The Rhythms Of Life

Author: Leon Kreitzman
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847653727
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Science

Popular science at its most exciting: the breaking new world of chronobiology - understanding the rhythm of life in humans and all plants and animals. The entire natural world is full of rhythms. The early bird catches the worm -and migrates to an internal calendar. Dormice hibernate away the winter. Plants open and close their flowers at the same hour each day. Bees search out nectar-rich flowers day after day. There are cicadas that can breed for only two weeks every 17 years. And in humans: why are people who work anti-social shifts more illness prone and die younger? What is jet-lag and can anything help? Why do teenagers refuse to get up in the morning, and are the rest of us really 'larks' or 'owls'? Why are most people born (and die) between 3am-5am? And should patients be given medicines (and operations) at set times of day, because the body reacts so differently in the morning, evening and at night? The answers lie in our biological clocks the mechanisms which give order to all living things. They impose a structure that enables us to change our behaviour in relation to the time of day, month or year. They are reset at sunrise and sunset each day to link astronomical time with an organism's internal time.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800648108
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Dance to the Tune of Life

Author: Denis Noble
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316820155
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Science

In this thought-provoking book, Denis Noble formulates the theory of biological relativity, emphasising that living organisms operate at multiple levels of complexity and must therefore be analysed from a multi-scale, relativistic perspective. Noble explains that all biological processes operate by means of molecular, cellular and organismal networks. The interactive nature of these fundamental processes is at the core of biological relativity and, as such, challenges simplified molecular reductionism. Noble shows that such an integrative view emerges as the necessary consequence of the rigorous application of mathematics to biology. Drawing on his pioneering work in the mathematical physics of biology, he shows that what emerges is a deeply humane picture of the role of the organism in constraining its chemistry, including its genes, to serve the organism as a whole, especially in the interaction with its social environment. This humanistic, holistic approach challenges the common gene-centred view held by many in modern biology and culture.

Your Life in Rhythm

Author: Bruce B. Miller
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414362786
Release Date: 2011-01-20
Genre: Religion

Your Life in Rhythm offers a realistic solution to our crazy, overly-busy, stressed lives. Miller exposes the myth of living a “balanced” life, and offers “rhythmic living” as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. Rhythmic living details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life. Instead of managing time, Miller suggests that we flow with life, living in tune with the natural rhythms of nature. By applying the rhythm strategies, we can reduce stress, frustration, and guilt while increasing fulfillment and inner peace. The point is not to balance all of our responsibilities at one time, but to focus attention on what matters most at different times. Although this sounds easy enough, the six strategies he outlines are crucial to helping the reader to achieve this goal. Miller helps us to understand the stages and seasons of life we all experience over a lifetime. This new understanding, when applied, will solve time-management problems and help readers to let go of misplaced priorities and relieve their overbooked lifestyle. The rhythm solution, in short, brings freedom. In a nutshell: Helps readers think through their overbooked lifestyle. Presents a new way of thinking about life management. Helps readers to let go of misplaced priorities. Helps readers understand the seasons of life and adjust their expectations. Presents rhythm “solution process” for common time management issues.

Cells to Civilizations

Author: Enrico Coen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400841653
Release Date: 2012-05-27
Genre: Science

Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change.

Introducing Biological Rhythms

Author: Willard L. Koukkari
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402047015
Release Date: 2007-07-29
Genre: Science

Introducing Biological Rhythms is a primer that serves to introduce individuals to the area of biological rhythms. It describes the major characteristics and discusses the implications and applications of these rhythms, while citing scientific results and references. Also, the primer includes essays that provide in-depth historic and other background information for those interested in more specific topics or concepts. It covers a basic cross-section of the field of chronobiology clearly enough so that it can be understood by a novice, or an undergraduate student, but that it would also be sufficiently technical and detailed for the scientist.

The Music of Life

Author: Denis Noble
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199295739
Release Date: 2006-06-08
Genre: Medical

What is life? The gene's eye view of life sees living bodies as mere vehicles for the replication of genetic codes. Noble sets out an alternative view - that the genome is not life itself, and argues that genes should be seen as prisoners of the organism. To understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with each other in a complex web, full of feedback between levels, from the gene to the wider environment. It is that web, a kind of music, that is life. Including stories from Noble's own research experience, this personal and at times lyrical book sets out the systems biology view of life.

Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives E Book

Author: Jane Coad
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702045936
Release Date: 2011-06-10
Genre: Medical

Anatomy & Physiology for Midwives 3rd edition builds on the success of the first two editions with electronic ancillaries, more accessible, woman-centred language and strengthened links with good practice. The book provides a thorough review of anatomy and physiology applicable to midwifery, from first principles through to current research, utilizing case studies for reflection. A comprehensive and well-illustrated textbook that is an essential purchase for all students of midwifery.

Das Ende der Nacht

Author: Thomas Posch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527661275
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: Science

Jedem Stadtbewohner f?llt auf, dass wir nachts aufgrund immer heller werdender k?nstlicher Beleuchtung kaum mehr Sterne am Himmel sehen k?nnen. Doch dies ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, was den Verlust nat?rlicher n?chtlicher Dunkelheit betrifft. Menschen und Tiere - darunter Nachtfalter, Zugv?gel und Meeresschildkr?ten - leiden mittlerweile rund um den Globus an der Zerst?rung des Tag-Nacht-Rhythmus durch die ?berm??ige Erhellung der Nacht. Beim Menschen k?nnen Krankheiten und eine Zunahme von Stress die Folgen sein. Das gesamte Ph?nomen, das bisher nur in Fachkreisen bekannt war, wird in diesem Werk erstmals umfassend und reichhaltig illustriert vorgestellt - von Experten aus Deutschland, der Schweiz, ?sterreich und den USA. Es ist f?r jeden geeignet, der sich f?r ein harmonisches Miteinander von Mensch und Natur sowie einen gesunden Arbeits- und Lebensrhythmus interessiert. Das Buch beruht auf der Fernsehdokumentation "The Dark Side of Light" von Anja Freyhoff und Thomas Uhlmann. W?hrend der Dreharbeiten ist reichhaltiges und ungew?hnliches Bildmaterial entstanden, das die "dunkle Seite" des Lichts aussagekr?ftig illustriert.

How We Got to Now

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698154506
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Farsighted, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.

Kultur des Diagramms

Author: John Bender
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110380293
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre: Art

wort und Bild fügen die Autoren in einer neuen Sicht zu einem instruktiven Diagrammkonzept zusammen. Diagramme sind Amalgame des Erkennens, aber auch, um als Erkenntnismittel verständlich zu werden, innerweltlich vorfindbare Gegenstände, mit denen kognitiv gearbeitet wird. Diagrammatisches Denken eröffnet Querverweise und ermöglicht so eine relationale, vom Erkennenden aktiv betriebene Urteilsbildung.