

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182965
eISBN:
9780199850235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182965.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book argues that among other things, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Congress evolved. In short, the book argues that air conditioning altered the demography of the southern states, which in turn ... More


Improved Infrastructure and Leisure

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Improved infrastructure affected Americans’ leisure choices during the twentieth century. Automobiles and improved roads, suburbanization, and electricity contributed to the rising standard of ... More


Energy

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Many components California's energy system, including conversion, distribution, and use, are vulnerable to climate change. In this chapter, we focus on the two most prominent of these:reductions in ... More


Closed-Cycle OTEC Systems

William H. Avery and Chih Wu

in Renewable Energy from the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195071993
eISBN:
9780197560242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195071993.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The Rankine closed cycle is a process in which beat is used to evaporate a fluid at constant pressure in a “boiler” or evaporator, from which the vapor enters a piston ... More


The Benefits: New Goods

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The value of innovative new goods is hard to measure, but can be seen in how people vote with their feet to live where there are innovative new goods. Among the most important new goods are cures for ... More


Postbellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

One of the earliest historians of the Civil War saw it as a fundamental clash between the peoples of different latitudes. Climate had made the antebellum North and South distinct societies and ... More


The Simple Physics of Energy Use

Peter Rez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198802297
eISBN:
9780191840708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802297.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

In industrially developed countries, energy is used primarily for three things—maintaining a comfortable environment in buildings, transporting people and goods and manufacturing products. Each ... More


OTEC Closed-Cycle Systems Cost Evaluation

William H. Avery and Chih Wu

in Renewable Energy from the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195071993
eISBN:
9780197560242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195071993.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Innovative technologies such as OTEC achieve commercial development when potential investors decide that the return on the investment will repay the estimated ... More


OTEC System Concepts

William H. Avery and Chih Wu

in Renewable Energy from the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195071993
eISBN:
9780197560242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195071993.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Systems engineering is a top-down approach to program management and systems procurement. It optimizes the development process by ensuring that the operational, ... More


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