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“Dancing with Goblins in Plastic Jungles”: History, Nikkei Transnationalism, and Romantic Environmentalism in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

John B. Gamber

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Yamashita’s longstanding interest in the biosphere and environmentalism comes under scrutiny in this essay, especially as manifested Through the Arc of the Rainforest. The novel’s magic-realist ... More


Controls on Decomposition Processes in Alpine Tundra

Timothy R. Seastedt, Marilyn D. Walker, and David M. Bryant

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The snowpack gradient in the alpine generates a temperature and moisture gradient that largely controls organic matter decomposition. While low temperatures constrain decomposition and ... More


Clinamen, or The Auto-Reject for “Posthuman” Futures

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes critical distance with regard to turning to others so as to theorize or put into effect the auto-reject. This will have a certain impact on contemporary “posthuman” discourse, ... More


Earth: Imprint of Life

Yuk L. Yung and William B. DeMore

in Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195105018
eISBN:
9780197560990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195105018.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Earth is the largest of the four terrestrial planets, three of which have substantial atmospheres. The astronomical and orbital parameters are summarized in table 9.1. Our planet has an obliquity ... More


Global temperature and life

Andrew Clarke

in Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199551668
eISBN:
9780191847936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199551668.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The extreme meteorological surface air temperatures recorded to date are –89.2 oC in Antarctica, and 56.7 oC in Death Valley, California. Ground temperatures can be higher or lower than these air ... More


Principles of Development and Evolution

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

So far, I have outlined the general properties of phenotypes, shown how they relate to development, and presented a model of adaptive evolution based on ... More


Duplication

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Duplication occurs at all levels of phenotypic organization. It was among the first developmental phenomena to attract the attention of biologists ... More


Combinatorial Evolution at the Molecular Level

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Some of the best evidence for combinatorial evolution comes from studies of molecular evolution. This chapter discusses combinatorial molecular evolution ... More


Maintenance without Equilibrium

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0029
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

The old question of the maintenance of alternative phenotypes appears in a new light when seen from a developmental point of view. In the past, ... More


Assessment

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

A book on developmental plasticity needs a chapter on assessment, if only to show that adaptive environmental assessment occurs. Skepticism regarding the ... More


Environmental Modifications

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0034
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In Democracy (1985), a novel by Joan Didion, there is a dramatic scene where a woman strikes her grown son and then abruptly leaves the room. Later, the ... More


Speciation

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0035
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In sexually reproducing organisms, speciation is lineage branching—the origin of reproductive isolation between sister populations descended from a single interbreeding parent population. ... More


Macroevolution

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Macroevolution, or trans-specific evolution, refers to two different things in the literature on evolution. In discussions of phylogeny, it means ... More


One Final Word: Sex

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0039
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Sex transforms life. It affects morphology and behavior. It diverts enormous amounts of time and energy from the business of survival. It can even distract ... More


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