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Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Richard A. Nagareda

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The traditional definition of torts involves bizarre, idiosyncratic events where a single plaintiff with a physical impairment sues the specific defendant he believes to have wrongfully caused that ... More


Peatland habitats

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides the reader with an understanding of the main terms and concepts used in peatland science, and a general appreciation of the main peatland habitats. This provides a basic ... More


Alan Clarke

Dave Rolinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068300
eISBN:
9781781702987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068300.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The British television director Alan Clarke is primarily associated with the visceral social realism of such works as his banned borstal play, Scum, and his study of football hooliganism, The Firm. ... More


Associative learning and frequency judgements: The PASS model

Peter Sedlmeier

in Etc. Frequency Processing and Cognition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508632
eISBN:
9780191687365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508632.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that associative learning is the obvious mechanism to simulate judgements of relative frequency. PASS (Probability ASSociator), the specific associationist model proposed, ... More


Anarchy on the Fen Edge: Case Study of the Isle of Ely

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides a detailed case study of the campaigns in and around the Isle of Ely in the twelfth century. The circumstances of a wealthy but isolated region, combined with a rebel heritage, ... More


Stuck in the Muck: Bogs and Fens

Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth, and Catherine Owen Koning

in Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Bogs and fens are peatlands, which have different water sources and ecological development. Researchers use cues from the vegetation zonation and species to understand the hydrology, history and ... More


Beauty, Ethics, and Inspiration

Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth, and Catherine Owen Koning

in Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

A wetland biologist comes across a rare orchid in an area destined to host a driveway rather than wetland habitat and dreads speaking to the impatient home builders. Those who study and work in ... More


Fens and Frontiers

Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley

in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940285
eISBN:
9781786944221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940285.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When the Germanic tribes arrived in Britain, a long history of fen use by native Britons preceded their advent and would have modeled some uses of the environment, as evidenced by a site such as Flag ... More


Maximizing or Minimizing Opt-Outs

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter covers other efforts to draw upon class settlements as vehicles for peace, whether by expanding or constraining in practical terms the opportunity of persons within the class to opt out ... More


The sea as a dynamic and hybrid landscape

Robert Van de Noort

in North Sea Archaeologies: A Maritime Biography, 10,000 BC - AD 1500

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199566204
eISBN:
9780191917844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199566204.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

Since the last glacial maximum, some 22,000 years ago, the North Sea basin has undergone many transformational changes. Largely covered by ice at the beginning of the period, it became successively ... More


Gulf of Alaska, Domain 8

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The Gulf of Alaska domain extends eastward from Kodiak Island across the Kenai Peninsula, around the Chugach Mountains, and beyond Tonsina, curves southward across the glacier-covered St. Elias ... More


Take it off! Take it all off! Drugs for weight reduction

Eugene H. Cordes

in Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190080457
eISBN:
9780190080488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080457.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Obesity is a major and growing threat to good health to most parts of the world. In the United States, Xenical, marketed over the counter as Alli, is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug ... More


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