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Life in the Fourth Dimension: The Role of Clocks in Regulating Behavior

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Like all living things, plants or animals, humans are governed by time, specifically by idiosyncratic biological clocks. They measure both daily and yearly activities in essentially all living ... More


Consuming Midlife Motherhood: Cooperative Breeding and the “Disestablishment” of the Biological Clock

Michele Pridmore-Brown

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Systematic maternal delay over the past half-century has disestablished the “natural” biological clock as a barometer of cultural values. This chapter argues that three factors—the flexibility ... More


Reproductive Tolls and Temporalities in Studies of Reproduction

in Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on what might seem to be a set of highly counterintuitive propositions about aging and reproduction for two reasons. One is the empirical weight of the Gambian findings, ... More


Tiny Bubbles

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on the demands of travelling to Mars. It considers factors such as the psychosocial aspects of living in a tightly confined space for a long time, the cost of a new space ... More


The Treatment Plan for Creating Babies

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the contemporary usage of reproductive technologies by focusing on the meaning of infertility in today's culture and its impact on individuals seeking fertility treatment. ... More


Summary and discussion

Margret Fine-Davis

in Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096969
eISBN:
9781526115362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096969.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 11 summarises and integrates the key findings from the previous chapters. The results are discussed in light of the significant changes in demographic behaviour, notably later age at marriage ... More


The Evolutionary Ecology of Movement

Hugh Dingle and Marcel Holyoak

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Organisms move, and their movement can take place by walking, swimming, or flying; via transport by another organism (phoresy); or by a vehicle such as wind or current (Dingle 1996). The functions ... More


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