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Brave new worlds: trophallaxis and the origin of society in the early twentieth century.
  • C. Sleigh
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1 March 2002
Trophallaxis, the process of feeding by mutual regurgitation amongst insects, was named by the North American entomologist William Morton Wheeler in 1918. I argue that entomologists, both before andExpand
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Six Legs Better: A Cultural History of Myrmecology
Ants have long fascinated linguists, human sociologists, and even cyberneticians. At the end of the nineteenth century, ants seemed to be admirable models for human life and were praised for theirExpand
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Art and science in the UK: a brief history and critical reflection
ABSTRACT This paper begins by reviewing the historical construction of ‘SciArt’, and the way in which its supposed interdisciplinarity often shaded into science communication. Early discussions aboutExpand
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Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science
It is the policy of the Royal Society not to charge any royalty for the production of a single copy of any one article made for private study or research. Requests for the copying or reprinting forExpand
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Jan Swammerdam's frogs
  • C. Sleigh
  • Biology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 20 December 2012
Having discussed insect metamorphosis at length, Jan Swammerdam's Bybel der Natuure (1679/1737) reached its climax with a substantial description of the generation and muscular activity of frogs.Expand
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Empire Of The Ants: H.G. Wells and Tropical Entomology
A man and a boy are walking into the sunset; ahead of them, three covered wagons recede into the distance. It illustrates ‘The Ant, as an Example of Prudence’, in a British book of Victorian naturalExpand
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Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79
Scientific governance in Britain, 1914-79 examines the connected histories of how science was governed, and used in governance, in twentieth-century Britain. During the middle portion of thatExpand
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Contexts of Encounter: How and Where to Criticise Art and Science
Art and science as a practice and interdiscipline must bear the weight of critical discourse if it is to be anything more than a lightweight cultural artefact, or window dressing to one or other ofExpand
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The Paper Zoo: 500 Years of Animals in Art
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