Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since we´re dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. Many of the questions puzzling the current cadre of sci- tists would be answered at a glance. But the nanoscale world of molecules is separated from our everyday world of experience by a daunting million-fold difference in size, so the world of molecules is completely invisible. I created the illustrations in this book to help bridge this gulf and allow us to see the molecular structure of cells, if not directly, then in an artistic rendition. I have included two types of illustrations with this goal in mind: watercolor paintings which magnify a small portion of a living cell by one million times, showing the arrangement of molecules inside, and comput- generated pictures, which show the atomic details of individual molecules. In this second edition of The Machinery of Life, these illustrations are presented in full color, and they incorporate many of the exciting scientific advances of the 15 years since the first edition.
Martha Stewart´s engaging handbook for living your healthiest life after 40-with expertise from doctors and specialists on eating, exercise, wellness, home, and organizing, as well as caring for others. Martha Stewart´s Living the Good Long Life is a practical guide unlike any other: honest and upbeat, with clear and motivating charts, resources, and tips from doctors and wellness specialists. From the best ways to organize your home to protecting your mental well-being and appearance as you age, this book gives accessible ideas that you can incorporate every day. And when it´s time to explore caregiving for others, you´ll know how to enrich their quality of life while preventing your own fatigue. Martha´s 10 Golden Rules for Successful Aging provide a framework for chapters that cover your changing needs with every decade, including: -Healthy Eating: Stock a healthy pantry for your dietary needs. -Healthy Fitness: Stand strong on your feet by increasing your balance, endurance, and flexibility. -A Healthy Brain: Stimulate new brain activity to prevent memory loss. -A Healthy Outlook: Maintain a sense of daily purpose by strengthening social connections. -Healthy Living Every Day: Medicate wisely while paying attention to aches and pains. -Healthy Looks: Take care of your skin and match your makeup to your age. -Healthy Home: Create a home that is a reflection of how you want to live. -Healthy Living into the Future: Be your own wellness CEO to prevent future illness. -Healthy Caring: Prepare for helping others while caring for yourself, and much more! Healthy living begins with establishing small habits, and with Living the Good Long Life you´ll have a dependable source for thriving in your 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. ´´In my Foundation´s health initiatives-and in my own life-I´ve seen again and again how even small measures to improve your health can make a big difference. Living the Good Long Life is full of simple ideas that can be incorporated into daily routines to help you feel better and keep on doing what you love.´´ -President Bill Clinton ´´For thirty years, Martha Stewart has carefully coached us on how to take care of our homes, our menus, our crafts. And now in Living the Good Long Life, she has brought her brilliant skills to the mission of helping us take care of ourselves. With sparkling prose, no-nonsense instruction, and, as always, oceans of wisdom, Martha implores readers not to recoil from their advancing years, but to embrace and celebrate them-with invaluable tips on keeping our diets healthy, our bodies pumping, and our outlook forever sunny. I just loved this book.´´ -Marlo Thomas
´´Andrew Knoll, one of the world´s foremost paleontologists, here presents the origin and early evolution of life the way it should be told: a mystery unfolding as an epic. Resonating with the authority of firsthand stories of discovery, his account will be exceptionally enjoyable for scientists and the educated public alike.´´--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University´´Here is a firsthand account of one of the most exciting quests in modern science. Knoll writes with the confidence of a distinguished scientist who has devoted his career to unraveling the mysteries of life´s origins and the passion of someone who deeply believes in the importance of recent discoveries about life before the Cambrian explosion. From the wilds of Siberia to the ocean floor, from Earth to Mars and beyond, he takes readers on a fascinating personal adventure that may change the way they think about themselves and their place in the world.´´--Lawrence M. Krauss, author of The Physics of Star Trek and Atom´´In a highly personal, gripping narrative, Knoll takes us on the most incredible journey of all journeys--the history of life on Earth.´´--Donald E. Canfield, Odense University´´This is a truly great book. It is a remarkably readable synthesis of many diverse ideas selected from a breathtaking array of disciplines. The narrative is engaging and entertaining--a travelogue through time that incorporates amusing and informative anecdotes from Knoll´s travels to many far-off places.´´--Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin, author of From DNA to Diversity
The ´´Life Application Study Bible´´ is today´s #1-selling study Bible, containing notes that not only explain difficult passages and give information on Bible life and times, but go a step further to show you how to ´´take it personally,´´ as God´s Word speaks to every situation and circumstance of your life! It´s the one Bible resource that incorporates today´s top scholarship in answering your real-life questions and includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help readers apply God´s truth to everyday life.
Every Woman´s Yoga:How to Incorporate Strength, Flexibility, and Balance into Your Life Harmony Jaime Stover Schmitt
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn´t have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala - and its affiliates around the world - have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King´s College London. The eight week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You´ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. www.franticworld.com breathworks logo
A yin yoga practice incorporates poses designed to improve he flow of qi, the subtle life force essential to organ health, nity, and emotional well-being. The author describes how to balance yin and yang on and off the mat, sharing her own experiences and offering wisdom for adapting the yogic principles in modern life.
FOLLOWING THE NO 1 BESTSELLING FAST DIET, this fabulous cook book offers 180 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the 5:2 weight-loss system into your daily life
Knowing your spiritual enemies and their tactics.Learning that there are both offensive and defensive weapons of Spiritual Warfare.Leaning how to incorporate strategies in their prayer and fasting life to overcome the enemies of our soul.Learn the art of Spiritual Warfare and learn how to take authority over the enemies of your soul that you face day in and day out by taking this Spiritual Warfare Basic Training course.