The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Harper Collins


Total Pages:336



Books Description:

THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time

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Ebb and Flow

Author:Heather Smith

Publisher:Kids Can Press Ltd


Total Pages:232



Books Description:

A powerful story of betrayal, forgiveness and self-discovery. One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo’s. Ebb & Flow is the captivating story of eleven-year-old Jett’s summer back home on the coast after “a rotten bad year” in a new town. When his father went to jail, Jett and his mother moved away, and Jett quickly learned that fresh starts aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. He returns to spend the summer with his unconventional Grandma Jo, bringing along a secret about the betrayal of a friend. Will a summer spent with Grandma Jo help Jett come to terms with his mistakes and forgive himself? This emotionally charged story, told in free verse, will pull readers in and captivate them.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures

Author:Irene Smit,Astrid van der Hulst,Editors of Flow magazine

Publisher:Workman Publishing


Total Pages:400



Books Description:

A perfect gift book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, short lists, cheerful prompts, recipes, and fun facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is the sweetest reminder imaginable that it’s the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain. Created by the editors of Flow magazine, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a celebration of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life—all you have to do is take notice.

Finding Flow

Author:Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher:Basic Books


Total Pages:192



Books Description:

From one of the pioneers of the scientific study of happiness, an indispensable guide to living your best life. What makes a good life? Is it money? An important job? Leisure time? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes our obsessive focus on such measures has led us astray. Work fills our days with anxiety and pressure, so that during our free time, we tend to live in boredom, watching TV or absorbed by our phones. What are we missing? To answer this question, Csikszentmihalyi studied thousands of people, and he found the key. People are happiest when they challenge themselves with tasks that demand a high degree of skill and commitment, and which are undertaken for their own sake. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Take a routine chore and figure out how to do it better, faster, more efficiently. In short, learn the hidden power of complete engagement, a psychological state the author calls flow. Though they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-changing.

Living in Flow

Author:Sky Nelson-Isaacs

Publisher:North Atlantic Books


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

Harness the principles of synchronicity and flow to live better, work smarter, and find purpose in your life When we align with circumstance, circumstance aligns with us. Using a cutting-edge scientific theory of synchronicity, Sky Nelson-Isaacs presents a model for living "in the flow"--a state of optimal functioning, creative thinking, and seemingly effortless productivity. Nelson-Isaacs explains how our choices create meaning, translating current and original ideas from theoretical physics and quantum mechanics into accessible, actionable steps that we can all take to live lives in better alignment with who we are and who we want to be. By turns encouraging and empowering, Living in Flow helps us develop an informed relationship to meaning-making and purposefulness in our lives. From this we can align ourselves more effectively within our personal, professional, and community relationships to live more in flow.

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Author:Larry Loyie,Constance Brissenden

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd


Total Pages:48



Books Description:

Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction In the 1800s, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children were forcibly taken from their families in order to erase their traditional languages and cultures. As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl and watches his grandmother make winter moccasins. He helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting) CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Against Flow

Author:Braxton Soderman

Publisher:MIT Press


Total Pages:328



Books Description:

A critical discussion of the experience and theory of flow (as conceptualized by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) in video games. Flow--as conceptualized by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi--describes an experience of "being in the zone," of intense absorption in an activity. It is a central concept in the study of video games, although often applied somewhat uncritically. In Against Flow, Braxton Soderman takes a step back and offers a critical assessment of flow's historical, theoretical, political, and ideological contexts in relation to video games. With close readings of games that implement and represent flow, Soderman not only evaluates the concept of flow in terms of video games but also presents a general critique of flow and its sibling, play.

