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Mass Espionage: Western Spying in Germany 1945–61

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses that traditional espionage using human spies peaked in Germany in the years 1945-1961. It explains two goals in conducting espionage in East Germany: to provide warning of any ... More


imperii pignora certa: The Role of Numa in Ovid's Fasti

R. J. Littlewood

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Analyzing Numa’s role in Fasti, this chapter examines the polyphonic character of Ovid’s comparison with Augustus of Numa, traditional founder of Roman cult. In an analysis of a passage describing ... More


Saturn

Andrew P. Ingersoll

in Planetary Climates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter compares the climate of Saturn with that of Jupiter. Both Jupiter and Saturn have no oceans and no solid surfaces, but they have lightning storms and rain clouds that dwarf the largest ... More


Chronology of Science and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, Jason Scott Robert, Joey Eschrich, and Mary Drago (eds)

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The editors provide a brief chronology of important dates in the history of science in the context of Mary Shelley’s life and important aspects of the novel.


Seneca on Lightning and Divination

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Central to Natural Questions 2, on the nature of lightning and thunder, is Seneca's critique of divination by lightning: in particular, he focuses on the Etruscan art of divination, testing it ... More


Jupiter the Gas Giant

Andrew P. Ingersoll

in Planetary Climates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145044
eISBN:
9781400848232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145044.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines Jupiter's climate and what it reveals about the solar system. During its first 105 years, the solar system was a melting pot in which material from stars with different chemical ... More


Doctor Franklin

Edwin S. Gaustad

in Benjamin Franklin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In his Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge Among the British Plantations in America, Franklin laid out a vision for the society of grandeur and breadth. Knowledge, he thought, should be put to a ... More


Introduction: Lightning and Crystals

Hanjo Berressem

in Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474450713
eISBN:
9781474480840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450713.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The introduction contours, by way of Deleuze’s notion of the dark precursors that pilot the dynamics of lightning, Deleuze’s notion of an immanent light or light of immanence, which he stakes against ... More


Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Michael Brian Schiffer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most of us have heard that Benjamin Franklin conducted some kind of electrical experiment with a kite. What few of us realize is that he played a major role in laying the foundations of modern ... More


. Property Protectors

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reports that property protectors designed, installed, and used Benjamin Franklin's invention, the lightning conductor, to safeguard structures. It also addresses the unique and ... More


Renewed War

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

Twenty years after the conclusion of peace, war again erupted in Europe. In the early morning of the first of September 1939, German forces invaded Poland on the pretext of a contrived Polish ... More


: Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field: seeing a flickering light

Jeffrey L. Kosky

in Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the source of light: the sun or the factory, in contrast to the lightning that vanishes, along with stormy skies, with the apotheosis of electricity. In this flickering light, ... More


Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Lightning has evoked a numinous response as well as powerful timeless references and symbols among ancient religions throughout the world. Thunder and lightning have also taken on various symbolic ... More


Vernacular Science: Knowing Earthquakes in the Early United States

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Animated, widespread discussion of the New Madrid earthquakes demonstrates the vitality of early American science, which has long been dismissed as derivative and inconsequential. Scientific ... More


Warner Workhorse

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers the remarkable number of films Dvorak made in the year following her return to Warner Bros., such as Heat Lightning and Housewife, costarring Bette Davis. Included are her final ... More


Introduction

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

in Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter begins by reviewing the different responses evoked by lightning throughout the ancient world. Thunder and lightning had primary importance and associations among the various ... More


Andean South America

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

in Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses lightning veneration and representation in the Andes. Topics covered include Inca cosmogony and ethical order; language and lightning in the Andes; lightning in the context of ... More


Mesoamerica

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

in Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines Mesoamerican worldviews associated with lightning. It reveals a complex of related ideas generated largely from human observation of the natural world. These symbolic ... More


Discussion: Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica

John E. Staller and Brian Stross

in Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica: Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967759
eISBN:
9780199333257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967759.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the similarities and differences in Andean and Mesoamerican worldviews associated with lightning. Lightning veneration, for instance, appears to be ancient in both regions, ... More


Lightning Strikes

Mary Ashburn Miller

in A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449420
eISBN:
9780801460845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449420.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of lightning images during the French Revolution. The Revolution, particularly the declaration of the Republic, carried with it a host of new symbols, including ... More


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