Borelli's On the Movement of Animals - On the Natural Motions Resulting from Gravity

Author: Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319085360

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 4229

This volume provides an introduction to Borelli’s theory on the movement of animals and describes his theory and scientific experiments relating to the natural movements of bodies in a fluid environment. It describes in great detail why and how bodies which present with different magnitudes, weights and shapes move at a greater or a smaller velocity in certain proportion in the fluid environment. Originally published in Italian in 1667, then translated into Latin in 1686, the text of this volume has now been translated into English, making the text accessible to a wide readership. This volume is the second of two volumes that contain the Introduction and physical-mathematical illustrations necessary to understand Giovanni Alfonso Borelli’s work On the Movement of Animals, the founding text of seventeenth century biomechanics. The first volume, entitled On the Force of Percussion, demonstrates the nature of the energy of percussion, its causes, properties and effects.

Falling into Fire

Author: HollyAnne Weaver

Publisher: Shadoe Publishing

ISBN: 1975654048

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 8275

Kathleen Pope is a St. Paul, Minnesota, firefighter who is just beginning to recover from having her heart ripped out by her ex-girlfriend. Belladonna Ward is a newly graduated Master of Accounting and Finance from Houston who has fled her mother’s constant nagging about her life being easier if she would just hurry up and get through her “gay phase”. The first ice storm of the year teaches Bella she has a lot to learn about walking across slick parking lots with sacks of groceries, but luck gives her a break when it’s Kathleen that’s standing in front of her when it happens. Kathleen drives her to an emergency room where each starts having feelings for the other in the worst way. More than just sparks, an entire electrical storm is brewing!

Falling into the Fire

Author: Christine Montross

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074367X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7051

A woman habitually commits self-injury, ingesting light bulbs, a box of nails, zippers and a steak knife. A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. A recent graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates from everything around him, is brought to A&E by his alarmed girlfriend. These are among the patients new physician Christine Montross meets during rounds at her hospital’s locked inpatient ward – and who we meet as she struggles to understand the mysteries of the mind, most especially when the tools of modern medicine are failing us. Beautifully written and deeply felt, Falling into the Fire is an intimate portrait of psychiatry and a moving reminder, in the words of the New York Times, of ‘our fragile, shared humanity’.

Walking Through Fire

A Misbegotten Novel

Author: Sherri Cook Woosley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 194586334X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7654

For fans of American Gods, a dark, humorous, and richly written, dystopian fantasy about the unbreakable bonds of family and the undying strength of a mother's love. The end of the world begins as fire rains down from the heavens. Ancient gods are released from their prison, eager to reestablish their long-lost power. But Rachel Deneuve has bigger, more contemporary concerns than a divine war. Her son Adam is in the middle of a fight against leukemia, and Rachel is determined to keep focused on that battle. But when humans begin picking sides and the fighting escalates, their home in Baltimore becomes a war zone, one she can’t ignore. Desperate to stay away from the carnage—as well as the germ-ridden refugee center—Rachel and Adam flee to their remote mountain cottage, only to find their refuge marred by mutated, grotesque plants and animals. Eventually, the cancerous cells in Adam's body begin evolving as well, threatening his life and forcing Rachel to venture back into the eye of the storm. Left with no other choice but to sacrifice her own freedom for her son's safety, she must become an unwilling warrior in a battle unlike anything seen in millennia, or lose everything she holds dear.

