The Channel Tunnel

  title={The Channel Tunnel},
  author={M Smith},
  • M. Smith
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Education
  • Nature
WE fear there are still many who fail to see that any good can come of scientific research unless it has some well-defined “utilitarian” object in view. Even in this and in other countries that are in the van of civilisation and in which education is comparatively wide-spread, the majority of mankind can appreciate a benefit only when it takes a concrete and tangible form. That love of knowledge for its own sake, that noble inquisitiveness which has been so fruitful in results during the last… 

Pro Patria: Blocking the Tunnel

his essay offers an account of the literature of invasion, and specifically of the Tinvasion of Britain through the Channel Tunnel in the late-Victorian and Edwardian period. It is a contribution to

Future Perfect Strategy: The Role of Imagination and the Risk of Empty Horizons

Can ‘future-perfect-thinking’ be turned into a management strategy? Can trivial, everyday projects, like getting a letter to a friend, serve as model for huge, complex construction projects? These

Opposition to the Channel Tunnel, 1882-1975: Identity, Island Status and Security

This article will discuss the defence arguments that were used to oppose the channel tunnel, the relationship between these arguments and Britain's island status, the perceptions of British

A kinship of dreams and nightmares : anxiety and wish fulfilment fantasy in British disaster fiction, 1898-1939

This thesis presents an in-depth analysis of the major British disaster novels published before World War II. Focussing on Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1898), Shiel’s The Purple Cloud (1901), Conan

The Channel Tunnel, 1955–75

Relative to the development of the Channel Tunnel, this article focuses on the post-World War II period up to 1975, which covers the design, promotion, and first failure of the twin bored tunnel for

The invasion of the United Kingdom : public controversy and official planning 1888-1918

Unless another licence is stated on the immediately following page this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International licence.

From William Smith to William Whitaker: the development of British hydrogeology in the nineteenth century

  • J. Mather
  • History
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 1998
Abstract Some of the earliest applications of the principles of geology to the solution of hydrologic problems were made by William Smith, who used his knowledge of strata succession to locate

Geological bibliography for the English Channel (Part 2)

This bibliography is a sequel to that prepared by Smith, Hamilton, Williams & Hommeril which appeared in Memoire du B.R.G.J\1., no. 79 ( 1972) following the Anglo-French meeting on Channel geology

Transport, the Urban Pattern and Regional Change, 1960-2010

This paper examines transport policy and urban patterns since 1960. It concentrates first on the period up to the mid 1980s and distinguishes intra-regional from inter-regional change. The effect on


T his invited biographical review cov-ers the career of Dr. David Julius and his discovery of thermosensitive TRP channels. Dr. Julius is currently the Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and