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Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Introduces Some Of The Men And Women Who Are Working In The Field Of Biomimicry--a Science That Studies Nature's Models And Then Imitates Them To Solve Human Problems--and Considers The Implications O...f Such Studies For The Future Of Mankind. Ch. 1. Echoing Nature : Why Biomimicry Now? -- Ch. 2. How Will We Feed Ourselves? : Farming To Fit The Land : Growing Food Like A Prairie -- Ch. 3. How Will We Harness Energy? : Light Into Life : Gathering Energy Like A Leaf -- Ch. 4. How Will We Make Things? Fitting Form To Function : Finding Cures Like A Chimp -- Ch. 5. How Will We Heal Ourselves? : Experts In Our Midst : Finding Cures Like A Chimp -- Ch. 6. How Will We Store What We Learn? : Dances With Molecules : Computing Like A Cell -- Ch. 7. How Will We Conduct Business? Closing The Loops In Commerce : Running A Business Like A Redwood Forest -- Ch. 8. Where Will We Go From Here? : May Wonders Never Cease : Toward A Biomimetic Future. Janine M. Benyus. Originally Published By William Morrow In 1997 ; First Quill Edition Published 1998 ; Reissued In Perennial 2002. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -300) And Index.
Textbook of Medical Laboratory Technology
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Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World
In This Book, The Author Tells The Hidden Stories Of History's Most Amazing Medical Discoveries. This Isn't Dry History: These Are Life And Death Mysteries Uncovered, Tales Of Passionate, Often Mocked... Individuals Who Stood Their Ground And Were Proven Right; They Include A Colorful Cast Of Characters Whose Discoveries Were Often Driven Not Only By Personal Tragedy, Curiosity, And Hard Work, But Also Petty Bickering, Dumb Luck, And A Healthy Dose Of Humor. From Germs To Genetics, The Ancient Hippocrates To The Cutting Edge, These Are Events That Have Changed The World, And Saved Lives. He Discusses Ten World Changing Revolutions In Medicine And The Human Discoveries That Made Them Possible, The Stories Behind Antibiotics, Vaccines, Dna, X-rays, And More. He Relates What Happened, How It Happened, And What It Means Today. Revolutionary Medical Breakthroughs Like These Haven't Just Changed The Way We Treat Disease, They Have Transformed How We Understand Ourselves And The World We Live In. The World's First Physician : Hippocrates And The Discovery Of Medicine -- How Cholera Saved Civilization : The Discovery Of Sanitation -- Invisible Invaders : The Discovery Of Germs And How They Cause Disease -- For The Relief Of Unbearable Pain : The Discovery Of Anesthesia -- I'm Looking Through You : The Discovery Of X-rays -- The Scratch That Saved A Million Lives : The Discovery Of Vaccines -- From Ancient Molds To Modern Miracles : The Discovery Of Antibiotics -- Breaking God's Code : The Discovery Of Heredity, Genetics, And Dna -- Medicines For The Mind : The Discovery Of Drugs For Madness, Sadness, And Fear -- A Return To Tradition : The Rediscovery Of Alternative Medicine -- Epilogue. Jon Queijo. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 261-278) And Index.
The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life
The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challeng...es the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker's struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing. A noted physician sheres the secret of life with us, electricity, the ultimate difference beteen living and dead.
The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
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Doctors: The Biography of Medicine
How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as r...enowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears little resemblance to the truth.Through the centuries, the men and women Who have shaped the world of medicine have been not only very human people but also very much the products of their own times and places. Presenting compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers, Doctors gives us the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine — told through the lives of the physician-scientists whose deeds and determination paved the way. Ranging from the legendary Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, to Andreas Vesalius, whose Renaissance masterwork on anatomy offered invaluable new insight into the human body, to Helen Taussig, founder of pediatric cardiology and co-inventor of the original "blue baby" operation, here is a volume filled with the spirit of ideas and the thrill of discovery. Says The New York Times, "Doctors can be warmly recommended. Dr. Nuland succeeds in bringing his subjects vividly to life, and he leaves you with a much better understanding of what they achieved." Publishers Weekly To tell the story of medicine since Hippocrates and Galen, Nuland, a surgeon and faculty member of the Yale School of Medicine, focuses on the personalities and careers of medical innovators since the 16th century who epitomized the scientific climate and culture of their period. His enthusiastic and anecdote-rich narrative ranges from Vesalius, whose magnificently illustrated text on anatomy reflected the Renaissance rediscovery of the human body, to Barnard's high-tech heart transplants and other organ-replacement surgery of today. Medical landmarks include Harvey's charting of the circulatory system, Laennec's invention of the diagnostic stethoscope, and the discovery of germs and antisepsis by Pasteur and Lister. Nuland also notes contributions by Americans (Halsted and Cushing among them), as well as advances in transfusions, anesthesia, medical training and surgery. Having documented the transition of doctors from personal healers to reductionist technicians concerned primarily with disease, he welcomes efforts by today's physicians to return to a more humanistic approach. (May)
Materials Science and Engineering: A First Course
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Mechanical Engineering Design
The seventh edition of Mechanical Engineering Design marks a return to the basic approaches that have made this book the standard in machine design for over 40 years. At the same time it has been sign...ificantly updated and modernized for today's engineering students and professional engineers. Working from extensive market research and reviews of the 6th edition, the new 7th edition features reduced coverage of uncertainty and statistical methods. Statistics is now treated (in chapter 2) as one of several methods available to design engineers, and statistical applications are no longer integrated throughout the text, examples and problem sets. Other major changes include updated coverage of the design process, streamlined coverage of statistics, a more practical overview of materials and materials selection (moved to chapter 3),revised coverage of failure and fatigue, and review of basic strength of materials topics to make a clearer link with prerequisite courses. Overall coverage of basic concepts has been made more clear and concise, with some advanced topics deleted, so that readers can easily navigate key topics. Problem sets have been improved, with new problems added to help students progressively work through them. The book has an Online Learning Center with several powerful components: MATLAB for Machine Design (featuring highly visual MATLAB simulations and accompanying source code); the "FEPC" finite element program, with accompanying Finite Element Primer and FEM Tutorials; interactive FE Exam questions for Machine Design; and Machine Design Tutorials for study of key concepts from Parts I and II of the text. Complete Problem Solutions andPowerPoint slides of book illustrations are available for instructors, under password protection. A printed Instructor's Solutions Manual is also available, with detailed solutions to all chapter problems.
Principles of Biomedical Ethics
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