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The Molecular Organography of Plants

Quentin Cronk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550357
eISBN:
9780191720154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550357.001.1
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Developmental Biology

This book surveys the momentous morphological change in plant evolution that created the terrestrial biosphere as we know it today. It takes as its premise that the study of plant evolution at its ... More


The Organography of the Leaf

Quentin Cronk

in The Molecular Organography of Plants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199550357
eISBN:
9780191720154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550357.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Developmental Biology

This chapter chronicles the evolution of the leaf, the essential organ of terrestrial carbon cycling. Homology between phyllidia, microphylls, and megaphylls is discussed, and leaf evolution is ... More


Foliations

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

As Sasakian manifolds are all examples of Riemannian foliations with one-dimensional leaves, this chapter goes into the world of foliations with a particular focus on the Riemannian case. Haeiger ... More


Learning from Plants, Ants, and Ecosystems

R. Ford Denison

in Darwinian Agriculture: How Understanding Evolution Can Improve Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139500
eISBN:
9781400842810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139500.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the interactions between trees and fungus-growing-leaf-cutter ants, arguing that we can learn much from natural communities as long as we don't mistakenly assume perfection. It ... More


Rubber Eraser

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

The leaf blight of rubber caused by the fungus, Microcyclus ulei, bankrupted the infamous “rubber barons” of South America in the 19th century, destroyed the economy of boom towns along the Amazon, ... More


WATER AND WETLANDS

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The presence of water in a wetland exerts as strong an effect as the lack of water in a desert. Wet-zone vegetation includes plants that are wetland indicators and those with specialized underwater ... More


Ingold's Jewels

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154573
eISBN:
9780199790272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the biology of a cross-section of aquatic fungi. In fast-flowing creeks, foams froth around half-submerged branches or at the bottom of waterfalls. Cakes of foam trap and ... More


TREES

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Dwarfing human beings and dominating most landscapes, trees are the most conspicuous and majestic living organisms around us. Despite their fundamentally simple structure, they dramatically alter the ... More


The Role of Remote Sensing in the Study of Terrestrial Net Primary Production

Scott V. Ollinger, Robert N. Treuhaft, Bobby H. Braswell, Jeanne E. Anderson, Mary E. Martin, and Smith Marie-Louise

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Extension of field measurements to appropriate spatial scales is essential to addressing regional and global ecological patterns and environmental problems. The selective absorption and reflection of ... More


Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Production in Shrub-Dominated Ecosystems

Donald R. Young

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Shrublands pose particularly difficult challenges for primary production measurement because of the complex structure of the vegetation. Classical approaches are described, including dimension ... More


Secrecy, Hereditary Education, and the Immortality of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Siddha medical knowledge has been transmitted for centuries within the paramparai, the hereditary lineage. The knowledge of the lineage was carefully guarded, as knowledge held in secret was an ... More


A Sea Symphony

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0079
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first sketches for A Sea Symphony were made in 1903, and it was gradually worked out during the next seven years. It was first produced at the Leeds Festival in 1910, and has since been performed ... More


The Berkeley Plato and the Renaissance

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Berkeley Plato itself provides two clues about its modern history. One is the fact that the phallus socket was filled with plaster just like the Bias now in the Vatican. This clear evidence of a ... More


BAT in India

Howard Cox

in The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292210
eISBN:
9780191684890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292210.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter discusses the organization and operation of BAT Co.'s cigarette business in India. Unlike in other regions of the company's ... More


Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Michael J. Wade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed ... More


The Wrapper

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the different aspects of the Involucrum. It is the third kind of Angraecum terrestre and its leaves resemble those of the first kind, for they are full of ridges and folds, at ... More


The Triple Flower

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the features and development of the triple flower. The triple flower resembles Helleborus albus or Gentiana the most, and differs so much from the Angreks that one prefers to ... More


The Small Ambonese Orchis

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter elaborates the features and development of the small Ambonese Orchis. The small Ambonese Orchis produces long leaves, numbering three or four, shaped like grass, six to seven inches ... More


Hope

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘To William Wordsworth’ is a door that closes in one direction to open in another. As the poem exists in two basically different forms, this chapter begins with a brief ... More


Mark Z. Danielewski

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This edited collection is the first book-length study of Mark Z. Danielewski, an American novelist who has established himself as a leading figure in the landscape of contemporary literature. It ... More


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