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3. Partition and the ‘all-India’ film

3. Partition and the ‘all-India’ film  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0003
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9780198723097
India officially became ‘independent’ in 1947 and a Republic in 1950. Neither were easy transitions. The cinema would inherit all of India’s political contradictions. It would soon become ... More
7. The radio sky

7. The radio sky  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0007
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9780198745860
‘The radio sky’ considers radio telescopes that can see much longer wavelengths. Cosmic radio waves were first discovered in 1932 by Karl Jansky, with the first radio telescope built in ... More
Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.001.0001
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book
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9780198723097
One film out of every five made anywhere comes from India. From its beginnings under colonial rule through to the heights of Bollywood, Indian cinema has challenged social injustices such ... More
5. Bollywood

5. Bollywood  

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

in Indian Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191789694
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723097.003.0005
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9780198723097
Indian cinema has historically assumed that its enormous local impact disqualifies it from imagining an audience beyond the domestic one. ‘Bollywood’ explains, however, that there has ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0007
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9780192803061
In this ‘Epilogue’ the attempts of observers and theoreticians to understand the visible heavenly bodies is seen to give way to a new type of astronomy that combines physics and chemistry. ... More
6. The electronic age

6. The electronic age  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191798153
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0006
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9780198733713
The application of radio waves triggered a wholly new approach to navigation at sea. ‘The electronic age’ begins with Radio Direction Finding introduced at the start of the 20th century ... More
Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoff Cottrell

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.001.0001
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book
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9780198745860
Telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it. Galileo’s observations of the Moon’s cratered surface and discovery of Jupiter’s four big satellites ... More
Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Navigation: A Very Short Introduction  

Jim Bennett

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198733713
Navigation: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history of navigation, including the distinctive cultures of early navigation. It shows how the adoption of mathematical ... More
6. Electromagnetic waves

6. Electromagnetic waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0006
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9780198803782
‘Electromagnetic waves’ considers the history of the scientific investigation into the electromagnetic spectrum, including Einstein’s insight into the quantized nature of electromagnetic ... More
9. The next telescopes

9. The next telescopes  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198745860
Each question that telescopes have helped answer has led to new questions: what is dark matter and dark energy? How did the first galaxies form? Are there habitable, Earth-like exoplanets? ... More

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