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The Elephant's Nose: Further Reflections on the Axiomatic Structure of Biological Explanation in Aristotle

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the complexity of the axiomatic structure of Aristotelian biological explanation, building on the work of the previous chapter. Using Aristotle's explanatory account of the ... More


Five Anole Faunas, Part One: Greater Antillean Ecomorphs

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the geographic distribution of anoles throughout the Greater Antilles. It begins by introducing the ecomorph concept: the idea that groups of species are recognizable as ... More


Brachial Plexus

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The brachial plexus is formed from the anterior rami of roots C5, C6, C7, C8, and T1 with possible contributions from the adjacent roots. In its most proximal portion, in front of the scalenus ... More


Lumbosacral Plexus

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The lumbar plexus is formed from the anterior rami of L2 through L4. The latter also joins with L5 to form the lumbosacral trunk. The fibers pass through the psoas muscle emerging as the ... More


Head-Trunk Coordination and Locomotor Equilibrium in 3-to 8-Year-Old Children

Christine Assaiante and and Bernard Amblard

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Thirty-six healthy normal children from three to eight years of age joined in this experiment. Six age groups of six children each were formed. The subjects were asked to walk normally on flat ground ... More


The Cervical Spine, from Anatomy and Physiology to Clinical Care

John H. Blandand and Dallas R. Boushey

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The cervical spine is the most intricate articulate system in the human body. There are thirty-seven separate joints whose function is to carry out the many movements of the head and neck in relation ... More


From Interdepedent to Independent Control of Head and Trunk

Horst Mittelstaedt and Marie-Luise Mittelstaedt

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0056
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

When the sense organs that inform an animal through light, sound, or gravity about its orientation in space are located in the head, and the motor apparatus that controls that orientation is in the ... More


Perception of Horizontal Head and Trunk Rotation in Space: Role of Vestibular and Neck Afferents

Thomas Mergner, Christoph Siebold, Georg Schweigart, and Wolfgang Becker

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0078
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter presents the investigations relating to the trunk and head turning perception of human subjects using a broader approach. The authors in this study confirmed that a subject's trunk ... More


Effect of Peripheral Vestibular Disorders on Head-Trunk Coordination during Postural Sway in Humans

Charlotte L. Shupert, Fay Bahling Horak, and F. Owen Black

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0099
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The experiments in this study were performed to analyze how head motion is controlled during postural sway in two groups of patients with vestibular disorders and in normal subjects. The subjects ... More


Introduction

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Anna De Lagrange initiated a significant move in opera as she, instead of singing the cavatina composed for the character she played in Mercadante’s Il bravo, performed an aria that was written by a ... More


Making Their Way through the World: Italian One-Hit Wonders

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Prima donnas and leading men would definitely go to great lengths in choosing the right insertions for their appearances in opera performances. In spite of the endeavors that Carolina Ungher went ... More


Maria Malibran, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and a Tale of Suicide

Hilary Poriss

in Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386714
eISBN:
9780199852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386714.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Evidently, regardless of which theater the production was being performed in, which impresario was in authority, and who was included in the cast of singers, Italian opera allowed the incorporation ... More


“Delightfully Situated on a Healthy Hill”: The Port of Portland before the Civil War

Michael C. Connolly

in Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037226
eISBN:
9780813041759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037226.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

European settlement of Portland goes back to 1633 and the arrival of George Cleeve and Richard Tucker. Poor relations with the Native Americans of this region led to the destruction of the settlement ... More


Why Develop a Neck?

Carl Gans

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The Random House Dictionary defines the word “neck” as “the part of the body of an animal or man that connects the head and the trunk.” Therefore, in classical terms, the neck would only be expected ... More


An Eye for Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau observed the shape, color, texture and stance of trees. His eye took in all—root, trunk, bark, branch and crown, leaf, blossom and cone. He knew them all over Concord—birches, basswoods, ... More


My Emblem, The Pine

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau felt a deep affinity for Pinus strobus, Eastern white pine, the tallest tree east of the Rockies. He called it the emblem of his life. He loved its erect posture, how its whorled branches ... More


Nosey Elephants: A Tale of Trunks and Tusks

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines how trunks, and for that matter elephants, came to be by referring to Rudyard Kipling's “The Elephant's Child.” It first looks at fossils unearthed in the Fayum district of ... More


Trunk’s Poyln: Its Place in Jewish Polish History

Anna Clarke

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Jehiel Isaiah Trunk's Poyln and its place in Jewish Polish history. Trunk's Poyln is more than just an autobiography. In the words of Trunk's nephew, the historian Isaiah Trunk, ... More


The White, Double Angrek

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the different aspects of the white, double Angrek. The second and third species of Angrek are white, consisting of a large and a small one, both with markedly different flowers ... More


The early films

John Izod, Karl Magee, Kathryn Hannan, and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard

in Lindsay Anderson: Cinema authorship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083389
eISBN:
9781781705070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083389.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the early films of Lindsay Anderson for Richard Sutcliffe Ltd. These films include Meet the Pioneers, Idlers that Work, Three Installations and Trunk Conveyor. In addition to ... More


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