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When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Diana G. Tumminia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography details the UFO religion, Unarius Academy of Science, and their belief system, which includes visions, channeling, dreams, myths, healing, past-life therapy, and recovered memories. ... More


Equations Underlying the Patch Model

W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon A. Friesen

in NeuroDynamix II: Concepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371833
eISBN:
9780199865178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The Patch model illustrates results obtained from patch-clamp experiments. This chapter describes the elementary equations for currents through individual ion channels, based on Ohm's law. Because ... More


Patch Model

W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon A. Friesen

in NeuroDynamix II: Concepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371833
eISBN:
9780199865178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The Patch model simulates the dynamics of a small piece of cell membrane as observed with the patch-clamp technique. Either individual channels in a small patch of membrane or the macroscopic current ... More


Channels of Distribution

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how the firm should choose marketing policies when its products are sold by distributors. It distinguishes between exclusive and nonexclusive distributors, show how the firm can ... More


Contested Areas of Sovereignty: Labor Migration and Asylum Policy in New Countries of Immigration: Ireland, Italy, and Poland

Georg Menz

in The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533886
eISBN:
9780191714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the politics of migration in three recent countries of immigration. The analysis of employers, trade unions, and humanitarian NGOs in shaping national migration policies again ... More


Niño Fidencio

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171303
eISBN:
9780199785193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the devotion to Niño Fidencio, the most prominent Mexican folk saint. It examines Fidencio’s biography in historical context; spiritism and channeling; curanderismo (folk ... More


Beyond Constraint‐Based Models: Communication Channels and Growth Rates

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The number of communication channels may well turn out to be a major building block in constructing quantitatively predictive logical models in social sciences. This number does determine ... More


British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Terry Gourvish

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Britain's privatized railways continue to provoke debate about the organization, financing, and development of the railway system. This important book provides an authoritative account of the ... More


Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

El Mustapha Lahlali

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639090
eISBN:
9780748671304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639090.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book presents a detailed study of the three dominant Arab media channels — Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabia — and their role post-9/11. The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media ... More


Receptor and Ion-Channel Trafficking: Cell Biology of Ligand-Gated and Voltage-Sensitive Ion Channels

Stephen J. Moss and Jeremy Henley (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632241
eISBN:
9780191724763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632241.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book reviews the recent advances in understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the assembly, transport, targeting, and anchoring of the protein complexes making up the ... More


Private Equity Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Private equity funds contribute heavily to the performance of the firms in which they invest beyond the provision of capital. Through detailed examination of seven case studies of private equity ... More


Multiple Spatial Frequency Channels

Russell L. De Valois and Karen K. De Valois

in Spatial Vision

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter addresses the question of whether a single broadly-tuned mechanism underlies the contrast sensitivity function (CSF). Direct physiological and anatomical data support psychophysical ... More


Molecular biology of voltage-dependent potassium and sodium channels

ROBERT L. BARCHI

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Excitation and conduction in axons depends on the time- and voltage-sensitive modulation of ionic conductances in the axon surface membrane. This chapter discusses the molecular biology of sodium and ... More


Stochastic Simulation of Neurons, Axons, and Action Potentials

A. Aldo Faisal

in Stochastic Methods in Neuroscience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199235070
eISBN:
9780191715778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235070.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Biostatistics

Variability is inherent in neurons. To account for variability we have to make use of stochastic models. We will take a look at this biologically more rigorous approach by studying the fundamental ... More


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


Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells

Michelle L. Olsen and Harald W. Sontheimer

in Neuroglia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195152227
eISBN:
9780199865024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses voltage-activated ion channels in glial cells, including sodium channels, calcium channels, and potassium channels. Studies have proven that glial cells contain a large variety ... More


Diversity and Dynamics of Californian Subtidal Kelp Forests

Michael Graham, Ben Halpern, and Mark Carr

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter describes the geology, oceanography, and patterns of biogeography of the California kelp forests. The structure and biodiversity of the kelp forest food web for all trophic guilds is ... More


Fashion Retail

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter provides an investigation of the following questions: why power passed from producers to retailers; how retailers utilize their dominance in the chain; and whether this imbalance of ... More


Compliance with Decisions of the International Court of Justice

Constanze Schulte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276721
eISBN:
9780191707667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276721.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book examines the compliance record of state parties to proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial body of the United Nations. It undertakes a ... More


Patch-Clamp Recording

W. Otto Friesen and Jonathon A. Friesen

in NeuroDynamix II: Concepts of Neurophysiology Illustrated by Computer Simulations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195371833
eISBN:
9780199865178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371833.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Invented by Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher during the 1970s, the patch-clamp recording technique aids scientists in examining the functions of individual protein molecules that form ion channels in ... More


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