Perfect Motion

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Perfect Motion

Perfect Motion

How walking makes us wiser

  • Author: Jono Lineen
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • ISBN: 0143789538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds. In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to learn, constructed our perception of time, strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life – and death. After the tragic loss of his younger brother, Lineen experienced walking’s regenerative power firsthand. Grief-stricken and adrift, he set off on a 2700-kilometre solo trek across the Himalayas. He walked for months until his legs ached and feet blistered, and by the end of the expedition something had changed in him. He was stronger – not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally. What had happened? What had given him this feeling of peace; joy even? Determined to find out, he began researching the science and history of walking and running, and discovered that there were fascinating reasons for his metamorphosis. Now, weaving together his own remarkable personal stories with evolutionary research, psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and philosophy, Lineen reveals for the first time the powerful effect that even the shortest strolls can have on us. And why walking is what we’re made to do; it is our perfect motion.

Perfect Motion

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Perfect Motion

Perfect Motion

How walking makes us wiser

  • Author: Jono Lineen
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • ISBN: 0143789538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6766
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Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds. In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to learn, constructed our perception of time, strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life – and death. After the tragic loss of his younger brother, Lineen experienced walking’s regenerative power firsthand. Grief-stricken and adrift, he set off on a 2700-kilometre solo trek across the Himalayas. He walked for months until his legs ached and feet blistered, and by the end of the expedition something had changed in him. He was stronger – not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally. What had happened? What had given him this feeling of peace; joy even? Determined to find out, he began researching the science and history of walking and running, and discovered that there were fascinating reasons for his metamorphosis. Now, weaving together his own remarkable personal stories with evolutionary research, psychology, neuroscience, anatomy and philosophy, Lineen reveals for the first time the powerful effect that even the shortest strolls can have on us. And why walking is what we’re made to do; it is our perfect motion.

Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

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Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

Astronomy: The Solar System and Beyond

  • Author: Michael Seeds,Dana Backman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495562033
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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With this newly revised 6th edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND, Mike Seeds and Dana Backman's goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, The authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Horizons: Exploring the Universe

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Horizons: Exploring the Universe

Horizons: Exploring the Universe

  • Author: Michael Seeds,Dana Backman
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495559733
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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Fully updated to reflect the latest cutting-edge discoveries, the Eleventh Edition of Mike Seeds' and Dana Backman's best-selling HORIZONS: EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE engages students by focusing on two central questions: How Do We Know?, which emphasizes the role of evidence in the scientific process, providing insights into how science works, and What Are We?, which highlights our place as planet dwellers in an evolving universe, guiding students to ask questions about where we came from and how we formed -- a perspective that the study of astronomy is uniquely positioned to emphasize. And, because every course is as unique as its instructor-and its students-HORIZONS is supported by a range of teaching and learning solutions that allow you to craft the best course for your approach and course needs. Our innovative instructor resources include WebAssign online homework management and exclusive audience response technology. Students can select from several eBook options, student tutorial systems, or virtual laboratory experiments. HORIZONS provides the ideal foundation-our powerful technology tools are the building blocks that help you customize your course to fit your and your students' needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

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On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals

A New Edition of William Harvey's Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus

  • Author: William Harvey
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498235085
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 116
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William Harvey's On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals is a classic work of the scientific revolution and of modern medicine, for in it he famously argued, with extensive evidence based on dissections and vivisections, for the circulation of the blood. It also overturned the longstanding theories of the heart's movement and function. This new edition is suitable for classroom use and for general interest. In addition to an updated translation, it also contains an introductory essay and footnotes.

Theory of Spherical Vortices

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Theory of Spherical Vortices

Theory of Spherical Vortices

  • Author: Paolo Giovanetti
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 132693063X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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The “Theory of Spherical Vortices” is a personal continuation of the “Theory of Vortices” by Descartes and Leibniz. It’s told with a particular narrative form and doesn’t present mathematical formulas... Ideas are described in a simple way, often with the help of images. The Theory develops the concept of Monad and gets to interesting results... - the Michelson-Morley experiment becomes an experiment badly set and meaningless (which doesn’t deny the existence of the Aether) - the expansion of the Universe becomes a wrong interpretation of the red shift - Gravitation becomes the effect of two causes, Aether and astral Light - revolutions of Planets and Satellites and rotations of Sun and Planets become the result of active motive causes and manifestations of perpetual motion - et cetera it finally gets to a Hypothesis of Unification. (Image in the cover: model for a “quantum” of Light)

