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The Legends as Rites of Passage

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the interpretation and analysis started in Chapter 18 of the legends as “rites of passage.” The distinguishing character of the legends as such a rite in Buddhism is ... More


Mary Leapor (1722–1746)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Leapor was taught by her parents, Ann and Philip Leapor, to read and write, but she became fascinated with poetry. The first edition of her poems attracted the attention of the novelist Samuel ... More


Projects and Possibilities: Lessons from Citizen Science Projects

Janis L. Dickinson and Rick Bonney (eds)

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines four citizen science projects launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other organizations. The projects have been designed with unique scientific goals, educational ... More


Conclusions, Future Research Needs, and Issues

Brian J. Wilsey

in The Biology of Grasslands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Human populations are expected to reach 9 billion by the middle of the twenty-first century. This will present a challenge to grassland scientists on how to feed the world, while at the same time ... More


Death and the Rose-breasted Grosbeak

John R. Nelson

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter recounts how the author used birding as a way to cope with the deaths of close friends and family relatives. Birding distracts the author, but he never thought of birding as a ... More


From Calypso Queen to Calypso Monarch

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the careers and performance strategies of the three most successful female calypsonians in contemporary Trinidad: Calypso Rose, Singing Sandra, and Denyse Plummer. Each woman ... More


The Cup tradition and England 1966

John Hughson

in England and the 1966 World Cup: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096150
eISBN:
9781526115331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096150.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter looks at the encounter between post-war modernity and tradition, by examining the relationship between the World Cup and the English FA Cup. The particular reason for looking at the ... More


The Search for the Ideal Ruler

Yuri Pines

in Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter asserts that the idealized image of the True Monarch was a double-edged sword for acting sovereigns. On the one hand, it strengthened the ruler-centered order and monarchistic mindset; ... More


The Uniqueness of the RI: Some autobiographical reminiscences of my days as Director of the RI

John Meurig Thomas

in Albemarle Street: Portraits, Personalities and Presentations at The Royal Institution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192898005
eISBN:
9780191924453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898005.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter deals at length with the policies and practices exhibited by Sir George Porter when he was Director of the Royal Institution for a thirty year period. His astute Directorship, not only ... More


Patterns in migratory journeys

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In this chapter several examples reveal the diverse nature of migration. Animals with long lifespans frequently make round-trips. Organisms with short lives make one-way journeys or round-trips over ... More


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