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Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Alan K. Bowman and Michael Brady (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

These fifteen chapters explore the ways in which recent developments in imaging, image analysis, and image display and diffusion can be applied to objects of material culture in order to enhance ... More


Introduction

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This introductory chapter discusses eye-strain as a physical consequence of visual stimulation, and then provides an overview of the remainder of the book. A general and unified theory of visual ... More


Deflection and startling of predators

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Prey sometimes have conspicuous marking on specific parts of their body that are considered to deflect the point of predatory attack towards defended or expendable parts of the body. Other signals ... More


Cryptic female choice and sexual conflict

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar and Adolfo Cordero-Rivera

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Females may choose their male mates. However, both sexes may engage in a kind of dispute not to be coerced into mating (for females) and to be chosen (for males). These two hypotheses (called female ... More


Seeking the Formula, 1938–1939

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's activities from the spring of 1938 to the winter of 1939, a period that witnessed the loss of his ability to travel abroad, the arrest (at the height of the ... More


Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

John Davies and John Wilkes (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume publishes all but three of the plenary lectures that were delivered during the XIIIth International Congress of Greek and Roman Epigraphy, held at Oxford in September 2007. Its format ... More


The Foundations of Gentry Life: The Multons of Frampton and their World 1270-1370

Peter Coss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560004
eISBN:
9780191723094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560004.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the formative years of the English gentry. In doing so, it explains their lasting characteristics during a long history as a social elite, including adaptability to change and ... More


Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. This book provides a comprehensive ... More


Floral Design and Function

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines flower design features related to sexual function in pollination. Flowers show remarkable variations in shape, size, and appearance, and are known for their tendency to mass ... More


From Document to Monument: Inscribing Roman Official Documents in the Greek East

Alison Cooley

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The transformation of written imperial documents into monumental inscriptions in the Greek-speaking provinces owed more to local agency than central direction. Local interests ensured public display ... More


Epigraphy and the Media

Isabel Rodà

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Those with responsibilities for the display of inscriptions in museums and other public places have in recent years been addressing the challenge of how the riches of the ancient texts can be ... More


Depth from motion parallax

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the dynamic monocular cue of motion parallax produced by motion of an observer with respect to a 3-D display. Topics covered include general properties of motion parallax, ... More


Stereoscopic techniques and applications

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an account of stereoscopic instruments and applications of stereoscopy. Topics covered include geometry of stereoscopic displays, types of stereoscope, volumetric displays, ... More


Historical background

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the history of the subject to the early twentieth century. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 2.1 discusses the history of visual science, covering the Greeks; the ... More


Time for the polis: audiences and contexts

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the polis, and considers the value placed on its past, the importance of the proper telling of history, and its use in inter-polis diplomacy. It examines not only the comic ... More


Sexual size dimorphism in birds

Tamás Székely, Terje Lislevand, and Jordi Figuerola

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Birds provide excellent model organisms for testing functional explanations of sexual size dimorphism (SSD), since many species are exceptionally well-studied in nature. This chapter reviews four ... More


Electronic displays

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Electronic displays such as televisions and visual display terminals, use a cathode ray tube that pulsates in brightness, with the top of the display being lit before the bottom repeatedly, at a ... More


Martial Festivals and the Chivalrous Imaginary

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on martial festivals. Mock warfare had a long history in Spain, and while it shared many characteristics with other European traditions, certain aspects of these martial ... More


Public and Private Forms of Religious Commitment among Byzantine Women

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the development of the different forms of religious commitment expressed by women who lived in the Byzantine Empire between the sixth and eleventh centuries AD—a development ... More


Flesh and Spirit: Bibles, Beauty, and Bikinis

Karen W. Tice

in Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageants and Campus Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842780
eISBN:
9780199933440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842780.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The recent infusion of religiosity and spirituality in national beauty pageants is registered on college campuses as many contestants increasingly use college beauty pageants for divine purposes. ... More


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