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The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Malcolm Burrows

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Studies of insect nervous systems have made an immense contribution to our understanding of how a brain works and the way that the connections between constituent neurons are formed during ... More


Nutritional physiology and ecology

Steven L. Chown and Sue W. Nicolson

in Insect Physiological Ecology: Mechanisms and Patterns

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515494
eISBN:
9780191705649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515494.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Nutritional ecology covers the behavioural, physiological, and ecological aspects of nutrition. As in many areas of insect physiology, most information is available for caterpillars and locusts, ... More


What Private Sector? (1986–1989)

Adams Adrian and So Jaabe

in A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201915
eISBN:
9780191675072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The federation was not invited to the USAID (United States Agency for International Development)-funded seminar organised in Bakel in August 1986 to inform local elected representatives and farmers' ... More


The Eighth Plague

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Locust swarms, with billions of individuals, have threatened human food production at all times. Locusts are initially solitary animals; if the lack of food forces them together, they develop a ... More


Stretchy Textures in the Kitchen: Insights from Salep Dondurma

Tim J. Foster

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Salep dondurma is a Turkish ice cream with an unusual thick and stretchy consistency, which makes it chewy but also smoothly melts in the mouth. This chapter explores the molecular origins of this ... More


All in the Family

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

If you amble through the curving lanes of Burlington’s Aspen Grove Cemetery, designed by Aldo’s Grandfather Starker, you will come upon the Starker family ... More


Rain and the Cycle of Ritual

Walter E. A. van Beek

in The Dancing Dead: Ritual and Religion among the Kapsiki/Higi of North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858149
eISBN:
9780199949489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858149.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This last chapter on the rites of dwelling starts with the “initiation of a granary,” as a ritual response to ecological risks. Rain is number one in this dry part of Africa, and the text delves into ... More


Country Houses

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

John and Ann Rogers Clark, along with their youngest children, joined their second son, George Rogers, in Louisville early in 1785. The Clark’s eldest son and daughter remained in Virginia with their ... More


Flying Flying

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/9780198523444.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Locusts often start to fly by jumping into the air. A decision to jump is not always accompanied by a decision to fly, but flight can result from the consequence of a jump setting up an air current ... 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


Development of the nervous system Development of the nervous system

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/9780198523444.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

A functional nervous system must be laid down embryonically and be capable of producing adaptive movements in response to particular sensory stimuli as soon as the diminutive larval locust emerges ... More


Walking Walking

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/9780198523444.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The disparate sizes of their three pairs of legs would seem to make locusts more rationally designed for moving forward in a series of hops or jumps rather than in a steady progression by walking; ... More


Jumping Jumping

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/9780198523444.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Their large and powerful hind legs suggest that locusts are designed more for jumping than for walking, and indeed their performance when jumping approaches the maximum possible capabilities of a ... More


Walking in the stick insect and locust

G. N. Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and S. Grillner

in Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter focuses on locomotion in stick insects and locusts. To walk with their six legs is the main form of land locomotion in most insects. Most of the information available on the nervous ... More


Flying in the locust

G. N. Orlovsky, T. G. Deliagina, and S. Grillner

in Neuronal Control of Locomotion: From Mollusc to Man

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524052
eISBN:
9780191724497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524052.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter focuses on flying patterns and its mechanism in locusts, which fly by rhythmically flapping their two pairs of wings. Locusts can develop high air speeds and can cover long distances. ... More


The Great War and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Much less material has been available from the Ottoman side, particularly the Syrian provinces. Soldiers' diaries, especially those from the First World War, are powerful reminders of the horrors of ... More


Biota

Douglas V. Hoyt and Kenneth H. Shatten

in The Role of the Sun in Climate Change

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195094138
eISBN:
9780197560730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195094138.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

We now consider insect populations, circumpolar mammal populations, seaweed density, agricultural yields, and similar topics. Good reasons exist to link ... More


Animal–plant interactions

M. Anwar Maun

in The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570356
eISBN:
9780191916731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570356.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Population dynamics of plant species of coastal sand dunes is influenced directly, both above and below the soil surface, by a wide variety of organisms. Plants serve ... More


Life on Earth and Death from Heaven: The Golden Pectoral of the Scythian King from the Tolstaya Mogila (Ukraine)

Ernst Künzl

John Bintliff and Keith Rutter (eds)

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In the grave mound (kurgan) in the Ukraine known as Tolstaya Mogila there was found in 1971 a piece of gold jewellery that has entered the archaeological record as the pectoral of an unknown Scythian ... More


Like a Butterfly Stirring within a Chrysalis: Salīm al-Bustānī, Yūsuf al-Shalfūn, and the Remainder to Come

Elizabeth M. Holt

in Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Finance infiltrated fiction, just as fiction enabled readers of the early 1870s Arabic press to apprehend the dangerous and deceptive fictitiousness underwriting a financialized society. With the ... More


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