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Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Glynn

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the physical setting, biogeography, El Niño cycle and climate change effects of the coral reefs of Panama. A focus on the unique role of low diversity but complex ecological ... More


Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Sean O'Connell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines credit in working class communities since 1880, focusing on forms of borrowing that were dependent on personal relationships and social networks. It provides an extended historical ... More


Doorstep moneylending since the 1950s

Sean O'Connell

in Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199263318
eISBN:
9780191718793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263318.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explains the success of companies such as Provident Financial and Cattles (both members of the FTSE 250 by the 1990s). Their agents serviced the growing sub-prime sector and ... More


Post-Jaws Sharks

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In recent years, with better education and a more transparent approach to public engagement, our knowledge and understanding of the shark have improved such that coastal visitors and locals alike are ... More


Max and the Shark

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is an evocation of the fishing village of Boca San Michel, near Willemstad and tells the story of the death of Max Zimmerman, one of its fishermen and neighbour to the author including a ... More


The Lives and Deaths of Abraham Lincoln, 1930–1941

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines historical films produced in Hollywood about the life and death of American president Abraham Lincoln made during the period from 1930 to 1941. During this period, Lincoln's ... More


Of Stars, Soldiers, Mothers, and Mourning

William Brooks

in Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042706
eISBN:
9780252051562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042706.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Symbols like the service flag furthered community morale in the United States during World War I and evolved to engender memorial organizations like Gold Star Mothers. Music supported both, with ... More


Growth and Diversification Patterns

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Fossils potentially provide direct evidence on how changes in growth strategies may have affected diversification patterns in geologic time. New strategies may have allowed some species to exploit ... More


Griffin’s Quest

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

By the early spring of 1962, all of western Washington was abuzz with Seattle’s upcoming world’s fair—the first to be held in the United States since 1940. On April ... More


Primordial Climate

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

in The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 billion year story of Earth's climate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199593576
eISBN:
9780191918018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199593576.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

We are lucky, on Earth. We are lucky because we—as complex and self-aware organisms—are here. We are sustained, given air to breathe, and water, and food, by a very ... More


How It Began: Bletchley Park Goes to War

Michael Smith

in Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192840554
eISBN:
9780191917936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192840554.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The breaking of the German teleprinter cipher that led to the construction of the Colossus computer was the culmination of a series of triumphs for British ... More


The Shark Bay Season

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Ulysses expedition killed 2,037 whales and processed approximately 79,000 barrels of oil in Shark Bay, Australia, during the first equatorial season of its career. The Ulysses processed her ... More


The Shark Bay Records; the Antarctic Records

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Virtually all the whales obtained in Shark Bay were delivered to the factory ship on the same day as they had been killed; toward the end of the season some carcasses were delivered after midnight, ... More


Of Whales and Sharks and Giant Squid: Reflections on the Big, The Strange, and the Powerful

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on the large animals found in the sea. It describes their evolutionary history and patterns of behavior such as feeding, breeding, and migration. Cetaceans as a group (whales and ... More


HOWARD SKEMPTON (b. 1947)The Maldive Shark (1990): Text by Herman Melville

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0081
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter showcases Howard Skempton’s miniature, The Maldive Shark. It is dedicated to his friend, the composer and singer Brian Dennis (1941–98). The captivating text ruminates on the ... More


100 Million Years AD

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199214976
eISBN:
9780191917387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199214976.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

A storyteller arrives, one hundred million years from now, to tell the tale of the human species. It is an interval that will add a couple of per cent to the age of ... More


Bone, Scales, and Fins: The Early Vertebrates

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter examines the early vertebrates. The major group to which vertebrates are assigned—phylum Chordata—includes two small groups (the tunicates and the cephalochordates) and one large group: ... More


The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, the book covers a broad spectrum of ... More


Paper Fixes: The Making of Mobile Subjects in Peru’s Migration Industry

Ulla D. Berg

in Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479803460
eISBN:
9781479863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803460.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how aspiring migrants navigate the world of document fixers, loan sharks, travel agents, lawyers, and state bureaucrats—including consular staff and U.S. immigration ... More


Brain Organization and Intelligence

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the anatomy of the brains of the cartilaginous fishes and their learning capabilities. Sharks, rays, and chimaeras can learn as quickly as birds and mammals, and have brains of ... More


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