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William Thomson's Determinations of the Age of the Earth

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on William Thomson's involvement in debates concerning the age of the Earth in the 19th century. Thomson applied himself to determining the age of the Earth in three ways: the ... More


“Zoological Introduction” to Between Pacific Tides

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts revised the original draft of Between Pacific Tides throughout the early 1930s, appending his four-page “Zoological Introduction,” in which he defended the book's ecological ... More


Between Pacific Tides

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts worked on a book about tide pools entitled Between Pacific Tides. Jack Calvin assisted in collecting, proofreading, editing, and providing photographs, while local artist Ritchie ... More


Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Catherine Clay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book reconstructs the first two decades of the feminist magazine Time and Tide, founded in 1920 by Lady Margaret Rhondda and other women who had been involved in the women’s suffrage movement. ... More


The Energy of Nature

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Energy is crucial for events of every kind, in this world or any other. Without energy, nothing would ever happen. Nothing would move and there would be no life. The sun wouldn't shine, winds ... More


Introduction

Katharine A. Rodger

in Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts's passion for zoology began when he was a child in urban Chicago during the first years of the twentieth century, well before he was a fledgling collector on the shores of Monterey ... More


Sea of Cortez

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1939, Edward F. Ricketts's Between Pacific Tides and John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath were published. Steinbeck was getting a lot of unwanted publicity, especially from conservative ... More


Time, Weather, and Waste: Michel Tournier’s Gemini (Les Météores)

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gemini is the most geographical or spatial of Tournier’s novels. Natural occurrences like weather and tides, and spaces shaped by humans, like gardens and landfills, are key “characters” in the ... More


The Bounded Thames

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Set against the backdrop of Britain's expanding coastal trade, this chapter describes the environmental changes that led to a renewed interest in tidal theory. While geological changes can raise the ... More


Dessiou's Claim

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes sustained efforts to predict the tides on Britain's coasts, following the study of the tides from the less glamorous position of calculation. It focuses on the legal claim made ... More


Calculated Collaborations

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

It was local tide calculators, not elite theorists, who advanced the study of the tides in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, perfecting Daniel Bernoulli's equilibrium theory through ... More


‘A kind of partnership business’: The Wrecker and The Ebb-Tide

Audrey Murfin

in Robert Louis Stevenson and the Art of Collaboration

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451987
eISBN:
9781474477109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451987.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the last two, and best known, Stevenson-Osbourne literary collaborations. After The Wrong Box, the pair went on to write The Wrecker (1892) together, but privately Stevenson ... More


Blue Moons and Red Tides

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter describes the blue moon phenomenon, the effect of anomalous aerosol light scattering, and the red tide and dead fish event caused by dinoflagellate and Gymnodinium brevis. Various ... More


Biological time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the relationship of life processes to various time scales associated with the solar model. This model is based on our solar system and is one for which there is now increasing ... More


Tiny threads, gigantic tapestries

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses all of Ghosh's major works, such as The Hungry Tide. It focuses on Ghosh's engagement with history and historiography. It analyses how each of these major works deal and come ... More


Turning the Tide: January–December 1943

Robert Cole

in Propaganda, Censorship and Irish Neutrality in the Second World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622771
eISBN:
9780748651337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622771.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1943, the Allies turned the tide against the Axis in Europe. Germany was defeated in North Africa and went on the defensive in Russia, and the Allies defeated Italy and intensified their bombing ... More


Repetition, Alliance, and Protest in Contemporary Nicaragua

David Johnson Lee

in The Ends of Modernization: Nicaragua and the United States in the Cold War Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756214
eISBN:
9781501756221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756214.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates the return of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional to power in the 2000s within Latin America's “pink tide” and the longer history of international development and ... More


‘Our Little Life is Rounded with a Sleep’: The Scottish Presence in Andrew Greig's In Another Light and Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide

Bashabi Fraser

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter compares Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide and Andrew Greig's In Another Light. In both novels, an Eastern island is linked to another island in the West, in Scotland. Both are novels of ... More


Literary Affinities and the Postcolonial in Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad

Linda Dryden

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad as writers whose imperial fictions voiced attitudes towards adventure and encounters that are at odds with much of the literature of ... More


Tide Physics

Gino Segrè and John Stack

in Unearthing Fermi's Geophysics

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226805146
eISBN:
9780226805283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226805283.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter shows how the variations in the Moon’s gravitational force over the surface of the Earth causes oceans to experience tides. An expression for a tidal potential is derived, and it is ... More


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