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Communication in social networks of territorial animals: networking at different levels in birds and other systems

Giuliano Matessi, Ricardo J. Matos, and Torben Dabelsteen

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Communication allows individuals to share information and plays a central role in determining animal social behaviour. Animals live in social networks of multiple individuals connected by links ... More


George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (February 18, 1923)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his brother Ira dated February 18, 1923. This letter was written the day after Gershwin's arrival in London, England, to begin work on ... More


A Window on the Invisible World (?) 1

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Investigating the connection between instrumentation and measurement, this chapter focuses on the microscope, which is perhaps the best example of an instrument used in measurement, and putatively as ... More


Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

John A. Adam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691148373
eISBN:
9781400885404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book presents many of the mathematical concepts, structures, and techniques used in the study of rays, waves, and scattering. It includes discussions of how ocean waves are refracted around ... More


From Integration to Culture War

Jytte Klausen

in The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199231980
eISBN:
9780191696534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231980.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Islam has quickly become part of the accommodating religious landscape in the United States, and Muslims were added to the already existing ‘rainbow coalition’ of religions. In Europe, religious ... More


The Young Lords Organization in Chicago: A Short History

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano

in The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041211
eISBN:
9780252099809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the formation and lifespan of the street-gang-turned-political-entity, the Young Lords. Founded as a turf gang in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in 1959, the group ... More


Intertheoretic Relations—Optics

Robert W. Batterman

in The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146479
eISBN:
9780199833078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146476.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses limiting correspondence relations between the wave theory of light and the ray theory of light. The limit is singular and there is no reductive relation between the theories. ... More


Emergence

Robert W. Batterman

in The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146479
eISBN:
9780199833078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146476.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter reviews the received view about emergence (to the extent that there is such a view). It argues that for at least some forms of emergence the important feature is the asymptotic nature of ... More


Seventy-Five Watusi Witch Doctors

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan was hired by Twentieth Century-Fox to stage Cleopatra’s monumental procession into Rome for the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. Finishing business at Choreo Enterprises, Inc., a ... More


Technology of the Sublime: The Versatile Hologram

SEAN F. JOHNSTON

in Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter examines the expanding set of tools that defined the craft and products of holography. The search for novelty and extension was led by companies and government institutions around the ... More


Back in the Spotlight: The Cinematic Regime of Representation of Kathoeys and Gay Men in Thailand

Serhat Ünaldi

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines queer representation in Thai cinema and the possibilities for the emergence of a movie scene that better reflects the diversity of queer life in Thailand. It examines movies ... More


Back Where We Started

John A. Adam

in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691148373
eISBN:
9781400885404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0028
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter returns to the subject of rainbows, offering some reflections based on the author's review of the book The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science by Raymond L. Lee, Jr. and ... More


Pilgrimage to Kathmandu

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152999
eISBN:
9780199849932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter relates how Orgyan Chokyi went on a pilgrimage to the Kathmandu Valley and it tells of the miracle at Mount Kailash. At Mount Kailash, the lake, and in front of the Khochar Buddha Orgyan ... More


The Songs of Hollywood

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From “Over the Rainbow” to “Moon River,” and from Al Jolson to Barbra Streisand, this book traces the fascinating history of song in film, both in musicals and in dramatic movies such as High Noon. ... More


Rim of the Golden Gate

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The triple-decked white concrete Casino (William Mooser, Sr., and William Mooser, Jr., architects), resembles a streamlined battleship riding at anchor. Spectators' galleries facing seaward flank its ... More


Stokes’s Mathematical Work

Richard B. Paris

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter gives an account of the seven purely mathematical papers written by Stokes. The first is an account of his famous memoir on Fourier series in which he discussed modes of convergence and ... More


James Douglas: The Sanitary Inspector of Literature

David Bradshaw

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reveals the enormous impact of one man—the journalist James Douglas—in the censorship of books in the early twentieth century. It brings to life the rhetorical excesses of Douglas’ ... More


Yoginīs and Ḍākinīs: Enabling Male Immortality, Part 2

Serinity Young

in Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780195307887
eISBN:
9780190659714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307887.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ancient Indian flying divinities called ḍākinīs do not have wings, but even so their iconography reveals their power of flight. Perhaps most interestingly, this power is revealed in the roofless, ... More


The Data Visualization Slide

Jonathan Schwabish

in Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175210
eISBN:
9780231542791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175210.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

One of the primary visual elements researchers will use in their presentations is graphs, charts, and other visualizations to show estimates and findings. Because we are more likely to remember and ... More


The ‘Tragico-Dionysian’ and D. H. Lawrence

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the work of perhaps the most committed Nietzschean of major modern writers, D. H. Lawrence. He is sometimes seen as not completely a Modernist because he does not experiment ... More


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