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Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Recently Iran has once again been in the headlines. Reputed to be developing nuclear weapons, the future of Iraq's next-door neighbor is a matter of grave concern both for the stability of the region ... More


General body organization

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with a number of topics not related to particular organ systems, but to the general body organization. These include: complexity (is there a constantly growing complexity during ... More


Barometric compensation with a crossed spring suspension?

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A crossed spring suspension provides an axis of rotation characterised by extremely low friction, something that a pendulum can use. The suspension typically consists of four flat strips of spring ... More


The evolution of animal body architecture

Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolution of the anteroposterior and dorsoventral patterning of the main body axis and its symmetry properties, then compares it to the ‘internal’ axis represented by the ... More


Scaling the size of a pendulum

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Making a pendulum bigger or smaller involves more than just a linear scaling up or down of the pendulum's dimensions. If you want to make a larger or smaller pendulum than the one you have now, how ... More


Finding a pendulum’s axis of rotation

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

To determine a pendulum's axis of rotation, a small piece of paper is temporarily mounted on the front of the pendulum rod at the rod's top end, so that the paper extends up an inch or two past the ... More


Does a pendulum’s axis of rotation shift with amplitude?

Robert James Matthys

in Accurate Clock Pendulums

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes an experiment to determine whether a pendulum's axis of rotation moves when the swing amplitude is increased. This issue presupposes that the pendulum has a flat spring type of ... More


Oblique Procrustes problems

J. C. Gower and G. B. Dijksterhuis

in Procrustes Problems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198510581
eISBN:
9780191708961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter considers oblique Procrustes problems where T is, or is a function of, a direction cosine matrix C. There are four possibilities and a new unified approach is developed, which determines ... More


PRINCIPAL AXES-BASED REGISTRATION

Jan Modersitzki

in Numerical Methods for Image Registration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528418
eISBN:
9780191713583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter follows the idea of registering image features, but the registration is now based on features which can be deduced from the images automatically. To this end, an image is considered as a ... More


Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Azar Gat

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

In this study, the author examines how the theories of mechanized war developed throughout the industrial world in the first decades of the twentieth century. He explains why the most famous pioneers ... More


Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Next to older scholarly approaches to sacrifice, a new way of understanding the mechanism of animal sacrifice is presented in this book, based on the intersection of two axes: the one vertical ... More


Becoming Bad Neighbours

ANDREW CRAWLEY

in Somoza and Roosevelt: Good Neighbour Diplomacy in Nicaragua, 1933-1945

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212651
eISBN:
9780191707315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212651.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the sense of affinity that the United States felt with rulers whose authority derived from popular consent and helped bring Somoza's government to an end. This was not simply ... More


Spying on Ireland: British Intelligence and Irish Neutrality during the Second World War

Eunan O'Halpin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199253296
eISBN:
9780191719202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Irish neutrality during the Second World War presented Britain with significant challenges to its security. Exploring how British agencies identified and addressed these problems, this book reveals ... More


In the Doldrums

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes the pressures on Somerville to take the offensive, the American need for carriers, Allied strategic priorities, the implications for Somerville and ... More


The Hormonal and Physiological Control of Egg Production

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/9780691139821.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the regulation of female reproduction and on the physiological regulation of ovary and oviduct function during egg production. Since female reproduction is highly seasonal and ... More


Stress and the Impact of Personalized Medicine

Charles F. Gillespie, Elisabeth B. Binder, Paul E. Holtzheimer, and Charles B. Nemeroff

in Integrative Neuroscience and Personalized Medicine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195393804
eISBN:
9780199863495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393804.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This report summarizes a number of the epigenetic influence on the development and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. The focus taken here is on the impact of stress and stressors on the ... More


Approaching the Issue of Sacrifice

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the main anthropological theories on sacrifice in general, and on Jewish and Greek sacrifice in particular. The few historical approaches to the issue of sacrifice are also ... More


Conclusions

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Epilogue, in attempting to answer the question of why Christians relinquished the practice of animal sacrifice, uses the book's initial interpretive scheme of the mechanism of animal sacrifice. ... More


Development of sexual size dimorphism in lizards: testosterone as a bipotential growth regulator

Henry B. John-Alder and Robert M. Cox

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is widespread in lizards but little is known about why males are larger than females in most species, while the opposite is true in many others. This chapter presents ... More


The evolution of nervous system centralization

Detlev Arendt, Alexandru S. Denes, Gáspár Jékely, and Kristin Tessmar-Raible

in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

It is currently unknown when and in what form the central nervous system (CNS) in Bilateria first appeared, and how it further evolved in the different bilaterian phyla. To find out, a series of ... More


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