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  The Metamorphosis
Gregor never learned what caused his metamorphosis, and the shock left him depressed and disgusted.
Information technology is the cause of metamorphosis in business.
People who have spent their careers in financial services, media or even manufacturing will tell you how little the structure and operation of those industries resemble what they were when they were young.
www.thestandard.com /article/0,1902,23008,00.html   (628 words)

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Metamorphosis between two or more images over time is a useful visual technique, often used for educational or entertainment purposes.
As the metamorphosis proceeds, the first image is gradually distorted and is faded out, while the second image starts out totally distorted toward the first and is faded in.
Each intermediate frame I of the metamorphosis is defined by creating a new set of line segments by interpolating the lines from their positions in I0 to the positions in I1.
www.hammerhead.com /thad/morph.html   (4436 words)

  Metamorphosis (biology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Metamorphosis is a process in biology by which an individual physically develops after birth or hatching, and involves significant change in form as well as growth and differentiation.
Immature dragonflies are aquatic, though the adults are flying insects, and frogs undergo a metamorphosis from an aquatic tadpole to an amphibious adult form.
Insect growth and metamorphosis are controlled by hormones syntesized by endocrine glands near the front of the body.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metamorphosis_(biology)   (651 words)

 Carnegie Institution
Metamorphosis in frogs and toads is a set of complex developmental programs controlled by thyroid hormone (TH).
For endocrinologists, TH-induced metamorphosis is a model for the general problem of the molecular basis of TH action and the interaction of the hypothalamus, the pituitary, and the thyroid glands.
This list includes vertebrate organogenesis, amphibian metamorphosis, tissue and organ regeneration, changes afterbirth in mammals, diseased versus normal tissues, the action of hormones or drugs on their target tissues or organs, and the influence of various environmental stimuli on a particular organ.
www.ciwemb.edu /labs/brown   (969 words)

 Metamorphosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, woodcut prints by M.
Metamorphosis (John Cage), a series of pieces for solo piano (1938)
Metamorphosis (Philip Glass), a cycle of pieces for solo piano (1988)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metamorphosis   (132 words)

Metamorphosis was the premiere font conversion utility for the Macintosh and has only gotten better now that it has metamorphosed into Metamorphosis Professional.
Metamorphosis Professional attempts to convert the bezier curves to smooth polygons while FontMonger replaces the curve with a multitude of line segments.
Metamorphosis Professional goofed on the curves causing the outer curve to swing in past the inner curve so I had to adjust the outlines by hand in Canvas.
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 Insects - Metamorphosis - A remarkable change
Metamorphosis refers to a major change of form or structure during development.
One of the most dramatic forms of metamorphosis is the change from the immature insect into the adult form.
Metamorphosis is one of the key elements that explains why insects are so successful.
www.amonline.net.au /insects/insects/metamorphosis.htm   (1172 words)

 metamorphosis definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
The Metamorphosis, a short novel (1915) by Austrian (Czech) writer Franz Kafka.
The protagonist of this bizarre tale, Gregor Samsa, awakens to find himself transformed into an insect, then dies as a result of his family's neglect and his own failure to act.
Gregor's metamorphosis can be read as both a portrayal of the author's troubled family life and a metaphor for the artist's power to transform life into art.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/metamorphosis.html   (268 words)

 A Bug’s Life
Kafka’s Metamorphosis, with its theatrical central image — the transformation of Gregor Samsa from bourgeois salesman to monstrous vermin —; seems ripe for a stage adaptation.
Metamorphosis is juxtaposed between the surreal and the commonplace.
Nevertheless, Azuka’s Metamorphosis is a compelling evening in the theater, enhanced by interesting use of sound, some good performances (and a superb one by Snyder), and most of all, the brilliance of its original source — as trenchant today as when it was first published, 85 years ago.
www.citypaper.net /articles/062200/ae.theater.meta.shtml   (537 words)

 Entomology for beginners
There are two general types of metamorphosis: simple metamorphosis and complete metamorphosis.
In simple metamorphosis the wings develop externally during the larval stages.
In a complete metamorphosis the wings develop internally during the larval stages.
www.bijlmakers.com /entomology/begin.htm   (170 words)

