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Poor Little Butterfly

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

Of all operatic characters, the most influential on American popular culture was Cho-Cho-San, the title character of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. This chapter surveys the large repertoire of ... More


Five Justices Decide the Election

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Outlines the constitutional and statutory framework within which presidential elections are conducted in the USA. Provides a brief chronology and an account of the US (Bush vs Gore) presidential ... More


Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Larry Hamberlin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

The years between 1900 and 1920 mark a moment of change in the relations between opera and popular music in the United States, a midpoint between the intimate connection of the nineteenth century and ... More


FLOWERS AND SEEDS

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The central theme in this chapter on the reproduction of flowering plants is the tremendous diversity of reproductive mechanisms that exists to achieve pollination and to disperse seeds. The floral ... More


INSECTS

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter describes a few general features of insects, mating and molting in particular, along with a sample of observations of specific groups. Butterflies and moths are better represented than ... More


Pollination by Butterflies and Moths

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on pollination by butterflies and moths, which belong to the order Lepidoptera. Lepidopterans are split into four suborders, but all the flower visitors occur in about sixteen ... More


Photoperiodism in Insects: Effects on Morphology

H. Frederik Nijhout

in Photoperiodism: The Biological Calendar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195335903
eISBN:
9780199775446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335903.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the role of photoperiodism on phenotype expression in insects. Topics covered include general patterns of expression of seasonal morphs in insects, the interaction of ... More


VICTORIAN RAPTURE

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Two examines Tennyson’s dramatic monologue “St. Simeon Stylites” from several angles. The first section, “Victorian End Times,” places St. Simeon’s desire for rapture in the context of ... More


Conserved developmental processes and the evolution of novel traits: wounds, embryos, veins, and butterfly eyespots

Patrícia Beldade and Suzanne V. Saenko

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/9780199549429.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

The origin and diversification of morphological novelties is a key issue in evolutionary developmental biology. Possibilities for comparative analysis of the genetic and developmental bases of such ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


Surprise Endings

Michael Munowitz

in Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

All throughout nature, there are systems simple in every way that nevertheless behave chaotically and unpredictably: small systems, systems with few interactions, deterministic systems with the most ... More


Community dynamics

Russell Lande, Steinar Engen, and Bernt-Erik SÆther

in Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525257
eISBN:
9780191584930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525257.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Most of conservation biology deals with one species at a time. However, increasing attention is being devoted to the conservation and restoration of landscapes, communities and ecosystems, and how ... More


Diversity, Migration, and Conservation of Butterflies in Northern Costa Rica

William A. Haber and Robert D. Stevenson

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents the diversity of butterfly faunas of the Costa Rican dry forest, the cloud forest of the neighboring mountains, and the wet forest on the adjacent Atlantic slope. It also ... More


The Lorenz butterfly: Deterministic chaos

Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Iwona Białynicka-Birula

in Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Deterministic chaos sounds like an oxymoron but it is a well defined mathematical concept. Deterministic means that there are exact rules that govern the evolution and chaos here means only that it ... More


Folding Chinese Boxes: Sensing the Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theoretical foundations for the concept of the fold and outlines its principles as they relate to the Chinese exotic. The fold demonstrates a movement which negotiates ... More


Nabokov, Literature, Lepidoptera

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter, the author talks about Vladimir Nabokov's passion for butterflies and their place in his literature. In researching his biography Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years, the author ... More


Seasonal polyphenisms and environmentally induced plasticity in the Lepidoptera: The coordinated evolution of many traits on multiple levels

Paul M. Brakefield and Bas J. Zwaan

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Polyphenisms, for example in butterflies and moths, have been a constant source of inspiration to entomologists since well before Darwin's time. Initial attention from researchers was grabbed because ... More


The Ecology and Evolution of Heliconius Butterflies

Chris D. Jiggins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199566570
eISBN:
9780191833922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566570.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Heliconius butterflies have contributed hugely to our understanding of evolution over the last 150 years. These brightly coloured tropical butterflies are famous for their great diversity of wing ... More


Dispersal and eco-evolutionary dynamics in the Glanville fritillary butterfly

Ilkka Hanski

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the study of dispersal in butterfly populations, in particular the Glanville fritillary butterfly. Many of the processes that influence, and are influenced by, dispersal in ... More


Annie Scott Dill Russell Maunder (1868–1947)

Daniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros

in The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198844419
eISBN:
9780191879951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844419.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the work and life of the marriage formed by Annie Maunder and her husband, both astronomers.


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