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Teach Yourself Alexander Technique
Richard Craze
0071429727
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a complete, no-nonsense guide to one of the most popular alternative therapeutic approaches to stress relief and enhanced physical and psychological well-being. Teach Yourself Alexander Technique explains who can actually benefit from this unique system of spinal realignment. You get practical exercises accompanied by clear, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructions. You will also learn about the origins and evolution of the Alexander Technique and how it came to be practiced around the world.


Fast Food Fix: 75 Amazing Recipe Makeovers of Your Fast Food Restaurant Favorites
Devin Alexander
1594863105
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Is it possible to make fries that taste just like McDonald's with no trans-fatty-acids? Yes, but it's not easy. Blessed with an obsessive, analytical mind and cursed with a craving for Burger King, Alexander offers healthier (but not necessarily healthy) substitutes for brand name burgers, milkshakes, fries and pizza. In true fast food fashion, recipes are single servings, but some are generous enough to serve two. Though substitutions are included (use a whole wheat for a white bun or turkey for pork), Alexander reminds readers the goal is to "cut fat and calories...without affecting taste." This takes precision: though the Popeye's Cajun Battered Fries are still spicy and delicious and relatively straight-forward to make, the recipe for Hardee's 1/3-lb Western Bacon Thickburger has steps for breading onion...


Voice and the Alexander Technique

096443525X


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VoicePrints- the Bulletin of The New York Singing Teacher's Association
...great pleasure to recommend Voice and the Alexander Technique...to teachers and students of speech, singing and Alexander...

Book Description
Are you an actor who routinely loses his voice before the end of a run? As a serious student of singing, do you wish those high notes would come more easily? Do you need courage to sing outside the shower? In this book, designed for both teachers and students of the speaking and singing voice, Jane Heirich addresses some common problem areas of the voice-teaching world: breath management, voice projection, resonance building, ?breaks? in the vocal range, and the relevance of overall poise to vocal output. The step-by-step approach through which she takes the reader allows new...


Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School
Gotham Writers' Workshop (Editor)
1582343306
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The faculty of the Gotham Writers' Workshop-which now has 6,000 students not only in New York City but around the world (with online classes)-use an original approach in this how-to: Raymond Carver's classic story "Cathedral" (reprinted in the book) serves as a basis for their discussion of technique. The contributors are not household names, but all are published authors of fiction. Chapters touch on all the essentials: character development, pacing, dialogue and revision ("Real Writers Revise" the chapter title exhorts). All expand on the idea that "good writing comes down to craft far more than most people realize," while also reminding aspiring authors that "rules are made to be broken." The writing is fresh and full of concrete advice (e.g., "Desire is in the heart of every dimensional character"), and...


Systems Engineering Principles and Practice
Alexander Kossiakoff, William N. Sweet
0471234435
December 2, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This classroom-tested approach is based on a successful course at Johns Hopkins University, originally developed to serve the needs of Westinghouse Co.
* Provides an excellent entry-level approach to understanding how to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency in industry and business.
* Each chapter will be accompanied by a set of problems to aid understanding.

From the Back Cover
A unique interdisciplinary guide to the engineering of complex systems Systems Engineering Principles and Practice is designed to help readers learn to think like systems engineers, to integrate user needs, technological opportunities, financial and schedule constraints, and the capabilities and ambitions of the engineering specialists who have to build the system. The book...


The Alexander Technique
Judith Leibowitz
0060920858
July 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Created by a Shakespearean actor about 100 years ago, the Alexander Technique is a method of correctly moving the body and maintaining proper posture to improve stamina, flexibility, and relaxation. It is also recognized as having therapeutic value with stress-related disorders, respiratory ailments, bad backs, gastrointestinal disorders, hypertension, and arthritis. The authors of this book, both members of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, answer many questions about the technique and describe the theory behind it. They emphasize that the technique can only be properly learned from a certified instructor, although they do clearly explain and illustrate a series of physical movements that will help reduce strain. For libraries that have few other books on this subject and those with extensive...


Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Michael J. Gelb
0805042067
January 1996
Paperback
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Review
"The approach to learning and the techniques outlined in Body Learning transformed my life. Read and practice, and Michael Gelb's profound message will transform yours. "-Tony Buzan, author of The Mind Map Book


Let Your Life Flow
Alex Maunder
0091906555
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Alexander Technique teaches us how to perform activities and maintain postures using a minimum of energy, as well as how to release muscular tension. This unique guide shows how we can use the Alexander Technique to direct energy flow for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

From the Publisher
Charles William Daniel (1871-1955) was a maverick free-thinker whose tiny publishing house had august links with many of the most influential thinkers and movements of the 20th century. To wit, copies of Daniel's books could be found in the library at Ghandi's ashram. This spirit lived on after his death, and the company maintained its niche by publishing definitive texts on a variety of spiritual and esoteric subjects. Many of these titles, notably those on Aromatherapy and...


How to Learn the Alexander Technique: A Manual for Students
Barbara Conable
0962259543
June 1995
Paperback
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Thomas Mastroianni, American Music Teacher
"This is a book to read with enthusiasm and attentiveness. It could influence profoundly a teacher's effectiveness with students....A book of immediate usefulness to the performer and teacher, and one which will stimulate productive self-evaluation and awareness. It is persuasive and positive in tone, easy to read and wonderfully enticing."

Robert Cohen, ACAT News
"Not only does it offer meaty, practical information for students; it also provides valuable insights for teachers....The best explanation of primary control and downward pull that I've yet seen....A treasure trove...for any Alexander teacher working with students in activity....A healthy extension of F.M. [Alexander]'s work."

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Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique
Pedro De Alcantara
0198165692
April 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Written by an experienced professional musician and teacher of the Alexander Technique, this volume is the first to deal specifically with the application of the Technique to music-making. Introducing the musician to the principles and procedures evolved by F. M. Alexander (1869-1955), the
book contains practical advice related to all areas of musical activity, from technique, sound production, and interpretation, to daily practice, rehearsal routines, and the mitigating of stage fright and health problems.


The Alexander Technique
John Gray
0312064942
Nov 1991
Paperback
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From Library Journal
After acknowledging that there already are numerous books on the Alexander Technique, Gray, a British former actor and current teacher of the technique, has written still another, designed to take the mystery out of the subject. Although wordy at times, his book is reasonably clear, with each chapter discussing the theory behind the technique and giving specific exercises the reader can do on his or her own. The content is very similar to Sarah Barker's The Alexander Technique: Learning to Use Your Body for Total Energy ( LJ 1/91) and Judith Leibowitz and Bill Connington's The Alexander Technique ( LJ 7/90). Libraries that already have these two titles, which are aimed at an American audience, do not need to consider Gray's, which is more British oriented. Recommended for libraries where there is an extensive...


Altering the Blueprint: The Ethics of Genetics
Alexander McCall Smith
076075019X
May 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Description
8 CDs, 14 lectures, book-length course guide


The Actor and the Alexander Technique
Kelly R. McEvenue
0312295154
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Review
"Destined to become a classic for the working actor's bookshelf."--Library Journal


Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery
Jane C. C. Rothrock
0323016227
November 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
For almost 60 years, this comprehensive reference has been considered the "standard" in perioperative nursing. Developed to assist perioperative personnel to meet the individual needs of surgical patients, it delivers state-of-the-art information that reflects quality contemporary practice. This new 12th edition continues this tradition with up-to-the-minute information to help readers provide safe, cost-effective, and efficient patient care.

Book Info
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA. Brandon/Hill Nursing List first-purchase selection (#278). Comprehensive reference for perioperative personnel on safety, cost effectiveness, and efficiency in meeting the needs of patients during surgery interventions. Updated topics include trauma surgery, surgical interventions,...


Spinal Instrumentation: Surgical Techniques
Daniel H. Kim, et al
1588903753
May 2005
Hardcover
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Doody Book Review, 2005
"...for those doing spinal surgery at all levels of training and experience...information is so complete, comprehensive, and current."

Book Description
This book is your single authoritative source for information on hardware, techniques, and applications. It is essential for spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and residents who need to upgrade their knowledge and experience in choosing current instrumentation systems.


Quantitative Risk Management: Concepts, Techniques, and Tools
Alexander J. McNeil
0691122555
November 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Holger Drees Risk : Highly recommended to anyone looking for an excellent survey of the most important techniques . . . used in this . . . field.

