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

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

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.

I Sing the Body Electric

And Other Stories
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062242288
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 centurys great men of imagination.

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

Book Three
Author: David Mack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650744
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6953
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Wesley Crusher enlists the help of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew to stop a planet-sized Machine of terrifying power from exterminating all life in the Milky Way Galaxy.

'I Sing the Body Electric'

Music and Technology in the 20th Century
Author: Hans-Joachim Braun
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic music
Page: 253
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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.

Sing the Body Electric


Author: Adam Lively
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 9780099322818
Category:
Page: 440
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Cleo Porter and the Body Electric


Author: Jake Burt
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250236568
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Jake Burt's Cleo Porter and the Body Electric is a futuristic middle-grade novel about a girl who lives in a hermetically sealed housing development. A woman is dying. Cleo Porter has her medicine. And no way to deliver it. Like everyone else, twelve-year-old Cleo and her parents are sealed in an apartment without windows or doors. They never leave. They never get visitors. Their food is dropped off by drones. So they’re safe. Safe from the disease that nearly wiped humans from the earth. Safe from everything. The trade-off? They’re alone. Thus, when they receive a package clearly meant for someone else--a package containing a substance critical for a stranger’s survival--Cleo is stuck. As a surgeon-in-training, she knows the clock is ticking. But people don’t leave their units. Not ever. Until now.

The Body Electric


Author: Brent Terry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781950730353
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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A young husband's life is shattered by a freak meteorological accident. Can running, poetry and a pair of childhood friends put him back together again?

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.

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.