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WATER AND WETLANDS

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/9780195179293.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The presence of water in a wetland exerts as strong an effect as the lack of water in a desert. Wet-zone vegetation includes plants that are wetland indicators and those with specialized underwater ... More


The Frog Pond: Making Sense of Work and Money

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which residents of small towns make sense of their own lives, and especially with respect to work and money. People in small towns know it is unlikely that they will ... More


Sexual size dimorphism in amphibians: an overview

Alexander Kupfer

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews patterns of sexual dimorphism in amphibians and discusses their proximal causes and possible adaptive significance. Amphibians are diverse organisms that live in aquatic or ... More


Poetic Persona and Poetic Voice in Cratinus' Comedy

Emmanuela Bakola

in Cratinus and the Art of Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569359
eISBN:
9780191722332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 sheds light on Cratinus' poetic persona and its central role in his intertextual dialogue with his rivals, especially Aristophanes. Cratinus constructed his persona by taking his stand on ... More


Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages ... More


Kleophon and the restaging of Frogs

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter it is argued that ancient notices about honours given to Aristophanes for his advice in the parabasis of Frogs are shown by their language to be based on an authentic state decree; ... More


The Role of The Audience: Ideology, Identity,and Intensity

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the study of comic self-reference by looking at direct and indirect address and manipulation of the audience. Arguing that the audience's role is a construct of the ... More


Monsters, ogres, and demons in Old Comedy

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the portrayal of monsters, ogres, and demons in Sicilian and Attic comedy throughout the 5th century bc. In early comedy and mime (Epicharmus, Sophron, Cratinus, Crates) the ... More


A Thousand Friends of Frogs: Its Origins

Tony P. Murphy

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0051
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In 1995, large numbers of malformed frogs were discovered in Minnesota. Images of frogs with gross abnormalities were broadcast on national news programs and printed in newspapers across the country. ... More


Malformed Frogs in Minnesota: History and Interspecific Differences

David M. Hoppe

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Sporadic reports of malformed amphibians are abundant in the literature, and these reports have been thoroughly reviewed prior to the recent “outbreak” of malformations as well as in papers related ... More


Of Men and Deformed Frogs: A Journalist’s Lament

William Souder

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0052
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In August 1995, a group of middle school students on a field trip in south-central Minnesota discovered malformed northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens). Within a year, more than 200 outbreaks of ... More


Introduction

Michael Lannoo

in Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In the summer of 1995, students found a large number of malformed northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) on a field trip to Minnesota. This discovery was quickly followed by other similar reports. ... More


Sodium Unmasked

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Hodgkin and Huxley publish the full version of their pre-war findings in the squid giant axon. Unaware of an important paper by Overton, they neglect to include an increase in sodium permeability as ... More


Human Malformations and Causes

Michael Lannoo

in Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The reason that malformed frogs generated so much public interest was the possibility that what was happening to frogs could happen to humans. It then becomes useful to review human malformations or ... More


Hormone regulation and the evolution of frog metamorphic diversity

Daniel R. Buchholz, Christine L. Moskalik, Saurabh S. Kulkarni, Amy R. Hollar, and Allison Ng

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/9780199568765.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A vast body of work exists on the hormonal regulation of frog metamorphosis, and a non-intersecting set of literature describes the large diversity and evolution of frog reproductive modes. Uniting ... More


Overwintering in Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans)

Jason T. Irwin

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Although winter weather in north-temperate regions may dominate 6–9 months of the year, this season has received relatively little attention in studies of amphibian life history. While some aspects ... More


Community: Lower Rock Creek and Teilhard de Chardin

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I’m up for vigils, but the monks are still asleep. They were noisy last night at compline. The peepers were nearly as loud as the bullfrogs. The whole ... More


Fighting the Big Sewage Machine

Sharon Levy

in The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190246402
eISBN:
9780197559550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246402.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Salmon were George Allen’s passion. He spent his professional life seeking to combine salmon restoration with sewage recycling, a mission as daunting as the upstream ... More


The Frogs

Ethan Mordden

in On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199394814
eISBN:
9780199394999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394814.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses one Sondheim's works. The Frogs (1974) was a play with music, which Sondheim describes as one of the few deeply unpleasant professional experience he has had. Its 2004 ... More


Risk Factors and Declines in Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans)

Val R. Beasley, Sandra A. Faeh, Brigit Wikoff, Craig Staehle, Tim Halliday, Joyce Eisold, Donald Nichols, Rebecca Cole, Anna M. Schotthoefer, Martin Greenwell, and Lauren E. Brown

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There have been many proposed causes for amphibian population declines, including habitat destruction, pesticides, fungal infections, drought, and feral pigs. One species that has exhibited a marked ... More


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