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Insectopedia uncovers the fascinating and infinitely varied world of insects. It explores their intriguing behaviour and biology – from mating and breeding, metamorphosis and movement to sight, smell, hearing and their adaptations to heat and cold.
A chapter on superorganisms probes the curious phenomenon of social communities among insects; another covers the critical role that these creatures play in maintaining the fragile balance of life on our planet. The book concludes with a 60-page illustrated field guide, describing most insect orders and their main families.
Previously published as Insectlopedia of Southern Africa, this fully revised and redesigned edition includes up-to-date information throughout, an expanded ID section, and several hundred new photographs.
Insektopedie lę die betowering en ryke verskeidenheid van die węreld van insekte bloot. Dit deurgrond hul fassinerende gedrag en biologie – van paring en broeigedrag, metamorfose en beweging tot sig, reuk, gehoor en hul aanpassings by hitte en koue.
’n Hoofstuk oor superorganismes ondersoek die merkwaardige verskynsel van sosiale gemeenskappe; ’n ander een dek die kritieke rol wat dié diertjies speel om die fyn balans van lewe op ons planeet in stand te hou.
Die boek sluit af met ’n 60-bladsy geďllustreerde veldgids wat die meeste insekordes en hul belangrikste families beskryf. Voorheen as Inseklopedie van Suider-Afrika gepubliseer, maar die nuwe uitgawe is nou grondig hersien en herontwerp, met die nuutste inligting, ’n uitgebreide ID-seksie en ’n paar honderd nuwe foto’s.
Gender and sex related norms within a broader understanding of sex and gender in its social dimension have an impact on us from the first to the last day of our lives. What are the effects of such norms on the education of children and adolescents? Conveyed via parents/family, school and peers, they are an inseparable part of human relations. After its favourable reception in German speaking countries the book will be also available in English. It shows that the traditional assumption of a dualistic, bipolar normativity of sex and gender, particularly in the light of the biological dimension, leads to children being taught gender-typical behaviour in order to assign their own gender. The contributions in this volume explore the reasons for these practices and open the debate on the divergence between the prevailing norms and the plurality of different life plans. In addition, the book helps to disengage the topic of sex and gender from a hitherto narrowly circumscribed context of sexual orientation. The contributions point the way towards a culture of respect and mutual acceptance and show new methodological approaches by including in future research projects more than the two sexes and genders of female and male.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
What was 'Nighttown' to James Joyce? Was it merely the sordid bordello district of Dublin where women could be purchased for a few shillings, or was it instead a 'scene' - a place of spectral and epiphanic transfiguration? Why does the figure of the Whore assume such enigmatic and archetypal importance in many of the Irish writer's texts? How did syphilis, which Joyce contracted at the age of 21, affect his life and writings? Beginning with a survey of the grim reality of prostitution in Trieste where the Irish writer lived, worked and wrote for the better part of sixteen years, and combining extensive research into local police and Austrian government archives with a series of close textual readings and a variety of theoretical approaches, Zois in Nighttown examines Joyce's life and writings in order to explain why prostitution and syphilis are such pervasive and disruptive discourses in Joyce, and how they are interwoven with many aspects of his personal life and literary works. Zois in Nighttown reaffirms the fundamental importance of Trieste for Joyce, and sheds new light on the many local factors: religious, social, linguistic, political and artistic which combined to influence the writer's thought and creative processes. The Trieste presented in these pages is neither the Belle Epoque capital of Claudio Magris, nor the picturesque 'la bella Trieste' of standard Joyce biography, but a chaotic and disturbing City of Night which, like its Central European counterparts of Prague and Vienna, provided the essential atmosphere and 'culture' for the revolutionary artistic masterpieces it produced.
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