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The 1967 Space Treaty

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257301
eISBN:
9780191681745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257301.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter details the events leading up to the ratification of the 1967 Space Treaty. The Space Treaty was born from the need to determine the legal status of celestial bodies before man’s landing ... More


The vault of the heavens

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Many people see the sky as a flattened, dome-shaped surface. If the celestial bodies are seen as moving along this surface, then the sun and moon should appear closer at higher angles of elevation ... More


Rights in Airspace and Outer Space

John G Sprankling

in The International Law of Property

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199654543
eISBN:
9780191747946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654543.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores property rights in airspace, outer space, and related items. Although each state has sovereignty over its territorial airspace, overflight rights and tradable emissions ... More


Sixth Class (P. 117): On Ends, on Their Principles, and on the Arrangement [of Existence]

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this Class, Ibn Sina talks about ends, their principles, and the arrangement of existence. He begins by investigating whether it is possible for the First Intellectual Principle and other exalted ... More


The real sizes of the moon and sun

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The simplest explanation of the horizon enlargement of the celestial bodies would be that it is real: in other words, the moon, sun, and constellations are measurably larger when rising or setting ... More


So near and yet so far

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the evidence concerning the perceived distance of the celestial bodies, which is usually reported to be closer near the horizon than higher in the sky, and not further as ... More


Supplement to the [Third] Class (P. 431): On Expositing the Movements Produced by the Soul

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this Supplement to the Third Class, Ibn Sina talks about the powers of the soul that produce the human actions and movements. He discusses the branches of the plant powers and their acts. These ... More


Discussion: Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

in Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the similarities and differences in Andean and Mesoamerican worldviews associated with lightning. Lightning veneration, for instance, appears to be ancient in both regions, ... More


The Home Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter sets out to define the boundaries and explore the limits of the globe. After establishing the planet Earth as the central pivot around which the discussion will revolve, the chapter ... More


Types of Material Compound

Jeffrey E. Brower

in Aquinas’s Ontology of the Material World: Change, Hylomorphism, and Material Objects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198714293
eISBN:
9780191782701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714293.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter continues the project began in the previous one—namely, that of providing the background necessary for understanding the connection between Aquinas’s hylomorphism and his views about ... More


Deformations of celestial bodies

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter studies various gravitational effects arising from the non-sphericity of celestial bodies. It first considers the quadrupole expansion of the potential, as well as the causes of the ... More


Philosophy in the Cosmogonies

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the origins of Greek philosophy in the context of the cosmogonies. It begins with an analysis of Hesiod's poem Theogony, which describes the genealogies of the Greek gods and ... More


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