Viscous Fluid Flow

Author:Tasos Papanastasiou,Georgios Georgiou,Andreas N. Alexandrou

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:434



Books Description:

"With the appearance and fast evolution of high performance materials, mechanical, chemical and process engineers cannot perform effectively without fluid processing knowledge. The purpose of this book is to explore the systematic application of basic engineering principles to fluid flows that may occur in fluid processing and related activities. In Viscous Fluid Flow, the authors develop and rationalize the mathematics behind the study of fluid mechanics and examine the flows of Newtonian fluids. Although the material deals with Newtonian fluids, the concepts can be easily generalized to non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. The book contains many examples. Each chapter is accompanied by problems where the chapter theory can be applied to produce characteristic results. Fluid mechanics is a fundamental and essential element of advanced research, even for those working in different areas, because the principles, the equations, the analytical, computational and experimental means, and the purpose are common.

River Flow 2004

Author:Massimo Greco,Armando Carravetta,Renata Della Morte

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:1491



Books Description:

RiverFlow 2004 is the Second International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, organized as speciality conferences under the auspices of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) within its Fluvial Hydraulics and Eco Hydraulics Sections. RiverFlow conferences are a significant forum of discussion for many researchers

Running Flow

Author:Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Philip Latter,Christine Weinkauff Duranso

Publisher:Human Kinetics


Total Pages:200



Books Description:

Ask any serious runner and they’ll tell you that being mentally sound is vital to success in the sport. The ability to enter a flow state of mind is something that Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his entire career to understanding. In Running Flow, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is joined by fellow psychologist Christine Weinkauff and running journalist and coach Philip Latter. This landmark work is the first book dedicated to helping runners achieve the state of flow in competitive and training environments. You’ll find comprehensive coverage of the phenomenon, unique practice exercises that stimulate its occurrence, and firsthand accounts from elite runners about their flow experiences. The psychological barriers associated with training and competition can be as demanding as the physical ones. Destined to become a running classic, Running Flow will open your mind not only to better performance but also to a better, healthier, and more enjoyable experience.

Advances in Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

Author:Sadik Kakaç,M. Ishil

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:457



Books Description:

Over the past two decades, two-phase flow and heat transfer problems associated with two-phase phenomena have been a challenge to many investigators. Two-phase flow applications are found in a wide range of engineering systems, such as nuclear and conventional power plants, evaporators of refrigeration systems and a wide vari ety of evaporative and condensive heat exchangers in the chemical industry. This publication is based on the invited lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Advances in Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer. The Horkshop was attended by more than 50 leading scientists and practicing engineers who work actively on two-phase flow and heat transfer research and applications in dif ferent sectors (academia, government, industry) of member countries of NATO. Some scientific leaders and experts on the subject matter from the non-NATO countries were also invited. They convened to discuss the state-of-the-art in two-phase flow and heat transfer and formulated recommendations for future research directions. To achieve these goals, invited key papers and a limited number of contributions were presented and discussed. The specific aspects of the subject were treated in depth in the panel sessions, and the unresolved problems identified. Suitable as a practical reference, these volumes incorporate a systematic approach to two-phase flow analysis.

Flow Visualization

Author:A J Smits,T T Lim

Publisher:World Scientific


Total Pages:444



Books Description:

