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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


Adaptation in avian wing design

Graham K. Taylor and Adrian L. R. Thomas

in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter uses the phylogenetically controlled comparative method to test empirically for adaptation in the flight morphology of birds. Comparative data on the morphology, ecology, and behaviour ... More


How to Talk about Macroevolution

John O. Reiss

in Not by Design: Retiring Darwin's Watchmaker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258938
eISBN:
9780520944404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258938.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses how we can talk about macroevolution without lapsing into teleology, and shows that the principle of the conditions for existence can play a key role here, first discussing how ... More


Form and function in flight

Graham K. Taylor and Adrian L. R. Thomas

in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter combines dimensional analysis with simple physical reasoning to make directional predictions about how biomechanical performance should vary with morphology, using bird flight as an ... More


Flying and Painting: Leonardo’s Rival Sublimations

John Fletcher

in Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven continues the argument from Chapter Six about maternal seduction and its derivatives. It considers Freud’s thesis of the rival sublimations of Leonardo’s infantile sexual fantasy into, ... More


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