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Reward in Public Service Bargains: Pyramids, Noblesse Oblige, Turkey Races, and Lotteries of Life

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the reward dimension of public service bargains. It analyzes different forms and aspects of reward and then explores four specific types of reward bargains: pyramids and ... More


Food web patterns and the parasite's Perspective

Michael V. K. Sukhdeo and Alexander D. Hernandez

in Parasitism and Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529873
eISBN:
9780191712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Food webs are theoretical abstractions of the complex linkages and interactions that are thought to occur in nature. Although few real food webs have actually been characterized scientifically, there ... More


SHADOWS ON THE WALL

Lev Ginzburg and Mark Colyvan

in Ecological Orbits: How Planets Move and Populations Grow

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168167
eISBN:
9780199790159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168167.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

It can be very difficult to decide between two competing theories. It is rarely a straightforward matter of appealing to evidence. Sometimes neither theory conforms perfectly with the evidence, and ... More


Egypt

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ancient Egyptians were the first culture that we know of systematically to correlate an afterlife with good and evil actions in this world. Far from being obsessed with death, the Egyptians were ... More


Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more ... More


Epilogue

Miroslav Verner

in Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This epilogue considers some of the challenges that lie ahead for the Czech archaeological team, led by Ludwig Borchardt, with regard to exploration of Abusir. After Borchardt's archaeological ... More


Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe

Fred C. Abrahams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705117
eISBN:
9781479841189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705117.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In the early 1990s, Albania, arguably Europe’s most closed and repressive state, began a startling transition out of forty years of self-imposed Communist isolation. Albanians who were not allowed to ... More


Obelisks and Pyramids

Alastair Fowler

in Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the use of pyramids and obelisks as imagery in Renaissance English literature. It examines Michel de Montaigne's distrust of ... More


Pyramids and Alleys: Global Dynamics and Local Strategies In Giza

Petra Kuppinger

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The pyramids in Giza have constituted a dramatic point of interest for colonial and postcolonial tourism, Western cultural imaginations, national-development and state-promotion projects, as well as ... More


Not as Seamless as It Seems: The Literalist's Lens

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tale of Noah and his ark appears to be seamless as the events involved in the said tale seem straightforward and complete. Also, the timeline for the events was planned out in a very logical ... More


Emergence of new infectious diseases

Mark Woolhouse and Rustom Antia

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the evolution and ecology of emerging diseases. Human infectious diseases are caused by more than 1400 pathogen species with considerable diversity in lifestyles. Almost all ... More


The First Pyramid Builders

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the kings of the Third and Fourth dynasties, during which pyramid building had flourished. It starts with Djoser, the son and direct successor of Khasekhemwy, and the rise of ... More


Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (I)

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents key mathematical concepts of ratio, proportion, and rate and basic epidemiologic measures of incidence and prevalence and their subtypes; describes the structure of populations ... More


Safety

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Safety, or safety science, refers to the application of technology, behavioral science and administrative controls to prevent incidents resulting in injury, property loss and lost productivity. ... More


Differences in Ownership Structures across Countries

WOOJIN KIM

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter summarizes stylized facts on corporate ownership and control structures around the world and their impact on managerial decisions and firm performance. Recent literature suggests that ... More


From Natural History to Ecology

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Much of what both Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts pondered was the emerging discipline of ecology, and what ecology was beginning to tell us about humanity's proper place in the world. To put ... More


Monumental Public Complexes and Agricultural Expansion On Peru's Central Coast During the Second Millennium Bc

Richard L. Burger and Lucy C Salazar

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium bc monumental architecture proliferated along the Peru's central coast on a scale rarely if ever equaled in the area's prehistory. Drawing upon investigations in the ... More


A West Asian Perspective on Early Monuments

Frank Hole

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter contrasts West Asian monumentality with early new world monumentality.


Disciplining Labor and Rebuilding the Labor Process

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines tensions and conflicts in the labor processes of manufacturing firms and how those tensions have been addressed by employers and states. It considers six common strategies used ... More


The Pyramids of El-Geeʼzeh.1

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the author's journey to the pyramids. It discusses the author's abode in an ancient sepulchral grotto near the pyramids. It also describes the Great Pyramid and three small ... More


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