This is the 2nd edition of the book, Flow Visualization: Techniques and Examples, which was published by Imperial College Press in 2000. Many of the chapters have been revised and updated to take into consideration recent changes in a number of flow visualization and measurement techniques, including an updated high quality flow gallery. Unique among similar publications, this book focuses on the practical rather than theoretical aspects. Obtaining high quality flow visualization results is, in many ways, more of an art than a science, and experience plays a key deciding role. The depth and breadth of the material will make this book invaluable to readers of all levels of experience in the field. Sample Chapter(s) Chapter 1: Interpretation of Flow Visualization (4,633 KB) Chapter 2: Hydrogen Bubble Visualization (15,745 KB) Contents:Interpretation of Flow VisualizationHydrogen Bubble VisualizationDye and Smoke VisualizationMolecular Tagging Velocimetry and ThermometryPlanar Imaging of Gas Phase FlowsDigital Particle Image VelocimetrySurface Temperature Sensing with Thermochromic Liquid CrystalsPressure and Shear Sensitive CoatingsMethods for Compressible FlowsThree-Dimensional ImagingQuantitative Flow Visualization via Fully Resolved Four-Dimensional ImagingVisualization, Feature Extraction, and Quantification of Numerical Visualizations of High-Gradient Compressible FlowsColor Plates and Flow Gallery Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in flow visualization. Keywords:Dye and Smoke Visualization;Hydrogen Bubble;Qualitative and Quantitative Flow Visualization;Digital Particle Image Velocimetry;Molecular Tagging Velocimetry;Laser ImagingKey Features:Each chapter of the book is written by an expert (or experts) in the fieldThe book includes a flow gallery of high quality flow visualization imagesThe depth and breadth of the material will make it invaluable to readers of all levels of experience in flow visualizationReviews: “The book combines a broad overview with a deep insight into the field of flow visualization. The pros and cons of each method and pitfalls in the interpretation of measurements results are discussed. Many practical tips are given. The book is very useful for students and researchers. It is highly recommended.” ZAMM Journal

Unsteady Transonic Flow

Author:Marten T. Landahl

Publisher:Courier Dover Publications


Total Pages:144



Books Description:

Topics include the equations of motion and their linearization, the low aspect rectangular wing, the delta wing of arbitrary aspect ratio, control surface buzz, many other subjects. 1961 edition.

Three-Dimensional Attached Viscous Flow

Author:Ernst Heinrich Hirschel,Jean Cousteix,Wilhelm Kordulla

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:391



Books Description:

Viscous flow is treated usually in the frame of boundary-layer theory and as two-dimensional flow. Books on boundary layers give at most the describing equations for three-dimensional boundary layers, and solutions often only for some special cases. This book provides basic principles and theoretical foundations regarding three-dimensional attached viscous flow. Emphasis is put on general three-dimensional attached viscous flows and not on three-dimensional boundary layers. This wider scope is necessary in view of the theoretical and practical problems to be mastered in practice. The topics are weak, strong, and global interaction, the locality principle, properties of three-dimensional viscous flow, thermal surface effects, characteristic properties, wall compatibility conditions, connections between inviscid and viscous flow, flow topology, quasi-one- and two-dimensional flows, laminar-turbulent transition and turbulence. Though the primary flight speed range is that of civil air transport vehicles, flows past other flying vehicles up to hypersonic speeds are also considered. Emphasis is put on general three-dimensional attached viscous flows and not on three-dimensional boundary layers, as this wider scope is necessary in view of the theoretical and practical problems that have to be overcome in practice. The specific topics covered include weak, strong, and global interaction; the locality principle; properties of three-dimensional viscous flows; thermal surface effects; characteristic properties; wall compatibility conditions; connections between inviscid and viscous flows; flow topology; quasi-one- and two-dimensional flows; laminar-turbulent transition; and turbulence. Detailed discussions of examples illustrate these topics and the relevant phenomena encountered in three-dimensional viscous flows. The full governing equations, reference-temperature relations for qualitative considerations and estimations of flow properties, and coordinates for fuselages and wings are also provided. Sample problems with solutions allow readers to test their understanding.

Investigation of Pressure Drop and Dynamic Instabilities in Two-phase Flow

Author:Thomas Lanz

Publisher:Cuvillier Verlag


Total Pages:180



Books Description:

Zweiphasenströmungen, insbesondere Wasser/Dampf-Strömungen, sind für die Auslegung und den Betrieb thermohydraulischer Systeme nach wie vor von großem Interesse. Diese Arbeit befasst sich mit der Untersuchung des Druckverlustes und dynamischer Instabilitäten (hier Dichtewellenoszillationen) in Wasser/Dampf-Strömungen mittels zweier unterschiedlicher Ansätze unter praxisnahen Bedingungen. Zum einen wird ein Versuchsstand entwickelt, aufgebaut und in Betrieb genommen, um mit diesem entsprechende Versuche an einem Verdampferrohr durchzuführen. Zum anderen werden dynamische Simulationen mit einem homogenen („mixture flow“) und einem heterogenen („two-fluid“) Strömungsmodell durchgeführt und miteinander und mit den Messdaten verglichen. Die experimentellen und numerischen Ergebnisse lassen sich schließlich in dimensionslosen Stabilitätskarten zusammenfassen, welche die Betriebsgrenzen beschreiben, bei denen Dichtewellenoszillationen in thermohydraulisch ähnlichen Systemen auftreten können.

