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Factor Creation in Special Steels

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The crucible steel and tool trades in Sheffield reached a boom during the 1850s. The monopoly that Sheffield had on steel technology, along with how its cutlery industry dominated and the expansions ... More


Epilogue: Steel City and United Kingdom Industrial Decline

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0106
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Even if the scale of operations has greatly changed from the time that Huntsman discovered the crucible steel process, visitors that toured the Sheffield steelworks in 1993 often expressed the same ... More


The Crucible and the Elixir

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the doctrinal features of Taiqing alchemy. The central act of the alchemical process involves the reversion of matter to its state of “essence” (jing), or prima material. When ... More


Parallel Worlds

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the metaphor of parallel worlds as it relates to the work of John Brunner. Brunner once observed that while we all inhabit the same world, we live in and among ... More


At the Wrong End of Time, 1976–95

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter details events in the life of John Brunner from 1976 to 1995. At the height of his career, Brunner retreated from the science fiction (SF) world partly because of his health. Not long ... More


Commercial Platinum: 1805–1820

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents details of W. H. Wollaston’s and S. Tennant’s platinum business, which made malleable platinum available for commercial use for the first time. The finished metal was sold by ... More


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