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Integrating Geographies

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how changes in geography remade space in the Southwest, rendering the Colorado Plateau in many ways the center of the region's economic development. With the construction of ... More


Captive Power Generation

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a historical perspective and treatment to captive power generation in the law and policies. It then goes on to describe the vision behind the provisions on captive power ... More


Modernizing the Navajo

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a new infrastructure of coal mines and power plants on the Navajo Reservation, and of power lines that stretched across the Southwest, changed the landscape of the Navajo ... More


Constructing the Subject: Cognitive Modeling

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “Operator monitoring in a complex, dynamic work environment: a qualitative cognitive model based on field observations” by Kim J. Vicente, Randall J. ... More


Generation for Peak Demand

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India: Policy and Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082279
eISBN:
9780199082063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Capacities for meeting peak demand for power are the need of the hour. This chapter outlines perspectives from the supply side as well as the demand side for peaking power and also explains the ... More


The Role of Law in the Future of Nuclear Power  

Donald N. Zillman

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The decline in supplies of carbon fuels (coal, petroleum, and natural gas), the increased worldwide demand for modern energy, political instability because of the geographic location of carbon fuels, ... More


Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Christine Folch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691186603
eISBN:
9780691197524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691186603.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is a ground-breaking investigation of the world's largest power plant and the ways the energy we use shapes politics and economics. Itaipu Binational Hydroelectric Dam straddles the Paraná ... More


The Guy at the Controls: Labor Quality and Power Plant Efficiency

James B. Bushnell and Catherine Wolfram

in International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261942
eISBN:
9780226261959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261959.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Labor policies in the electricity industry have been significantly impacted by its historical status as either a publicly-owned or regulated utility business. At the same time, evaluating and ... More


Memories from the Abyss

Naoto Kan and Jeffrey S. Irish

in My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recollections about the week immediately following the Great East Japan earthquake. Topics discussed include the response team meeting at the ... More


Taking Action before Stepping Down

Naoto Kan and Jeffrey S. Irish

in My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recollections about the actions he took before his resignation. In particular, he explains the circumstances behind his gradual move away ... More


Monitoring a Nuclear Power Plant

Kim J. Vicente

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Monitoring a nuclear power plant (NPP)—even under normal operations—seems like an impossibly difficult attention task. Given that “the limitations of human attention represent one of the formidable ... More


Psychological Distance: Manipulating an Interface versus Controlling a System

Alex Kirlik

in Human-Tech: Ethical and Scientific Foundations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199765140
eISBN:
9780199863358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765140.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter presents the reprinted article “Toward theory-driven, quantitative performance measurement in ergonomics science: The abstraction hierarchy as a framework for data analysis” by Xinyao ... More


My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

Naoto Kan

Jeffrey S. Irish (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705816
eISBN:
9781501706110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. ... More


Supplement to the [Third] Class (P. 431): On Expositing the Movements Produced by the Soul

Shams Inati

in Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166164
eISBN:
9780231537421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this Supplement to the Third Class, Ibn Sina talks about the powers of the soul that produce the human actions and movements. He discusses the branches of the plant powers and their acts. These ... More


Energy Storage, Distribution, Use and Climate Impact

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The large-scale energy grid often comprises both AC and DC transmission lines. DC transmission at ultrahigh voltages is more efficient, but consumers need AC at lower voltage so that AC/DC conversion ... More


Drowning in Place: Infrastructure and Landmarks in the Age of Sea-Level Rise

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A wide variety of low-elevation and near-shoreline infrastructure and buildings of all kinds is at great danger of destruction by sea-level rise. Particular problems are toxic waste sites, landfills, ... More


Solar Thermal Energy Generated Electricity

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Solar thermal energy generated electricity is produced by heating water or a heat transfer fluid with concentrated solar energy to ultimately drive a Rankine cycle power plant. The analysis in this ... More


Small Towns, Big Projects

Donald N. Zillman, Simon Beirne, and Elizabeth Elsbach

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines two “Small Towns, Big Projects” experiences, which refer to large energy projects located in small communities, as well as the problems arising from such mismatches. The first ... More


Environment and Energy: Catastrophic Liabilities from Nuclear Power Plants

Geoffrey Heal and Howard Kunreuther

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an overview of the economic value of environmental systems in mitigating natural disasters, and then considers the role of the federal government in managing these hazards and ... More


On the Fallacies of Cold War Nostalgia: Capitalism, Colonialism, and South African Nuclear Geographies

Gabrielle Hecht

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter deals with the superpower arms race and how it affected the technopolitics of the United States and the Soviet Union. Countries began to aim at becoming nuclear powers and gaining the ... More


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