David Alexander

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Bagua Daoyin

A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

By Jinghan He; Translated by David Alexander
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for.

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Bagua Quan Foundation Training

By He He Jinghan; Translated by David Alexander
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The ancient Chinese art of Bagua Quan combines internal cultivation - the training of the mind - with external application, strengthening and supporting the health of the body. In this book, Master He explains the philosophy and techniques of Bagua Quan and provides the reader with an accessible approach to the practice of the art.

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Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?

Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different

Rutgers University Press

Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the evolutionary process of animal flight-in birds, bats, and insects-over millions of years and compares it to the directed efforts of human beings to create the aircraft over the course of a single century.

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