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Bird flight modes

John J. Videler

in Avian Flight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Birds are pilot and aircraft in one. Experiments using kestrels kept as falconry birds and flown under controlled conditions indoors to investigate flight strategies are discussed. The effects of ... More


The European miracle in global history: an East Asian perspective

Kaoru Sugihara

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

The ‘European miracle’ needs to be compared to an East Asian development path. In East Asia efficient institutions fostered great use of labour, an ‘industrious revolution’ path entailing extensive ... More


Policy developments in Britain on global warming: in search of political leadership

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

About 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in Britain are in the form of carbon dioxide, of which about 97 per cent is energy-related. Overall carbon dioxide emissions fell steadily from 1970. ... More


Improving Energy Efficiency: Hidden Costs and Unintended Consequences

Steve Sorrell

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the hidden costs and unintended consequences of efforts to improve energy efficiency as a way to mitigate global climate change. It first considers the nature of hidden costs ... More


Developing a Single Energy Market

Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov

in Europe's Growth Challenge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499204
eISBN:
9780190499235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499204.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Europe’s security of energy supplies is a major concern. Much of Europe’s energy comes from Russia. Some European countries—such as Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria, and Slovakia—depend nearly 100 percent ... More


Skeletal Geometry in Vertebrates and Its Relation to the Vestibular End Organs

Werner Graf, Catherine de Waele, and Pierre Paul Vidal

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The results in man and monkey came as no surprise since an erect cervical column had been considered one of the characteristics of “humanness” and a consequence of bipedalism and upright stance. ... More


Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Sadegh Vaez-Zadeh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198742968
eISBN:
9780191802942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198742968.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This is the first comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date book devoted solely to the control of permanent magnet synchronous (PMS) motors, as the fastest growing AC motor. It covers a deep and ... More


From isolated programmes to an integrated approach: the case of La Barceloneta, Spain

Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway and Montse Simó-Solsona

in Renewing Europe's housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310129
eISBN:
9781447310143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Before the house price bubble burst in 2007, a high level of owner occupation and a booming real estate sector meant that housing improvement was a minor consideration in Spanish policy, while there ... More


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