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Engineering And The Mind S Eye by Eugene S. Ferguson

Title Engineering and the Mind s Eye
Author Eugene S. Ferguson
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 1992
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 241
ISBN 026256078X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The things that engineers design are everywhere, and the influence that engineershave on daily life is far out of proportion to their numbers. In this expanded version of aremarkable essay published in Science more than a decade ago, Eugene Ferguson takes a probing lookat the process of engineering design, arguing that despite modern technical advances, goodengineering is still as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations andcomputation.Ferguson, who has been successively a mechanical engineer, a technical museum curator,and a teacher of the history of technology, uses examples ranging from the development of theAmerican axe to the collapse of the Hartford Coliseum and the performance of the Hubble spacetelescope to illustrate the ways in which visual thinking enriches engineering and the ways in whichengineering that relies solely on technical sophistication can go wrong. He argues that a system ofengineering education that ignores this heritage of nonverbal thinking will produce engineers whoare dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematicalmodels constructed in academic minds.In Engineering and the Mind's Eye, Ferguson discusses thenature of engineering design and traces the development of visual and other nonverbal thinking,offering examples of how engineers and other technologists have used such strategies since theRenaissance. Accompanying these examples, and demonstrating the ways in which engineers have sharedtheir knowledge, is a parallel text of illustrations showing how visual thinking has been expressedover the past five centuries. Ferguson concludes his provocative account by arguing that engineeringeducation since 1945 has been skewed toward analytical techniques - which are easiest to teach andevaluate - and away from the art of engineering design as taught by experienced engineers.EugeneFerguson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Delaware.

Engineering And The Mind S Eye by Eugene S. Ferguson

Title Engineering and the mind s eye
Author Eugene S. Ferguson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Creative thinking
Total Pages 241
ISBN OCLC:1101023588
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

Engineering And The Mind S Eye by Eugene S. Ferguson

Title Engineering and the Mind s Eye
Author Eugene S. Ferguson
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
Release Date 1992
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 241
ISBN 0262061473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Engineering and the Mind's Eye, Ferguson discusses the nature of engineering design and traces the development of visual and other nonverbal thinking, offering examples of how engineers and other technologists have used such strategies since the Renaissance. Accompanying these examples, and demonstrating the ways in which engineers have shared their knowledge, is a parallel text of illustrations showing how visual thinking has been expressed over the past five centuries. Ferguson concludes his provocative account by arguing that engineering education since 1945 has been skewed toward analytical techniques - which are easiest to teach and evaluate - and away from the art of engineering design as taught by experienced engineers.

In The Mind S Eye by National Research Council

Title In the Mind s Eye
Author National Research Council
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 1992-02-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780309047470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The archer stands and pulls back the bow, visualizing the path of the arrow to the target. Does this mental exercise enhance performance? Can we all use such techniques to improve performance in our daily lives? In the Mind's Eye addresses these and other intriguing questions. This volume considers basic issues of performance, exploring how techniques for quick learning affect long-term retention, whether an expert's behavior can serve as a model for beginners, if team performance is the sum of individual members' performances, and whether subliminal learning has a basis in science. The book also considers meditation and some other pain control techniques. Deceit and the ability to detect deception are explored in detail. In the area of self-assessment techniques for career development, the volume evaluates the widely used Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Title Social Work and the Visual Imagination
Author Lynn Froggett
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Medical
Total Pages 162
ISBN 9780429664656
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Images are inscribed in the memory more easily than words, and some remain with the viewer for a lifetime. Combining hindsight, insight and foresight, the chapters in this book turn a spotlight onto various aspects of health, social work and socially engaged arts practice. The visual imagination is evoked in this book to help practitioners see beneath the surface of contentious and problematic issues facing human services today. Risk assessment, child sexual abuse, work-life balance, old age, dementia, substance misuse, recovery, sex work, homelessness, isolation, biography, death and dying, grief, loss, vulnerability, care, and the function of the museum as a preserver of memory, all come under the sustained gaze and examination of the contributors. Grounded in the arts and humanities, the visual sense as a gateway to empathy is explored throughout these chapters. References are included to visual art, curating dramatic performance, poetry, film, dance, photography, diary entries, and public exhibitions. In an age when people increasingly compose their lives by staring into various screens, this book celebrates the visual modality that can humanise services with ‘human-seeings’. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice.

The Mote In God S Eye by Larry Niven

Title The Mote in God s Eye
Author Larry Niven
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1991-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780671741921
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The accidental killing of a group of emissaries to Earth threatens man's survival

Title Propaganda and Information Warfare in the Twenty First Century
Author Scot Macdonald
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2006-12-05
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781135983512
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first book to analyze how the technology to alter images and rapidly distribute them can be used for propaganda and to support deception operations. In the past, propagandists and those seeking to conduct deception operations used crude methods to alter images of real people, events and objects, which could usually be detected relatively easily. Today, however, computers allow propagandists to create any imaginable image, still or moving, with appropriate accompanying audio. Furthermore, it is becoming extremely difficult to detect that an image has been manipulated, and the Internet, television and global media make it possible to disseminate altered images around the world almost instantaneously. Given that the United States is the sole superpower, few, if any, adversaries will attempt to fight the US military conventionally on the battlefield. Therefore, adversaries will use propaganda and deception, especially altered images, in an attempt to level the battlefield or to win a war against the United States without even having to fight militarily. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the 21st Century will be of great interest to students of information war, propaganda, public diplomacy and security studies in general.

