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Fast ignition

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

The concept of fast ignition of inertial fusion targets is to separate fuel compression from fuel ignition and to ignite precompressed fuel by a separate external beam acting as an injected trigger. ... More


Mines and the Techniques of Mining

John Hatcher

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282822
eISBN:
9780191684418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses mines and mining techniques. Topics covered include types of mine; exploration, boring, and sinking; methods of working, hewing and hauling, drainage, winding, and ventilation ... More


How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio

Naomi S. Baron

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190084097
eISBN:
9780190084127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084097.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

The digital revolution has transformed reading. Onscreen text, audiobooks, podcasts, and videos often replace print. We make these swaps for pleasure reading, but also in schools. How We Read Now ... More


The Physical Characteristics of the Hautboy

Bruce Haynes

in The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337259
eISBN:
9780199864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The number of known surviving hautboys is constantly changing. About a quarter of them are privately owned and they regularly change hands, and new ones are continually turning up. At the present ... More


Eating Out

Anna Cottrell

in London Writing of the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474425643
eISBN:
9781474438704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425643.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Virginia Woolf’s The Years (1937), Eleanor Pargiter observes a lower-middle-class couple in a restaurant, enjoying their time off after work. Variations of this scene appear in many novels of the ... More


Introduction

Monica R. Gale (ed.)

in Lucretius: De Rerum Natura: Book V

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688843
eISBN:
9781800343122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688843.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Book 5 of Lucretius's De Rerum Natura (DRN) and the cultural milieu in which the poem was composed. It mentions the early Christian writer named Jerome, who recounts in his ... More


Mental chronometry: long past, bright future

Michael I. Posner

in Inside Psychology: A science over 50 years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228768
eISBN:
9780191696336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228768.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter looks at changes and developments in the field of mental chronometry during the past fifty years. In 1950, E. G. Boring recognized that the subtractive method for measuring mental ... More


The not-so-boring billion

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter addresses the problem of why eukaryote evolution proceeded so slowly through the so-called ‘boring billion’ and then took off at the end of the Eon. To fully understand eukaryote ... More


Epilogue: Yankees Go Home

Robert L. Fuller

in The Struggle for Cooperation: Liberated France and the American Military, 1944--1946

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176628
eISBN:
9780813176659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176628.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

Despite discord and mutual hostility between the heads of state of France and the United States, French officials worked easily with American officers, who generally proved accommodating to the ... More


Butterflies, Moths and Wood-Boring Larvae

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following insects: butterflies and moths (Psyche/Papilio, Phallaina, Ips/Convolvolus, Ses/Tinea, Bombyx, Pityokampe, and Xylophoron); and wood-boring pests (Kerastes/Cossus ... More


Strategizing Reading in a Digital World

Naomi S. Baron

in How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190084097
eISBN:
9780190084127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084097.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

Chapter 9 considers how reading practices are embedded in broader societal trends, especially those involving digital technology. One important development is a move from the durable to the ... More


The Road Ahead

Naomi S. Baron

in How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190084097
eISBN:
9780190084127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084097.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

Chapter 10 asks us to think about two paradoxes. The first is that while print usage in the trade world has largely stabilized, the education market is aggressively adopting digital textbooks. ... More


| 1831–9 | 1831–9 Technology and Industry

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0048
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A Scottish Professor Johnston visits Ørsted. So far his nearest associates had not been his own disciples, but now he recruits them from his pupils at the Polytechnic Institute. Scharling becomes his ... More


Stevens and the Operational Definition of Measurement in Psychology, 1935–1950

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 8 broadens the narrative beyond utility measurement and discusses an important outcome of the 1930s British controversy over psychological measurement, namely the operational definition of ... More


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