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Jacobs, Robert A. 1960-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 2,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Art  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: E169.12, 973.91
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Most widely held works by Robert A Jacobs
Filling the hole in the nuclear future : art and popular culture respond to the bomb by Robert A Jacobs( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the effect of nuclear testing on science fiction movies during the mid-1950s in both the United States and Japan to the socially engaged visual discussion about power embodied in Japanese manga, Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future takes readers into unexpected territory. --Book Jacket
The dragon's tail : Americans face the atomic age by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When President Harry Truman introduced the atomic bomb to the world in 1945, he described it as a God-given harnessing of "the basic power of the universe." Six days later a New York Times editorial framed the dilemma of the new Atomic Age for its readers: "Here the long pilgrimage of man on Earth turns towards darkness or towards light." American nuclear scientists, aware of the dangers their work involved, referred to one of their most critical experiments as "tickling the dragon's tail."" "Even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, most Americans may not have been sure what an atomic bomb was or how it worked. But they did sense that it had fundamentally changed the future of the human race. In this book, Robert Jacobs analyzes the early impact of nuclear weapons on American culture and society. He does so by examining a broad range of stories, or "nuclear narratives," that sought to come to grips with the implications of the bomb's unprecedented and almost unimaginable power." "Beginning with what he calls the "primary nuclear narrative," which depicted atomic power as a critical agent of social change that would either destroy the world or transform it for the better, Jacobs explores a variety of common themes and images related to the destructive power of the bomb, the effects of radiation, and ways of surviving nuclear war. He looks at civil defense pamphlets, magazines, novels, and films to recover the stories the U.S. government told its citizens and soldiers as well as those presented in popular culture." "According to Jacobs, this early period of Cold War nuclear culture - from 1945 to the banning of above-ground testing in 1963 - was distinctive for two reasons: not only did atmospheric testing make Americans keenly aware of the presence of nuclear weapons in their lives, but radioactive fallout from the tests also made these weapons a serious threat to public health, separate from yet directly linked to the danger of nuclear war."--Jacket
Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki : nuclear humanities in the post-Cold War by N. A. J Taylor( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: on Hiroshima becoming history / N.A.J. Taylor -- Contested spaces of ethnicity: Zainichi Korean accounts of the atomic bombings / Erik Ropers -- Memory and survival in everyday textures: Ishiuchi Miyako's Hiroshima / Makeda Best -- The most modern city in the world: Isamu Noguchi's cenotaph controversy and Hiroshima's city of peace / Ran Zwigenberg -- Nuclear cosmopolitan memory in the war game (1965) and "The museum of ante-memorials" (2012) / Jessica Rapson -- Nuclear memory / Stefanie Fishel -- Nagasaki re-imagined: the last shall be first / Kathleen Sullivan -- The atomic gaze and Ankoku Butoh in post-war Japan / Adam Broinowski -- Australian POW and occupation force experiences in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a digital hyper-visualisation / Stuart Bender and Mick Broderick -- In the light of Hiroshima: banalizing violence and normalizing experiences of the atomic bombing / Yuki Miyamoto -- Hiroshima and the paradoxes of Japanese nuclear perplexity / Thomas E. Doyle, II -- For granting (a) voice / Marcel Quiroz -- Witnessing Nagasaki for the second time / Imafuku Ryuta -- Antimonument: a short reflection on writings by Marcela Quiroz and Ryuta Imafuku / Shinpei Takeda
Images of rupture between East and West : the perception of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern European arts and media( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of the incommensurability of the Holocaust and the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the juxtaposition of Auschwitz and Hiroshima has long been a topic of serious debate. However, the fact that the interpretation of the two events in Eastern Europe differed considerably from the Western angle was largely neglected. While in Western thinking, both Auschwitz and Hiroshima were often seen as ruptures that shook the foundations of civilization, in communist Eastern Europe the concept of rupture was either ignored or dismissed as Western defeatism. In their contributions, international scholars investigate the perception of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern Europe from a wide range of disciplines. The volume presents a complex picture of the divides and intersections between different cultures of commemoration, including American and Japanese responses to Auschwitz and Hiroshima
Doragon tēru : kaku no anzen shinwa to amerika no taishū bunka by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Task decomposition through competition in a modular connectionist architecture by Robert A Jacobs( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hierarchical mixtures of experts and the EM algorithm by Michael Irwin Jordan( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIM's). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop an on-line learning algorithm in which the parameters are updated incrementally. Comparative simulation results are presented in the robot dynamics domain
Shevet Yehuda : text and context by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work-For-Hire and the Moral Right Dilemma in the European Community: A U.S Perspective by Robert A Jacobs( )

