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The functional significance of variation in jaw form in orangutans: The African apes as an ecogeographic model

Andrea B. Taylor

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

African apes and orangutans experience temporal and spatial fluctuations in fruit availability with similar behavioral consequences. Relying on the African apes as a comparative ecogeographic model, ... More


Phylum Micrognathozoa

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Micrognathozoa consists of only one species, the microscopic Limnognathia maerski, which was discovered in a cold spring at Disko Island in Greenland. Limnognathia is a cylindrical worm ... More


Disaster Movies and Disastrous Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Huge disaster movies became popular, and the need for “more bodies” meant more work for stuntwomen. Movies celebrating stuntmen were released: Stunts (1977), Hooper (1978), and The Stunt Man (1980). ... More


Esoteric Techniques

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The jaw jerk (or masseter reflex) is a monosynaptic reflex that presents an opportunity to study the peripheral and central function of the trigeminal nerve. It is elicited by tapping the midpoint of ... More


The hand and the tool: the functional architecture of human technical skills

Jacques Paillard

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The appearance of the tool constitutes, for the palaeontologist, a decisive step in the process of ‘hominization’. This step raises an intriguing problem for the neurobiologist: what, on a biological ... More


HOWARD SKEMPTON (b. 1947)The Maldive Shark (1990): Text by Herman Melville

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0081
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases Howard Skempton’s miniature, The Maldive Shark. It is dedicated to his friend, the composer and singer Brian Dennis (1941–98). The captivating text ruminates on the ... More


The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

J. D. Connor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Studios after the Studios retells the recent history of the Hollywood film industry with the studios, and their movies, at the center. Individual movies are at the heart of this story—not ... More


The Three Musketeers of Tension: Tongue/Neck/Jaw

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0075
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers how the tongue, neck, and jaw cause tension in singers, along with some pedagogical ways of controlling them. The tongue occupies much of the vocal tract and can alter the ... More


The Incorrupt Jaw and Tongue of Saint Anthony of Padua

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0087
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on the “incorrupt jaw and tongue” of St. Anthony of Padua, known for his legendary ability to use vocal timbres and histrionics in preaching. Thousands of devout pilgrims come to ... More


Examination of cranial nerves

Stanley Tamuka Zengeya and Tiroumourougane V Serane

in The MRCPCH Clinical Exam Made Simple

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199587933
eISBN:
9780191917974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587933.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Cranial nerve examination is one of the commonly assessed areas of the nervous system in the MRCPCH clinical examination. The examiner may ask you to examine some of ... More


The Role of the Jaw in Singing

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0086
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the role of the jaw in singing. Jaw tension is often a problem for singers. When there is tension in the mandible (jaw) there generally is a corresponding rigidity in the ... More


“A Primal Scream Movie”

Joseph McBride

in Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the making of Jaws. While Spielberg was not the first choice as director, he was eventually chosen for the project and his signing was announced on June 21, 1973. Jaws would ... More


1980s 3-D Films

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The single strip 3D films of the 1980s are described along with their boxoffice appeal and their technology of production and exhibition. The major hits, like Friday the 13th Part III in 3D and Jaws ... More


The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, the book covers a broad spectrum of ... More


The Literal and the Littoral: Jaws

J. D. Connor

in The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Everyone knows Jaws invented the blockbuster. Because of marketing? The story? Some connection to our primal fears? Half of the audience saw Jaws as a knowing throwback to the cheesy monster movies ... More


Feeding Behavior and Biomechanics

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the anatomy of the jaws and teeth of cartilaginous fishes as well as the role of the muscles and teeth in jaw extension, seizure, and handling of prey. Most sharks, rays, and ... More


The White Whale

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

When bob wright awoke on Sunday March 1, 1970, he didn’t feel like getting in a boat. He had attended a wedding reception late into the previous night, and the morning in Victoria had broken cold ... More


The Penn Cove Roundup

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Ted griffin awoke with a start, but he wasn’t sure why. It was a warm night in August 1970, and all seemed calm and quiet. Water lapped against the boat’s hull as the lights of Coupeville flickered ... More


Studying the Plataian Tripod

Paul Stephenson

in The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

Surveys the constituent parts of the Plataian Tripod and scholarship devoted to them, including the golden cauldron, the bronze column, the inscription, an upper jaw of a serpent’s head, the original ... More


Lucifer Matches and the Global Violence of Phosphorus

Jeremy Zallen

in American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653327
eISBN:
9781469653341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653327.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sulfuric acid also made possible the other revolutionary lighting technology of the nineteenth century: lucifer friction matches. Those phosphorus matches, incredibly cheap, found their way into the ... More


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