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Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

We live on a very moldy planet. Microscopic fungi blossom on every scrap of plant debris and are part of every crumb of soil. Molds can also grow in great profusion in our homes and workplaces, ... More


Your Verdict, Please

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter focuses on litigation related to instances of mold contamination. In 2001, a Texas jury awarded $32 million to homeowner Melinda Ballard in settlement of her suit against Farmers ... More


Siren Songs

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154573
eISBN:
9780199790272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter explores the mechanisms that enable fungi to communicate with one another during reproduction, and related signaling processes that allow hyphae to cooperate when they form fruiting ... More


Mold

Robert J. Geller

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses mold in schools. Mold frequently grows in schools and other buildings when warm, humid conditions are present indoors. Although people with allergies to mold can suffer adverse ... More


Life Under the Sun

Peter A. Ensminger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Which fungus is as sensitive to light as the human eye? What are the myths and facts about the ozone hole, tanning, skin cancer, and sunscreens? What effect does light have on butterfly copulation? ... More


Lusieri on his Own, 1803–1806

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In January 1803 Elgin and his family were to return home as all the drawings and moulds that Elgin wanted had already been constructed. Lusieri did not leave with Elgin. The drawings were thus to be ... More


Acquiring Character: Becoming Grown‐Up 1

Gavin Lawrence

in Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546541
eISBN:
9780191728600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546541.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is it to grow up, within the outlook of Aristotelian ‘practical philosophy’? Both a contrived rationalism and a false non-rationalism should be avoided. Aristotle's view in contrast is intuitive ... More


The Molding of Native Character

Parna Sengupta

in Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter traces the paradox at the heart of the evangelical advocacy for primary education. Protestant missionaries consistently framed basic education in terms of the eradication of larger ... More


Derrida at the Wheel

Michael Naas

in Derrida From Now On

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229581
eISBN:
9780823235162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229581.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers Derrida's views and his works on Western literature, religion, and philosophy. It shows Derrida's admiration for the craft of the potter, and compares ... More


When the Rules Change in Midstream

in Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306254
eISBN:
9780226306261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by Saint Louis University (SLU) professor William S.M. Mold in the commercialization of his cancer research. It explains that Mold is the president and CEO ... More


The Coastal Trade of Connah's Quay in the Early Twentieth Century: A Preliminary Investigation

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0016
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores one of the few existing sources for coastal trade activity in ports - the trade records of Connah’s Quay on the River Dee between 1905 and 1914. It examines the port register, ... More


From slime molds to soft deformable robots

Akio Ishiguro and Takuya Umedachi

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0040
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

An autonomous decentralized control mechanism, where the coordination of simple individual components yields non-trivial macroscopic behavior or functionalities, is a key to understanding how animals ... More


Brains and nerve cells are not necessary for intelligent behaviour

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The notion that brains and nervous systems are necessary for intelligence is dubbed brain chauvinism. Organisms cannot rely alone on simple reflexes in complex environments; there is insufficient ... More


Casting Identity: Sumptuous Action and Colonized Bodies in Seventeenth-century New England

Diana DiPaolo Loren

in Rethinking Colonial Pasts through Archaeology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199696697
eISBN:
9780191804878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696697.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the materiality of colonial dress and identity in the context of seventeenth-century southern New England, with particular reference to the stone mould recovered by James Baker, ... More


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