Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life
Author: Robert Becker,Gary Selden
Publisher: Harper Collins
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, challenges 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.
Author: Beth Revis
Set in a futuristic Malta, Ella is the only girl who can alter people's memories, but someone has altered hers.
Author: Miriama Young
Singing the Body Electric explores the relationship between the human voice and technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which technological mediation affects our understanding of the voice, and more generally, the human body. From the phonautograph to magnetic tape and now to digital sampling, Miriama Young visits particular musical and literary works that define a century-and-a-half of recorded sound. She discusses the way in which the human voice is captured, transformed or synthesised through technology. This includes the sampled voice, the mechanical voice, the technologically modified voice, the pliable voice of the digital era, and the phenomenon by which humans mimic the sounding traits of the machine. The book draws from key electro-vocal works spanning a range of genres - from Luciano Berio's Thema: Omaggio a Joyce to Radiohead, from Alvin Lucier's I Am Sitting in a Room, to Björk, and from Pierre Henry's Variations on a Door and a Sigh to Christian Marclay's Maria Callas. In essence, this book transcends time and musical style to reflect on the way in which the machine transforms our experience of the voice. The chapters are interpolated by conversations with five composers who work creatively with the voice and technology: Trevor Wishart, Katharine Norman, Paul Lansky, Eduardo Miranda and Bora Yoon. This book is an interdisciplinary enterprise that combines music aesthetics and musical analysis with literature and philosophy.
An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses
Author: James Geary
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Marie, a sixty-three-year old Belgian woman, has been totally blind since the age of fifty-seven. But now, thanks to electrodes implanted around her right optic nerve, she can see lights, shapes, and colors again. Marie is one of a handful of people around the world who have had computer chips implanted in their bodies to extend, enhance, or repair their senses. The idea of actually melding man and machine still seems futuristic, unlikely and a little scary. But in The Body Electric, James Geary examines the startling possibilities opened up by the merger of the biological and the technological. This remarkable convergence holds the promise of restoring sight to the blind and mobility to the paralyzed. It might also provide us with bionic senses, such as the ability to see infrared radiation or feel objects at a distance. By linking neurons in the brain directly to silicon chips, scientists are also exploring the possibility of creating virtual eyes, ears, and limbs on the Internet and allowing people to control appliances by thought alone. Machines, too, are getting silicon senses. Researchers are endowing computers with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, touch--and conceivably think. The Body Electric offers an accessible and astute survey of this exciting area of research with its potential commercial, medical and military applications. Drawing on fields as diverse as artificial intelligence and biology, The Body Electric asks: Are you any less "you" after a bionic implant? If all of our senses are electronically enhanced how will we tell the difference between virtual reality and the actual world? Will it matter? The merger of our technology and ourselves is already beginning to change the way we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and think about the world, opening the doors of perception just another crack.
How Strange Machines Built the Modern American
Author: Carolyn Thomas de la Pena
Publisher: NYU Press
This collection introduces and develops Lacanian thought concerning the relations among language, subjectivity, and society. Lacanian Theory of Discourse provides an account of how language both interacts with and constitutes structures of subjectivity, producing specific attitudes and behaviors as well as significant social effects.
And Other Stories
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the vast seet of emotionsthat bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail species. Ray Bradbury characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. A horrified mother may give birth to a strange blue pyramid. A man may take Abraham Linkoln out of the grave--and meet another who puts him back. An amazing Electrical Grandmother may come to live with a grieving family. An old parrort may have learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and become the last link to the last link to the great man. A priest on Mars may confront his fondest dream: to meet the Messiah. Each of these magnificient creations has something to tell us about our own humanity--and all of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey--safe in the hands of the century's great men of imagination. The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the vast set of emotions that bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail species. Ray Bradbury characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. A horrified mother may give birth to a strange blue pyramid. A man may take Abraham Lincoln out of the grave--and meet another who puts him back. An amazing Electrical Grandmother may come to live with a grieving family. An old parrot may have learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and became the last link to the great man. A priest on Mars may confront his fondest dream: to meet the Messiah. Each of these magnificent creations has something to tell us about our humanity--and all of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey--safe in the hands of one the centurys great men of imagination.
Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Wesley Crusher enlists the help of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew to stop a planet-sized Machine of terrifying power from exterminating all life in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Author: J. C. Whitehouse
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Murders, manipulation, a parade of the vanities, and a look at the hidden side of human motivation.
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
One of Ray Bradbury’s classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.
The Body Electric
Author: Anne Hooper
Publisher: JR Books Limited
DIV "Hot Hot Hot" is written for everyone who wants a cracking good sex life but hasn't quite managed to grasp it yet. Based on a sex workshop run by Anne Hooper, it is both a reality sex manual and a compelling read. Described as 'a seminal work' it breaks the mould. If you ever wanted to gain more sensual pleasure when making love, you need this book. Here is the scenario - and it is a real one. Six women meet. They have never met before. They come from different backgrounds yet all six are in search of an elusive goal - an orgasm. And not just any old orgasm. It's got to be a long one and a strong one, with tons of emotional meaning...! If it weren't for the fact that these women are in a book and not on camera, "Hot! Hot! Hot!" would be the sexological equivalent of reality TV. How would you talk about your most intimate sensual life if you were faced with five strangers? Could you bare your all - in some senses literally - to a set of outsiders? If you want to know what it feels like to be a sexual explorer you can find out here. As the reader, you become the seventh person to join the group, share these women's experiences, and radically change your own life at the same time. This is a ground-breaking sex manual based on real situations. Anne Hooper's books are regularly in the bestseller lists. /div
A Symphony of Sounds for Body Percussion
Publisher: Heritage Music Press
Grades 2-6 * A bass drum. A scratch record. A cello. A lions roar. A dogs bark. A gamelan. All of these sounds and millions more are right at your fingertips. Literally. Its the human bodythe greatest and most diverse instrument on the planet. Think of the possibilities. You can stomp with the whole foot, or just with the heel. You can tap your toes or slide your foot across the floor. You can pat your tummy or pat your chest. Now imagine all the possibilities when you use vocal percussion and other mouth sounds. Combine body percussion with vocal percussion and mouth sounds and the possibilities are endless. Body Electric 2.0 explores some of these possibilities in the form of grooves and other rhythm activities that are accessible, educational, and wildly fun. Suggested forms are provided for each, allowing you to extend them into performance pieces, perfect as a change of pace during any concert.
Author: Margaret Richard
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
"Strong muscles and bones defy the aging process. Margaret Richard's Body Electric program offers you the spectacular opportunity to realize your fitness potential." --Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., bestselling author of Strong Women Stay Young Some things never get old. You certainly don't tire of vibrant health, youthful energy, radiant good looks, and the strength to live your life any way you please. Unfortunately, our bodies do get old--but old doesn't have to mean weak and flabby. Margaret Richard's Body Electric program will give you stronger muscles, denser bones, better balance, increased energy, and a quality of life that is defined by the things you can do rather than those you can't. Work out with Margaret Richard, creator and host of “Body Electric,” seen nationally on PBS-TV. You'll look better, feel better, and live better. Body Electric helps you: Increase your strength, stamina, and flexibility in just three hours a week Gain lean muscle and reduce unhealthy body fat Exercise from the comfort of your own home Avoid aches and injuries by working gently on joints and powerfully on muscles
Author: Susan Squires
Victoria Barnhardt set out to create something brilliant; she succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. With one keystroke her program spiraled out of control...and something was born that defied possibility: a being who called to her. He spoke from within a prison--seeking escape, seeking release, seeking her. He was a miracle that Vic had never intended. More than a scientific discovery, or a brilliant coup by an infamous hacker, he was life. He was beauty. He was genius. And he needed to be released. Just as Victoria did. Though the shadows of the past might rise against them, on one starry Los Angeles night, in each others arms, the pair would find a way to have each other and freedom both.
Author: Frances Ashcroft
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“A gem that sparkles.”—William Bynum, Wall Street Journal What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts. The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.
America's Best Poetry from the American Poetry Review
Author: Stephen Berg,David Bonanno,Arthur Vogelsang
Publisher: W. W. Norton
An anthology represents twenty-five years of selections of The American Poetry Review and encompasses the poems of Robert Bly, Sylvia Plath, Lucille Clifton, and Allen Ginsberg.
Author: Ezra Greenspan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The essays collected here, written for this volume by an international team of distinguished Whitman scholars, examine a variety of issues in Whitman's life and art. Their varying approaches mirror the diversity of contemporary scholarship and the breadth of target that Whitman affords for such examination. The authors of these essays address a wide range of issues befitting a poet of his stature and ambiguity: Whitman and photography, Whitman and feminist scholarship, Whitman and modernism, Whitman and the poetics of address, Whitman and the poetics of present participles, Whitman and Borges, Whitman and Isadora Duncan, Whitman and the Civil War, Whitman and the politics of his era, and Whitman and the changing nature of his style in his later years. Addressed to an audience of students and general readers and written in a nontechnical prose designed to promote accessibility to the study of Whitman, this volume includes a chronology of Whitman's life and suggestions for further reading.