Exhalation

These are tales that tackle some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries that only Ted Chiang could imagine.

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529014506

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'A collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.' Barack Obama 'Chiang at his best, and worth the price of admission on its own.' Guardian From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others – the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival – comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. In ‘The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate’, a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary ‘Exhalation’, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in ‘The Lifecycle of Software Objects’, a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two previously unpublished stories: ‘Omphalos’ and ‘Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom’. In Exhalation, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth – What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? – and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.

The Effects of Water Immersion and Level of Exhalation Upon Body Density Analysis

The fourth exhalation was maximal and was held for five seconds . The subject
turned the three - way valve , inhaled and exhaled three times , and turned the
valve back . The gas in the bag was analyzed for percentage co2 and 02 , and
the ...

Author: Craig S. Vossekuil

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Category: Body composition

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Exhalation Kinetics of Some Volatile Organic Compounds

Author: Arun Bhalchandra Kulkarni

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Exhalation

EXHALATION” This story has two very different inspirations. The first was a short
story by Philip K. Dick called “The Electric Ant,” which I read as a teenager. In it
the protagonist goes to a doctor for a routine visit and is told, to his utter surprise,
 ...

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110194790X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST • TIME MAGAZINE • NPR • ESQUIRE • VOX • THE A.V. CLUB • THE GUARDIAN • FINANCIAL TIMES • THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS “Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.” —Barack Obama, via Facebook "THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD." In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.

Radon transport through and exhalation from building materials

He measured radon exhalation from two blocks -- one with low ( 2 to 4 % by
weight ) and one with a higher ( 6-8 % ) moisture content . The moisture content
was determined from the mass difference between the " moist " blocks and after ...

Author: R. Collé

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Category: Building materials

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Natural Radiation Environment III

These results make it possible to use the vertical distribution of 22 ° Rn for
determination of the 2 2 0 Rn exhalation . The apparatus used is presented by
Israelsson , Knudsen , and Ungethüm ( 1973a ) . From measurements made
during 3 ...

Author: Thomas F. Gesell

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Category: Atmospheric radioactivity

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Izvestiya

Diurnal variation of Rn220 ( solid curve ) and Rn222 ( dashed curve ) exhalation .
REFERENCES M.M. ZASLAVSKIY AND S , A , KITAYGORODSKIY THE. Isotope
w , liter / min Isotope w , liter / min k Rn22 Rn 20 0,5 1,0 3,0 7,53 2,43 1,75 0,5 1 ...

Author: Академия наук СССР

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Atompraxis

Radon Exhalation from the Soil and its Dependence on Some Soil Parameters
The 222Rn soil - surface exhalation was measured using an airtight aluminium
cylinder of diameter 50 cm x 50 cm , closed at one end and fitted with two faucets
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The Journal of Experimental Biology

Ray - finned fishes ( Actinopterygii ) and lungfishes ( Dipnoi ) Aspiration pump
utilize a pure buccal pump , in which no axial Both exhalation and inhalation
powered by musculature is used for lung ventilation . axial musculature Amniotes
use ...

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Pamphlets on Aristotle

Some writers look upon Fumid Exhalation , composed of Earth and Air , as
identical with Odour . Indeed all are inclined to adopt this Exhalation theory .
Heraclitus implied his adherence to it when he declared that if all existing things
were ...

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Respiratory Care

Of this 3 seconds , approximately 2 seconds is devoted to exhalation , 0.5
seconds to alveolar inhalation , and 0.5 seconds to dead - space inhalation ( Fig .
1 ) . The first 0.5 seconds of inhalation delivers the gas that is most likely to reach
the ...

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Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research

Table 1 – Radon exhalation rate from granite stones ( rate , 0.5 Bq m'h ' ) , action
level obtained ( 1080 Bq m- ? ) for 24 h is higher than 1000 Bq m- proposed by
AEO of Iran . Hence , it is better not to use granite stones in dwellings .

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Rehabilitation and Continuity of Care in Pulmonary Disease

A whistling sound produced during exhalation is often an indication that the
patient is not exhaling in a passive manner . The force generated by blowing
increases the transpulmonary pressure , which contributes to the collapse of
airways .

Author: Donald F. May

Publisher: St. Louis : Mosby-Year Book

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Category: Medical

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Fundamentals of Respiratory Therapy

EXHALATION MECHANICS Because of its clinical importance , the mechanics of
exhalation deserves special consideration . It will be emphasized later that
disturbances in exhalation produce some of the most frequent and severe
examples ...

Author: Donald F. Egan

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Category: Inhalation therapy

Page: 551

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Journal of Experimental Biology

Actinopterygii Dipnoi Caudata Anura Gymnophiona Amniota Aspiration pump
Inspiration powered by intercostal muscles Expiration pump Active exhalation
powered by transverse abdominis muscle ( buccal pump retained for inspiration )
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Doklady of the Academy of Sciences of the U S S R

Exhalation - hydrothermal Near - surface , subvolcanic ore formations ... But , for
the same reason , these conditions were not always advantageous to exhalation
- sedimentary mineralization , though some hematite and sulfide were still ...

Author: Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR.

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Respiratory Care Equipment

From exhalation valve From compressor ( exhalation only ) Jet Negative pressure
control FIGURE 12-14 Functional diagram of NEEP attachment for MA - 1
ventilator . Expiratory resistance control Needle valve Accumulator From
exhalation ...

Author: Steven P. McPherson

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

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Category: Medical

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Current Respiratory Care

Therefore , this is not the same as positive end - expiratory pressure , in which
airway pressure is positive at end - exhalation . Pursed - lip breathing can
accomplish the same effect , i . e . , slower and more even emptying of the alveoli
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Author: Robert M. Kacmarek

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

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Category: Auscultation

Page: 338

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Describes how to identify and interpret lung sounds, and uses case examples to show how to apply the lung sounds to patient care plans.

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials NORM IV

FACTORS CONTROLLING MEASUREMENTS OF MASS RADON EXHALATION
RATE N . Dinh Chau , E . Chruściel , Ł . Prokólski Faculty of Physics and Nuclear
Techniques , AGH University of Science and Technology , Krakow , Poland ...

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

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Category: Technology & Engineering

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Increasingly, countries are regulating exposures to natural sources of radiation, and the body of radiological data on such exposures is growing rapidly. This report contains the proceedings of an international conference which addressed a number of issues including: exposure to radionuclides of natural origin in mining and other industrial operations involving NORM (including environmental impacts), standards and regulation, and measurement techniques including measurement of radon.

Indian Journal of Pure Applied Physics

The ' Radon exhalation rate ' in terms of area is obtained from the expression 12 -
13 . Сул E =4 A [ T + 1 / 2 ( 2 - 17 – 1 ) ] Results and Discussion The values of
uranium , radium and radon exhalation rate in soil samples from 18 villages of ...

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