 Nabokov's Metamorphosis
In The Carrick" and in "The Metamorphosis" there is a central figure endowed with a certain amount of human pathos among grotesque, heartless characters, figures of fun or figures of horror, asses parading as zebras, or hybrids between rabbits and rats.
The hero of "The Metamorphosis" is Gregor Samsa (pronounced Zamza), who is the son of middle-class parents in Prague, Flaubertian philistines, people interested only in the material side of life and vulgarians in their tastes.
One day, about a month after Gregor's metamorphosis, "when there was surely no reason for her to be still startled at his appearance, she came a little earlier than usual and found him gazing out of the window, quite motionless, and thus well placed to look like a bogey.
victorian.fortunecity.com /vermeer/287/nabokov_s_metamorphosis.htm   (10576 words)

 Kafka - Works: Novellas
The Metamorphosis is the classic story of guy turns into bug, guy scares the bejeezus out of his family, and guy (or bug?) enters a downward spiral.
The Metamorphosis is one of the few “literary” works to have secured a place in popular culture, and references pop up everywhere.
The Metamorphosis is as protean as its name suggests: just when you think you’ve gotten hold of a theme, another one clips you from behind, and while the themes go laughing away into the sunset, you’re left struggling on your back, your legs waving comically in the air.
www.themodernword.com /kafka/kafka_works_novellas.html   (2013 words)

 Kafka Page 1
Most readers of The Metamorphosis, however, don't realize how important their choice of a translation can be, and how much it may affect their responses to what they're reading.
The appearance of this word in the title perhaps too quickly alerts the reader to the strangeness of the story to follow; it doesn't really fit with the much more "ordinary" tone in which the story is narrated.
Another problem is that those readers familiar with the word may know it primarily as a biological term referring to a caterpillar's transformation into a butterfly, not at all the type of transformation that the story describes.
www.nvcc.edu /home/vpoulakis/Translation/kafkatr1.htm   (1430 words)

 Insect Facts
The two types of metamorphosis typical of insects are incomplete metamorphosis (egg --> nymph --> adult) and complete metamorphosis(egg --> larva --> pupa --> adult).
With incomplete metamorphosis, the nymphal stages look like the adult except that they don't have wings, and the nymphs may be colored differently than the adults.
Incomplete metamorphosis is typical of true bugs and grasshoppers; complete metamorphosis is typical of beetles, flies, moths, and wasps.
www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us /4th/kkhp/1insects/buginfo.html   (1336 words)

 CGSociety - The Making of Metamorphosis
I began to want to create on a new illusionism by adopting a motif he had not used, by seeking an original image.
I envisaged the scenes from the novel “The Metamorphosis” by Kafka, which I’d read when I was 16 years old.
Even now I have a distinct memory of its absurd story in which a human creature is transformed into an insect.
features.cgsociety.org /story_custom.php?story_id=2983&page=   (255 words)

 The Metamorphosis at AllExperts
The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle.
Fantastically, the family suddenly discovers that they aren't doing badly at all, both socially and financially, and the brief process of forgetting Gregor and shutting him from their lives is quickly accomplished.
As with all of Kafka's works, The Metamorphosis is open to a wide range of interpretations; in fact, Stanley Corngold's book, The Commentator's Despair, lists over 130 interpretations.
en.allexperts.com /e/t/th/the_metamorphosis.htm   (1821 words)

 Insect Metamorphis
There are several types of metamorphosis in the insect world, ranging from no apparent metamorphosis, with only a change in size and sexual maturity, to complete metamorphosis, with quite drastic changes in both appearance and feeding habits.
Insects with simple metamorphosis can be further broken down into those with no (or no apparent) metamorphosis, those with incomplete metamorphosis, and those with gradual metamorphosis.
In the case of many insects with gradual metamorphosis, (e.g., the potato leafhopper) both nymphs and adults occupy the same habitat, feed on the same foods, and therefore generally require the same scouting and management techniques.
www.caf.wvu.edu /~forage/4002.htm   (815 words)

 Menopause - Metamorphosis: Alternative Approaches, Home Remedies, and Herbs for Women - Susun Weed
This Change is a metamorphosis (complete change at a cellular level).
This metamorphosis follows, and may even be the matrix for, the three classic stages of initiation: isolation, death, and rebirth/reintegration.
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www.menopause-metamorphosis.com   (1276 words)

