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The Odd Body

Author : Stephen Juan
ISBN : 9781449411398
Genre : Humor
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If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: The Odd Body explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading The Odd Body is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. The Odd Body is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.
Category: Humor

The Essential Odd Body

Author : Stephen Juan
ISBN : 9780732282684
Genre : Human body
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Did you ever wonder if you could really die laughing? A Danish doctor did when his heartbeat accelerated from a normal 60 bpm to over 250 while watching A Fish Called Wanda! With an eye for the intriguing and bizarre, Stephen Juan has assembled a corpus of body facts and exposed some fallacies. From top to bottom, inside to out and everywhere in between the Essential Odd Body gives you all of the facts about your odd body.
Category: Human body

Gertie Mcmichaels And The Odd Body Mystery

Author : Gal Groman
ISBN : 0070249458
Genre : Humorous stories
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Continues the adventures of Gertie as she manages to create an international incident and gets herself and her family kidnapped to a primitive island.
Category: Humorous stories

The Adventure Of Odd Body

Author : Patti Hall
ISBN : 9781480828018
Genre : Fiction
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On a planet thousands and thousands of miles away from Earth lives a very special dragon named Odd Body. Every two thousand years, a magic dragon is born wearing a hat with a yellow flower on top. The magic comes from the flower. Each time he picks the flower from his hat and hands it to someone all their good wishes come true for their entire life. Odd Body looks forward to the planets upcoming yearlong vacation on another planet called Dragonilius. Its a year of having nothing but fun, fun, and more fun. But something goes horribly wrong. Odd Body becomes separated from his parents, falls through the solar system, and lands in Texas, where he meets some children who have run out of food. Odd Body shares his magic flower, and soon the family has more than enough to eat. By then, Odd Body has started looking for his planet and his parents, but some people are afraid of him. The grateful children hope they can help the generous and kind dragon return home before something bad happens to a good dragon.
Category: Fiction

The Odd Brain

Author : Stephen Juan
ISBN : 9781449411404
Genre : Humor
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Dr. Juan is that rarest of rarities, a scholar with a sense of humor. He fearlessly tours the brain's mysterious corridors, discussing such wide-ranging topics as phobias, compulsive water drinking, serial killers, the secrets of hypnotism, and the man who thought he was a cat. You will find this book absolutely engrossing. Do kleptomaniacs have a legitimate excuse to steal? Can excessive TV watching physically "shape" a child's growing brain? These answers and scores more fill Dr. Stephen Juan's fascinating and endlessly entertaining book The Odd Brain. Following up his popular first book, The Odd Body, Dr. Juan takes us on an animated tour of the enigmatic organ that sits on top of them all. Equal parts scholarly professor--he teaches at the University of Sydney--cultural detective, and theater of oddities tour guide, Dr. Juan explores bizarre brain disorders and the normal-but-still-weird brain phenomena that we all occasionally experience (like deja vu). Through it all, Dr. Juan pulls off the nifty trick of making the clinical both clear and entertaining. Each chapter is packed with real-life anecdotes and case studies. These include the Criminal Brain, the Savant Brain, the Shy Brain, the Suicidal Brain, the Thrill-Seeking Brain, the Obsessive-Compulsive Brain, and more than 20 others. For anyone who's ever witnessed unusual behavior and thought, "Now, what would make a person do that?" The Odd Brain is sure to have an answer.
Category: Humor

Teachings Of The Odd Eyed One The

Author : David Peter Lawrence
ISBN : 9780791477724
Genre : Philosophy
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A study and translation of a tantric contemplative manual and the commentary on it.
Category: Philosophy

Nuclear Particle And Many Body Physics

Author : Philip Morse
ISBN : 9780323143035
Genre : Science
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Nuclear, Particle, and Many Body Physics, Volume I is a collection of scientific papers dedicated to the memory of Amos de-Shalit, a distinguished physicist. The book contains chapters that discuss various studies in the field of nuclear and particle physics. The text covers such topics as chemical binding in classical Coulomb lattices; algebraic treatment of subsidiary conditions in dual resonance models; the complete Schwarzschild solution; the investigation of nucleon-nucleon correlations by means of high-energy scattering; and some aspects on the magnetic-dipole moments of states in near-spherical nuclei. Theoretical, experimental, and nuclear physicists, researchers, and students in the field of physics will find the book invaluable.
Category: Science

