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Gender and the Reality of Cities: embodied identities,social relations and performativities
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburgh, 2005)Gender is an integral, ubiquitous and takenforgranted aspect of urban life. It is an influential dimension of urban identities, an axis of urban inequalities, and it animates the everyday practices that characterise ... 
Generalized Arf invariants in algebraic Ltheory
(20030423)The difference between the quadratic Lgroups L.(A) and the sym metric Lgroups L*(A) of a ring with involution A is detected by generalized Arf invariants. The special case A = Z[x] gives a complete set of invariants ... 
A geography of big things
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences; The University of Edinburgh, 2005)The journal Cultural Geographies, and its predecessor Ecumene, has provided flagship scholarship in cultural geography for over a decade. Cultural Geographies has played this part in a period that has witnessed both ... 
The Helpful Environment: distributed agents and services which cooperate
(International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, 200605)Imagine a future environment where a network of sophisticated sensors, protection, and repair systems will be integral to clothing, communications devices, vehicles, transportation systems, buildings, and the environment. ... 
The Helpful Environment: Geographically dispersed intelligent agents that collaborate
(IEEE Intelligent Systems, 200605)Imagine a future environment where a network of sophisticated sensors, protection, and repair systems will be integral to clothing, communications devices, vehicles, transportation systems, buildings, and the environment. ... 
Home Truths: the myth and reality of regeneration in Dundee.
(Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2007)This paper presents a case study of processes that are changing the physical and social fabric of Dundee, concentrating on the proposed demolition of the multistory flats that, for over thirty years, have dominated the ... 
Homology Manifold Bordism
(American Mathematical Society, 1999)The BryantFerryMioWeinberger surgery exact sequence for highdimensional compact ANR homology manifolds is used to obtain transversality, splitting and bordism results for homology manifolds, generalizing previous work ... 
How did the WTC towers collapse: a new theory
(Fire Safety Journal, 200310)This paper uses a finite element model to investigate the stability of the TwinTowers of the World Trade Center, New York for a number of different fire scenarios. This investigation does not take into account the ... 
Hybrid Highrises
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences; The University of Edinburgh, 2005)This paper is drawn from some new research I am getting underway on the fortunes of the highrise. I should say that this paper is largely speculative and has benefited greatly from discussions with my coresearcher on ... 
An Illative Theory of Relations
(20031103)In a previous paper an intensional theory of relations was formulated [Plo90]. It was intended as a formalisation of some of the ideas of Situation Theory concerning relations, assignments, statesofa airs and facts; ... 
Implementing a New Data Model for Simulating Processes
(Institute of Geography. The School of Geosciences.The University of Edinburgh, 2006)The paper describes the development of a new methodological approach for simulating geographic processes through the development of a data model that represents a process. This methodology complements existing approaches ... 
Interactions between Soot and CH* in a Laminar Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame in Microgravity
(The Combustion Institute, 200701)A threedimensional laminar nonbuoyant diffusion flame was studied with the objective of improving the understanding of the soot production. The flame originated from a porous ethylene burner discharging into a laminar ... 
An introduction to algebraic surgery
(http://arxiv.org/pdf/math.AT/0008071, 2000)Surgery theory investigates the homotopy types of manifolds, using a combination of algebra and topology. It is the aim of these notes to provide an introduction to the more algebraic aspects of the theory, without ... 
Investigation of the fertilizer fire aboard the Ostedijk
(2008)This paper provides an account of a selfsustaining decomposition event of the NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) fertilizer freight aboard the ship Ostedijk. The fire developed inside the cargo hold for several ... 
Is Counselling a Feminist Practice?
(Institute of Geography; The School of Geosciences;The University of Edinburgh, 2005)Women’s efforts to influence policies have complex effects, which are often difficult to evaluate. This paper identifies four themes in feminist politics through which to analyse whether a particular intervention involving ... 
Kinds of experience and the five senses
(2007)In this paper I am going to argue that two commonly held views about perceptual experience are incompatible and that one must be given up. The first is the view that the five senses are to be distinguished by appeal to ... 
Largescale pool fires
(20070329)A review of research into the burning behaviour of large pool fires and fuel spill fires is presented. The features which distinguish such fires from smaller pool fires are mainly associated with the fire dynamics at low ... 
Lax Logical Relations
(SPRINGERVERLAG, 2000)Lax logical relations are a categorical generalisation of logical relations; though they preserve product types, they need not preserve exponential types. But, like logical relations, they are preserved by the meanings ... 
A Logic for Parametric Polymorphism
(20031105)In this paper we introduce a logic for parametric polymorphism. Just as LCF is a logic for the simplytyped calculus with recursion and arithmetic, our logic is a logic for System F. The logic permits the formal ... 
Logical Full Abstraction and PCF
(2000)We introduce the concept of logical full abstraction, generalising the usual equational notion. We consider the language PCF and two extensions with “parallel” operations. The main result is that, for standard ...