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Will It Hurt?: Toxic Stings and Bites

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Unlike the bloodsucking arthropods, the venomous arthropods bite or sting humans in self‐defense. Most of the scorpions, spiders, centipedes, wasps, ants, and bees avoid people. Some species like to ... More


What is a Neuronal Map, How Does It Arise, and What is it Good For?

J. Leo van Hemmen

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter addresses the questions: what is a neuronal map, how does it arise, and what is it good for? It studies three examples, the sand scorpion, the barn owl, and the paddle fish. It presents ... More


Visions of Possibilities: Religion and/as “Hospitality” in Lloyd Fernando's Novels

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Weber's concept of charisma, and reading it against Derrida and Levinas's notion of hospitality, this chapter delineates the (im)possibility of such a grand vision of unity and peace in a ... More


Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Ian C. Beavis

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

A comprehensive survey of insects and terrestrial invertebrates (worms, scorpions, spiders, etc) in Antiquity.


Scorpions, Spiders, Mites and Ticks

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following: scorpions (Skorpios/Scorpio); false scorpions (Skorpiodes); spiders (Arachne/Araneus and Phalangion); and mites and ticks (Kroton/Ricinus and Akari). It details ... More


Quinto Sol, Chicano/a Literature, and the Long March Through Institutions

John Alba Cutler

in Ends of Assimilation: The Formation of Chicano Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190210113
eISBN:
9780190210144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the history of Quinto Sol Publications, premier publisher of Chicano/a literature during the early 1970s. It argues that Quinto Sol developed primarily to counter the damaging ... More


Scribal Features of Customary Amulets

Theodore de Bruyn

in Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199687886
eISBN:
9780191767340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687886.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter compares incantations that are similar in purpose and formulation: incantations against snakes and scorpions; incantations against fever and illness; amatory incantations; and curses or ... More


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