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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... behind the peaks and troughs of the usage of “California” and related phrases. For those new to computational corpus analysis, this article introduces the techniques and concepts of corpus analysis, explains the strengths and weaknesses of large-scale, longitudinal studies of language, and describes the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... nation-state as their unit of analysis. But they are also crit- icized as overly constrained by fixed entities and arbitrary divisions such as municipal or national boundaries. In real- ity, urban networks and influences are dynamic, diverse, and transcend such boundaries.9 The emphasis on compar- ison...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... humanists come together to explore some particular urban concern, there are no ready terms of analysis, grounds for inter- pretation, or prescriptive responses. Creative practices for engaging the concern have to be invented. Even the dimen- sions of any issue must be detected. When architects consider...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... speculation might be a weaker form, it still presents a visually striking narrative that pushes past the static boundaries of descrip- tion and analysis to which most scholarly work timidly abides. This video may have a reserved view of the future, but it presents it with surety, again forcing us to reconcile...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to. That effort, in turn, has consequences that are potentially beneficial for the disposition of the human- ities more broadly conceived. Indeed, one of the criticisms leveled at the humanities is that the disciplines are too heavily weighted toward critical analysis and take insufficient notice of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... like trash, play, working, graffiti, gangs, social space, parking, and so on. Our point was not to create a miniature master plan but to build up an arsenal of practical design solutions based on careful, realistic analysis that could help residents frame demands of landlords and the city. We imagined...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... county planning commissions to state highway departments writes David W. Jones in the 2008 book Mass Motorization þ Mass Transit: An American History and Policy Analysis. The onset of World War II brought most freeway building to a halt. But once the war was over, Los Angeles was primed to unleash a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 22–36.
Published: 01 June 2012
... many different functions which the event plays for those who attend, including as a space for industry networking, for discussions of the future of comics, for fan activism and academic analysis. © 2012 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... new. B Notes Photographs by Nick Street. 1 See, for example, the General Social Survey, conducted each year (with a few exceptions) since 1972. See also decennial Religious Congregations and Membership Study. Both the GSS and RCMS are available for analysis at thearda.com. 2 httpbeautifulgate.la 3...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 44–53.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., Asia, and Latin America, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis of the world s religious popu- lations.1 That share is forecast to grow to nearly three- quarters by 2050. Meanwhile, in the United States, Chris- tianity is steadily contracting. Just two-thirds of Americans are expected to be...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sociology at UC San Diego, Evans used computer-aided text analysis to comb through thousands of articles from major national and regional newspapers on religious and scientific debates regarding environmental policy, homosexuality, stem cell research, and evolution. Then he interviewed dozens of Americans...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... toward ever smaller and more sensi- tive genetic material. A real-time PCR process was used, and FDA approved, for in vitro diagnostic assays. More than two decades later, in vitro PCR analysis would find another avenue for FDA approval when 23andMe, the Mountain View based genetics-for-everyone-and-as...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 24–31.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of the Rocky Mountains and Canada.3 Because OR7 descends from wolves reintroduced to Idaho from inland British Colum- bia, Hendricks s analysis suggests that more or less the right kind of wolf according to ecologists is recoloniz- ing Oregon and California. But with just two specimens, it is...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
... interconnected neurons of the visual cortex), then do objects actually pos- sess intrinsic color at all? For now, put those late-night-dorm-room thoughts aside and light a candle at the altar of neuroscience. The human eye and brain together create an image of the world, in part by doing all that analysis of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
... deep analysis of what s working and not working and all the things everybody is doing in the environment. And the other thing is that, you know, universities are places where, ideally, it s fine to have arguments. It s not always so fine to have arguments in the NGO world or even the federal agency...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 98–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Ernest Lawrence developed, starting with his first palm-size proto-cyclotron in Berkeley more than eighty years ago. Robert Oppenheimer, whose friendship with Lawrence would crumble under the pressures of postwar nuclear pol- itics, left a typically refined analysis of Lawrence s contribu- tion ten years...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of the exposition, and each brings the fairgrounds back to life with photos and ephemera. In Panorama, Bruno includes mini biogra- phies of some of the major participants as well as his personal family stories. San Francisco s Jewel City features Ackley s historical analysis and archival treasures...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... allows producers to have their oil tested and, if their product passes muster, to include a seal on their label certifying it as extra virgin The council s testing process uses both lab- oratory analysis and sensory analysis. To pass, oils must have an acidity level of less than 0.5 percent and have a...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... vegetation that Muir studied.13 The ramifications of these climatic changes should not be underestimated. In 1871, Muir discovered Black Mountain Glacier in the Sierra Nevada.14,15 By 1977 it had vanished.16 Today there are 122 mapped glaciers in the Sierra Nevada, and an analysis of fourteen of them shows...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... it s antipopulist in the nineteenth century or antiprogressive in the twentieth. By focusing on one set of values, this analysis asserts, the people don t notice what they re really losing until it s too late and San Francisco is no different. But for all that s troubling San Francisco today, much...