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Avian Flight

John J. Videler

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Bird flight has always intrigued mankind. This book provides an up-to-date account of the existing knowledge on the subject, offering new insights and challenges some established views. A brief ... More


Left–Right Materialist Value Orientations

Oddbjørn Knutsen

in The Impact of Values

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294757
eISBN:
9780191599040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294751.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the antithesis between right‐wing materialist beliefs, dominated by emphasis on market competition, personal freedom and private ownership, and left‐wing materialist beliefs, ... More


History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987

Frank Kermode

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122241
eISBN:
9780191671388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122241.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The author returns to the literature of his youth to ask why we appear to have forgotten how urgent and powerful it seemed in a time of economic crisis and imminent world war. The general questions ... More


Evolution, diversification, and mechanics of dragonfly wings

Robin J. Wootton and David J.S. Newman

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/9780199230693.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter shows how the patterns of evolution and diversification of odonatoids, and by implication those of other flight-active taxa can be illuminated by studying their flight mechanics. The ... More


Photoperiodism in Insects: Effects on Morphology

H. Frederik Nijhout

in Photoperiodism: The Biological Calendar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335903
eISBN:
9780199775446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335903.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the role of photoperiodism on phenotype expression in insects. Topics covered include general patterns of expression of seasonal morphs in insects, the interaction of ... More


Élite–Mass Linkages in Europe: Legitimacy Crisis or Party Crisis?

Rudy B. Andeweg

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A gap between representatives and the represented is an inevitable consequence of the separation of the principal and the agent. Despite a decrease in the trust of political leaders, there is no ... More


Conclusion: The Feminist Policy Formation Puzzle

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The comparative analysis of the 27 policy cases suggests that feminist policies appear to be quite feminist in action, although successful feminist policies do not always achieve the same level of ... More


Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?

Will Kymlicka

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Civic republicanism and procedural liberalism are–or should be–allies; exaggerating their differences is philosophically suspect and politically counterproductive. Liberals insist that whatever the ... More


Rethinking Economic Alternatives: Left Parties and the Articulation of Popular Demands in Chile and Peru

Kenneth M. Roberts

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

How have left parties responded to the challenges of neo‐liberalism, the debt crisis, and the decline of socialist models, and how have they adapted their economic projects? In Peru, the left went ... More


The flight apparatus

John J. Videler

in Avian Flight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The wings of all flying birds consist of two parts: the arm wing and the hand wing. Cross sections through the arm wings have a round leading edge, a cambered shape, and a sharp trailing edge. The ... More


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