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Guyana: Invented Traditions

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Guyana, the plantation owners were largely absentee capitalists, and the former slaves, who had no other livelihood available, simply moved into settlements beside the plantations and continued to ... More


Words with Suffix ‐νο‐

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the formation of words with -no-, comparative evidence for their accentuation, and descriptive accounts of their accentuation in Greek. An analysis of simplex words formed ... More


Complex Caland Formations

Philomen Probert

in Ancient Greek Accentuation: Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279609
eISBN:
9780191707292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279609.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the recessive accentuation of occasional adjectives with primary -ro- and -no-, and of all adjectives of material with -ino- and adjectives with -(s)uno-, -imo-, and -umo-. ... More


Shinano in the World

Kären Wigen

in A Malleable Map: Geographies of Restoration in Central Japan, 1600-1912

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259188
eISBN:
9780520945807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Shinano was transformed in fundamental ways as commerce enveloped early modern Japan. Specialty crops and commercial fertilizers transformed farming, making it more intensive and more diverse. ... More


The First Japanese Encyclopedias of Nature: Yamato honzō and Shobutsu ruisan

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Kaibara Ekiken’s Yamato honzō, the first original encyclopedia of materia medica produced in Japan. It shows how this work was integral part of the philosophical attitude of ... More


Knowledge and Innovation

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces the fundamental building block of the adaptive economy—the ino, short for an informational unit of innovation. Just as a gene is the unit of information that determines the ... More


How Innovative Capabilities Enable Value Creation

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that uniquely advantageous capabilities, such as a cheaper distribution system or unique product performance, give a value-capturing edge versus the competition. Investors can ... More


Allocating to Firms with a Unique Capability Mix

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that firms possessing many categories of unique capabilities have a greater chance to grow and thrive. The more types of unique capabilities a firm's goods and services offer, the ... More


Geodesy, Cartography, and Time Measurement

Yulia Frumer

in Making Time: Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226516448
eISBN:
9780226524719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226524719.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on the mapping project undertaken by Inō Tadataka at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Chapter 4 shows how new approaches to thinking about the measurement of time were translated ... More


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