Structures in Fire

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference

Author: Venkatesh Kodur,Jean-Marc Franssen

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605950270

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1026

View: 5097


JESUS NEVER WASTES PAIN

But Can Bring Eternal Gain

Author: Keturah C. Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493162837

Category: Self-Help

Page: 396

View: 5623

This book is a credit to Jesus Christ, who sustained the author through repeated and prolonged abuses of unmentionable proportions for several decades. The #1 purpose of this book is to glorify Jesus who is the Great Physician of impossible shatters, abuse, and heart-shreds, even amid emotional comatose and poly-fragmented dissociation. The #2 purpose of the book is to identify with the broken, rejected, and abused and to commend you all for your strength and survival. It is written as a voice for all the survivors of abuse and for those who may be currently trapped as a victim. It is written as a source of inspiration to offer hope to those who are on the healing journey, or desire to begin this journey to hope, healing, and freedom. The #3 purpose of the book is as a resource for those who are open-minded enough to be willing to learn how to understand and help the broken and abused and receive a deeper comprehension of the realities they face. We cannot correctly represent Jesus if we cannot see the abused and brokenhearted through His eyes and heart. When we truly see them through His heart and eyes, we will be propelled into compassionate action just as Jesus was. This book addresses and gives hope for abuse issues and aftermath on every level that many may prefer to shove under the carpet. This includes not only the various abuses out there but some of the aftermath such as extreme emotional agony, suicide, dissociation, rejection, PTSD, and satanic bondage. The enemy of our soul loves darkness and delights to feed on the unresolved anguish and footholds that are buried in his closets. With God’s help, the enemy and his tactics must be exposed and those whom he has wounded and/or holds captive must be freed, for he is defeated through the blood of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!

Das Gehirn meiner Großmutter

Wahre Geschichten aus dem Alltag einer klinischen Psychologin

Author: Tanya Byron

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641152658

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 1948

Eine faszinierende Reise an die brüchige Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn. »Mein Interesse am Gehirn wurde geweckt, als ich die Frontallappen meiner Großmutter auf dem Fußboden ihres Wohnzimmers verspritzt sah.« Tanya Byron, heute renommierte Professorin für Klinische Psychologie, war 15, als ihre Großmutter von einer heroinabhängigen schwangeren jungen Frau erschlagen wurde. Das Bild der Sterbenden hat sich der Enkelin für immer eingebrannt. Mit 20 begann Tanya Byron 1989 ihre Ausbildung zur klinischen Psychologin – weil sie verstehen wollte. Sie arbeitete mit Kindern, die sich selbst oder anderen Unfassbares zuleide taten, mit Familien, die so dunkle Geheimnisse hüteten, dass es fast unerträglich schien, darüber nachzudenken, mit Menschen, die mit Drogenabhängigkeit oder Suizidabsichten zu kämpfen hatten. Ihre brillant erzählten Fallgeschichten aus ihren Anfangsjahren als Psychologin führen uns an die Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn – und lassen uns begreifen, dass sie nicht existiert. Die verletzlichsten Menschen können Kraft geben, wer stabil erscheint kann eine zerrüttete Innenwelt verbergen.

Feuer und Blut - Erstes Buch

Aufstieg und Fall des Hauses Targaryen von Westeros

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641233399

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 2272

Wie alles begann! Die packende Vorgeschichte um die Herrschaft des Königshauses Targaryen. Was für Tolkiens Fans das Silmarillion ist, erscheint nun von George R.R. Martin – die epische Vorgeschichte von »Das Lied von Eis und Feuer« / »Game of Thrones«! Drei Jahrhunderte, bevor die Serie beginnt, eroberte Aegon Targaryen mit seinen Schwestergemahlinnen und ihren drei Drachen den Kontinent Westeros. 280 Jahre währte die Herrschaft seiner Nachkommen. Sie überstanden Rebellion und Bürgerkrieg – bis Robert Baratheon den irren König Aerys II. vom Eisernen Thron stürzte. Dies ist die Geschichte des großen Hauses Targaryen, niedergeschrieben von Erzmaester Gyldayn, transkribiert von George R.R. Martin.

Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5

Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959716516

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 4896

Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.

Falling Through the Stars

Author: Martyn Jones

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304107094

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 561

Falling through the stars, the second volume in the decade spanning epic Stars Trilogy builds upon the themes expounded in The Sky full of Stars, where the Gaian threat is now neutralised, and North America reigns supreme. Although not quite. In the free trade enclave of the Vancouver Republic built from post catastrophe Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Seattle, free traders branch out to the stars. Blockade running becomes the new career option for disgraced pilots like Richard Windsor. Colonies and bases abandoned during the Gaian war openly and covertly secede. Deals are made, Presidents assassinated, and ruthless assassins stalk an exile for his epigenetically altered live DNA. This is the galaxy of the Stars Trilogy, where mankind is the alien, and the universe the prize.

