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  • Almanacs and American popular theology, 1730-1820 

    Tomlin, T. J. (Troy Joseph) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation centers on the relationship between religion and popular culture in early America. It argues that the religious content of almanacs, ...
  • The American dream and the margins in twentieth century fiction 

    Reed, Jeremy (Jeremy Spencer) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    While the American Dream is an oft trod, even clichʹed, terrain in literary criticism, discourse around the topic tends to rely on a dichotomized discourse of celebration or critique. This tendency is a result of understanding ...
  • Approximate isometries and distortion energy functionals 

    Bihun, Oksana, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    A fundamental problem in Riemannian Geometry and related areas is to determine whether two diffeomorphic compact Riemannian manifolds (M, [subscript g][subscript M]) and (N, [subscript g][subscript N]) are isometric; that ...
  • Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants 

    Mendez, Sara I. (Sara Inga), 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Hormones play an important role in shaping growth and development. Endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs) come from the external environment and can mimic or block internal hormone pathways. Many amphibians begin to ...
  • An assessment of inhibition in the Simon task 

    Feng, Chuning (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Different from some other context tasks, the Simon task is featured with a congruency effect decreasing with increasing RT. Ridderinkhof proposed a two route model to account for the negative slope of this congruency effect ...
  • Asymptotic unconditionality in Banach spaces 

    Cowell, Simon, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    We show that a separable real Banach space embeds almost isometrically in a space [Upsilon] with a shrinking 1-unconditional basis if and only if lim [subscript n] [subscript arrow] [subscript infinity] [norms] [chi] [group ...
  • Atrazine transport through a glacial till aquifer in north-central Missouri 

    Pagan, Steven (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Although the claypan of North Central Missouri is traditionally believed to protect the groundwater from contamination, low concentrations of the herbicide atrazine have been detected in a shallow glacial till aquifer. The ...
  • Attending to our work: a framework for understanding and evaluating the division of labor 

    Thomas, Anthony E., 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The division of labor is a pervasive and long-standing feature of human life. Yet there is little consensus--either in philosophy or in other disciplines--regarding its status. Using a contemporary evaluation provided by ...
  • Banal: sculptural meditations on the unfamiliar 

    Leon Zamuco, Eric de (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This creative research is about filtering my own displaced experience, of being part of the Filipino Diaspora. With Judeo-Christian spirituality as my ...
  • Bastions of turf: frisians, terpen and the re-adoption of a "working" landscape 

    Bartlett, C. N., 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Terpen are dwelling mounds constructed from the sixth century BCE through the present. This thesis examines the landscapes formation and re-adoption ...
  • The Bavarian model?: modernization, environment, and landscape planning in the Bavarian nuclear power industry, 1950-1980 

    Miller, Kyle T., (Kyle Travis) 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Perhaps no state in the Federal Republic of Germany witnessed a more pronounced state sponsored modernization effort than Bavaria, 1950-1980. This vast transformation, particularly in the field of nuclear energy, required ...
  • A biological distance study of Steed-Kisker origins 

    Baier, Melissa A., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Nonmetric trait frequencies of crania affiliated with the Steed-Kisker phase of northwestern Missouri were compared with crania from the Northern and ...
  • Broadening the perspective on employee absenteeism: the effects of work group and nonwork factors 

    Rodriguez, Elizabeth Lake, 1958- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The present study examined employee absenteeism in relation to variables new to absenteeism literature while addressing several methodological issues ...
  • Can money buy health?: foreign aid, changes in aid, and the impact of human health in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Pumipunta, Surachai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] African countries are known to be the largest aid recipients in the world. Many countries worldwide have provided assistance to Africa through the ...
  • Cellular behaviors regulating tangential migration of facial branchiomotor neurons in the zebrafish embryo 

    Sawant, Anagha (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Development of the nervous system is characterized by intricate processes like neuronal migration, axon outgrowth and guidance and synaptic connections to their targets. These processes involve navigation of the migrating ...
  • Class awareness in Iceland 

    Oddsson, Gudmundur Aevar (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In this paper new survey data are used to study class awareness in Iceland. Responses to two subjective class questions are analyzed to test a synthesis of Weber's theory of class and reference group theory. The findings, ...
  • Comparison of hyperbranched and dendritic polymers with fluorescent reporter molecules 

    Kline, Katrina K., 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Hyperbranched polymers containing a core region are a relatively new class of polymers with many similarities to dendrimers, including their proposed ...
  • Core-based hyperbranched polyethyleneimine coating in capillary electrophoresis 

    Boonyakong, Cheerapa, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In capillary electrophoresis (CE), chemical and dynamic modification of a fused silica surface can be used to control the electroosmotic flow (EOF), to minimize the interaction of analytes with the capillary surface and ...
  • Corrected above measure: indentured servants and domestic abuse in Maryland, 1650-1700 

    Showmaker, Becky (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study utilizes seventeenth-century Maryland court records to address the questions of what options were available to indentured servants who were physically abused and how they made use of them, how local and provincial ...
  • Crisis, government performance and support for democracy 

    Westergren, Christopher (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Studies of regime performance effects on support for democracy have neglected the possible impact of economic and political crisis. Using survey data from the second and third waves of the Afrobarometer survey, this study ...