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Generalist Flowers and Generalist Visitors

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/9780691128610.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on generalist flowers and generalist visitors. There are regular flower visitors that spend some part of most of their adult lives feeding in flowers, and they can be seen as a ... More


The Grasshopper, Aristotle, Bob Adams, and Me

Shelly Kagan

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What would we do in Utopia? Imagine that technology makes it completely unnecessary to do anything as a mere means of achieving something else. What would we still think it worth doing? Thinking ... More


Biology of locusts and grasshoppers Biology of locusts and grasshoppers

Malcolm Burrows

in The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Locusts belong to a large group of orthopteroid insects in the superfamily Acridoidea, with most in the family Acrididae. This family also includes many grasshoppers. Locusts are similar to ... More


Reimagining Boundaries: Amateur Animations

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Very few amateur women filmmakers chose to focus on animation and none have been identified in the colonial settings considered in this book. This chapter discusses varied approaches to animation and ... More


Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Thomas Hurka (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume contains philosophical essays on the neglected topic, at least in most recent philosophy, of games, sports, and play. Some of the essays address conceptual questions about what games and ... More


Insects: Essential and Delicious

Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke

in The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers the consumption of insects. Insects are the most successful and abundant group of animals on the planet. Humans make use of them in many ways—particularly in agriculture, ... More


Is It Healthy?

Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke

in The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter distinguishes what kinds of insects can be eaten as well as their nutritional value. There are about 6 million insect species on Earth, at least 1,200 of which are edible. However, not ... More


Environmental Change and Future Directions in Alpine Research

Jeffrey M. Welker, William D. Bowman, and Timothy R. Seastedt

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Alpine tundra is an important indicator system of environmental change (Grabherr et al. 1996; Beniston and Fox 1996). This ecosystem occurs at all latitudes, with its lower altitudinal limit at ... More


Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, Mantids, Mayflies etc.

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following insects: springtails (Petaurista); grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets (Akris/Locusta and Troxallis/Gryllus Orthoptera); cockroaches and mantids (Silphe/Blatta ... More


Analysis of the Mechanisms for Compensation in Clock B

David Harrison

in Harrison Decoded: Towards A Perfect Pendulum Clock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816812
eISBN:
9780191858574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816812.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter assesses the design requirements of the grasshopper escapement, the pendulum and suspension spring to provide compensation for changing density and viscosity of the air surrounding the ... More


Completing Clock B

Charles Frodsham & Co.

in Harrison Decoded: Towards A Perfect Pendulum Clock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816812
eISBN:
9780191858574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816812.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Charles Frodsham & Co. completed the work on Clock B that finalised its aesthetic and enabled it to run effectively in a sealed case with minimal human interaction for very long periods. This chapter ... More


Minor Insect Pests

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter identifies minor insect pests. Many turfgrass insects and mites are considered major pests, either because they are troublesome on a regular basis over a wide geographic area or cause ... More


Wild Things

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/9780190246402.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

A group of sea otters laze at the edge of Elkhorn Slough. They float on their backs in the steel- gray water, paws folded against their chests, gazing at the small boat steered by ecologist Brent ... More


The Grasshopper, Aristotle, Bob Adams, and Me

Shelly Kagan

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this paper, I explore the nature of the ideal human life, by asking what we will do in Utopia. I take issue with Suits’s suggestion in The Grasshopper that all we will do is play games. I argue, ... More


Return of the Grasshopper: Games and the End of the Future (Abridged)

Bernard Suits

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Suits ended The Grasshopper with a doubt about his main normative thesis; he worried that if people in his utopia knew they were only playing games, they’d find their lives not worth living. This ... More


Suits on Games: Slightly Revised, Slightly Restricted

Thomas Hurka

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter proposes that Suits be seen as analyzing a concept close to that expressed by the English word “game” but different and more useful, because it’s internally unified—its elements fit ... More


The Nature and Analysis of Phenotypic Transitions

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Part II is about origins: how do new traits arise from old phenotypes? People of all ages are fascinated by the question of origins. Origins are the common concern of evolutionists and ... More


Insect Populations, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Processes in the Shortgrass Steppe

Thomas O. Crist

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Insects are diverse, abundant, and have numerous roles in rangeland ecosystems. More than 1600 species representing 238 families of insects have been recorded in the shortgrass steppe of ... More


Effects of Grazing on Abundance and Distribution of Shortgrass Steppe Consumers

Daniel G. Milchunas and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Although livestock are the most obvious consumers on the shortgrass steppe, they are certainly not the only consumers. However, livestock may influence the other consumers in a number of different ... More


Games and The Good

Thomas Hurka

in Drawing Morals: Essays in Ethical Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199743094
eISBN:
9780190267544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743094.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores why excellence in sports and the broader spectrum of games—both athletic and nonathletic alike—are considered an intrinsic good—one that is distinct from the mere pleasure of ... More


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