Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

By Noga Arikha

The humours—blood, phlegm, black bile, and choler—were components concept to stream in the physique and make certain a person's future health, temper, and personality. for instance, an far more than black bile was once thought of a explanation for depression. the speculation of humours remained an inexact yet strong instrument for hundreds of years, surviving medical adjustments and supplying readability to physicians.

This specific booklet follows the destiny of those variable and invisible fluids from their Western beginning in historic Greece to their present-day models. It lines their endurance from clinical guidebooks of the earlier to present well-being fads, from the tales of docs to the theories of scientists, physicians, and philosophers. by means of intertwining the histories of drugs, technology, psychology, and philosophy, Noga Arikha revisits and revises how we expect approximately all features of our actual, psychological, and emotional selves.

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Memory: Fragments of a Modern History

By Alison Winter

Picture your twenty-first birthday. Did you may have a celebration? if this is the case, do you keep in mind who used to be there? Now step again: how transparent are these thoughts? may still we belief them to be actual, or is there an opportunity that you’re remembering incorrectly? And the place have the numerous information you could now not bear in mind long past? Are they hidden someplace on your mind, or are they long past forever?

Such questions have interested scientists for centuries, and, as Alison wintry weather indicates in Memory: Fragments of a latest History, the solutions have replaced dramatically in precisely the previous century. Tracing the cultural and clinical background of our realizing of reminiscence, iciness explores early metaphors that likened reminiscence to a submitting cupboard; later, she indicates, that cupboard was once changed by way of just like a reel of movie, ever to be had for playback. That version, too, was once ultimately outdated, changed by means of the present realizing of reminiscence because the results of an incredibly complex, brain-wide net of cells and structures that jointly gather our pasts. iciness introduces us to cutting edge scientists and sensationalistic seekers, and, drawing on proof starting from clinical papers to diaries to video clips, explores the way in which that new understandings from the laboratory have seeped out into psychiatrists' workplaces, courtrooms, and the tradition at huge. alongside the manner, she investigates the sensational battles over the validity of repressed thoughts that raged during the Eighties and indicates us how alterations in technology—such because the emergence of recording units and computers—have many times altered the way in which we conceptualize, and even attempt to research, the methods we remember.

Packed with interesting information and curious episodes from the convoluted historical past of reminiscence technological know-how, Memory is a e-book you are going to have in mind lengthy once you shut its cover.

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Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers

Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a completely up to date model of Leo Beranek's vintage 1954 publication that keeps and expands at the original's distinctive acoustical basics whereas including functional formulation and simulation equipment.

Serving either as a textual content for college students in engineering departments and as a reference for practising engineers, this e-book specializes in electroacoustics, examining the habit of transducers because of electro-mechano-acoustical circuits. Assuming wisdom of electric circuit idea, it starts off through guiding readers throughout the fundamentals of sound fields, the legislation governing sound iteration, radiation, and propagation, and common terminology. It then strikes directly to examine:

  • Microphones (electrostatic and electromagnetic), electrodynamic loudspeakers, earphones, and horns
  • Loudspeaker enclosures, baffles, and waveguides
  • Miniature functions (e.g., MEMS in I-Pods and cellphones)
  • Sound in enclosures of all sizes, similar to classrooms, workplaces, auditoriums, and residing rooms

Numerical examples and precis charts are given in the course of the textual content to make the cloth simply appropriate to functional layout. it's a necessary source for experimenters, acoustical experts, and to people who count on being engineering designers of audio equipment.

  • An replace for the electronic age of Leo Beranek's vintage 1954 booklet Acoustics
  • Provides special acoustic basics, permitting higher realizing of advanced layout parameters, size equipment, and data
  • Extensive appendices disguise frequency-response shapes for loudspeakers, mathematical formulation, and conversion factors

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

By Donella H. Meadows

In the years following her function because the lead writer of the overseas bestseller, Limits to Growth―the first e-book to teach the implications of unchecked progress on a finite planet― Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social research till her premature dying in 2001.

Thinking in Systems, is a concise and the most important publication providing perception for challenge fixing on scales starting from the private to the worldwide. Edited by way of the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this crucial primer brings platforms pondering out of the world of pcs and equations and into the tangible international, displaying readers find out how to enhance the systems-thinking abilities that concept leaders around the globe reflect on severe for 21st-century life.

Some of the largest difficulties dealing with the world―war, starvation, poverty, and environmental degradation―are basically method mess ups. they can't be solved via solving one piece in isolation from the others, simply because even probably minor info have huge, immense energy to undermine the simplest efforts of too-narrow thinking.

While readers will examine the conceptual instruments and techniques of structures pondering, the center of the e-book is grander than technique. Donella Meadows used to be referred to as a lot for nurturing optimistic results as she used to be for delving into the technological know-how at the back of worldwide dilemmas. She reminds readers to be aware of what's vital, not only what's quantifiable, to stick humble, and to stick a learner.

In an international becoming ever extra complex, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems is helping readers stay away from confusion and helplessness, step one towards discovering proactive and powerful solutions.

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Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration

By Seth Shulman

This extremely important exposé exhibits how the Bush management has systematically misled americans on quite a lot of medical concerns affecting public future health, overseas coverage, and the surroundings by way of ignoring, suppressing, manipulating, or maybe distorting medical learn. it's the first publication to concentration solely on how this explosive factor has performed out through the Presidency of George W. Bush and the 1st to comprehensively record his administration’s abuses of technological know-how.

In 2001, a gaggle of eminent American scientists affiliated with the Union of involved Scientists (UCS) contacted Seth Shulman, an skilled investigative journalist, to seem into fees of significant mishandling of clinical details within the present management. Shulman’s research ended in the groundbreaking record "Restoring clinical Integrity in coverage Making," which served because the foundation for a hugely publicized UCS scientists' assertion accusing the Bush management of a misuse of technological know-how that was once signed by way of dozens of Nobel laureates, nationwide Medal of technology recipients, and participants of the nationwide Academy of Sciences. so far, greater than 8,000 scientists around the state have signed the assertion established upon Shulman’s reporting. This ebook, drawing upon rankings of interviews and together with never-released info, is going past the UCS report back to record the Bush administration's suppression and distortion of technology, bringing this factor to a much broader audience.

Undermining Science covers:

* The Bush administration’s abuse and misuse of technological know-how in components together with stem telephone learn, AIDS prevention, environmental safety, the Iraq warfare, the instructing of evolution, and international warming;

* The administration’s use of political litmus assessments in settling on directors for science-based firms and in making a choice on scientists on federal advisory committees;

* the damaging results of the Bush administration's warfare on technology for the quality and integrity of the nation's clinical learn.

Shulman explains that, via knowingly misrepresenting and suppressing the reality, the Bush management broke its covenant with its components within the such a lot basic method attainable, with outcomes that stretch a long way past the medical community.

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When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions (The Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History and Paleobiology)

The invasion of land via ocean-dwelling vegetation and animals used to be the most progressive occasions within the evolution of lifestyles in the world, but the animal invasion virtually failed―twice―because of the dual mass extinctions of the past due Devonian Epoch. a few 359 to 375 million years in the past, those catastrophic occasions dealt our ancestors a blow that nearly drove them again into the ocean. If these extinctions have been just a little extra serious, spiders and insects―instead of vertebrates―might became the ecologically dominant types of animal existence on land.

This ebook examines the profound evolutionary outcomes of the past due Devonian extinctions and some of the theories proposed to provide an explanation for their incidence. just one crew of four-limbed vertebrates exists on the earth, whereas different tetrapod-like fishes are extinct. This hole is why the belief of "fish with toes" turns out so extraordinary to us, but such animals have been as soon as an integral part of our international, and if the Devonian extinctions had now not occurred, contributors of those species, just like the recognized Acanthostega and Ichthyostega, may have endured to dwell in our rivers and lakes. Synthesizing a long time of study and together with a wealth of latest discoveries, this obtainable, entire textual content explores the reasons of the Devonian extinctions, the explanations vertebrates have been so critically affected, and the aptitude evolution of the fashionable global if the extinctions had by no means taken place.

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Nanolithography: The Art of Fabricating Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Devices and Systems (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)

Built-in circuits, and units fabricated utilizing the thoughts built for built-in circuits, have gradually reduced in size, extra advanced, and extra robust. the speed of shrinking is magnificent – a few parts are actually quite a few dozen atoms extensive. This ebook makes an attempt to reply to the questions, “What comes next?” and “How will we get there?”

Nanolithography outlines the current state-of-the-art in lithographic thoughts, together with optical projection in either deep and severe ultraviolet, electron and ion beams, and imprinting. distinctive cognizance is paid to similar matters, akin to the resists utilized in lithography, the mask (or lack thereof), the metrology wanted for nano-features, modeling, and the restrictions brought on by function side roughness. additionally rising applied sciences are defined, together with the directed meeting of wafer positive factors, nanostructures and units, nano-photonics, and nano-fluidics.

This ebook is meant as a advisor to the researcher new to this box, examining similar journals or dealing with the complexities of a technical convention. Its target is to provide adequate heritage info to allow this type of researcher to appreciate, and take pleasure in, new advancements in nanolithography, and to head directly to make advances of his/her own.

  • Outlines the present state-of-the-art in substitute nanolithography applied sciences with a purpose to focus on the long run aid in dimension of semiconductor chips to nanoscale dimensions
  • Covers lithographic recommendations, together with optical projection, severe ultraviolet (EUV), nanoimprint, electron beam and ion beam lithography
  • Describes the rising purposes of nanolithography in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and microfluidics

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Oxford Textbook of Medicine (Warrell, Oxford Textbook of Medicine)(3-Volume Set)

By David A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the main overseas textbook of drugs. unequalled in its insurance of the clinical points and scientific perform of inner drugs and its subspecialties, it's a fixture within the workplaces and wards of physicians all over the world. extra finished, extra authoritative, and extra foreign than the other textbook, it specializes in providing functional assistance on scientific administration and the prevention of disorder.

Three introductory chapters define a philosophy which has regularly characterised the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. it's humane, thought-provoking, and goals to instill in readers an figuring out of the position of medication in society, and the contribution it might probably make to the well-being of populations.

As consistently, there's designated assurance of all components of inner drugs. the mixing of easy technology and scientific perform is unprecedented and in the course of the publication the consequences of analysis for clinical perform are defined. The center medical medication sections supply in-depth insurance of the normal forte parts. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has unsurpassed information on infectious illnesses: the main complete insurance to be present in any textbook of drugs. different sections of notice comprise: discomfort; bioterrorism; forensic medication; scientific issues in being pregnant; go back and forth and excursion drugs; food; using stem cells; regenerative medication, and psychiatry and drug-related difficulties typically scientific practice.

In reaction to certain examine, there were large alterations to make sure that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine keeps to satisfy the wishes of its readers. New bankruptcy summaries provide obtainable overviews of the content material. All 2,500 illustrations and pictures are actually in complete colour, and a brand new layout guarantees that the textbook is straightforward to learn and to navigate. The evidence-base and references were totally overhauled.

And now, for the 1st time, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine comes in an internet version. Containing the whole textual content and the entire figures and illustrations, the web model has a transparent and easy-to-use interface with very good navigation and seek and read techniques. moreover, the web version enables hyperlinks to assets of similar and additional studying through PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef. the entire figures are downloadable into Powerpoint; a very good instrument while getting ready shows and lectures.

Purchasers of the print version of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th variation, can also be capable of buy entry to the web variation for a discounted expense through following the directions given within the book.

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Environmental Geology

Environmental Geology, 9th version, provides the scholar with a huge evaluate of environmental geology. The textual content seems to be either at how the earth built into its current and the place issues appear to be relocating for the long run. it truly is was hoping that this data will give you the pupil with an invaluable starting place for discussing and comparing particular environmental concerns, in addition to for constructing principles approximately how the issues can be solved.

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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

By Daniel Gardner

As award-winning journalist Daniel Gardner demonstrates, irrational worry springs from how people miscalculate hazards. Our hunter-gatherer brains developed through the outdated Stone Age and fight to make feel of an international completely not like the one who made them. Numbers, for example, confuse us. Our “gut” tells us that whether there aren’t “fifty thousand predators…on the web prowling for children,” as a contemporary U.S. lawyer basic claimed, then there needs to be an lousy lot. Real-world examples, interviews with specialists, and fast moving, lean storytelling make The technology of worry an exciting and enlightening travel.

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