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  1. New Frontiers in Solar System Exploration

    Over the last four decades, robotic spacecraft have visited nearly every planet, from torrid Mercury to frigid Neptune. The data returned by these Pioneers, Mariners, Vikings, and Voyagers have revolutionized our understanding of the solar system. These achievements rank among the greatest accomplishments of the 20th century. Now, at the opening of the 21st, it is appropriate to ask, where do we go from here? In 2001, NASA asked the National Academies to study the current state of solar system exploration in the United States and devise a set of scientific priorities for missions in the upcoming decade (2003-2013). After...

  2. Ultrafast Phenomena VII: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 14–17, 1990

    Preface: This volume contains contributions presented at the 1990 Topical Meeting on Ultrafast Phenomena. The meeting, held in Monterey, California, from May 14 to 17, was the seventh in a biennial series whose purpose is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest advances in ultrafast optics and their application to fundamental scientific and engineering studies. The 362 registered participants, including liS students, represented a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines and came from 18 different countries. Their enthusiasm, the originality and quality of the papers that were presented, and the beautiful coastal setting combined to produce a...

  3. Metalloproteins : theory, calculations, and experiments

    Preface: Metalloproteins play essential critical functional roles in enzymatically catalyzing reactions difficult to achieve without metals, in signal transduction, and in storage and transport of proteins constituting over 1/3 of the proteome of living organisms. Recent breakthroughs in crystallography have provided insights into understanding their mechanisms, but challenges remain in identifying the particularly redox states of the metals and in the chemical mechanisms for the complex reactions they catalyze. With these advances in structural information, theory and computation are starting to play a more significant role, particularly in identifying the reaction mechanism. This volume summarizes some of the recent progresses...

  4. Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure

    Austen-Smith, David; Banks, Jeffrey S.
    [no abstract]

  5. Positive Political Theory I: Collective Preference

    Austen-Smith, David; Banks, Jeffrey S.
    [no abstract]

  6. Modern political economy : old topics, new directions

    Banks, Jeffrey S.; Hanushek, Eric A.
    [no abstract]

  7. Signaling games in political science

    Banks, Jeffrey S.
    [no abstract]

  8. Overgroups of Root Groups in Classical Groups

    Aschbacher, Michael
    We extend results of McLaughlin and Kantor on overgroups of long root subgroups and long root elements in finite classical groups. In particular we determine the maximal subgroups of this form. We also determine the maximal overgroups of short root subgroups in finite classical groups, and the maximal overgroups in finite orthogonal groups of c-root subgroups.

  9. The science opportunities for the Warm Spitzer Mission Workshop

    Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J.; Silbermann, Nancy
    [no abstract]

  10. Finance, Intermediaries, and Economic Development

    Engerman, Stanley L.; Hoffman, Philip T.; Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent; Sokoloff, Kenneth L.
    Preface: This volume contains papers first presented at a conference, "In Data Veritas: Institutions and Growth in Economic History," held in honor of Lance Davis at the California Institute of Technology, November 6-8, 1998. In addition to the presenters, also attending , as formal or informal discussions, were Karen Clay, Robert Cull, Price Fishback, Albert Fishlow, Stephen Haber, John James, Shawn Kantor, Zorina Khan, Margaret Levenstein, Rebecca Menes, Clayne Pope, and John Wallis. The Introduction and the Afterword were written by the editors at a later date. We wish to thank Frank Smith from Cambridge University Press and the two anonymous...

  11. Plume 2 : Alfred-Wegener-Conference extended abstracts, July 17-21, 1995, Schloss Ringberg, Rottach-Egern, Germany

    Anderson, Don L.; Hart, Stanley R.; Hofmann, Albrecht W.; Lehnert, K.

  12. The geomorphology of Dronning Louise Land

    Lister, H.; Wyllie, P. J.
    [no abstract]

  13. A geological reconnaissance through south Germania Land, Northeast Greenland : Lat. 77°N, Long 18 1/2°W ti 22°W

    Wyllie, P. J.
    [no abstract]

  14. Surviving Large Losses: Financial Crises, the Middle Class, and the Development of Capital Markets

    Hoffman, Philip T.; Postel-Vinay, Gilles; Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent
    Financial disasters often have long-range institutional consequences. When financial institutions—banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms, stock exchanges—collapse, new ones take their place, and these changes shape markets for decades or even generations. Surviving Large Losses explains why such financial crises occur, why their effects last so long, and what political and economic conditions can help countries both rich and poor survive—and even prosper—in the aftermath. Looking at past and more recent financial disasters through the lens of political economy, the authors identify three factors critical to the development of financial institutions: the level of government debt, the size of the middle class,...

  15. Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe

    Rosenthal, Jean-Laurent; Wong, Roy Bin
    [Introduction] In the past three decades scholars have reconsidered what set Europe off from the rest of the world as the site of state formation and economic changes that led to modern nation-states and industrialized economies. The themes, of course, are far older. They recur in the inquiries of great social thinkers from Montesquieu and Adam Smith to Karl Marx and Max Weber. Europe’s, particularly England’s, success moved scholars to assess other societies from a European benchmark. Quite diverse social science scholarship presumed that there was a unique and European-defined path to modernization and prosperity. But in the 1980s doubts...

  16. Election Fraud: Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation

    Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E.; Hyde, Susan D.
    [no abstract]

  17. Macroeconomics and Micropolitics: The Electoral Effects of Economic Issues

    Kiewiet, D. Roderick
    [no abstract]

  18. Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy

    Gerber, Elisabeth R.; Lupia, Arthur; McCubbins, Mathew D.; Kiewiet, D. Roderick
    This book uses eleven recent California initiatives and referendums to provide readers with a set of analytical tools and examples that will help them better understand real politics. It clarifies the public consequences, and studies the great variations of what happens to initiatives that win on Election Day and withstand judicial review. Research is presented in an effective and efficient manner, along with key factors that lead policy actors to implement and enforce initiatives and referendums fully, partially, and not at all—a social phenomenon that affects our lives in fundamental ways. A wide range of policy areas cover tobacco tax,...

  19. Legislatures: Comparative Perspectives on Representative Assemblies

    Loewenberg, Gerhard; Squire, Peverill; Kiewiet, D. Roderick
    The purpose of this book is to bridge the gap between the large, systematic body of scholarship on the U.S. Congress and the significant though more scattered scholarship on legislatures outside the United States. Although there is no single paradigm that guides research on Congress, there has been a succession of dominant methodologies. Among these the rational choice approach is the most recent. Furthermore, the sustained work on Congress has produced an accepted body of knowledge on many aspects of the institution, and considerable agreement on the current research agenda. By comparison, research on legislatures outside the United States employs...

  20. The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process

    Kiewiet, D. Roderick; McCubbins, Mathew D.
    [no abstract]

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