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FIELDS AND MEADOWS

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The openness of fields and meadows lets one see small mammals, non-native plants, spiders, insects such as spittlebugs and antlions, and many other kinds of plants and animals. But openness is often ... More


Mechanics, growth, and design Mechanics, growth, and design

Mike Hansell

in Animal Architecture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Chapter 1 recognised two broad functional categories of animal architecture: houses and traps. The traps are generally nets; these have a short operational life compared to the life of the builder, ... More


The mangrove community: terrestrial components

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the terrestrial components of the mangrove community. Topics covered include mangrove-associated plants and animals from the land such as insects, spiders, and vertebrates.


Pope’s Spider and Cicero’s Writing

G. O. Hutchinson

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a line from Pope’s An Essay on Man. It specifically reuses the spider that ‘Feels at each thread, and lives along the line’ as an image to introduce a way of looking at the ... More


Will It Hurt?: Toxic Stings and Bites

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P. Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

in Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Unlike the bloodsucking arthropods, the venomous arthropods bite or sting humans in self‐defense. Most of the scorpions, spiders, centipedes, wasps, ants, and bees avoid people. Some species like to ... More


The Menace of International Trade

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Increasingly, Americans consume goods produced in the third world rather than locally, undermining the sense of control that our society once held. As this economic shift filters down to the general ... More


The Power of Planning: Self-Control by Effective Goal-striving

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Caterina Gawrilow, and Gabriele Oettingen

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

As highlighted by Kurt Lewin, goal attainment is not yet secured solely by forming strong commitments to highly desirable and feasible goals. There is always the subsequent issue of implementing a ... More


How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and ... More


American Superheroes in Japanese Hands: Superhero Genre Hybridity as Superhero Systems Collide in Supaidāman

Rayna Denison

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

American superheroes have a long transnational history, remade and remediated by filmmakers and television producers around all over the world. This chapter examines the localization process ... More


How Jumping Spiders See the World

Duane P. Harland, Daiqin Li, and Robert R. Jackson

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines how the jumping spider's eight eyes are structured, how they function, and how they might have evolved. It also reviews the intricate vision-based predatory strategies for which ... More


The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Domietta Torlasco

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book interrogates the relationship between time and vision as it emerges in five Italian films from the 1960s and 1970s: Antonioni's Blow-Up and The Passenger, Bertolucci's The Spider's ... More


Common Spiders of North America

Richard A. Bradley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274884
eISBN:
9780520954502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274884.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Spiders are fascinating animals that exhibit remarkably varied and complex behavior. Contrary to popular belief, they are mostly harmless, and many are beneficial to humans. Spiders occur in all ... More


Friend and enemy

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses another very important couplet in the theory of sovereignty, namely the distinction that is drawn between the friend and the enemy. Although Schmitt argued this was necessary in ... More


Chemical transmission at the squid giant synapse

J. B. Messemger, A. De Santis, and D. C. Ogden

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0192
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter discusses some recent experiments suggesting that l-glutamate is very probably an endogenous transmitter at the synapse, including the first demonstration that glutamate, when abruptly ... More


Recordings from Fibers in the Monkey Optic Nerve

David H. Hubel

in Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter presents a paper entitled “Receptive Fields of Optic Nerve Fibres in the Spider Monkey”. The retina of the monkey is of interest, since in most species, it is deeply pigmented, has a ... More


The Bold and the Spineless Invertebrate Personalities

Jennifer A. Mather and David M. Logue

in Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter focuses on personality studies in invertebrates. It discusses studies on the genetic control of the behavior of Drosophila fruit flies, foraging-predation tradeoffs in the Western grass ... More


Pu Songling and the Spider

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter goes to the formal analysis of the film's narrative by discussing the symbolic motifs which King Hu embedded within the film in order to interpret and build on the original story in Pu ... More


Waiting for Spider-Man: Representations of Urban School “Reform” in Marvel Comics’ Miles Morales Series

David E. Low

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines representations of an urban charter school lottery in Marvel's Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, a comic book series that is popular with young readers, regularly selling 35,000 to ... More


Spiders: An Introduction

Richard A. Bradley

in Common Spiders of North America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274884
eISBN:
9780520954502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274884.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter includes a description of basic spider biology. It includes information on the ecological importance of spiders and their life histories. The behavior of spiders is described, including ... More


Arthropod Navigation: Ants, Bees, Crabs, Spiders Finding Their Way

Ken Cheng

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Arthropods are a much-studied group of animals, characterized by a hard exoskeleton and no internal bones. They include insects, spiders, and ... More


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