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Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter traces the history of the concept of gentleness through Ancient Greek and Latin etymology, as well as Ancient Greek and Christian mythology. It emphasizes the etymological and conceptual ... More


Scorpions, Spiders, Mites and Ticks

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/9780859892841.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following: scorpions (Skorpios/Scorpio); false scorpions (Skorpiodes); spiders (Arachne/Araneus and Phalangion); and mites and ticks (Kroton/Ricinus and Akari). It details ... More


Mites and Sea Spiders

Peter J. Hayward and John S. Ryland

in Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199549443
eISBN:
9780191847943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549443.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Marine mites (Arachnida, Acari) are ubiquitous, small, and difficult to identify. Numerous species can be found in littoral and supralittoral habitats, and most may be assigned to one of four major ... More


Arachnida (Excluding Scorpiones)

Tobias Lehmann, Roland R. Melzer, Marie K. Hörnig, Peter Michalik, Andy Sombke, and Steffen Harzsch

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0038
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Arachnids are terrestrial predatory chelicerates, including spiders and mites, with more than 110,000 described species within these two groups. The conquest of land led to an enormous adaptive ... More


“Revealing Nature’s Closest Secrets”: F. Martin Duncan’s Popular-Science Films at the Charles Urban Trading Company

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the earliest popular-science films made for the Charles Urban Trading Company by F. Martin Duncan. Duncan’s films were modeled largely on the preexisting format of the ... More


On Living Mirrors and Mites: Leibniz’s Encounter with Pascal on Infinity and Living Things Circa 1696

Ohad Nachtomy

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VIII

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829294
eISBN:
9780191867880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829294.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Leibniz’s comment on fragment 22 of Pascal’s Pensées in the Port-Royal Edition (currently Lafuma 199). Leibniz responds to Pascal’s employment of the infinitely large and ... More


Living Mirrors and Mites: Leibniz and Pascal

Ohad Nachtomy

in Living Mirrors: Infinity, Unity, and Life in Leibniz's Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907327
eISBN:
9780190907358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907327.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Leibniz’s comment on fragment 22 of Pascal’s Pensées in the Port Royal Edition (currently Lafuma §199). Leibniz responds to Pascal’s employment of the infinitely large and ... More


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