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“Like Watering Flowers”

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1929, Nevada prison officials tore down the original death house and built a more elaborate structure using convict labor. In response to the safety concerns posed by the first lethal gassing, the ... More


The Symmetrical Battle between Drakōn and Slayer

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 6 looks at the articulation of the battles themselves between man and drakōn. The battle narratives make appeal to an ideal schema, of which only limited parts are visible in individual ... More


Site Selection and Soil Preparation

Robert E. White

in Understanding Vineyard Soils

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199342068
eISBN:
9780197562871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342068.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

As outlined in chapter 1, “determining the site” in old established wine regions such as Burgundy, Tuscany, and the Rheingau has been achieved through centuries of acquired knowledge of the ... More


Air and Odour: Atmospheric Investigations

William Tullett

in Smell in Eighteenth-Century England: A Social Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844136
eISBN:
9780191879760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844136.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Starting with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s experience of the Royal Institution lectures of 1802, this chapter sets out the relationship between smell, chemistry, and environmental medicine in ... More


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