Nature s Machines

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  • Author : David E. Alexander
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • ISBN : 0128498978
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Download or Read online Nature s Machines full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by David E. Alexander and published by Academic Press which was released on 15 August 2017 with total page 202 pages. We cannot guarantee that Nature s Machines book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Nature’s Machines: An Introduction to Organismal Biomechanics presents the fundamental principles of biomechanics in a concise, accessible way while maintaining necessary rigor. It covers the central principles of whole-organism biomechanics as they apply across the animal and plant kingdoms, featuring brief, tightly-focused coverage that does for biologists what H. M. Frost’s 1967 Introduction to Biomechanics did for physicians. Frequently encountered, basic concepts such as stress and strain, Young’s modulus, force coefficients, viscosity, and Reynolds number are introduced in early chapters in a self-contained format, making them quickly available for learning and as a refresher. More sophisticated, integrative concepts such as viscoelasticity or properties of hydrostats are covered in the later chapters, where they draw on information from multiple earlier sections of the book. Animal and plant biomechanics is now a common research area widely acknowledged by organismal biologists to have broad relevance. Most of the day-to-day activities of an animal involve mechanical processes, and to the extent that organisms are shaped by adaptive evolution, many of those adaptations are constrained and channelized by mechanical properties. The similarity in body shape of a porpoise and a tuna is no coincidence. Many may feel that they have an intuitive understanding of many of the mechanical processes that affect animals and plants, but careful biomechanical analyses often yield counterintuitive results: soft, squishy kelp may be better at withstanding pounding waves during storms than hard-shelled mollusks; really small swimmers might benefit from being spherical rather than streamlined; our bones can operate without breaking for decades, whereas steel surgical implants exhibit fatigue failures in a few months if not fully supported by bone. Offers organismal biologists and biologists in other areas a background in biomechanics to better understand the research literature and to explore the possibility of using biomechanics approaches in their own work Provides an introductory presentation of the everyday mechanical challenges faced by animals and plants Functions as recommended or required reading for advanced undergraduate biology majors taking courses in biomechanics, supplemental reading in a general organismal biology course, or background reading for a biomechanics seminar course

Nature s Machines

Nature s Machines
  • Author : David E. Alexander
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 August 2017
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Nature’s Machines: An Introduction to Organismal Biomechanics presents the fundamental principles of biomechanics in a concise, accessible way while maintaining necessary rigor. It covers the central principles of whole-organism biomechanics as they apply across the animal and plant kingdoms, featuring brief, tightly-focused coverage that does for biologists what H. M. Frost’s 1967 Introduction to Biomechanics did for physicians. Frequently encountered, basic concepts such as stress and strain, Young’s modulus, force coefficients, viscosity, and Reynolds number are introduced in

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  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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By focusing on the artist's most famous works, this collection of essays applies studies of science and philosophy from the period to give a more accurate sense of the meanings in Hogarth's art.

Nature s Machines

Nature s Machines
  • Author : David E. Alexander
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 August 2017
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6 - Organismal Versus Technological Design -- 6.1 BORROWING FROM ENGINEERS -- 6.2 DIFFERENT MATERIALS USED IN DIFFERENT WAYS -- 6.2.1 Materials -- 6.2.2 Shape -- 6.2.3 Loading and Movement -- 6.2.4 The Construction Process -- 6.3 RESEARCH AND METHODSCCADAPTED FROM ALEXANDER (2016). -- FURTHER READING -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S --

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 07 November 2016
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  • Author : Jan Faye,Paul Needham,Uwe Scheffler,Max Urchs
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 March 2006
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One of the most basic problems in the philosophy of science involves determining the extent to which nature is governed by laws. This volume presents a wide-ranging overview of the contemporary debate and includes some of its foremost participants. It begins with an extensive introduction describing the historical, logical and philosophical background of the problems dealt with in the essays. Among the topics treated in the essays is the relationship between laws of nature and causal laws as well as

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 01 September 2011
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This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. Philosophers, chemists, and historians of science ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry.

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  • Author : Ruth Harrison
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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First published in 1964, Ruth Harrison's book Animal Machines had a profound and lasting impact on world agriculture, public opinion and the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. Concerned with welfare standards at a time when animal production was increasing in scale and mechanization, Ruth Harrison set about investigating the situation in a fair and even-handed way. Reporting her findings in this book, Harrison alerted the public to the undeniable suffering of calves living in veal crates and birds

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  • Author : Jea Sophia Oh,Marilynn Lawrence
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 22 December 2017
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What does it mean for nature to be sacred? Is anything supernatural or even unnatural? Nature’s Transcendence and Immanence: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Ecstatic Naturalism discusses nature’s divinizing process of unfolding and folding through East-West dialogues and interdisciplinary methodologies. Nature’s selving/god-ing processes are the sacred that is revealed as nature’s transcendent and immanent dimensions. Each chapter of Nature’s Transcendence and Immanence: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Ecstatic Naturalism shares a part of nature’s sacred folds that

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  • Author : Niall Shanks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 08 January 2004
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In the last fifteen years a controversial new theory of the origins of biological complexity and the nature of the universe has been fomenting bitter debates in education and science policy across North America, Europe, and Australia. Backed by intellectuals at respectable universities, Intelligent Design Theory (ID) proposes an alternative to accepted accounts of evolutionary theory: that life is so complex, and that the universe is so fine-tuned for the appearance of life, that the only plausible explanation is the

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  • Author : Pheng Cheah
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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This far-ranging and ambitious attempt to rethink postcolonial theory's discussion of the nation and nationalism brings the problems of the postcolonial condition to bear on the philosophy of freedom. Going against orthodoxy, Pheng Cheah retraces the universal-rationalist foundations and progressive origins of political organicism in the work of Kant and its development in philosophers in the German tradition such as Fichte, Hegel, and Marx.