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Communion and Discipline

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The first section of this chapter examines the communal, personal, and practical preparations for communion, including a general discussion of the practice of church discipline. The last two sections ... More


Timing of Breeding

Tony D. Williams

in Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139821
eISBN:
9781400842797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139821.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter argues that the timing of the initiation of a single breeding event, or the initiation of the first of multiple breeding events within the same breeding season, is completely dependent ... More


Calendar of Events

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter lists the annual events in the San Francisco Bay area, such as: the Shrine East-West Football Game, the California Dog Show, the National Match Play Open Golf Championship, the Open Golf ... More


Folk Songs of the Four Seasons

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/9780195182392.003.0088
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The subjects of English folk songs—whether they deal with romance, tragedy, conviviality, or legend—have the background of nature and its seasons. When the lovers make love the plough boys are ... More


Good Reasons to Believe

Philip N. Mulder

in A Controversial Spirit: Evangelical Awakenings in the South

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131635
eISBN:
9780199834525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131630.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although the Great Awakening temporarily split Presbyterians into Old Side and New Side, moderation prevailed as Presbyterians tamed the New Light with their traditional emphases on clerical ... More


Remembrance and Celebration

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Provides a detailed description of the many festivals that constitute the Jain religious year. The most intense period of community observance is the four‐month rainy season retreat (caturmasa), when ... More


Chapter Three

Alan C. Bowen and Robert B. Todd

in Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter shows that the latitudes of the Earth have differing seasons caused by the motion of the Sun in the zodiacal circle. The lengthening of daytimes causes the seasons to be reversed in the ... More


The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Jules Pretty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709333
eISBN:
9781501709340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed author integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. The book ... More


Beaver Time

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter explains how beavers spend their time on a typical day. Three factors determine when a beaver is active and when it rests: exposure to the natural light cycle, air temperature, and ... More


Transformed by Snow

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau loved trees in all seasons but had a special fondness for trees transformed by snow. Winter made the familiar trees he saw all year look new. After a winter storm, Thoreau went to see them as ... More


Isn't There a Better Way?

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

One day in 1986, the author had a mini-vision that the portable personal scale, more commonly known as the bathroom scale, could be reinvented so that it would be no more than a quarter inch in ... More


Dates and seasons: Laghyn as imbaghyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the specific expressions and alternative expressions for certain times and dates in Manx. It covers expressions for seasons; months; days of the week; expressions about days ... More


Recognition: Sophonisba and The Seasons, 1730

James Sambrook

in James Thomson 1700–1748: A Life

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117889
eISBN:
9780191671104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117889.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Thomson's first dramatic attempt, the story of the Queen of Carthage, Sophonisba. It is believed that Thomson began writing this by the summer of 1729. Although this play was ... More


Courtship: Revised Seasons and Tancred and Singsmunda, 1742–1745

James Sambrook

in James Thomson 1700–1748: A Life

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117889
eISBN:
9780191671104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117889.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the letters Thomson wrote during his courtship of Elizabeth Young. It is rather difficult to describe this courtship, due to the fact that hardly anything is known about ... More


Quartet: ‘Plusieurs Sonnets’ (?1868–1898)

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

A fold, or ‘ptyx’, in a single sheet of paper is sufficient to create a minimalist book of four pages, and this ‘pliage’ is simulated both by the four stanzas of a single sonnet and by the ‘quartet’ ... More


The Beginnings of a Modern Christmas

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Despite the recognition of Christmas during the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary days of America, the Yuletide season did not gain its popularity for many years. It was during the 1820s that ... More


The Myth of Demeter and Persephone

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, which alludes to the change of seasons and exemplifies the link between change and expectation of loss. It emphasizes the myth's ... More


The American Santa Claus

Penne L. Restad

in Christmas in America: A History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109801
eISBN:
9780199854073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109801.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Indeed Christmas would not be Christmas if the most famous man in the Yuletide Season is not available to deliver gifts to children. This man is of course Santa Claus. This chapter discusses the ... More


Populations, recruitment and competition

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the methodology of assessing populations, surveys of faeces (spraints) and dens, use of radio-nuclides, and direct observations. Estimates of population densities are presented ... More


Seasons for growth: a grief education programme helping children and young people deal with loss and change

Kate Macleod

in Brief Interventions with Bereaved Children

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561643
eISBN:
9780191730313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561643.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses Seasons for Growth, which is a programme that aims to produce a sense of resilience, acceptance of change, and personal growth in people's lives. This programme uses William ... More


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