Modelling Drying Processes by Xiao Dong Chen

Title Modelling Drying Processes
Author Xiao Dong Chen
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2013-05-23
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781107354869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This comprehensive summary of the state of the art and the ideas behind the reaction engineering approach (REA) to drying processes is an ideal resource for researchers, academics and industry practitioners. Starting with the formulation, modelling and applications of the lumped-REA, it goes on to detail the use of the REA to describe local evaporation and condensation, and its coupling with equations of conservation of heat and mass transfer, called the spatial-REA, to model non-equilibrium multiphase drying. Finally, it summarises other established drying models, discussing their features, limitations and comparisons with the REA. Application examples featured throughout help fine-tune the models and implement them for process design and the evaluation of existing drying processes and product quality during drying. Further uses of the principles of REA are demonstrated, including computational fluid dynamics-based modelling, and further expanded to model other simultaneous heat and mass transfer processes.

Experiments With People by Kurt P. Frey

Title Experiments With People
Author Kurt P. Frey
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2017-08-29
Category Psychology
Total Pages 266
ISBN 9781351588775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book showcases 28 intriguing social psychological experiments that have significantly advanced our understanding of human social thinking and behavior. Each chapter focuses on the details and implications of a single study, while citing related research and real-life examples along the way. All the chapters are fully self-contained, allowing them to be read in any order without loss of coherence. This 2nd Edition contains a number of new studies and, together with its lively, conversational tone, it makes an ideal text for courses in social psychology, introductory psychology, or research design.

Experiments With People by Robert P. Abelson

Title Experiments With People
Author Robert P. Abelson
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2014-04-04
Category Psychology
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9781135680138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Experiments With People showcases 28 intriguing studies that have significantly advanced our understanding of human thought and social behavior. These studies, mostly laboratory experiments, shed light on the irrationality of everyday thinking, the cruelty and indifference of 'ordinary' people, the operation of the unconscious mind, and the intimate bond between the self and others. This book tells the inside story of how social psychological research gets done and why it matters. Each chapter focuses on the details and implications of a single study, but cites related research and real-life examples. All chapters are self-contained, allowing them to be read in any order. Each chapter is divided into: *Background--provides the rationale for the study; *What They Did--outlines the design and procedure used; *What They Found--summarizes the results obtained; *So What?--articulates the significance of those results; *Afterthoughts--explores the broader issues raised by the study; and *Revelation--encapsulates the 'take-home message' of each chapter. This paperback is ideal as a main or supplementary text for courses in social psychology, introductory psychology, or research design.

Citrus by Pierre Laszlo

Title Citrus
Author Pierre Laszlo
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2008-10
Category History
Total Pages 252
ISBN 9780226470283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.

Neurons And Symbols by Igor Aleksander

Title Neurons and Symbols
Author Igor Aleksander
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1993
Category Medical
Total Pages 256
ISBN UOM:39015026512452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Naturalizing The Mind by Fred I. Dretske

Title Naturalizing the Mind
Author Fred I. Dretske
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 1997
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0262540894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text develops a representational theory of the qualitative, the phenomenal and other aspects of the mind that have defied traditional forms of naturalism. Combined with an evolutionary account of sensory representation, its aim is to provide a naturalistic account of phenomenal consciousness.

Title Bridge and Structure Estimating
Author J. David Nardon
Publisher McGraw-Hill Companies
Release Date 1996
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 698
ISBN 0070456690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book focuses on bridge and structure estimating fundamentals for civil and structural engineers, contractors, and owners. Based on the author's own experiences as a director of major heavy construction projects, the handbook offers specific guidelines for determining profitability when estimating a project, understanding bonding requirements, putting together a competitive bid, procuring equipment, and effectively deploying labor.

Turbulent Premixed Flames by Nedunchezhian Swaminathan

Title Turbulent Premixed Flames
Author Nedunchezhian Swaminathan
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2011-04-25
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139498586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A work on turbulent premixed combustion is timely because of increased concern about the environmental impact of combustion and the search for new combustion concepts and technologies. An improved understanding of lean fuel turbulent premixed flames must play a central role in the fundamental science of these new concepts. Lean premixed flames have the potential to offer ultra-low emission levels, but they are notoriously susceptible to combustion oscillations. Thus, sophisticated control measures are inevitably required. The editors' intent is to set out the modeling aspects in the field of turbulent premixed combustion. Good progress has been made recently on this topic. Thus, it is timely to edit a cohesive volume containing contributions from international experts on various subtopics of the lean premixed flame problem.

Seeking Spatial Justice by Edward W. Soja

Title Seeking Spatial Justice
Author Edward W. Soja
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date 2013-11-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1452915288
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city’s poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action. In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor–community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance; on struggles for rent control and environmental justice; and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice. Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city.

Title Engineering Design Graphics Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Engineering design
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015049107181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author Jules Verne
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1887
Category Submarines (Ships)
Total Pages 349
ISBN HARVARD:HN1INV
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Environmental Quality Analysis by Resources for the Future

Title Environmental Quality Analysis
Author Resources for the Future
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1972
Category Environmental policy
Total Pages 408
ISBN LCCN:78181556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Applied Minds How Engineers Think
Author Guru Madhavan
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2015-08-03
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780393248005
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage.”—Nature In this engaging account of innovative triumphs, Guru Madhavan examines the ways in which engineers throughout history created world-changing tools, from ATMs and ZIP codes to the digital camera and the disposable diaper. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we borrow strategies from engineering to find inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges.