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|Understanding the Magic of the Bicycle|
Joseph W. Connolly
The bicycle is a common, yet unique mechanical contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike's physical and mechanical principles are understood by a select few. You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of people who understand the physics of cycling...
|A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo|
Introduction by Sheldon Glashow, Nobel Laureate (Harvard University)
A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz (Vassar College) clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics...
|Incidental Exposure to Online News|
Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Sanda Erdelez
Rapid technological changes and availability of news anywhere and at any moment have changed how people seek out news. Increasingly, consumers no longer take deliberate actions to read the news, instead stumbling upon news online. While the emergence of serendipitous news discovery online has been recognized in the literature, there is a limited understanding about how people experience this behavior...
|Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise, Second Edition|
Lusha Xiang, Robert L. Hester
Exercise is the act of increasing metabolic rate for the purpose of enhancing physical fitness. Exercise can be one of the most stressful physiological responses that the body undertakes. With exercise, there are increases in metabolic rate, heart rate, blood flow (hyperemia), respiration, and heat production...
|A Guided Tour of Light Beams|
David S. Simon
From science fiction death rays to supermarket scanners, lasers have become deeply embedded in our daily lives and our culture. But in recent decades the standard laser beam has evolved into an array of more specialized light beams with a variety of strange and counterintuitive properties...
|X & Y Chromosomal Variations|
Carole A. Samango-Sprouse, Andrea L. Gropman
This is the first book on X and Y chromosomal disorders to address these common but rarely diagnosed conditions. This book seeks to present the latest in research and clinical care addressing neuroimaging, the interaction between hormones, brain development, and neurodevelopmental progression...
|Interactive GPU-based Visualization of Large Dynamic Particle Data|
Martin Falk, Sebastian Grottel, Michael Krone, Guido Reina
With increasing data set sizes in terms of particle numbers, interactive high-quality visualization is a challenging task. This is especially true for dynamic data or abstract representations that are based on the raw particle data. This book covers direct particle visualization using simple glyphs as well as abstractions that are application-driven such as clustering and aggregation...
|Butterfly in the Quantum World|
Indubala I. Satija (with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter)
Butterfly in the Quantum World by Indu Satija, with contributions by Douglas Hofstadter, is the first book to tell the story of the "Hofstadter butterfly," a beautiful and fascinating graph lying at the heart of the quantum theory of matter. The butterfly came out of a simple-sounding question: What happens if you immerse a crystal in a magnetic field? What energies can the electrons take on? From 1930 onwards, physicists struggled to answer this question, until 1974, when graduate student Douglas Hofstadter discovered that the answer was a graph consisting of nothing but copies of itself nested down infinitely many times...
|Regulation of Tissue Oxygenation, Second Edition|
This book describes various aspects of the regulation of tissue oxygenation, including the roles of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and blood, the carrier of oxygen within these components of the cardiorespiratory system. The respiratory system takes oxygen from the atmosphere and transports it by diffusion from the air in the alveoli to the blood flowing through the pulmonary capillaries...
|The Cerebral Circulation, Second Edition|
Marilyn J. Cipolla
This book reviews special features of the cerebral circulation and how they contribute to the physiology of the brain. It describes structural and functional properties of the cerebral circulation that are unique to the brain, an organ with high metabolic demands and the need for tight water and ion homeostasis...
|Selective Photonic Disinfection|
Shaw-Wei David Tsen, Kong-Thon Tsen
Pathogens such as viruses and bacteria are among the greatest threats to human health worldwide. In today's era of population growth and international travel, new technologies are desperately needed to combat the spread of known and emerging pathogens...
|Searching for Habitable Worlds|
Abel Mendez, Wilson Gonzalez-Espada
What does it take to consider a planet potentially habitable? If a planet is suitable for life, could life be present? Is life on other planets inevitable? Searching for Habitable Worlds answers these questions and provides both the general public and astronomy enthusiasts with a richly illustrated discussion of the most current knowledge regarding the search for extrasolar planets...
|Adolescent Brain Development|
Lisa Wright, Stan Kutcher
This book is the foundation of unlocking one of the greatest mysteries mankind has faced throughout history...the teen brain. The teen brain is fundamentally different from the brain of an adult or of a child, so this book provides a starting point for understanding how young people think and act...
|Qualitative HCI Research|
Ann Blandford, Dominic Furniss, Stephann Makri
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) addresses problems of interaction design: understanding user needs to inform design, delivering novel designs that meet user needs, and evaluating new and existing designs to determine their success in meeting user needs...
Tony Veale, Ekaterina Shutova, Beata Beigman Klebanov
This book is a comprehensive approach to the computational treatment of metaphor and its figurative brethren (simile, analogy, and conceptual blending) without shying away from their cognitive and philosophical dimensions. While stopping by significant landmarks on its journey, it approaches metaphor from multiple computational perspectives, providing coverage of both symbolic and statistical approaches to interpretation and paraphrase generation while also considering key contributions from philosophy on what constitutes the "meaning" of a metaphor...