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Adaptations: Obtaining and Processing Food

J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, and Claus Bech

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228447
eISBN:
9780191711305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228447.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter reviews the diversity of feeding habits among birds and the consequences for their nutritional ecology. Different digestion strategies are also emphasized. Food selection is often ... More


Nutritional physiology and ecology

Steven L. Chown and Sue W. Nicolson

in Insect Physiological Ecology: Mechanisms and Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515494
eISBN:
9780191705649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515494.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Nutritional ecology covers the behavioural, physiological, and ecological aspects of nutrition. As in many areas of insect physiology, most information is available for caterpillars and locusts, ... More


The voyager returns

Mark Harrison

in Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines some of the themes arising from earlier chapters through the career of James Johnson, one of the most influential practitioners of his day. After his retirement from the Royal ... More


Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ Satires have long resisted interpretation. A curious amalgam of satire and philosophy, they are couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little ... More


Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony J. M. Verberne (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

Central autonomic circuits in the brain and spinal cord are essential to vertebrate life. They control all basic bodily functions, including blood pressure, body temperature regulation, digestion, ... More


The Natural Philosophy of Angels

Raymond Joad

in Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the impact of natural philosophy on views of angels, and the ways in which angels constituted thought experiments in natural philosophy. Milton's angels are objects of ... More


Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, ... More


Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

E. Melanie DuPuis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded ... More


Paleopathology and Taphonomic Modification of Mammalian Bones from Porcupine Cave

C. Suzane Ware and Elaine Anderson

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the paleopathology and taphonomic modifications evident in several specimens recovered from the Porcupine Cave deposits. It also provides background information about bone ... More


Why Develop a Neck?

Carl Gans

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The Random House Dictionary defines the word “neck” as “the part of the body of an animal or man that connects the head and the trunk.” Therefore, in classical terms, the neck would only be expected ... More


Form and Function

Judith S. Weis

in Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450501
eISBN:
9780801466045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450501.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter looks at basic crab anatomy. It examines the biological aspects common to many crabs, such as their digestive processes, respiration, metabolic rates, biological rhythms, excretion, ... More


Digestion: Grass to Gas and Chips

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A grassland's plants combine the energy from the sun with water and nutrients from the soil to grow and reproduce. These plants produce the stuff of life and growth for grass eaters. There are ... More


Toward a Fermentive Politics

E. Melanie DuPuis

in Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explains how new ideas of the body can help in showing the possibilities of social change beyond the system of purity and order. Particularly, fermentive imaginaries represent a set of ... More


Diet, digestion, and defecation

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

in Aquatic Entomology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter begins with a general description of the structure and functions of the main parts of the insect alimentary system, and how they differ among taxa according to their diet. The alimentary ... More


Diet and Growth

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses what cartilaginous fishes eat, their frequency of feeding, their rates of digestion and growth, and to what age they live. The composition of the diet of the cartilaginous ... More


Ayurveda: “You Are the Medicine”

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter analyzes Ayurvedic practices in Calcutta and shows how, in traditional Indian medicine, food is medicine and medicine is food. Ayurvedic knowledge used to be passed down from one ... More


Psychiatry: Medicating Modern Moods

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter shows how Calcutta psychiatrists position themselves vis-á-vis popular “superstitions” about psychopharmaceuticals, general physicians, practitioners of nonbiomedical treatments, and the ... More


Conclusion

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This concluding chapter returns to “mind food,” showing how psychiatrists are both trying to counter nonbiomedical notions of drug effects and the biomedical model of short-term targeted action ... More


From Alchemy to Chemistry

in Inventing Chemistry: Herman Boerhaave and the Reform of the Chemical Arts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677606
eISBN:
9780226677620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677620.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with Herman Boerhaave's experimental work in transmutational alchemy and the composition of metals, and reviews his published conclusions from his alchemical work “De Mercurio ... More


General Physiological Principles

Philip C. Withers, Christine E. Cooper, Shane K. Maloney, Francisco Bozinovic, and Ariovaldo P. Cruz-Neto

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199642717
eISBN:
9780191830334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642717.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Chapter 2 provides a general physiological background that will be further developed in subsequent chapters for mammals in particular. It first examines the importance of scaling effects of body mass ... More


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