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Evolution of Lifelong Heterogeneity

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is unlikely that lifelong heterogeneity in robustness will be extreme, if it occurs at all. Natural selection will favor genotypes with much greater robustness, reducing the genetic variance for ... More


Skill acquisition: History, questions, and theories

Craig P. Speelman and Kim Kirsner

in Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the history of research into skill acquisition, and reviews the key questions and theories that have framed this research. Issues include the existence of plateaus in learning ... More


Introduction: A Third Phase of Life

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There is a third phase of life, following development and aging, which we call late life. Late life is characterized by relative flat mortality and fecundity rates or plateaus. Late life requires ... More


Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In Drosophila laboratory evolution, mortality and fecundity plateaus evolve in the manner predicted by Hamiltonian theory. These ‘strong inference’ experiments provide corroboration for the ... More


Integrating Geographies

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how changes in geography remade space in the Southwest, rendering the Colorado Plateau in many ways the center of the region's economic development. With the construction of ... More


Other Shapes

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces other possible shapes that individual desert lines can assume. The first is plateaus, which is formed when an individual desert line reached the level of well-being that is ... More


Five Species Found Only in Mexico

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There are five species of horned lizards only found in Mexico. The giant horned lizard (Phrynosoma asio) is found only in semiarid basins of southwestern Mexico. The short-tail horned lizard ... More


Sewanee

Joe B. Hall, Marianne Walker, and Rick Bozich

in Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178561
eISBN:
9780813178578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178561.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Joe B. tells in this chapter why he transferred to Sewanee in Tennessee, and how he developed a lifelong friendship with Coach Lon Varnell. He describes the college, the student body, and the ... More


Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the archaeology of the Great Plains. It focuses on the physiographic regions of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Columbia Plateau which ... More


Performance Careers in Retrospect

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.16
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter addresses significant changes in career patterns that performers frequently encounter, such as plateaus, burnout, goal shifts, and self-image changes. It offers advice for testing the ... More


The Frontier as a Measure of Modern Power: Local Limits to Empire in Yemen, 1872–1914

ISA BLUMI

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The negotiations with the Ottomans over how exactly to define the boundary separating each party's domain were largely confused by a completely different set of criteria. The Ottomans constantly ... More


Discovery of Late Life

Laurence D. Mueller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human demographers have long noticed and documented a reduction in the acceleration of human mortality rates with age. But this pattern in human data was not considered of general scientific ... More


Late Life in Human Populations

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Late life was first detected in human populations, despite the very late occurrence of late life in humans. Recent data from supercentenarians provide strong evidence of a late-life mortality rate ... More


The Boojum of Creeping Exculpation

Bruce N. Waller

in The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028165
eISBN:
9780262327404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some fear that denying moral responsibility results in excusing and externalizing more and more of our acts, until there is nothing left of the genuine agent; however, the most plausible denial of ... More


Glassy Dynamics of Liquids–Facets of the Phenomenon

Wolfgang Götze

in Complex Dynamics of Glass-Forming Liquids: A Mode-Coupling Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199235346
eISBN:
9780191715600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235346.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents an elementary discussion of some glassy-dynamics features, which are exhibited by experimental data and by molecular-dynamics-simulation results. The outstanding property of ... More


Lantao Island

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.003.0036
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides the administrative officers' reports on details and visits in Lantao Southwest, Shek Pik and Valley, Tai O and Valley, Lantao Central Plateau, Lantao North Coast: Tai O to Tung ... More


Ontogeny

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

After having considered the flow of information as an irreversible process during the life of an individual, the chapter deals with the three main stages of ontogeny: Development, maturity, and ... More


Disjunctive Synthesis

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

in Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638000
eISBN:
9780748652648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the exchange of insults between Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze during 1976, when the former was still a young lecturer at the philosophy department of the University of ... More


3 Chain dynamics

C. M. Roland

in Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubbery Materials

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571574
eISBN:
9780191728976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571574.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The slow dynamics of polymer chains involves extended spatial scales, exceeding many repeat units and making the behavior largely independent of chemical structure. This universality allows modeling ... More


4 July 1863

William Glenn Robertson

in River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter introduces the opposing armies, the Army of Tennessee and the Army of the Cumberland, and their respective commanders, Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans. It describes the Army of the ... More


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