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Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More


KINEMATICS AND KINETICS OF CRYSTAL PLASTICITY

A. S. Argon

in Strengthening Mechanisms in Crystal Plasticity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198516002
eISBN:
9780191705717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516002.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Crystal plasticity is overwhelmingly a consequence of the self similar translations of dislocations, which is viewed as a limiting form of more general shear transformations that also include ... More


Assumptive Gentry and the Threat to Stability

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the increasing resentment against the social and political aspirations of businessmen in the late 18th century, as reflected in popular literature. These depictions focused on ... More


Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Caroline Schaumann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon ... More


Hunting Behavior

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Weasels are feisty little critters that hunt widely-dispersed and well-hidden prey with impressive predatory efficiency, willowy grace, and electric energy. Most predators tackling prey larger than ... More


Hill Climbing1

K. B. E. E. Eimeleus

in Skis in the Art of War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747403
eISBN:
9781501747427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747403.003.0017
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter concerns mountain skis that are securely attached to the foot. Such skis allow various methods of hill climbing because they are easier to control than running skis that have no heel ... More


Syntax and its Interfaces: The Case of Romance Auxiliary Verbs

Paola Monachesi

in The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the interface between syntax and argument structure. It considers a case study of a particular kind of complex predicate, that is, Romance auxiliaries. It focuses on Romanian ... More


Modality and Semantic Change

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After clarifying basic terms and concepts in the area of semantic change in section 1, extant hypotheses on semantic change in modality are discussed in section 2. Section 3 presents a personal view ... More


Evidential Mood, Restructuring, and the Distribution of Functional Sembrare

Liliane Haegeman

in Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the restrictions on clitic climbing with Italian sembrare. For some speakers sembrare may behave either as a lexical verb and resist clitic climbing, or as a ... More


JOAN TOWER (b. 1938)Up High (2010): Text by the composer

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0067
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter addresses American composer Joan Tower’s Up High (2010). This is an extended, warmly lyrical song of considerable charm and poignancy. It is couched in an accessible and tuneful musical ... More


Mountaineering and British Romanticism: The Literary Cultures of Climbing, 1770-1836

Simon Bainbridge

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198857891
eISBN:
9780191890468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book examines the relationship between Romantic-period writing and the activity that Samuel Taylor Coleridge christened ‘mountaineering’ in 1802. It argues that mountaineering developed as a ... More


Climbing Walls: Dismantling Hegemonic Masculinity in a Japanese Sport Subculture

Wolfram Manzenreiter

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the potential of alternative sports for the creation of new and alternative masculinities in Japan. It focuses on the sport of free-climbing, which despite its inherent ... More


The loss of clitic climbing in French: A Gallo-Romance perspective

Zack Bekowies and Mairi McLaughlin

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the loss of clitic climbing in French from a Gallo-Romance perspective. A corpus of four hagiographical texts published in the second half of the seventeenth century is used to ... More


International Mountaineering while Talking about Emotions

Ilaria Scaglia

in The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198848325
eISBN:
9780191882869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848325.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

By looking at the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA, or International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation), an international organization created in 1932 “to promote ... More


Evolutionary Naturalism on High: The Victorians Sequester the Alps

Michael S. Reidy

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A disproportionately large percentage of the most prominent evolutionary naturalists, and almost every member of the X-Club, traveled and climbed in the Swiss Alps. John Tyndall and Leslie Stephen, ... More


Alice in the academy: As She Climbed Across the Table

James Peacock

in Jonathan Lethem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719082672
eISBN:
9781781706299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082672.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Lethem's third novel is a campus comedy, but is yet again inflected with science fiction. The chapter argues that the campus comedy is an ideal genre for exploring Lethem's concerns because it has ... More


Hawaiian Sojourns

Daniel R. Huebner

in Becoming Mead: The Social Process of Academic Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171371
eISBN:
9780226171548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171548.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 3 investigates the wide-ranging significance of colonial Hawaii for George Herbert Mead. He became emotionally invested in Hawaii from his college days, as his closest personal relationships ... More


Botany and the Return to the Itajaí, 1865–1869

David A. West

in Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Müller reacted to Darwin in three phases. First, between 1861 and 1863 he restructured his own research after reading Darwin’s Origin. Next, in 1865, he initiated correspondence with Darwin in direct ... More


The Ecology, Diversity, and Climbing Prowess of Rattan

Stephen F. Siebert

in The Nature and Culture of Rattan: Reflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835361
eISBN:
9780824871826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835361.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ecology, diversity, and climbing ability of rattan. It begins with an overview of the biodiversity of tropical forests as well as rattan genera, number of species, and ... More


The Making of Modern Climbing: Leslie Stephen

Caroline Schaumann

in Peak Pursuits: The Emergence of Mountaineering in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300231946
eISBN:
9780300252828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300231946.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Leslie Stephen's seminal “The Playground of Europe” as a foundational text of modern climbing. It explains how Stephen's work grapples not only with the aftermath of the ... More


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