The radiocarbon dating method is based on the fact that radiocarbon is constantly being created in the atmosphere by the interaction of cosmic rays with atmospheric nitrogen.
The resulting radiocarbon combines with atmospheric oxygen to form radioactive carbon dioxide, which is incorporated into plants by photosynthesis; animals then acquire in a sample from a dead plant or animal such as a piece of wood or a fragment of bone provides information that can be used to calculate when the animal or plant died.
Their analysis indicates that most of these soldiers were killed by gunfire - something that was very unusual for this time.
The Thirty Years' War took place in Central Europe between 16.
Contrast Characterization Marches On, in which a character changes because their previous characterization was only a "work in progress".
See also Character Check, where a derailed character might briefly act like they used to. Though how it can be applied to real life is anyone's guess...
The steps were later removed and presented to Buchan.
Writing the book was a way of taking his mind off his bodily pain, and his mental anguish, too, for the First World War had just broken out.
Amid so much calamity it is hardly surprising that Buchan set his story in familiar, well-loved places – the Scottish borders and in particular the countryside of Galloway, where he had often holidayed, fished and climbed with his family and his Oxford friends.
In 1913, a year previously, Blackwood’s Magazine had published “The Power-House”, a story about a lawyer who stumbles into an international conspiracy, is nearly done to death in an upstairs room in a restaurant in Fitzrovia and then is chased across London by a large gang of ruffians.
The Buchan shockers are hard to pigeonhole as belonging to one particular genre of literature.
When an established character becomes largely different, exhibiting behavior contrary to what has been previously shown. Rather than gradually changing in response to events and experiences, a derailed character will exhibit shockingly unusual behavior that implies malfeasance or incompetence on the part of the writers.
Note that organic growth does not necessarily mean 'benign growth', and it is perfectly possible for a previously good-natured character to end up embittered or depressed without falling victim to this trope. In published fiction, derailment is usually caused by an author having a certain story idea and needing to stretch the characters' personality to fit.