Philosophy, God and Motion

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Philosophy, God and Motion

Philosophy, God and Motion

  • Author: Simon Oliver
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134237553
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 254
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In the post-Newtonian world motion is assumed to be a simple category which relates to the locomotion of bodies in space, and is usually associated only with physics. This book shows this to be a relatively recent understanding of motion and that prior to the scientific revolution motion was a broader and more mysterious category, applying to moral as well as physical movements. Simon Oliver presents fresh interpretations of key figures in the history of western thought including Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas and Newton, examining the thinkers’ handling of the concept of motion. Through close readings of seminal texts in ancient and medieval cosmology and early modern natural philosophy, the books moves from antique to modern times investigating how motion has been of great significance within theology, philosophy and science. Particularly important is the relation between motion and God, following Aristotle traditional doctrines of God have understood the divine as the ‘unmoved mover’ while post-Holocaust theologians have suggested that in order to be compassionate God must undergo the motion of suffering. The text argues that there may be an authentically theological, as well as a natural scientific understanding of motion. This volume will prove a major contribution to theology, the history of Christian thought and to the growing field of science and religion.

Practical Image and Video Processing Using MATLAB

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Practical Image and Video Processing Using MATLAB

Practical Image and Video Processing Using MATLAB

  • Author: Oge Marques
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111809347X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 704
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UP-TO-DATE, TECHNICALLY ACCURATE COVERAGE OF ESSENTIAL TOPICS IN IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING This is the first book to combine image and video processing with a practical MATLAB®-oriented approach in order to demonstrate the most important image and video techniques and algorithms. Utilizing minimal math, the contents are presented in a clear, objective manner, emphasizing and encouraging experimentation. The book has been organized into two parts. Part I: Image Processing begins with an overview of the field, then introduces the fundamental concepts, notation, and terminology associated with image representation and basic image processing operations. Next, it discusses MATLAB® and its Image Processing Toolbox with the start of a series of chapters with hands-on activities and step-by-step tutorials. These chapters cover image acquisition and digitization; arithmetic, logic, and geometric operations; point-based, histogram-based, and neighborhood-based image enhancement techniques; the Fourier Transform and relevant frequency-domain image filtering techniques; image restoration; mathematical morphology; edge detection techniques; image segmentation; image compression and coding; and feature extraction and representation. Part II: Video Processing presents the main concepts and terminology associated with analog video signals and systems, as well as digital video formats and standards. It then describes the technically involved problem of standards conversion, discusses motion estimation and compensation techniques, shows how video sequences can be filtered, and concludes with an example of a solution to object detection and tracking in video sequences using MATLAB®. Extra features of this book include: More than 30 MATLAB® tutorials, which consist of step-by-step guides toexploring image and video processing techniques using MATLAB® Chapters supported by figures, examples, illustrative problems, and exercises Useful websites and an extensive list of bibliographical references This accessible text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in digital image and video processing courses, as well as for engineers, researchers, software developers, practitioners, and anyone who wishes to learn about these increasingly popular topics on their own.

The Ballet of the Planets

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The Ballet of the Planets

The Ballet of the Planets

A Mathematician's Musings on the Elegance of Planetary Motion

  • Author: Donald Benson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199939292
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 192
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The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion, revealing how our understanding of astronomy evolved from Archimedes and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Mathematician Donald Benson shows that ancient theories of planetary motion were based on the assumptions that the Earth was the center of the universe and the planets moved in a uniform circular motion. Since ancient astronomers noted that occasionally a planet would exhibit retrograde motion--would seem to reverse its direction and move briefly westward--they concluded that the planets moved in epicyclic curves, circles with smaller interior loops, similar to the patterns of a child's Spirograph. With the coming of the Copernican revolution, the retrograde motion was seen to be apparent rather than real, leading to the idea that the planets moved in ellipses. This laid the ground for Newton's great achievement--integrating the concepts of astronomy and mechanics--which revealed not only how the planets moved, but also why. Throughout, Benson focuses on naked-eye astronomy, which makes it easy for the novice to grasp the work of these pioneers of astronomy.

The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

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The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

The Physicists’ View of Nature, Part 1

From Newton to Einstein

  • Author: Amit Goswami
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306464508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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This book is designed as a textbook for students who need to fulfil their science requirements. Part I explores classical physics from its beginnings with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the relativity theories of Einstein. Special emphasis is given to the development of the objective, materialist, and deterministic worldview of classical physics. The influence of Newtonian physics on other fields of science and on society is emphasized. Finally, some of the problems with the worldview of classical physics are discussed and a preview of quantum physics is given.