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Spreading Seafloors

James Lawrence Powell.

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3196 words.

This chapter discusses paleomagnetic research that focused on spreading seafloors and their relevance to continental drift. By 1964, paleomagnetic research was already shifting direction....

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The maximum likelihood dating of magnetostratigraphic sections

Otakar Man.

in Geophysical Journal International

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7711 words.

Summary

In general, stratigraphic sections are dated by biostratigraphy and magnetic polarity stratigraphy (MPS) is subsequently used to improve the dating...

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Akrasia

F. H. Buckley.

in Fair Governance

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 11072 words.

Akrasia is weakness of the will, where a person knows what choice is in his best interest, but lacks the strength of will to make it. The akrates might be in the grip of an overpowering...

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The Subjectivity of Nature

James Miller.

in China's Green Religion

June 2017; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 8545 words.

Daoism proposes a radical reversal of the way that modern human beings think about the natural world. Rather than understanding human beings as “subject” who observe the “objective” world...

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Meditation: magic, myth, and mystery

Michael A. West.

in The Psychology of Meditation

August 1990; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 8081 words.

This chapter presents the lack of consensus between meditators and researchers over the effects of meditation. The results of the research are reviewed and a variety of ...

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Palaeomagnetic interpretation of dynamo simulations

Johannes Wicht.

in Geophysical Journal International

August 2005; p ublished online August 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7546 words.

Summary

The properties of geomagnetic field excursions and reversals are commonly inferred from one palaeomagnetic site only. However, dynamo simulations...

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What’s flexible in behavioral flexibility?

Jean-Nicolas Audet and Louis Lefebvre.

in Behavioral Ecology

August 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 4639 words.

Abstract

Behavioral ecologists interested in comparative cognition have struggled to design tasks that are both ecologically relevant and experimentally...

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Successful Europeanisation in the 1990s

Paolo Dardanelli.

in Between Two Unions

January 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 3147 words.

This chapter focuses on the successful Europeanisation that occurred during the 1990s. Its differentiates the European dimension during the 1970s and the 1990s, and looks at its impact on...

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Freedom and the Self

Galen Strawson.

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 2

December 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Metaphysics. 3536 words.

This chapter was originally delivered as the opening address at Responsibility & Relationships, a conference held at the College of William & Mary in September 2012 in honor of the fiftieth...

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Fear Itself

Philip Auerswald.

in The Coming Prosperity

April 2012; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation. 6092 words.

This chapter describes prosperity on a global scale with focus on the political narrative in the United States. It illustrates significant narratives of domestic doom that relate to...

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Financial Crisis

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 1167 words.

Financial crises involve a sudden pronounced drop in the market value or price of a financial asset or instrument. Falling asset prices are likely to result in an unwillingness to hold or...

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Self-Correcting Information Cascades

Jacob K. Goeree, Thomas R. Palfrey, Brian W. Rogers and Richard D. McKelvey.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2007; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 14523 words.

We report experimental results from long sequences of decisions in environments that are theoretically prone to severe information cascades. Observed behaviour is much different—information...

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Pairs Trading: Performance of a Relative-Value Arbitrage Rule

Evan Gatev, William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Markets. 13082 words.

We test a Wall Street investment strategy, “pairs trading,” with daily data over 1962–2002. Stocks are matched into pairs with minimum distance between normalized historical prices. A...

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Instead of an Epilogue: Communist Organs, or Technology and Organology

Leif Weatherby.

in Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 14893 words.

From his early debates with Feuerbach to his self-construal as analogous to Darwin to his long and influential analysis of machines in the factory, Marx returned to the term “organ”...

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Self-similar dynamic converging shocks – I. An isothermal gas sphere with self-gravity

Yu-Qing Lou and Chun-Hui Shi.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

P ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 9450 words.

We explore novel self-similar dynamic evolution of converging spherical shocks in a self-gravitating isothermal gas under conceivable astrophysical situations. The construction of such...

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Magnetic interaction analysis of basaltic samples and pre-selection for absolute palaeointensity measurements

Florian Wehland, Roman Leonhardt, Fabienne Vadeboin and Erwin Appel.

in Geophysical Journal International

August 2005; p ublished online August 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 2865 words.

Summary

For a successful palaeointensity experiment a sample should only consists of non-interacting single domain (SD) particles. As this cannot be...

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Liquidity Insurance in a Financially Dollarized Economy

Eduardo Levy Yeyati.

in Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

March 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. 12198 words.

This chapter which revisits the evidence on the incidence of financial dollarization (FD) on the propensity to suffer bank runs and documents the positive link between FD and accumulation...

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The International Monetary System: Living with Asymmetry

Maurice Obstfeld.

in Globalization in an Age of Crisis

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Economics. 16714 words.

The international monetary system faces a growing asymmetry between advanced and emerging nations, echoing the pattern of the late Bretton Woods System. Emerging countries facing the threat...

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Passive Resistance to Active Rebellion: From Trifles to The Verge

Veronica Makowsky.

in Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women

June 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 9671 words.

Susan Glaspell is well known for the widely anthologized Trifles (1916), and many critics treat the plays as her greatest works because they are an exciting and innovative contribution to...

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Multiple Identities and Their Organization

Gary S. Gregg.

in Navigating Multiple Identities

April 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 13067 words.

This chapter examines historical and current theories of the multiplicity of identity, and in addition to McAdams’ story-structure model and Hermans and Kempen’s dialogical model, it...

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