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Interpreting State Code: State of Nevada v. Preferred Equities Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Free shuttle buses that are often used to transport clients or customers from one designated location to another are usually not permitted to compete with common carrier transportation. One such ... More


Metro Rail Projects In India: A Study In Project Planning

M. Ramachandran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073987
eISBN:
9780199080847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Taking stock of the urban transport scenario in Indian cities, this is the first full-length study of the metro rail system in India. In recent times the metro rail has come up as a favoured ... More


Post‐Second World War British Railways: The Unintended Consequences of Insufficient Government Intervention

Timothy Leunig

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the performance of Britain's railways, as measured by the speed of travel. It looks at the post-1945 period and assesses not the overall gains in speed, but the distribution of ... More


The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

James W. Cortada

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book chronicles how sixteen American industries in the manufacturing, transportation, wholesale, and retail sectors have used computers since 1950. It explores the role this technology played, ... More


Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era ... More


Conclusion: How Computers Changed the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computers fundamentally changed the daily work of the American economy in the late 20th century in manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale and retail industries and ... More


What Do We Need from Agriculture?

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter considers some of the challenges that agriculture is facing now or will face in the near future, including resource-use efficiency and food security. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


Intercity Trade and Long-Run Urban Growth

Yannis M. Ioannides

in From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691126852
eISBN:
9781400845385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the link between intercity trade and long-run urban growth. It begins by introducing a Ventura-type model of the growth of isolated cities that allows for investment in physical ... More


European Wine on the Eve of the Railways

James Simpson

in Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136035
eISBN:
9781400838882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136035.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the nature of grape production and wine making on the eve of the railways. The process of creating wine followed a well-determined sequence: grapes were produced in the ... More


Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Anne Balay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often ... More


Propaganda as Necessity

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores how the integration of the former German territories into the Polish state was a complex undertaking. Not only did the area have to be settled to a sufficient density, but the ... More


Weighted networks

Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

in Lectures on Complex Networks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199548927
eISBN:
9780191720574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter considers networks in which links differ from each other. The links are made individual by ascribing a positive number (a weight) to each of them. The chapter explains how these weighted ... More


Regional Transportation Development Strategy for the Pan-Pearl River Delta

Xiaohong Chen, Tanfeng Li, and Ye Li

in China's Pan-Pearl River Delta: Regional Cooperation and Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028504
eISBN:
9789882206717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028504.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the objectives and methodology of the Pan-Pearl River Delta (Pan-PRD) regional transportation strategy. It also recommends four strategic measures in regional transportation ... More


US and EU Laws and Policies Compared

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

in Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199553419
eISBN:
9780191594984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553419.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

The disparities—both perceived and real—between US and EU responses to climate change play a central role in defining the political parameters of on-going negotiations over a post-Kyoto agreement. ... More


Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More


Conclusion

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the end of the 1920s tourism in the South had became a mass phenomenon. Even though the southern imagery was set in the public conscious by the end of First World War, the number of tourists ... More


From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Carolyn T. Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. It shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket ... More


(Virtual) Reality, Consciousness, and Free Will

Jim Blascovich

in Free Will and Consciousness: How Might They Work?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389760
eISBN:
9780199863341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389760.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A decade of study and research using digital virtual reality technology has led to several propositions that bear on the interplay among consciousness, free will, and virtual reality. Conscious and ... More


Conclusion: Considered Consumption

Laura M. Hartman

in The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746422
eISBN:
9780199918751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746422.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter summarizes and synthesizes the book's four major considerations that shape Christian thought about consumption. Three contemporary Christian authors—L. Shannon Jung, Elizabeth ... More


The Optimum Town

James A. Mirrlees

in Welfare, Incentives, and Taxation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295211
eISBN:
9780191685095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295211.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses a proposal of a simple model that would allow discussions on the optimal taxation of land and the optimal pricing of transportation. This proposal was made after it was ... More


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