The Body Electric

Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life
Author: Robert Becker,Gary Selden
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688069711
Category: Science
Page: 368
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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.

The Body Electric

How Strange Machines Built the Modern American
Author: Carolyn Thomas de la Pena
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081471983X
Category: History
Page: 329
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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.

Cold Equations: The Body Electric

Book Three
Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650779
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Book Three in the New York Times bestselling Cold Equations trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation! AT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY… A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped…but he has no idea how. Wesley must enlist the aid of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut’s destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine’s true purpose—a purpose that threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe—if only he had any idea how to find him…

I Sing The Body Electric

& Other Stories
Author: Terry Collett
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468957554
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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A collection of my stories written in 2009. The stories range from madness, love, lesbian, life and childhood.

The Body Electric

An Anatomy of the New Bionic Senses
Author: James Geary
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813531946
Category: Computers
Page: 214
View: 1994
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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.

Yo contengo multitudes

Los microbios que nos habitan y una mayor visión de la vida
Author: Ed Yong
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499928064
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Yo contengo multitudes ya es considerado una obra fundamental de ciencia divulgativa -como lo fue en su momento El gen egoísta-. Un libro fascinante y rompedor que cambiará de mil millones de micromaneras nuestra percepción del mundo natural y el espacio que en él ocupamos. El cuerpo humano alberga billones de microbios que conforman todo un mundo en simbiosis con su entorno. Estos microscópicos y multitudinarios compañeros vitales no solo moldean nuestros órganos, nos protegen de enfermedades, e influyen en nuestro comportamiento, sino que resultan clave a la hora de entender el funcionamiento de la vida. En Yo contengo multitudes Ed Yong nos abre los ojos y nos invita con su erudición y sentido del humor a mirarnos como algo más que individuos: como receptáculos interdependientes de los microbiomas que conforman todos los seres vivos. Así, descubriremos la asombrosa e invisible ciencia detrás de los gigantescos arrecifes que construyen los corales, aprenderemos cómo ciertos calamares crean juegos de luces, y veremos el modo en que las bacterias pueden alterar nuestra respuesta en la lucha contra el cáncer, manipular nuestro sistema inmunológico, influir en nuestra evolución e incluso modificar nuestro genoma. Bill Gates opina sobre este libro... «Después de leer el interesantísimo libro Yo contengo multitudes del periodista británico Ed Yong, veo los microbios con una mirada diferente y hablo de ellos con nuevos términos. [...] Yong sintetiza literalmente cientos y cientos de páginas, sin abrumarte nunca con la ciencia. Tan solo imparte una visión fascinante y sorprendente detrás de otra. Yo contengo multitudes es el mejor periodismo científico.» The Blog of Bill Gates

The Body Electric


Author: Len Lye,Tyler Cann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904864677
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 43
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I Sing the Body Electric

And Other Stories
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780380789627
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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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 century s great men of imagination.

Walt Whitman


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438115903
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of Walt Whitman including a short biography.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - 114 - Cold Equations: The Body Electric


Author: Damar ASAM
Publisher: VELLIM .BOOK
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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AT THE CENTER OF THE GALAXY . . . A planet-sized Machine of terrifying power and unfathomable purpose hurls entire star systems into a supermassive black hole. Wesley Crusher, now a full-fledged Traveler, knows the Machine must be stopped . . . but he has no idea how. Wesley must enlist the aid of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew, who also fail to halt the unstoppable alien juggernaut’s destructive labors. But they soon divine the Machine’s true purpose—-a purpose that threatens to exterminate all life in the Milky Way Galaxy. With time running out, Picard realizes he knows of only one person who might be able to stop the Machine in time to avert a galactic catastrophe—-if only he had any idea how to find him. . . . THE CLIMAX OF A NEW TRILOGY BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR TREK: DESTINY About the Author David Mack is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Road of Bones, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy—Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls. His first original novel, the supernatural thriller The Calling, debuted in July 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to novels, Mack’s diverse writing credits span several media, including television, film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. He currently resides in New York City.

The Body Electric


Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990662600
Category:
Page: N.A
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Set in a futuristic Malta, Ella is the only girl who can alter people's memories, but someone has altered hers.

Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy


Author: Lawrence Hass
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253351197
Category: Philosophy
Page: 254
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The work of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty touches on some of the most essential and vital concerns of the world today, yet his ideas are notoriously difficult and not widely understood. Lawrence Hass redresses this problem by offering an exceptionally clear, carefully argued, critical appreciation of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. Hass provides insight into the philosophical methods and major concepts that characterize Merleau-Ponty's thought. Questions concerning the nature of phenomenology, perceptual experience, embodiment, intersubjectivity, creativity, and philosophy of language are fully and systematically discussed with reference to main currents and discussions in contemporary philosophy. The result is a refreshingly jargon-free invitation into Merleau-Ponty's important and transformational way of understanding human experience.

Bloom's How to Write about Walt Whitman


Author: Frank D. Casale,Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438127685
Category: Criticism
Page: 273
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Walt Whitman's passionate writing style and bold subject matter have deeply influenced American poetry. Nearly all of his poems were published in Leaves of Grass, which Whitman obsessively expanded, edited, and republished throughout his life, ultimately leaving behind a powerful literary legacy. Twenty of his most commonly read and studied poems are discussed in depth in this volume, which also features ideas for essay topics to assist students in developing critical-thinking skills.

Fantasmas de lo nuevo


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 9788445001059
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Los temas más celebrados de Ray Bradbury reaparecen en esta colección con una renovada vitalidad: el tiempo ambiguo, ilusorio, intimidante; los automóviles, a veces destinados a complacer instintos destructivos; las máquinas, respuestas a las esperanzas y necesidades del hombre y también inesperadas y graves amenazas.

I Sing the Body Electric!: And Other Stories


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417671670
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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For use in schools and libraries only. A collection of 28 classic Bradbury short stories and one luscious poem.

Mediating the Human Body

Technology, Communication, and Fashion
Author: Leopoldina Fortunati,James E. Katz,Raimonda Riccini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135626456
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
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The ever-increasing integration of technology and the human body is attracting attention from religious, business, and political leaders around the world, and the topic promises to be a significant social issue in the 21st century. In Mediating the Human Body: Technology, Communication, and Fashion, editors Leopoldina Fortunati, James E. Katz, and Raimonda Riccini bring together a thoughtful group of leading international scholars and analysts to explore the effects of new technologies on human beings. They focus specifically on the intersection of new communication technologies and the body, and offer novel insights based on recent theoretical progress and current research on new interpersonal technology. Through literary analysis, historical comparisons, analytical reports, and speculative interpretations, the contributors to this volume seek to understand the experience of the body as it is mediated among competing forces and intellectual domains. Arising from The Human Body Between Technologies, Communication and Fashion symposium held in Milan, Italy, contributions cover a wide array of topics and offer varied perspectives on how communication technologies are assimilated into people's lives, bodies, and homes, and thus become part of individuals' self-images and social relationships. From this multidisciplinary, multi-national base, the volume illuminates the sense and dimension of this interpenetration between body and technology. In its broad scope, the topics range from the wellsprings of consciousness to the use of technology as a fashion statement. Bringing together scholarship from a variety of disciplines, including communication, medicine, technology, and human-computer interaction, this distinctive anthology will provide new insights to scholars and advanced students exploring body-technology intersections and the attendant implications. Mediating the Human Body offers a unique contribution to future discussions, and will be relevant to continuing study and research in communication and technology, human-computer interaction, gender studies, social psychology, and design.

Hojas de hierba


Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Greenbooks editore
ISBN: 8899637873
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
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Hojas de hierba (Leaves of Grass, en inglés) (1855) es un libro de poemas del poeta estadounidense Walt Whitman. Entre los textos están «Canto de mí mismo», «Yo canto al cuerpo eléctrico», «De la cuna que se mece eternamente» y, en las posteriores ediciones, la elegía al asesinado presidente Abraham Lincoln (¡Oh, Capitán! ¡Mi Capitán!). Whitman lo estuvo escribiendo durante toda su vida, aumentándolo en sucesivas ediciones. Este libro se caracteriza por su alegría y alabanza de los sentidos en un momento en el que las manifestaciones en primera persona y la expresión del uno mismo se consideraba inmoral. Mientras la mayoría de la poesía anterior, especialmente la inglesa, se basaba en el simbolismo, la alegoría y la meditación en motivos religiosos y espirituales, Hojas de Hierba (especialmente la primera edición) exaltó el cuerpo y el mundo material. Bajo la influencia de Ralph Waldo Emerson y el movimiento trascendentalista, una rama del romanticismo, la poesía de Whitman elogia la naturaleza y el papel del individuo humano en ella. Sin embargo, al igual que Emerson, Whitman no disminuye el papel de la mente o el espíritu, sino que eleva la forma y la mente humana, considerando ambas algo digno de alabanza poética.