Released on 2021-10-25Categories Science

Whip Spiders. Their Biology, Morphology and Systematics (Chelicerata: Amblypygi)

Whip Spiders. Their Biology, Morphology and Systematics (Chelicerata: Amblypygi)

Author: Peter Weygoldt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004473539

Category: Science

Page: 163

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Whip spiders (Amblypygi) can be large and terrifying animals with strong, raptorial pedipalps and long antenniform first legs that can produce a span of as much as 60 cm. Others are small and scarcely span 5 cm. They all lead a secretive nocturnal life and are extremely dangerous to other arthropods and small vertebrates. In contrast to spiders and scorpions, they are of no commercial, economic or medical importance and they are difficult to study in the field because of their nocturnal habits, possible reasons why they have been greatly neglected until recently, by scientists and naturalists. Whip spiders represent an old group that dates back to the Carboniferous period. Their partly primitive and partly derived morphological characters and habits make the study of these animals interesting, while observation of their behaviour greatly increases our knowledge and understanding of arachnids in general. In this book the author describes their morphology and systematics, their life history, their fascinating sensory biology, their complex mating dances and reproductive biology, and their ecology and distribution. Thus he has made a significant contibution to a better understanding of the morphology and biology of the Arachnida as a whole. Whip Spiders is an outstanding contribution to science and it will be of interest for anyone with an interest in Arachnida and for those keeping and breeding spiders.
Released on 2016-04-18Categories Political Science

How to Be a Government Whip

How to Be a Government Whip

Author: Helen Jones

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785900808

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 754

One of the most misunderstood and oft-caricatured jobs in British politics whips are the unseen unsung heroes of the parliamentary system without whom governments would doubtless crumble and legislative business would almost certainly grind to a halt. Whips are shrouded in mystery however often portrayed in the media and by colleagues as a brutish bullying bunch of thugs with a reputation for using blackmail and torture to achieve party discipline and get legislation through the House. How to Be a Government Whip is a frank and light-hearted guide to the forgotten engine room of Parliament perfect for those who aspire to be amongst their ranks as well as those just hoping to avoid them. From the mind-numbing tedium of debates to the dark arts of dealing with rebellious or disaffected members of their 'flock' former whip Helen Jones reveals how they really get business done - and what they say about their colleagues behind the closed door of the Whips' Office.
Released on 2020-02-01Categories Social Science

The Whip

The Whip

Author: Juliet Gilkes Romero

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786828668

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Winner of the 2020 Alfred Fagon Award. As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians of all parties gather to abolish the slave trade once and for all. But the price of freedom turns out to be a multi-billion pound bailout for slave owners rather than those enslaved. As morality and cunning compete amongst men thirsty for power, two women navigate their way to the true seat of political influence, challenging members of parliament who dare deny them their say. In this provocative new play by Juliet Gilkes Romero, the personal collides with the political to ask, what is the right thing to do and how much must it cost?
Released on 2009-09-15Categories Young Adult Fiction

Whip It

Whip It

Author: Shauna Cross

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 1429977566

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 405

Roller derby is back, in all of its rowdy and raucous glory Meet Bliss Cavendar, an indie-rock-loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Bluebonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss's escape? Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most hard-core derby chick has to learn. Shauna Cross' Whip It is then basis of the 2009 Drew Barrymore film Whip It, starring Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat, Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern.
Released on 2022-10-09Categories Fiction

Six Notches on the Whip

Six Notches on the Whip

Author: Keith C. Payne

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728375700

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

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During the 17th Century, slavery was at its peak, and 400 years later, in the 21st Century, in some places, it still exists, although the name has changed to make slavery appear more acceptable, but not as savage. Hence I am writing this novel, so we don’t forget.