Floating Body Cell

Author : Takashi Ohsawa
ISBN : 9789814303071
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book focuses on the technologies of the floating body cell (FBC), which is regarded as the most probable candidate to replace the conventional 1T-1C DRAM. It covers basic principles, procedures for device structure optimization, operational methods, relations between different applications, and their suitable technology options. One of the authors (Dr. Takashi Ohsawa) is known as the inventor of FBC and presented the award-winning paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in 2002 for the cell concept and a memory design using the cell.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Undertakers Harlots And Other Odd Bodies Inspired By True Events And Smothered In Blarney

Author : Mege Gardner
ISBN : 1723806943
Genre : Fiction
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Set in 1895, when life was hard and death was not for amateurs, Undertakers, Harlots and Other Odd Bodies is a galloping gaslit tale of Victorian incompetence, set on the least fortunate riverbank in Maryland. Women and men of motley descent vie for independence while learning their trades the hard way. Heartbreaking and hilarious at turns, its unreasonably hopeful characters wend their way toward the new century and a new kind of home, finding friendship in a place where they have little reason to expect it. The undertakers strive to gain the trust of a very un-trustworthy clientele, while avoiding the attention of casually corrupt authorities and the possibility of burying anyone ahead of time. Led by a woman who yearns to claim her own profession, they cater to anyone who will have them, heedless of danger or payment. They just might find fortune in this most unlucky place. Or not.
Category: Fiction

The Nuclear Many Body Problem

Author : Peter Ring
ISBN : 354021206X
Genre : Science
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This long-standing introductory text thoroughly describes nuclear many-body theory, with an emphasis on methodology and the technical aspects of the theories that have been used to describe the nucleus. Now available in a more affordable softcover edition, the original contents of "The Nuclear Many-Body Problem” presented here is intended for students with basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and some understanding of nuclear phenomena. From the reviews – "Its scope and complexity are suitable for easy reading by beginning students of nuclear theory. With a crisp and concise style, the authors quickly develop the shell-model approach to the nuclear many-body problem and subsequently devote more than a third of the text to Hartree-Fock and related models...” - Physics Today
Category: Science

Proceedings Of The International Symposium On Clustering Aspects Of Quantum Many Body Systems

Author : Akira Ohnishi
ISBN : 9812777571
Genre : Cluster theory (Nuclear physics)
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This proceedings volume includes all the invited talks and oral presentations at the International Symposium on Clustering Aspects of Quantum Many-Body Systems, 12–14 November 2001, Kyoto, Japan. It discusses various features of clustering aspects - localization of particles in static and dynamical contexts - of nuclear and atomic systems. It also presents many recent theoretical developments in quantum few-body and many-body problems. This book will be useful to graduate students and researchers in the field of quantum many-body problems, especially to those who want to understand the system properties beyond the mean-field description.
Category: Cluster theory (Nuclear physics)

Routledge Handbook Of Body Studies

Author : Bryan S Turner
ISBN : 9781136903311
Genre : Social Science
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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.
Category: Social Science

The Scandal Of The Speaking Body

Author : Shoshana Felman
ISBN : 9780804744539
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Imagining an encounter between Moliere's Don Juan and Austin, this bold yet subtle meditation contemplates the seductive promises of speech and of love, in a telling exchange among philosophy, linguistics, literature, and Lacanian theory."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Introduction To Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems And The N Body Problem

Author : Kenneth R. Meyer
ISBN : 9783319536910
Genre : Mathematics
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This third edition text provides expanded material on the restricted three body problem and celestial mechanics. With each chapter containing new content, readers are provided with new material on reduction, orbifolds, and the regularization of the Kepler problem, all of which are provided with applications. The previous editions grew out of graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics given at several different universities. The courses took students who had some background in differential equations and lead them through a systematic grounding in the theory of Hamiltonian mechanics from a dynamical systems point of view. This text provides a mathematical structure of celestial mechanics ideal for beginners, and will be useful to graduate students and researchers alike. Reviews of the second edition: "The primary subject here is the basic theory of Hamiltonian differential equations studied from the perspective of differential dynamical systems. The N-body problem is used as the primary example of a Hamiltonian system, a touchstone for the theory as the authors develop it. This book is intended to support a first course at the graduate level for mathematics and engineering students. ... It is a well-organized and accessible introduction to the subject ... . This is an attractive book ... ." (William J. Satzer, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2009) “The second edition of this text infuses new mathematical substance and relevance into an already modern classic ... and is sure to excite future generations of readers. ... This outstanding book can be used not only as an introductory course at the graduate level in mathematics, but also as course material for engineering graduate students. ... it is an elegant and invaluable reference for mathematicians and scientists with an interest in classical and celestial mechanics, astrodynamics, physics, biology, and related fields.” (Marian Gidea, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 d)
Category: Mathematics

