In his foreword to John Nunn’s book Applied Respiratory Physiology, John
Severinghaus, an anesthesiologist and also my postdoctoral mentor as a
Fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California,
San Francisco, wrote the following under the title “A Flame for Hypnos.”
The lighted candle respires and we call it flame. The body respires and we call it life.
Neither flame nor life are substance, but process. The flame is as different from the
wick and wax as life from the body, as gravitation from the falling apple or love
from a hormone. Newton taught science to have faith in processes as well as sub-
stance- to compute, predict and depend upon an irrational attraction.
Such has been our study of oxygen, the substance in the whole of physiol-
ogy and clinical medicine from the air we breathe to its consumption at the
level of the mitochondrion for the past 47 years since 1973 when the
International Society of Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT) was founded.
Essential Issues in SOC Design: Designing Complex Systems-on-Chip
This book originated from a workshop held at the DATE 2005 conference, namely Designing Complex SOCs. State-of-the-art in issues related to System-on-Chip (SoC) design by leading experts in the fields, covers IP development, verification, integration, chip implementation, testing and software.
SOC design is fast becoming the key...
Test and Analysis of Web Services The service-oriented approach has become more and more popular, now allowing highly integrated and yet heterogeneous applications. Web services are the natural evolution of conventional middleware technologies to support Web-based and enterprise-level integration.
The highly dynamic characteristics of service-oriented applications means...
The Silver Bull Market: Investing in the Other Gold
From one of the world's most respected authorities on precious metals investment--a thoroughly researched volume on the investment prospects for silver, the other gold.
After outperforming virtually all other investments for more than a decade, gold is being reincorporated into the financial...
Text Mining: Applications and Theory
Text Mining: Applications and Theory presents the state-of-the-art algorithms for text mining from both the academic and industrial perspectives. The contributors span several countries and scientific domains: universities, industrial corporations, and government laboratories, and demonstrate the use of techniques from machine...
Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS This comprehensive text focuses on psychiatric issues associated with HIV/AIDS and provides clinicians with a basic understanding of epidemiology, virology, transmission, and medical treatments inclusive of occupational exposures. Psychosocial, spiritual, and sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS are covered, describing implications of HIV/AIDS across...