A Spider’s Web

Problems in Regulatory Biology

  • Peter N. Witt
  • Charles F. Reed
  • David B. Peakall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 1-4
  3. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 5-28
  4. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 29-38
  5. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 39-73
  6. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 74-93
  7. Peter N. Witt, Charles F. Reed, David B. Peakall
    Pages 94-103
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 104-107

About this book

Introduction

"Gradually, a faint brightness appeared in the east, and the air, which had been very warm through the night, felt cool and chilly. Though there was no daylight yet, the darkness was diminished, and the stars looked pale. The prison, which had been a mere black mass with little shape or form, put on its usual aspect; and ever and anon a solitary watchman could be seen upon its roof, stopping to look down upon the preparations in the street . . . By and by the feeble light grew stronger, and the houses with their sign-boards and inscriptions stood plainly out, in the dull grey morning . . . And now, the sun's first beams came glancing into the street; and the night's work, which, in its various stages and in the varied fancies of the lookers-on had taken a hundred shapes, wore its own proper form - a scaffold and a gibbet . . . " (The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, Harper & Brothers, New York and London, Barnaby Rudge, Vol. II, Chapter XIX, page 164. ) Dickens describes an activity which takes place in the early morning hours, just before sunrise. As the day begins and people start to go about their business and get ready to watch the hanging, the hangman is ready with the gallows.

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Authors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Witt
    • 1
  • Charles F. Reed
    • 2
  • David B. Peakall
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of ResearchNorth Carolina Department of Mental HealthRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Biological Sciences, Langmuir LaboratoriesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-85479-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85481-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85479-8
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