2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A current study of brazil, the brazilian steel industry, and continental group, inc. interests by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and the business person( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a basic foundation of what business law is, its importance in business operations, the importance of a businesspersons understanding the law, and consequences of not knowing the law
Red Blood Cell Volume and the Capacity for Exercise at Moderate to High Altitude by Robert A Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitochondrial function in human skeletal muscle following high-altitude exposure( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Studies regarding mitochondrial modifications in human skeletal muscle following acclimatization to high altitude are conflicting, and these inconsistencies may be due to the prevalence of representing mitochondrial function through static and isolated measurements of specific mitochondrial characteristics. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate mitochondrial function in response to high-altitude acclimatization through measurements of respiratory control in the vastus lateralis muscle. Skeletal muscle biopsies were obtained from 10 lowland natives prior to and again after a total of 9-11 days of exposure to 4559 m. High-resolution respirometry was performed on the muscle samples to compare respiratory chain function and respiratory capacities. Respirometric analysis revealed that mitochondrial function was largely unaffected, because high-altitude exposure did not affect the capacity for fat oxidation or individualized respiration capacity through either complex I or complex II. Respiratory chain function remained unaltered, because neither coupling nor respiratory control changed in response to hypoxic exposure. High-altitude acclimatization did, however, show a tendency (P = 0.059) to limit mass-specific maximal oxidative phosphorylation capacity. These data suggest that 9-11 days of exposure to high altitude do not markedly modify integrated measures of mitochondrial functional capacity in skeletal muscle despite significant decrements in the concentrations of enzymes involved in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation
House at Blairstown, New Jersey : [with garage] by Ely Jacques Kahn( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Atrocity in slow and fast motion : the nuclear age and the Rwandan genocide( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb (AsiaWorld) by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Differential functions of the Jewish Community Center and congregations in the Cincinnati Jewish community by Robert A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adaptations of skeletal muscle mitochondria to exercise training( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : New Findings: What is the topic of this review? We review recent work relating to exercise-induced alterations in mitochondrial structure and function. What advances does it highlight? Training mitochondrial volume density increases due to 1) an increase cross sectional area and 2) longitudinal growth. Specific respiratory alterations appear dependent on exercise training intensity. Low-moderate endurance training primarily improves the capacity for fat oxidation whereas high-intensity interval training (HIT) improves global respiratory capacity. The latter includes maximal state 3 mass-specific respiration, which is the strongest individual measure predictive of endurance performance. This highlights the importance of training specificity in endurance athletes. Mitochondrial volume density (MitoVD) is composed of two distinct mitochondrial subpopulations-- intermyofibrillar mitochondria (MitoIMF) and subsarcolemmal mitochondria (MitoSS). With exercise training, MitoVD may increase by up to 40% and is, for the most part, related to an increase in MitoIMF . Exercise-induced adaptations in mitochondrial function depend on the intensity of training and appear to be explained predominately by an increased expression of mitochondrial enzymes that facilitate aerobic metabolism. Although mitochondrial content often increases with training, it seems that mitochondrial adaptations are not needed to facilitate maximal oxygen uptake, whereas such adaptations are of greater importance for endurance capacity. New Findings: What is the topic of this review? We review recent work relating to exercise-induced alterations in mitochondrial structure and function. What advances does it highlight? Training mitochondrial volume density increases due to 1) an increase cross sectional area and 2) longitudinal growth. Specific respiratory alterations appear dependent on exercise training intensity. Low-moderate endurance training primarily improves the capacity for fat oxidation whereas high-intensity interval training (HIT) improves global respiratory capacity. The latter includes maximal state 3 mass-specific respiration, which is the strongest individual measure predictive of endurance performance. This highlights the importance of training specificity in endurance athletes
The unfinished atomic bomb : shadows and reflections by David Lowe( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection examines how the use of the atomic bomb in Japan has been memorialized. The contributors analyze the cultural legacies of the atomic bomb in political, historical, literary, and artistic contexts
The C57Bl/6 mouse serves as a suitable model of human skeletal muscle mitochondrial function( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : It is debatable whether differences in mitochondrial function exist across skeletal muscle types and whether mouse skeletal muscle mitochondrial function can serve as a valid model for human skeletal muscle mitochondrial function. The aims of this study were to compare and contrast three different mouse skeletal muscles and to identify the mouse muscle that most closely resembles human skeletal muscle respiratory capacity and control. Mouse quadriceps (QUADM), soleus (SOLM) and gastrocnemius (GASTM) skeletal muscles were obtained from 8- to 10-week-old healthy mice (n = 8), representing mixed, oxidative and glycolytic muscle, respectively. Skeletal muscle samples were also collected from young, active, healthy human subjects (n = 8) from the vastis lateralis (QUADH). High-resolution respirometry was used to examine mitochondrial function in all skeletal muscle samples, and mitochondrial content was quantified with citrate synthase activity. Mass-specific respiration was higher across all respiratory states in SOLM versus both GASTM and QUADH (P <0.01). When controlling for mitochondrial content, however, SOLM respiration was lower than GASTM and QUADH (P <0.05 and P <0.01, respectively). When comparing respiratory capacity between mouse and human muscle, QUADM exhibited only one different respiratory state when compared with QUADH . These results demonstrate that qualitative differences in mitochondrial function exist between different mouse skeletal muscles types when respiratory capacity is normalized to mitochondrial content, and that skeletal muscle respiratory capacity in young, healthy QUADM does correspond well with that of young, healthy QUADH
 
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Filling the hole in the nuclear future : art and popular culture respond to the bomb
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The dragon's tail : Americans face the atomic age
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Jacobs, Robert 1960-

Jacobs, Robert A.

ジェイコブズ, ロバート・A

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