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Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 2: Those with Less Obvious Connections to Nuclear War

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nuclear war analysts often compared nuclear detonations to volcanic eruptions. The connection between volcanic eruptions and climatic changes, suggested long ago by Benjamin Franklin and others, ... More


The Duchy

Lucy Riall

in Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

What kind of place was Bronte? Nobody knew anything about it. The community was located on the remote, western side of Mount Etna: it was a beautiful spot with commercial potential but it was also ... More


Making History: Pliny's Letters to Tacitus and Angelica Kauffmann's Pliny the Younger and his Mother at Misenum

Victoria C. Gardner Coates

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A first-hand account of Vesuvius' eruption in 79 CE has survived in the form of two letters by Pliny the Younger, who witnessed the event from his uncle's villa at Misenum. Pliny's physical presence ... More


Archaeology and the Rise of the Greek State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Classical archaeology is something generically different from archaeology. It is almost as if the resemblances of names, like that between history and natural history, resulted from the survival of ... More


Scientific Disciplines in Isolation, 1: Those with Obvious Connections to Nuclear War

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Research on the nuclear winter phenomenon involved more than half a dozen scientific disciplines, from particle microphysics and atmospheric chemistry to ozone depletion, studies on the effects of ... More


A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Lawrence Badash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The nuclear winter phenomenon burst upon the public’s consciousness in 1983. Added to the horror of a nuclear war’s immediate effects was the fear that the smoke from fires ignited by the explosions ... More


The Weathering of Oxides

Bruce C. Bunker and William H. Casey

in The Aqueous Chemistry of Oxides

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199384259
eISBN:
9780197562987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384259.003.0026
Subject:
Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Earth’s crust is largely composed of oxides, so the biosphere we inhabit is dominated by interactions between oxides, water, and living things. Part Six of ... More


Observation selection effects and global catastrophic risks

Milan M. ćirković

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Different types of global catastrophic risks (GCRs) are studied in various chapters of this book by direct analysis. In doing so, researchers benefit from ... More


Burial by sand

M. Anwar Maun

in The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570356
eISBN:
9780191916731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570356.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

In coastal dune systems, plant communities are fundamentally the product of interaction between disturbance of the substrate, impact of high wind velocities, salt ... More


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