Thermal and Flow Measurements

Author:T.-W. Lee

Publisher:CRC Press


Total Pages:400



Books Description:

Thermal and flow processes are ubiquitous in mechanical, aerospace and chemical engineering systems. Experimental methods including thermal and flow diagnostics are therefore an important element in preparation of future engineers and researchers in this field. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of experimentation, a fundamental guidance book is e

The Role of Convection and Fluid Flow in Solidification and Crystal Growth

Author:D. T. J. Hurle,E. Jakeman



Total Pages:152



Books Description:

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics: The Role of Convection and Fluid Flow in Solidification and Crystal Growth focuses on the processes, methodologies, reactions, and approaches involved in solidification and crystal growth brought about by convection and fluid flow. The selection first offers information on the techniques of crystal growth, convection in Czochralski growth melts, and Marangoni effects in crystal growth melts. Discussions focus on crystal growth under reduced gravity, Marangoni effects in growth from a crucible, thermocapillary convection in floating zones, near-field flow, Czochralski bulk flow, and melt, solution, and vapor growth. The text then examines the effect of convective flow on morphological stability and time-dependent natural convection in crystal growth systems. The manuscript elaborates on the effects of fluid flow on the solidification of industrial castings and ingots and application of holographic interferometry to hydrodynamic phenomena in crystal growth. Topics include effects of fluid flow on crystal structure, importance of macrosegregation defects in castings, value of convection in crystal growth, and occurrence of thermal oscillations in fluids. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the role of convection and fluid flow in solidification and crystal growth.

Generating Tact and Flow for Effective Teaching and Learning

Author:Susanna M. Steeg Thornhill,Ken Badley



Total Pages:150



Books Description:

This book draws from and analyzes teachers’ and students’ stories of great classes in order to promote teachers’ development of pedagogical tact and to encourage flow states for students. Taken together, these theoretical lenses—pedagogical tact and flow—provide a valuable framework for understanding and motivating classroom engagement. As the authors suggest, tactful teachers are more likely to see their students in flow than teachers who struggle with basic classroom routines and practices. Grounded in narrative research, and written for pre-service teachers, the book offers strategies for replicating these first-hand accounts of peak classroom teaching and learning.

Rock Fractures and Fluid Flow

Author:Committee on Fracture Characterization and Fluid Flow,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher:National Academies Press


Total Pages:542



Books Description:

Scientific understanding of fluid flow in rock fractures--a process underlying contemporary earth science problems from the search for petroleum to the controversy over nuclear waste storage--has grown significantly in the past 20 years. This volume presents a comprehensive report on the state of the field, with an interdisciplinary viewpoint, case studies of fracture sites, illustrations, conclusions, and research recommendations. The book addresses these questions: How can fractures that are significant hydraulic conductors be identified, located, and characterized? How do flow and transport occur in fracture systems? How can changes in fracture systems be predicted and controlled? Among other topics, the committee provides a geomechanical understanding of fracture formation, reviews methods for detecting subsurface fractures, and looks at the use of hydraulic and tracer tests to investigate fluid flow. The volume examines the state of conceptual and mathematical modeling, and it provides a useful framework for understanding the complexity of fracture changes that occur during fluid pumping and other engineering practices. With a practical and multidisciplinary outlook, this volume will be welcomed by geologists, petroleum geologists, geoengineers, geophysicists, hydrologists, researchers, educators and students in these fields, and public officials involved in geological projects.