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OVERVIEW OF STRENGTHENING MECHANISMS

A. S. Argon

in Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198516002
eISBN:
9780191705717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516002.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Dislocations are the most effective carriers of plasticity in crystalline solids. Under normal circumstances, they are readily generated by purely topological convolution processes as in Frank-Read ... More


Spatial and Temporal Ontology

Inderjeet Mani and James Pustejovsky

in Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199601240
eISBN:
9780191738968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601240.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Spatial and temporal ontology examines the semantics of static spatial descriptions as found in spatial prepositional phrases in terms of qualitative spatial reasoning. It ... More


A Sea of Troubles

Denis Smyth

in Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199605989
eISBN:
9780191804625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605989.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the problems encountered by British deception planners in the Mediterranean in 1943 as they sought to utilize a double-cross system to transmit their misleading design to the ... More


The Evolution of Heat Tolerance of Corn: Implications for Climate Change

Michael J. Roberts and Wolfram Schlenker

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyzes the technological change in seed types in response to climatic shocks. New evidence on the relationship between weather and corn yields by assembling data from 1901 to 2005 for ... More


: Captivity, Exile, and Interpretation in El Inca Garcilaso de La Vega's La Florida del Inca

Lisa Voigt

in Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831991
eISBN:
9781469600284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807831991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the mestizo author El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega concludes his account of Hernando de Soto's expedition to Florida with a tale of Floridians in Spain, whose displacement ... More


A life in danger

François Grosjean

in A Journey in Languages and Cultures: The Life of a Bicultural Bilingual

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198754947
eISBN:
9780191816437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754947.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In 2003 and 2004, the author developed an inflammatory disease and then had a heart attack. He reduced his workload and took some time off to find out about his parents’ life together in England in ... More


Trading with Kidnappers

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Once a price is agreed, kidnappers tend to demand payment in unmarked, small-denomination notes. How do people deliver the cash to the right addressee without putting themselves at risk? How do ... More


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