The Second Body

The Second Body

Daisy Hildyard explores our relationship with animals and the environment through her concept of the second body.

The 30-Second Body

Eat Clean. Train Dirty. Live Hard.

The 30-Second Body

YOUR BEST BODY BEGINS HERE AND NOW! Ditch the gym membership and say goodbye to weights and machines! Take control of your shape and your weight at home with celebrity fitness trainer Adam Rosante’s three-tiered, simple-to-follow plan: • Eat Clean: Feed your body right with simple meals designed to help you feel your best inside and out. No weird and wacky “diet” gimmicks; just an easy embrace of healthy whole foods. • Train Dirty: Using compound movements, progress overload, and high-intensity 30-second interval training, Rosante’s exercises will skyrocket your metabolism, torch fat, and build lean muscle without requiring the use of a single piece of equipment. • Live Hard: Strengthen the single most important muscle in your body: your mind. You’ll learn how “Lottery Mindset Marketing” has conditioned you to fail in your weight-loss goals—and how to overcome it. Featuring inspiring testimonials, motivational advice, instructive photos, and a complete workout calendar, The 30-Second Body is a comprehensive one-stop solution, your road map to losing weight fast and taking charge of your life! Praise for The 30-Second Body “Easy, effective, and efficient . . . [The 30-Second Body] is more like an easy-to-read playbook than an intimidating diet or fitness guide. It’s filled with illuminating fitness quickies on how to build a better smoothie and high-intensity workout moves you can do anywhere.”—Well+Good From the Trade Paperback edition.

Readings in Intelligent User Interfaces

Readings in Intelligent User Interfaces

This is a compilation of the classic readings in intelligent user interfaces. This text focuses on intelligent, knowledge-based interfaces, combining spoken language, natural language processing, and multimedia and multimodal processing.

Sleep Apnea: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

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Sleep Apnea: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

Sleep Apnea: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Diagnosis and Screening in a concise format. The editors have built Sleep Apnea: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Diagnosis and Screening in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Sleep Apnea: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Relative Equilibria of the Curved N-Body Problem

Relative Equilibria of the Curved N-Body Problem

The guiding light of this monograph is a question easy to understand but difficult to answer: {What is the shape of the universe? In other words, how do we measure the shortest distance between two points of the physical space? Should we follow a straight line, as on a flat table, fly along a circle, as between Paris and New York, or take some other path, and if so, what would that path look like? If you accept that the model proposed here, which assumes a gravitational law extended to a universe of constant curvature, is a good approximation of the physical reality (and I will later outline a few arguments in this direction), then we can answer the above question for distances comparable to those of our solar system. More precisely, this monograph provides a mathematical proof that, for distances of the order of 10 AU, space is Euclidean. This result is, of course, not surprising for such small cosmic scales. Physicists take the flatness of space for granted in regions of that size. But it is good to finally have a mathematical confirmation in this sense. Our main goals, however, are mathematical. We will shed some light on the dynamics of N point masses that move in spaces of non-zero constant curvature according to an attraction law that naturally extends classical Newtonian gravitation beyond the flat (Euclidean) space. This extension is given by the cotangent potential, proposed by the German mathematician Ernest Schering in 1870. He was the first to obtain this analytic expression of a law suggested decades earlier for a 2-body problem in hyperbolic space by Janos Bolyai and, independently, by Nikolai Lobachevsky. As Newton's idea of gravitation was to introduce a force inversely proportional to the area of a sphere the same radius as the Euclidean distance between the bodies, Bolyai and Lobachevsky thought of a similar definition using the hyperbolic distance in hyperbolic space. The recent generalization we gave to the cotangent potential to any number N of bodies, led to the discovery of some interesting properties. This new research reveals certain connections among at least five branches of mathematics: classical dynamics, non-Euclidean geometry, geometric topology, Lie groups, and the theory of polytopes.

Happiness

Essential Mindfulness Practices

Happiness

A complete overview of all mindfulness practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Happiness (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's key teaching is that through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment and develop a sense of peace. Accessible to those new to Buddhist teachings as well as more experienced practitioners, Happiness is the only book that collects all practices adapted and developed by Thich Nhat Hanh in his more than 60 years as a Buddhist monk and teacher. With sections on Daily Practice, Relationships, Physical Practices, Mindful Eating, and Practicing with Children, Happiness is a comprehensive guide to living our daily lives with full awareness, whether we are working, eating, parenting, driving, walking, or simply sitting and breathing. Thich Nhat Hanh says, ''Enjoy your practice with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.... Joy and happiness are available to you in the here and now.''

Sufi Bodies

Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Sufi Bodies

Between 1300 and 1500 C.E. a new form of Sufi Islam took hold among central Islamic peoples, joining individuals through widespread networks resembling today's prominent paths and orders. Understanding contemporary Sufism requires a sophisticated analysis of these formative years. Moving beyond a straight account of leaders and movements, Shahzad Bashir weaves a rich history around the depiction of bodily actions by Sufi masters and disciples, primarily in Sufi literature and Persian miniature paintings of the period. Focusing on the Persianate societies of Iran and Central Asia, Bashir explores medieval Sufis' conception of the human body as the primary shuttle between interior (batin) and exterior (zahir) realities. Drawing on literary, historical, and anthropological approaches to corporeality, he studies representations of Sufi bodies in three personal and communal arenas: religious activity in the form of ritual, asceticism, rules of etiquette, and a universal hierarchy of saints; the deep imprint of Persian poetic paradigms on the articulation of love, desire, and gender; and the reputation of Sufi masters for working miracles, which empowered them in all domains of social activity. Bashir's novel perspective illuminates complex relationships between body and soul, body and gender, body and society, and body and cosmos. It highlights love as an overarching, powerful emotion in the making of Sufi communities and situates the body as a critical concern in Sufi thought and practice. Bashir's work ultimately offers a new methodology for extracting historical information from religious narratives, especially those depicting extraordinary and miraculous events.