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Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Richard Hilton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most geologically complex and diverse states California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the ... More


(Loch Ness) Monster Movie: A Return to Primal Scotland

David Martin-Jones

in Scotland: Global Cinema: Genres, Modes and Identities

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633913
eISBN:
9780748651207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633913.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Loch Ness monster movie, an incarnation of the monster genre completely ignored in academic discussions of Scotland and cinema. It begins with a brief overview of the ... More


Archaic Chickengators: Amniotic Archosaur Ancestors of Dinosaurs and Birds

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the amniotic archosaur ancestors of dinosaurs and birds. Amphibians, reptiles, monotremes, and birds—frog, alligator, platypus, and chicken—all hatch from eggs and all boast ... More


The Crossing Battle, Part 3: October 16 and the Night of October 16–17

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the coordination of various moving parts to bring the crossing battle to completion. On the morning of October 16, the roller bridge was no longer seen as a viable option for ... More


The Crossing Battle, Part 4: From the Morning of October 17 to the Night of October 17–18

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This section covers the crossing battle from the morning of October 17 through the early morning hours of October 18, when the battle ended. Even and Maoz note the lessons learned from the Chinese ... More


Cutting the Skin: Sacrifice, Sovereignty, and the Space of Exception

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Although bestiaries promote what can be learned from other creatures, increasingly their pages portray humans killing animals and animals killing them. This chapter analyzes the import of this ... More


The Central Coast through the Eighth Century

Hugh R. Clark

in The Sinitic Encounter in Southeast China through the First Millennium CE

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851606
eISBN:
9780824868406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851606.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the case study, based on southern Fujian province from the Neolithic through the early stages of sinitic immigration. The discussion covers evidence pertaining to early ... More


Sailing Upstream to Cairo

in How Many Miles to Babylon?: Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, From 1300 to 1640

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236580
eISBN:
9781846313295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236580.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Travellers who arrived at the port of Alexandria were absorbed into the atmosphere of the countryside. In his third reign as Egyptian ruler (1310–1341), al-Nasir Muhammad embarked on ambitious and ... More


Authentic Trappers in Metaphysical Playrooms

Suzanne Buchan

in The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the flight of the Quay Brothers from their hometown in Philadelphia to London in their pursuit of filmmaking. The Quay Brothers’ early animation films are Der Loop der Loop, Il ... More


Traversing the Esophagus

Suzanne Buchan

in The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the research and studio processes from where the Quay Brothers’ films were conceived. Quay Brothers used a kind of research that lets them reinvent visual compositions derived ... More


Fertility Cults in Folk Religion

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Principal religious artifacts in South Asian villages from Neolithic to Harappan times and often until today are bull and human female figurines, probably representing Father Sky and Mother Earth. ... More


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