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Vital Circuits

Author : Steven Vogel
ISBN : 9780190282035
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Most of us think about our circulatory system only when something goes wrong, but the amazing story of how it goes right--"magnificently right," as author Steven Vogel puts it--is equally worthy of our attention. It is physically remarkable, bringing food to (and removing waste from) a hundred trillion cells, coursing through 60,000 miles of arteries and veins (equivalent to over twice around the earth at the equator). And it is also intriguing. For instance, blood leaving the heart flows rapidly through the arteries, then slows down dramatically in the capillaries (to a speed of one mile every fifty days), but in the veins, on its way back to the heart, it speed up again. How? In Vital Circuits, Steven Vogel answers hundreds of such questions, in a fascinating, often witty, and highly original guide to the heart, vessels and blood. Vogel takes us through the realm of biology and into the neighboring fields of physics, fluid mechanics, and chemistry. We relive the discoveries of such scientists as William Harvey and Otto Loewi, and we consider the circulatory systems of such fellow earth-dwellers as octopuses, hummingbirds, sea gulls, alligators, snails, snakes, and giraffes. Vogel is a master at using everyday points of reference to illustrate potentially daunting concepts. Heating systems, kitchen basters, cocktail parties, balloons--all are pressed into service. And we learn not only such practical information as why it's a bad idea to hold your breath when you strain and why you might want to wear support hose on a long airplane flight, but also the answers to such seemingly unrelated issues as why duck breasts (but not chicken breasts) have dark meat and why dust accumulates on the blades of a fan. But the real fascination of Vital Circuits lies neither in its practical advice nor in its trivia. Rather, it is in the detailed picture we construct, piece by piece, of our extraordinary circulatory system. What's more, the author communicates not just information, but the excitement of discovering information. In doing so, he reveals himself to be an eloquent advocate for the cause of science as the most interesting of the humanities. Anyone curious about the workings of the body, whether afflicted with heart trouble or addicted to science watching, will find this book a goldmine of information and oelight.

New Scientist

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ISBN : UCD:31175017170237
Genre : Science
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The Physics Of Living Processes

Author : Thomas Andrew Waigh
ISBN : 9781118449943
Genre : Science
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Cardiovascular Physiology

Author : William R. Milnor
ISBN : 0195058844
Genre : Medical
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This book provides coverage of the mammalian cardiovascular system and the physiological mechanisms that maintain normal function, from the molecular and cellular level to the integrated function of the entire human organism. The author also reviews historical developments in the field, and offers a detailed survey of hemodynamic variables and methods for measuring cardiovascular function.

Ralph The Heir

Author : Anthony Trollope
ISBN : UOM:39015038539006
Genre : Fiction
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The Life Of A Leaf

Author : Steven Vogel
ISBN : 9780226859392
Genre : Nature
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In its essence, science is a way of looking at and thinking about the world. In The Life of a Leaf, Steven Vogel illuminates this approach, using the humble leaf as a model. Whether plant or person, every organism must contend with its immediate physical environment, a world that both limits what organisms can do and offers innumerable opportunities for evolving fascinating ways of challenging those limits. Here, Vogel explains these interactions, examining through the example of the leaf the extraordinary designs that enable life to adapt to its physical world. In Vogel’s account, the leaf serves as a biological everyman, an ordinary and ubiquitous living thing that nonetheless speaks volumes about our environment as well as its own. Thus in exploring the leaf’s world, Vogel simultaneously explores our own. A companion website with demonstrations and teaching tools can be found here:

The James Beard Cookbook

Author : James Beard
ISBN : 1569245347
Genre : Cooking
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This award-winning cookbook by the man who reigned as the country's foremost food expert has been a favorite with beginning and advanced cooks for four decades. James Beard provides a comprehensive collection of basic recipes, both American and international, for appetizers, bread, fish, fruit, pasta, poultry, salads, sauces, vegetables, souffles, and much more. In addition, Beard shares tried-and-true tips about ingredients, preparation, and cooking techniques that he taught in his famous classes. The James Beard Cookbook remains a timeless collection of simple recipes that will surely inspire a whole new generation of cooks. "There is not a gastronomic cliche in the book."--Craig Claiborne, New York Times "If a cook were limited to one cookbook, this should be it."--Los Angeles Times

The Plumbers Trade Journal

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ISBN : NYPL:33433090816285
Genre : Plumbing
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Prime Mover

Author : Steven Vogel
ISBN : 039332463X
Genre : Science
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A fascinating introduction to the world of muscle explores the role this important tissue plays in a host of important tasks, from maintaining a heartbeat to hunting prey. Reprint.

The Journal Of Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning

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