Body Work

Author : Sara Paretsky
ISBN : 9781101535424
Genre : Fiction
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“V.I. Warshawski is back—intelligent, tough, sarcastic and trouble-prone as ever....Body Work isn’t just a satisfying whodunnit; it’s a rich, well-written why-dunnit, striking some surprising chords that will resonate long after you finish the final page.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch Chicago’s Club Gouge attracts an eclectic audience, from bohemian types to Ukranian mobsters to young men just back from the war. And tonight, V.I. Warshawski is in the crowd too. The edgy stage show stars The Body Artist, who invites audience members to draw on her naked flesh. But things get a lot edgier when a woman sketches a picture on the Body Artist—and one of the veterans flies into a drunken rage. Next thing V.I. knows, she’s cradling the woman’s dying body in an alley, and a PTSD-stricken soldier is presumed guilty. But he’s also comatose after a drug overdose, and the mystery of what exactly set him off—and what kinds of shady activities are really happening at Club Gouge—will lead V.I. to a truth as explosive as the IEDs that lurk on the roadsides of Iraq. Bonus in this Edition: A Short Story Featuring V.I. Warshawski
Category: Fiction

Many Body Theory Exposed

Author : Willem Hendrik Dickhoff
ISBN : 981256294X
Genre : Science
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"The coverage proceeds in a systematic way from elementary concepts, such as second quantization and mean-field properties, to a more advanced but self-contained presentation of the physics of atoms, molecules, nuclei, nuclear and neutron matter, electron gas, quantum liquids, atomic Bose-Einstein and fermion condensates, and pairing correlations in finite and infinite systems."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Science

A Course On Many Body Theory Applied To Solid State Physics

Author : Charles Paul Enz
ISBN : 9971503360
Genre : Science
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The main aim of this book is to give a self-contained and representative cross section through present-day research in solid-state physics. This covers metallic and mesoscopic transport, localization by disorder and superconductivity, including questions related to high-temperature superconductors and to heavy fermion systems. An important part of the book is devoted to itinerant-electron magnetism, discussing paramagnons, strong correlation, magnetization fluctuations and spin density waves. All the formal tools used in these chapters are developed in the first part of the book which contains a thorough discussion of second quantization and of perturbation theory for an arbitrary complex time path and also describes the functional approach to Feynman diagrams including general ward identities. Each chapter contains an extensive list of the relevant literature and a series of problems with detailed solutions which complement the main text. The book is meant both as a course and a research tool.
Category: Science

The Body Lovers

Author : Mickey Spillane
ISBN : 9781471917806
Genre : Fiction
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PI Mike Hammer is moving through the dark streets of New York City when he hears a child's terrible scream. When he finds the child, he also discovers the naked body of a beautiful woman who has been beaten to death with a whip. So begins a complicated and baffling case, involving the deaths of other women and a newspaper reporter, who was tracking aspects of the case as well as following the lives of the city's prostitutes. Mike uncovers a sadistic ring of international figures, where women risk their lives for a fortune in an attempt to pull themselves out of despair. Can Mike, with the help of his beloved Velda, break the ring that is crushing the lives of vulnerable women?
Category: Fiction

A Public Body

Author : Raymond Flynn
ISBN : 9781444753103
Genre : Fiction
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One cocked hat, one red robe trimmed with black rabbit and one silver-gilt chain with a gold and enamel knobbly bit at the end... Eddathorpe's mayoral regalia has disappeared in the possession of Councillor William 'Klondike Bill' Lynch, a colourful drunk who has devised the perfect revenge on Eddathorpe's new mayor, his much-detested second wife Muriel. But the joke's not funny when Muriel Lynch turns up dead, with the regalia - and Klondike Bill - carefully arranged in the next room. And less funny still when Robert Graham's least-loved superior officer arrests Bill for a murder he probably didn't commit...
Category: Fiction