Review
Robert F. Engle III, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Michael Armellino Professor in the Management of Financial Services at New York University's Stern School of Business : This book is a compendium of the statistical arrows that should be in any quantitative risk manager's quiver. It includes extensive discussion of dynamic volatility models, extreme value theory, copulas, and credit risk. Academics, Ph.D. students, and quantitative practitioners will find many new and useful results in this important volume.
Martin Baxter, Nomura International : This book provides a framework and a useful toolkit for analysis a...


Fm The Life Of Frederick Matthias Alexander
Michael Bloch
0316728640
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
An account of the inception and development of the Alexander Technique, and of the life of the man who invented it, F.M. Alexander.

From the Publisher
The Alexander Technique is a method of muscular re–education, which has become standard training for actors, dancers and singers, and is practiced for health reasons all over the world. Its founder, Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), was an Australian actor who stumbled upon it in the 1890s after studying himself in mirrors to discover why he had lost his voice. He realized that most people suffered from the same postural defects he had noticed in himself, and that this explained much of what went wrong with them. F.M. (as he was known) came to London in 1904 and became enormously successful. During the...


Vacuum Sealing Techniques (AVS Classics in Vacuum Science and Technology)
Alexander Roth
1563962594
May 27, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Market: Scientists, engineers, and graduate students in vacuum technology. This volume presents numerous techniques developed in the early 1960s for the efficient construction of reliable vacuum seals, and provides critical insights into the design, construction, and assembly of vacuum systems. Extensively researched, this work covers a variety of sealing techniques and design concepts that remain as technologically relevant now as they were nearly three decades ago.


F.M.
Michael Bloch
0316860484
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An account of the inception and development of the Alexander Technique, and of the life of the man who invented it, F.M. Alexander.

From the Publisher
The Alexander Technique is a method of muscular re–education, which has become standard training for actors, dancers and singers, and is practiced for health reasons all over the world. Its founder, Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869–1955), was an Australian actor who stumbled upon it in the 1890s after studying himself in mirrors to discover why he had lost his voice. He realized that most people suffered from the same postural defects he had noticed in himself, and that this explained much of what went wrong with them. F.M. (as he was known) came to London in 1904 and became enormously successful. During the...


New Approach to the Alexander Technique: Moving toward a More Balanced Expression of the Whole Self
Glen Park
0895949180
March 1998
Paperback
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Alexander Technique
Edward Maisel
0818405066
April 1989
Paperback
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What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body: The Practical Application of Body Mapping & the Alexander Technique to Making Music
Barbara Conable, Benjamin Conable
096225956X
bound - February 1, 2000
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
The practical application of Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique to making music. Body Mapping is the study of how our concepts of our bodies affect our experience and movement. The Alexander Technique is a method for improving freedom and ease of movement and physical coordination. This book is a graphic presentation of ideas drawn from these two disciplines that is of great benefit to music students and teachers and others. --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.

About the Author
Barbara Conable is an Alexander teacher of 23 years experience and a teaching member of the North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and Alexander Technique International. She has taught at the Ohio State University and the Cincinnati Conservatory and is...


Teach Yourself Alexander Technique, New Edition
Richard Craze
0658021389
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description

Your back wasn't designed for sitting in a chair for 40 hours a week. No wonder you are suffering from back pain and stress! The Alexander technique has helped thousands to relax and relieve discomfort in their backs--without complicated or exhausting procedures--and now it can help you, too. Through a series of easy and gentle exercises included in Teach Yourself Alexander Technique, you will relearn how to sit, stand, and move to reduce pressure on the spine. New features of this edition include expanded advice and exercise sections, chapter summaries, and updated references.



Subtraction: Aspects of Essential Design (Design Process)
Baruch Gorkin (Editor), et al
2880463912
February 2000
Paperback
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The Alexander Technique Workbook: Your Personal System for Health, Poise and Fitness
Richard Brennan
1843334445
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Alexander Technique is a proven, simple, and effective method of training your body so you'll never have to suffer from backaches, headaches, and other spine/brain-related signs of stress and tension. The program doesn't require pills or equipment. You become more aware of how you sit, stand, walk, and bend as you go about your daily activities, and then learn how to correct bad habits you've developed over time. The workbook format lets you direct special techniques toward your own personal lifestyle, whether you're active or sedentary, so you can select movements and exercises to regain youthful grace and energy.

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