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Leaf Lamina

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The palm leaf is a complex expression of diversity within a single organ, related to the primary function of photosynthesis. Complexity arises as a consequence of the frequent large size and ... More


Secrecy, Hereditary Education, and the Immortality of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Siddha medical knowledge has been transmitted for centuries within the paramparai, the hereditary lineage. The knowledge of the lineage was carefully guarded, as knowledge held in secret was an ... More


Leaf Axis

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The palm leaf axis is a complex organ divided into three discrete and disparate regions: leaf sheath, petiole, and rachis, each with a different function — basal support, blade extension, and blade ... More


Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Sujit Sivasundaram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that ... More


Freddie, 1904

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1904, the St. Louis rag-timers were preparing for the St. Louis World's Fair — officially, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Due to flagrant racial discrimination and insults, black newspapers ... More


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