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microcosm

, microcosmos
man regarded as epitomizing the universe
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Scott argues that the disciplines of contemporary ecology and Romantic literature (and, by implicit extension, literary studies) are mutually discursive: "The seed of imagination that would enable a scientist to study a lake as a microcosm at the formal, empirical level was sown by poets of the nineteenth century who consciously drew a sphere around small-scale nature in order to make sense of spots of time and place amid the increasingly chaotic global, industrial modern world" (4).
The interactions of methane and ammonia oxidations in a paddy soil by methane-oxidizing bacteria (MOB) and ammonia- oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and archaea (AOA) were investigated through microcosm incubation study.
A microcosm ("little world") is a miniature encapsulation of something that is much larger.
Microcosm Publishing, a not-for-profit book publisher and distributor, started a campaign earlier this month with an unusual premise: Swapping unwanted Amazon Kindles for offerings from its inventory.
Experian director Nigel Wilson said: "Slough is a microcosm of Middle Britain today - a melting pot of classes and cultures.
Traffic jams are life in microcosm because we're all stuck in a rut, wanting to be somewhere else.
Mushroom compost, uncontaminated soil, and a core of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil were shipped from The California Mushroom Farm (Ventura, CA) to The Pennsylvania State University on ice and then stored at 4[degrees]C in the dark until microcosm establishment.
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The water temperature of one microcosm was recorded every 30 min via an Onset Computer Corporation data logger and transferred to a computer using the software Box Car Pro for Windows Version 3.
The objective of this microcosm study was to elucidate the effects of soil macrofauna on SOM decomposition and accumulation in the mineral layer in a central Florida hardwood forest with specific reference to the role of A.
Purposeful perception is sensation and in order to understand more deeply that sensation it is necessary, in the beginning, to be able to distinguish sensation in a macrocosm (spontaneously) from sensation in a microcosm (through the device).