Walking through Fire

The Later Years of Nawal El Saadawi

Author: Nawal El Saadawi

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848138008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8691

In A Daughter of Isis, Nawal El Saadawi painted a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded her into a novelist and fearless campaigner for freedom and the rights of women. Walking through Fire takes up the story of her extraordinary life. Famous for her novels, short stories and writings on women, Saadawi is known as the first Arab woman to have written about sex and its relation to economics and politics. Imprisoned under Sadat for her opinions, she has continued to fight against all forms of discrimination based on class, gender, nationality, race or religion. This autobiography shows the passion for justice that has shaped her life and her writing. We read about her as a rural doctor, trying to help a young girl escape from a terrible fate imposed on her by a brutal male tyranny. We follow her attempts to set up women's organizations and to publish magazines later banned by the authorities or endangered by fundamentalist threats. We travel with her into exile after the publication of her name on a death list. We witness her first marriage to a freedom fighter hounded into drug addiction by a system that has no mercy. We share her struggle against her 'false self' and a second husband who offers her financial security and comfort - provided she stops writing. We live the beautiful moments of her third marriage with a man released after fourteen years of imprisonment and hard labour - their love, companionship and shared struggle. Nawal El Saadawi has carved a place for herself in the universal struggle against oppression. 'Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives', she says. 'They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands of years.'

Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Fireground Safety

Author: Vincent Dunn

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

View: 5559

1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.

Engelsnacht

Author: Lauren Kate

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641048788

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6603

Wieder geboren, um wieder zu lieben Lucinda Price ist 17 und den ersten Tag auf dem Internat, als sie ihn sieht: Daniel Grigori, den unglaublich attraktiven, aber auch unglaublich distanzierten Jungen, von dem sie sicher ist, dass sie ihn schon einmal gesehen hat. Doch Daniel behauptet, sie nicht zu kennen – er scheint sie sogar zu hassen und weicht ihr aus, wo immer er kann. Doch immer wenn Luce etwas Schlimmes widerfährt, sobald die gefährlichen Schatten sie wieder umtanzen, die sie seit ihrer Kindheit umgeben, ist er zur Stelle. Mehrfach rettet er ihr Leben. Allmählich kommen die beiden sich näher, und da erst erfährt Luce, welches Geheimnis sie beide umgibt: Daniel ist ein gefallener Engel, dazu verdammt, für immer auf der Erde umherzuwandern. Luce aber ist dazu verdammt, alle 17 Jahre wiedergeboren zu werden, sich jedes Mal aufs Neue unsterblich in Daniel zu verlieben – und den Tod zu finden, sobald sie und Daniel sich näherkommen ...

Vor dem Fall

Roman

Author: Noah Hawley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641170508

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8738

An einem nebligen Abend startet ein Privatjet zu einem Flug nach New York. Wenige Minuten später stürzt er in den Atlantik. Nur der Maler Scott Burroughs und der vierjährige JJ überleben inmitten der brennenden Trümmer. Und Scott gelingt das Unmögliche: Er schafft es, den Jungen an das weit entfernte Ufer zu retten. Während die Suchtrupps fieberhaft nach den Leichen und der Blackbox fahnden, greifen immer abstrusere Verschwörungstheorien um sich. Scott versucht verzweifelt, sich den Medien zu entziehen – und gerät dabei in eine Welt der Intrigen und Manipulationen, in der niemand vor dem brutalen Fall ins Nichts geschützt ist.

Blindflug

Roman

Author: Peter Watts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172500

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2242

Ich denke, also bin ich. Eines Tages werden rätselhafte Signale aus den Tiefen des Alls aufgefangen. Ein Erkundungsschiff wird losgeschickt, um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen. Man hofft auf eine friedliche Begegnung mit den Außerirdischen, ist aber auch für andere Eventualitäten gerüstet. Doch dann stehen die Astronauten plötzlich einem Wesen gegenüber, so fremdartig, dass es mit menschlichen Maßstäben nicht zu fassen ist ...

Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496626

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 4950

Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles