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The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life
  • Author : Adrian Bejan
  • Publsiher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 24 May 2016
  • ISBN : 1466891343
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 ratings
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The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power, sports health and culture, the state of economy, water and energy, politics and distribution, Bejan uses the language of physics to explain how each system works in order to clarify the meaning of evolution in its broadest scientific sense, moving the reader towards a better understanding of the world's systems and the natural evolution of cultural and political development. The Physics of Life argues that the evolution phenomenon is much broader and older than the evolutionary designs that constitute the biosphere, empowering readers with a new view of the globe and the future, revealing that the urge to have better ideas has the same physical effect as the urge to have better laws and better government. This is evolution explained loudly but also elegantly, forging a path that flows sustainability.


The Physics of Life

The Physics of Life
  • Author : Adrian Bejan
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 24 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKThe Physics of Life

The Physics of Life explores the roots of the big question by examining the deepest urges and properties of living things, both animate and inanimate: how to live longer, with food, warmth, power, movement and free access to other people and surroundings. Bejan explores controversial and relevant issues such as sustainability, water and food supply, fuel, and economy, to critique the state in which the world understands positions of power and freedom. Breaking down concepts such as desire and power,


Physics of Life

Physics of Life
  • Author : Clas Blomberg
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 October 2007
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The purpose of the book is to give a survey of the physics that is relevant for biological applications, and also to discuss what kind of biology needs physics. The book gives a broad account of basic physics, relevant for the applications and various applications from properties of proteins to processes in the cell to wider themes such as the brain, the origin of life and evolution. It also considers general questions of common interest such as reductionism, determinism and


Air and Water

Air and Water
  • Author : Mark Denny
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to their terrestrial or aquatic "media."


The Physics of Living Systems

The Physics of Living Systems
  • Author : Fabrizio Cleri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 October 2016
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In this book, physics in its many aspects (thermodynamics, mechanics, electricity, fluid dynamics) is the guiding light on a fascinating journey through biological systems, providing ideas, examples and stimulating reflections for undergraduate physics, chemistry and life-science students, as well as for anyone interested in the frontiers between physics and biology. Rather than introducing a lot of new information, it encourages young students to use their recently acquired knowledge to start seeing the physics behind the biology. As an undergraduate textbook


Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire
  • Author : Jeremy England
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't. For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the


The Physics of Living Processes

The Physics of Living Processes
  • Author : Thomas Andrew Waigh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 August 2014
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This full-colour undergraduate textbook, based on a two semestercourse, presents the fundamentals of biological physics,introducing essential modern topics that include cells, polymers,polyelectrolytes, membranes, liquid crystals, phase transitions,self-assembly, photonics, fluid mechanics, motility, chemicalkinetics, enzyme kinetics, systems biology, nerves, physiology, thesenses, and the brain. The comprehensive coverage, featuring in-depth explanations ofrecent rapid developments, demonstrates this to be one of the mostdiverse of modern scientific disciplines. The Physics of Living Processes: A Mesoscopic Approach iscomprised of five principal sections: • Building


Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences
  • Author : Jay Newman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 March 2010
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Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.



Physics of the Soul

Physics of the Soul
  • Author : Amit Goswami
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Release : 01 December 2013
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At last, science and the soul shake hands. Writing in a style that is both lucid and charming, mischievous and profound, Dr. Amit Goswami uses the language and concepts of quantum physics to explore and scientifically prove metaphysical theories of reincarnation and immortality. In Physics of the Soul, Goswami helps readers understand the perplexities of the quantum physics model of reality and the perennial beliefs of spiritual and religious traditions. He shows how they are not only compatible but also


The Physics Behind...

The Physics Behind...
  • Author : Russ Swan
  • Publisher : Cassell
  • Release : 30 August 2018
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Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts? The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars?


A World Beyond Physics

A World Beyond Physics
  • Author : Stuart A. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2019
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How did life start? Is the evolution of life describable by any physics-like laws? Stuart Kauffman's latest book offers an explanation-beyond what the laws of physics can explain-of the progression from a complex chemical environment to molecular reproduction, metabolism and to early protocells, and further evolution to what we recognize as life. Among the estimated one hundred billion solar systems in the known universe, evolving life is surely abundant. That evolution is a process of "becoming" in each case. Since


Physics of the Life Sciences

Physics of the Life Sciences
  • Author : Jay Newman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 March 2010
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Each chapter has three types of learning aides for students: open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions, and quantitative problems. There is an average of about 50 per chapter. There are also a number of worked examples in the chapters, averaging over 5 per chapter, and almost 600 photos and line drawings.


Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
  • Author : Helen Czerski
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 10 January 2017
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“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions:


Physics in Biology and Medicine

Physics in Biology and Medicine
  • Author : Paul Davidovits
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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This third edition covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. It includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics.


The Physics of Living

The Physics of Living
  • Author : Norman E. Amundson
  • Publisher : Richmond, B.C. : Ergon Communications
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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The Physics of living examines patterns that extend across the physical and psychological realms. Within its pages there is the opportunity to explore metaphors and through this exploration to examine life and career issues. Some of the topics addressed include life balance, energy transfer, identity development, burnout, quantum thinking, and hope, heroes and opportunity. This is a book about life and how to live in the world with wisdom, truth, and beauty.