 Potential Role for a FTZ-F1 Steroid Receptor Superfamily Member in the Control of Drosophila Metamorphosis -- Lavorgna ...
The 75CD puff occurs in the midst of a period of intense puffing activity that is triggered in response to the steroid hormone ecdysone at the onset of metamorphosis.
Indirect immunofluorescent staining for FTZ-F1 on Drosophila polytene chromosomes reveals binding to over 150 chromosomal targets, which include 75CD itself and prominent late prepupal puffs that are predicted to be regulated by midprepupal puff proteins.
These results suggest a role for FTZ-F1 as a regulator of insect metamorphosis and underscore the repeated utilization of a regulatory protein for widely separate developmental pathways.
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/abstract/90/7/3004   (709 words)

 SparkNotes: The Metamorphosis
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www.sparknotes.com /lit/metamorph   (50 words)

 Diverse developmental programs of Xenopus laevis metamorphosis are inhibited by a dominant negative thyroid hormone ...
Diverse developmental programs of Xenopus laevis metamorphosis are inhibited by a dominant negative thyroid hormone receptor -- Schreiber et al., 10.1073/pnas.191361698 -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Diverse developmental programs of Xenopus laevis metamorphosis are inhibited by a dominant negative thyroid hormone receptor
Metamorphosis of anuran tadpoles is controlled by thyroid hormone (TH).
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/abstract/191361698v1   (642 words)

 Metamorphosis - The Tools for Transformation Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.trans4mind.com /news   (791 words)

 THE LTTE: The Metamorphosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is in this context that one has to see the post-September 11 metamorphosis of the LTTE, which has led to the Cease-fire Agreement of February 22, 2002, and the forthcoming negotiations in Thailand on the formation of an interim administration in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
The metamorphosis appears, as of now, to be more opportunistic than genuine.
Thanks to Ranil Wickremasinghe, the LTTE seems to be well on the way to achieving a de facto Tamil Eelam to be concretised during the forthcoming talks in Thailand on the interim administration.
www.saag.org /papers5/paper448.html   (1587 words)

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 The Metamorphosis Summary & Essays - Franz Kafka
‘‘The Metamorphosis’’ is probably the best-known story written by the Czech-born, German-Jewish writer Franz Kafka, ranking with his two novel-length masterpieces, The Trial and The Castle.
Kafka at one point contemplated publishing it along with two other stories about father-son relations in a collection to be called Sons, but later decided to issue it on its own.
It is generally agreed, however, that the story portrays a world that is hostile and perhaps absurd and that major themes in the story include father-son antagonism (perhaps reflecting Kafka's difficult relationship with his own father), alienation at work, isolation, and self-sacrifice.
www.enotes.com /metamorphosis   (242 words)

 Insects - Metamorphosis
Metamorphosis refers to the way that insects develop, grow, and change form.
Write down whether each insect undergoes complete or incomplete metamorphosis.
Many of these sites may not come right out and state if the insect's metamorphosis is complete or incomplete.
www.uen.org /utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=2024   (241 words)

 Amazon.com: The Metamorphosis: Books: Franz Kafka,Peter Kuper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Metamorphosis is about a man named Gregor, who was always focused on work so that he could support his family, pay off their debts, and send his sister to music school.
i dont know much about kafka's original intent with metamorphosis (as another reviewer pointed out, it is supposed to be a "comedy") but the theme of alienation, existentialist despair, and injustice are consistent with his other works, most notably the trial.
I bought this version of The Metamorphosis as I saw it advertised and thought it could be an entertaining illumination of Kafka's novel.
www.amazon.com /Metamorphosis-Franz-Kafka/dp/1400052998   (1739 words)

 The Metamorphosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Metamorphosis operates under the assumption that the audience is already familiar with Kafka's surreal tale, in which a traveling salesman awakens to discover he has transformed into a giant insect.
In fact, it is entirely devoid of dialogue; the language of the stage is primarily physical, composed of contorted gestures and grotesquely undulating modern dance.
The Metamorphosis works best as a mood piece; it's a modernist funeral march tossing out grotesquery as it plods along at its mournful pace.
www.backstage.com /bso/news_reviews/nyc/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003154690   (341 words)

 Stories of Franz Kafka Book Notes Summary by Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis - Chapter 1
He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped ribs, to whose dome the cover, about to slide off completely, could barely cling.
His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, were waving helplessly before his eyes." The Metamorphosis, Chapter 1, pg.
Gregor proceeds to explain his professional - not physical - predicament to his manager, claiming that a traveling salesman is always the butt of jokes and question, and becomes an easy scapegoat for all problems, since he is out of the office everyday.
www.bookrags.com /notes/kaf/PART1.htm   (1206 words)

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