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Monks and Kings Intervene: The Kandy Perahara in Central Śrī Lanka

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The festival in Kandy in the highlands of central Sri Lanka is unusual because in the eighteenth century, an older festival tradition was transformed by an order of the emperor Krti or Rajasimha to ... More


 The Enshrining of the Relics

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on the seven relics that were not scattered into smaller pieces: the four Tooth Relics, the two Collar Bone Relics, ... More


STRUCTURE REFINEMENTS

Sander Van Smaalen

in Incommensurate Crystallography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570820
eISBN:
9780191718762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570820.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter provides a complete account of the method of structure refinement of incommensurately modulated structures and incommensurate composite crystals. Modulation functions for displacive ... More


Does the Joker Have Six-Inch Teeth?

Roy T. Cook

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Cook’s simple question belies a deep and careful exploration – and ultimately a refutation – of the “panel transparency thesis”: the premise that “characters, objects, events, and locations within ... More


A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Scott E. Burnett and Joel D. Irish (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The subject of this volume is intentional dental modification—changing the human appearance by removing teeth, or otherwise altering their shape, surface, or color. It has been practiced, in one form ... More


Hair-Trigger Mouse Traps with Teeth

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter introduces readers to the most important features of the weasels: their long, thin body, short legs, and short fur — the consequences of their specialized lifestyle as hunters of small ... More


Biological tissue

G. A. D. Briggs and O. V. Kolosov

in Acoustic Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199232734
eISBN:
9780191716355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232734.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Biological tissue: The elastic properties of biological tissue show much greater contrast than their optical properties. Cells can be imaged in an aqueous medium, so that the ... More


The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226512006
eISBN:
9780226512020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512020.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many ... More


Oral Health

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What works to promote health?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195151091
eISBN:
9780199864973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions to prevent or control dental caries (tooth decay), oral (mouth) and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, and ... More


Changing the Face of America: Water Fluoridation and Oral Health

Brian A. Burt and Scott L. Tomar

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

During the early- to mid-1900s, dental caries (i.e., tooth decay), frequently associated with uncomfortable treatment and tooth loss, was one of life's less pleasant certainties. However, the dental ... More


Out of Regard to Custom: Tooth Modification in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

George R. Milner

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This overview of the volume’s chapters focuses on intentional modifications of teeth, specifically alterations of crown shape or removal, as known from historical and ethnographic sources, ... More


Bones and Teeth under the Microscope

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/9780520271937.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The most important piece of equipment for most paleontologists, besides the hammer, is the microscope. The microscope enables the study of the tissue microstructure of fossils, in particular the ... More


Cetartiodactylan Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of cetartiodactylans, which include cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and their extinct ungulate relatives, is explored in this chapter. The excellent ... More


Nobody

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is about Nobody, Janet Mayer — an ordinary person. It describes how Mayer came to be the teacher she was and what she accomplished during more than three decades of teaching in the ... More


A Dazzling Tale of Two Teeth

Tracy Lynn Hardin

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0046
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The author, incarcerated in Iowa, tells in this chapter the absurdist saga of dental misery inside her prison cell. She states that she had always been a freak about teeth. The first year she entered ... More


Structure and Evolution of a Sauropod Tooth Battery

Paul C. Sereno and Jeffrey A. Wilson

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the tooth-bearing bones and dental battery of Nigersaurus taqueti and provides an initial cranial reconstruction. It also reviews the feeding specializations common to ... More


Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in East African Mammals: Modern and Fossil

Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris, Meave G. Leakey, Benjamin H. Passey, and Naomi E. Levin

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Stable isotopes have become an important tool to study diets and behavior of fossil mammals, but the path to acceptance has been long and arduous. Phosphate studies apply only to oxygen isotopes and ... More


A Paleontologist’s Perspective on the Origin and Relationships of the Giant Panda

Hunt Robert M.

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes a revised concept of the bear family, Ursidae, which has emerged from the discovery of fossils over the past half-century, and places the giant panda within that context. The ... More


The Study Species

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews selected aspects of the anatomy and physiology of treeshrews that are especially pertinent to their ecology. It suggests that the teeth and digestive tracts of treeshrews are ... More


Yangshao Oral Health from West to East: Effects of Increasing Complexity and Contacts with Neighbors

Kate Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, Fan Wenquan, Wei Dong, and Zhang Quanchao

in Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044279
eISBN:
9780813046266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044279.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The frequencies and distribution of carious teeth were found to be similar in three skeletal human skeletal series dating to Middle/Late Yangshao, as would be expected for farmers whose subsistence ... More


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