Bodyscopes

Author: Carol Saltus
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
ISBN: 0553343408
Release Date: 1986-10-01
Genre: Psychology

Describes the three main body types, and explains how to develop a personality profile based on one's body structure

Brain Power

Author: Patricia Macnair
Publisher: Kingfisher Publications
ISBN: 0753457938
Release Date: 2005-06-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores the anatomy and functions of the brain, and examines the complex network of nerves that spread out to every part of the body, carrying information from the senses to the brain.

Building Blocks

Author: Patricia Macnair
Publisher:
ISBN: 0753409674
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Human physiology

The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic series. A dazzling array of specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that set up home on our skin and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Rounding off each book is a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. For anyone who has ever marvelled at the intricacies and workings of the human body, Bodyscope is an indispensable series. Despite our incredible diversity - humans come in all different shapes and sizes, with different skin, eye and hair colour - we all share the same basic body structures. Bodyscope - Building Blocks looks at the components that work together to power the human body and keep us alive. the cell - and journeys up through the different levels of organization, from blood and tissues to body organs. The organs work together to form our body systems, such as the digestive, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems; these are examined and explained, giving the reader a comprehensive overview and understanding of the human body.

Brain Box

Author: Patricia Ann Macnair
Publisher:
ISBN: 0753409682
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Brain

The most astonishing and complex organism on earth - the human body - is explored in this dynamic series. A dazzling array of specialist photography and state-of-the-art digital illustration reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that set up home on our skin and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Rounding off each book is a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. For anyone who has ever marvelled at the intricacies and workings of the human body, Bodyscope is an indispensable series. The human brain - locked away in its own protective casing and with no moving parts - is the main control centre of the human body. A vast network of nerves runs down from the brain through the spinal cord, spreading out to connect with every part of the body. reader around the brain and following the tiny electrical signals as they travel down the nerves to their destination. The book also focuses on our incredible senses, which allow us to interact with the outside world.

Movers and Shapers

Author: Patricia Macnair
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 0753457911
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The most astonishing and complex organism on Earth—the human body—is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialized photography and state-of-the-art digital illustrations reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail. Incorporating the very latest medical research, this groundbreaking series provides a compelling guide to what makes us work, from our heartbeat to brain cells. Feature spreads take an in-depth look at a wide range of subjects, including the invisible creatures that call our skin home and the amazing scanning techniques doctors use to peer inside the body. Each book includes a comprehensive glossary, together with key website links. Bones, muscles, and joints give the human body shape and structure. They also enable us to perform a wide range of movements, from smiling to dancing. Movers and Shapers peels away our outer layers and reveals how the musculoskeletal system works so efficiently and effectively. Along the way, the reader is shown how limbs move, why exercise is vital to keep our muscles and joints in good working order, and how bones heal.

Mobile Health

Author: James M. Rehg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319513942
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Medical

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to mHealth technology and is accessible to technology-oriented researchers and practitioners with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, statistics, and applied mathematics. The contributing authors include leading researchers and practitioners in the mHealth field. The book offers an in-depth exploration of the three key elements of mHealth technology: the development of on-body sensors that can identify key health-related behaviors (sensors to markers), the use of analytic methods to predict current and future states of health and disease (markers to predictors), and the development of mobile interventions which can improve health outcomes (predictors to interventions). Chapters are organized into sections, with the first section devoted to mHealth applications, followed by three sections devoted to the above three key technology areas. Each chapter can be read independently, but the organization of the entire book provides a logical flow from the design of on-body sensing technology, through the analysis of time-varying sensor data, to interactions with a user which create opportunities to improve health outcomes. This volume is a valuable resource to spur the development of this growing field, and ideally suited for use as a textbook in an mHealth course.

Selected Letters of William Styron

Author: William Styron
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679645337
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Literary Collections

In 1950, at the age of twenty-four, William Clark Styron, Jr., wrote to his mentor, Professor William Blackburn of Duke University. The young writer was struggling with his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, and he was nervous about whether his “strain and toil” would amount to anything. “When I mature and broaden,” Styron told Blackburn, “I expect to use the language on as exalted and elevated a level as I can sustain. I believe that a writer should accommodate language to his own peculiar personality, and mine wants to use great words, evocative words, when the situation demands them.” In February 1952, Styron was awarded the Prix de Rome of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which crowned him a literary star. In Europe, Styron met and married Rose Burgunder, and found himself immersed in a new generation of expatriate writers. His relationships with George Plimpton and Peter Matthiessen culminated in Styron introducing the debut issue of The Paris Review. Literary critic Alfred Kazin described him as one of the postwar “super-egotists” who helped transform American letters. His controversial The Confessions of Nat Turner won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize, while Sophie’s Choice was awarded the 1980 National Book Award, and Darkness Visible, Styron’s groundbreaking recounting of his ordeal with depression, was not only a literary triumph, but became a landmark in the field. Part and parcel of Styron’s literary ascendance were his friendships with Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, John and Jackie Kennedy, Arthur Miller, James Jones, Carlos Fuentes, Wallace Stegner, Robert Penn Warren, Philip Roth, C. Vann Woodward, and many of the other leading writers and intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century. This incredible volume takes readers on an American journey from FDR to George W. Bush through the trenchant observations of one of the country’s greatest writers. Not only will readers take pleasure in William Styron’s correspondence with and commentary about the people and events that made the past century such a momentous and transformative time, they will also share the writer’s private meditations on the very art of writing. Advance praise for Selected Letters of William Styron “I first encountered Bill Styron when, at twenty, I read The Confessions of Nat Turner. Hillary and I became friends with Bill and Rose early in my presidency, but I continued to read him, fascinated by the man and his work, his triumphs and troubles, the brilliant lights and dark corners of his amazing mind. These letters, carefully and lovingly selected by Rose, offer real insight into both the great writer and the good man.”—President Bill Clinton “The Bill Styron revealed in these letters is altogether the Bill Styron who was a dear friend and esteemed colleague to me for close to fifty years. The humor, the generosity, the loyalty, the self-awareness, the commitment to literature, the openness, the candor about matters closest to him—all are on display in this superb selection of his correspondence. The directness in the artful sentences is such that I felt his beguiling presence all the while that I was enjoying one letter after another.”—Philip Roth “Bill Styron’s letters were never envisioned, far less composed, as part of the Styron oeuvre, yet that is what they turn out to be. Brilliant, passionate, eloquent, insightful, moving, dirty-minded, indignant, and hilarious, they accumulate power in the reading, becoming in themselves a work of literature.”—Peter Matthiessen

Life Cycle

Author: Patricia Ann Macnair
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0753457806
Release Date: 2004-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Looks at human development from egg to embryo to adulthood, covering the role of inheritance and exploring why there are different types of people and why people do not all look the same.