WorldCat Identities

Butler, Robert 1942-

Works: 19 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 5,576 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Butler
The Richard Wright encyclopedia ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers all aspects of the author's life and times and serves as a guide for one of the most important African American writers
Native son : the emergence of a new Black hero by Robert Butler( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination and study of the novel Native son and why it holds a singular position in American literature
The city in African-American literature ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the words of Alain Locke, the city provided "a new vision of opportunity" for African-Americans that could enable them to move from an enslaving "medieval" world to a modern world containing the possibility of liberation. More recent African-American literature has also been noteworthy for its largely affirmative vision of urban life. Amiri Baraka's 1981 essay "Black Literature and the Afro-American Nation: The Urban Voice" argues that, from the Harlem Renaissance onward, African-American literature has been "urban shaped," producing a uniquely "black urban consciousness." And Toni Morrison, although stressing that the American city in general has often induced a sense of alienation in many African-American writers, nevertheless adds that modern African-American literature is suffused with an "affection" for "the village within" the city. Gwendolyn Brook's poetry and Gloria Naylor's fiction, likewise, celebrate this sense of cultural unity in the black city
The critical response to Richard Wright ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The critical response to Ralph Ellison ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary African American fiction : the open journey by Robert Butler( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book argues that from its very beginnings African American journey narratives are distinctively "non-teleological"; that is, they typically resist being directed toward an end point in a particular place and instead exult in movement through indefinite space. They view movement as intrinsically valuable, a process of endless becoming rather than a carefully mapped journey resulting in a completed state of being rooted in a fixed place. As such, these journeys are a compelling metaphor of the American desire for the "new life" consisting of unlimited personal development. The writers examined in this book offer a unique set of variations on this kind of open journey
The critical response in Japan to African American writers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effect of midsole hardness on propulsion during running performance by Robert Butler( )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guidebook for southern Appalachian field trip in the Carolinas, Tennessee, and northeastern Georgia, September 9-15, 1979 by Robert D Hatcher( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the working gir wage-earning women in American literature, 1890-1925 by Robert Butler( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tectonic framework and seismic source zones of the eastern United States : research project P101-21 : draft ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Star trek 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Now You See Him, Now You Don't by Robert Butler( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Time and narrative design in the major novels of James T. Farrell by Robert Butler( )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Determining the Aerothermodynamic Environment of a Generic Missile ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
There are a variety of computer codes of varying degrees of rigor which can be used by the designers of high-speed missile systems in order to define the aerothermodynamic environment at flight conditions. It is assumed that the flow models and the numerical algorithms used in these codes have been validated by their developers. However, the users of such codes must exercise them against a quality data base, gaining knowledge of the intricacies in the use of such codes and calibrating the range of conditions over which the code can be used to predict specific parameters that are important to the design objectives without necessarily verifying that all the features of the flow are correctly modeled. Data which can be used to define the aerothermodynamic environment of a generic missile have been obtained in the Tri-Sonic Wind Tunnel (TWT) of the Aeronautical Research Center (ARC) at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). Forces and moments, surface pressures, surface temperatures, and flow visualization photographs have been obtained at a Mach number of 4.28 over a range of Reynolds numbers (based on the free-stream conditions and model length) from 1x10(exp 7) to 1.5x10(exp 7). The experimentally-determined parameters are compared in the present paper with parameters computed using the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations in the GASP v3 code and with the aerodynamic coefficients computed using the ATAP code
[Letter] 1983 Nov. 26, Stephenville Crossing [to] Royal Commission on Hospital and Nursing Home Costs, St. John's by Robert Butler( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Effects of the Thermal Boundary Condition and Turbulence on Heat Transfer from a Cylinder, Flat Plate, and Turbine Blade Using the Transient Shroud and Heated-Coating Techniques ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A new technique to measure local heat transfer is developed, it and other methods are used to study the effects of the thermal boundary condition on local heat transfer and turbulence level effects on turbine blade heat transfer. The new technique is called the shroud technique and is a variation on the transient method. It is designed for use on arbitrarily shaped models in a wind tunnel. The shroud acts as a protective covering during in-situ heating of the model. A transient is produced by sudden removal of the shroud. Measurements on a cylinder in cross-flow are used as one method for validation of this technique. These measurements showed that the shroud technique produced good results except in the wake region where the duration of the flow development sometimes created problems. The shroud technique and a gold-film heated-coating method are both used for measurements on a flat plate with a laminar boundary layer to investigate the effect of thermal boundary conditions. The results are compared to numerical solutions, done as part of this study, for uniform temperature, uniform heat flux, and transient thermal boundary conditions. The experimental results agreed well with theory with the uniform heat flux producing 36% higher heat transfer rates than those for uniform temperature. The transient results were highly dependent on the non-dimensional temperature used, producing heat transfer rates as low as the uniform temperature or higher than the uniform heat flux boundary conditions
An Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer, Transition and Separation on Turbine Blades at Low Reynolds Number and High Turbulence Intensity ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The effects of turbulence intensity on the heat transfer distribution, transition and flow separation on a turbine blade was investigated at low Reynolds numbers. Measurements were performed in linear cascades (at both UCDavis and the USAF Academy) at low Reynolds number (67,000 to 144,000) representative of low pressure turbine stages at high altitude. Nominal turbulence intensities of 1% and 10% (generated with biplane lattice grids) were used. The heat transfer was measured with the uniform heat flux (UHF) or heated-coating method. The heated-coating was a gold-film and liquid crystals were used for the surface temperature measurement. A novel laser-tuft surface flow visualization method was also used. For low turbulence levels (1%) the pressure side of the blade exhibited streaks of varying heat transfer possibly associated with Taylor-Gortler vortices. With grid turbulence (10%) these streaks disappeared on the pressure side and the heat transfer nearly doubled. Gird turbulence also increased the heat transfer on the leading edge and suction surface, while advancing the location of boundary layer transition. Good agreement was generally found between the UCDavis and USAFA data. These cascade results compare favorably to those that have been reported with rotation
Securing the grid : opportunities and risks in operational technology by Robert Butler( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This report examines threats and risks associated with the convergence of Information Technology and Operational Technology and the growing need for securing converged infrastructure. The author recommends that "NIST, as the premiere standards body, and DHS, as the government's lead implementation arm, need to build on current standards to develop a holistic strategy for securing digital infrastructure and data centers that focuses on expanded information sharing and learning between information technology and operational technology groups."
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