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Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Reconstructing phylogeny is but a step in our enquiry on the evolution animal form and function. Features representing key innovations result, as a rule, from the successful combination of a number ... More


Screening

Naomi E. Chayen, John R. Helliwell, and Edward H. Snell

in Macromolecular Crystallization and Crystal Perfection

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199213252
eISBN:
9780191707575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213252.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

Finding initial crystallization conditions for a new macromolecule can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. The first step is to set up screening trials, exposing the macromolecule to ... More


Introduction

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This introductory chapter starts by giving a short survey of the field of semiconductor nanostructure research starting with the trend of miniaturization of electronic devices, relating nanostructure ... More


The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both remarkably fascinating and easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering ... More


Making a World of Their Own: Mesoamerican Figurines and Mesoamerican Figurine Analysis

Rosemary A. Joyce

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The three questions raised by the previous chapters are the following: Is there a feasible project that can be referred to as Mesoamerican figurine studies?; What are the necessary elements, and how ... More


The Laws of Evolution

Giuseppe Primiero

in On the Foundations of Computing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198835646
eISBN:
9780191873232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835646.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter explores the technologies that have made possible the rapid development of computingmachinery, essential for exploring the meaning of the laws of hardware and software evolution.


Levinas and Hillel's Questions

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presupposes the bond between philosophy and Judaism without attempting to develop this line of analysis in detail. It shows a deep and unmanifest connection ... More


Size Matters: ’tit Rǝx

Robin Roberts

in Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823786
eISBN:
9781496823823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823786.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on a parade that through its name and practice presents an inversion of traditional Mardi Gras’s emphasis on excess. The ’tit Rəx parade offers an ironic twist on the gigantic, ... More


Soil

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan

in Shallow Subterranean Habitats: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199646173
eISBN:
9780191780233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646173.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Traditionally, speleolobiologists have not studied the soil fauna, but the soil is aphotic, and the fauna shows a number of shared morphological features. In addition, several shallow subterranean ... More


The developmental evidence

T.S. Kemp

in The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199691883
eISBN:
9780191807565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691883.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Comparative embryology can generate hypotheses about ancestral states and sequences of changes of characters such as those resulting from recapitulation, heterochrony, heterotopy, and ... More


Materials and Scale

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the issue of scale and materials. It presents two case studies. The first examines how both the gigantic and the miniature were deployed in the passage tombs of Neolithic ... More


The evolution of air-breathing respiratory faculties in craniotes

Steven F. Perry, Markus Lambertz, and Anke Schmitz

in Respiratory Biology of Animals: evolutionary and functional morphology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199238460
eISBN:
9780191864056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199238460.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Developmental Biology

The origin of lungs from a swim bladder, swim bladder from lungs, or both from a relatively undifferentiated respiratory pharynx remains unresolved. Once present, the lungs can be ventilated by a ... More


From Egypt to Oikoumene: Interactive Landscapes in the Casa Dell’Efebo

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

in Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 3 employs the frescoes from the garden triclinium of the Casa dell’Efebo, Pompeii, as a case study in the recontextualization of Nilotic scenes. Exploring the relationships between the ... More


In/Complete: An Introduction to the Theories of Miniaturization and Fragmentation

Martin Rebecca and Stephanie Langin-Hooper

in The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Written by the volume’s co-editors, this introductory chapter frames the book, situating its intellectual contribution within the broader scholarly landscape of miniaturization and fragmentation ... More


Breaking Bodies and Biographies: Figurines of the Playa de los Muertos Tradition

Rosemary A. Joyce

in The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Figurines made in Honduras between 900 and 400 BCE established connections among persons through fragmentation, partibility, and enchainment. These figurines were made in two distinct sizes, both ... More


Miniaturization of Earlier Poetry in Greek Epigrams

Annette Harder

in Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 offers a diachronic study of Hellenistic epigram with a focus on the issues of thematic and generic variety and on the reception and ‘miniaturization’ of earlier poetic genres—particularly ... More


Heroic Materialism

John H. Lienhard

in The Engines of Our Ingenuity: An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135831
eISBN:
9780197565483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135831.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

When Kenneth Clark wrote the concluding section of his magnificent thirteen-part television series, Civilisation, he gave it the title “Heroic Materialism.” The series had been based on Clark’s ... More


Managing Failures

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0023
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Computers are the engines that drive our society. We get paid via computer, and we use them to vote in elections; computers decide whether to deploy the airbags in our car; and doctors use them to ... More


The Poetics of Ornament

Margaret S. Graves

in Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190695910
eISBN:
9780190695941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695910.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter continues with the paradigm of rhetoric established in Chapter 4 of the book, but moves discussion from metaphor to ekphrasis—that is, description that seeks to make an absent artwork or ... More


The Future

Michael J. Boyle

in The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190635862
eISBN:
9780197501788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635862.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 restates the major theme of the book: that drones change strategic choices for their users by altering their calculation of risks and expanding their goals. It notes that while drones have ... More


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