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The Whartons' Stretch Book
Jim Wharton
0812926234
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
One of the dirty secrets of the fitness world is that for all the talk about the importance of stretching, many athletes and other fit people don't bother with it. It's hard to gauge the benefits, and it seems as if the time could be better spent running, lifting weights, or perfecting sports skills. This sentiment is expressed by Dr. Bob Arnot in the foreword to "The Whartons' Stretch Book," and he says that the Whartons changed his mind. He went to them with a stiffened hip that he thought needed surgery, but after a regimen using the active-isolated stretching technique, his flexibility in that hip had increased 40 percent.

Active-isolated stretching is very different from what your high-school gym teacher made you do. Rather than holding a stretch for a half-minute, you hold it for just two seconds. This prevents the...



Training Plans for Multisport Athletes
Gale Bernhardt
188473782X
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on reader demand for the sample daily workouts she publishes in Triathlete magazine, an experienced instructor and coach provides training plans for varying training periods as well as tips for measuring exertion and proper nutrition. Training Plans for Multisport Athletes features detailed strategies for combining swimming, cycling, running, and strength training.


The Gift of Therapy
Irvin D. Yalom
0060938110
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Speaking directly to the current generation of counselors, The Gift of Therapy lays out simple suggestions that blend personal experience with professional objectivity. This is a book that will remind you why you entered the field in the first place. With tips on avoiding diagnosis (except for insurance purposes), when to disclose personal information, and why it's important to leave time between patient appointments, the recommendations are aimed at therapists, but they may be useful to patients who want to know what to expect from their counselors. Some references to the DSM-IV may be a little over the layperson’s head, but in general the writing is clear and understandable for lay readers as well as professionals.

Each chapter is just a few pages long, a nice format for busy folks whose reading time occurs in...



The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
Susan Wise Bauer
0393059278
March 2004
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Wise, a former teacher and current home education consultant, explains that she decided to home-school her three children because the local public school "was a terrible environment socially" and ranked academically as one of the lowest in the state, and the private school she and her husband had chosen seemed unable to stimulate and challenge her children. Bauer, her older daughter and now an instructor at the College of William & Mary, adds the student's perspective. Together, they provide detailed information on a home-school curriculum for a type of classical education called the "trivium." Within each of the three stages of learning (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) are suggestions for lessons, how-to tips, and lists of resources. A common criticism of home schooling, that children have inadequate opportunity for...


Athletic Body in Balance
Gray Cook
0736042288
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Text provides guidance on how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. Written by a physical therapist and sports conditioning expert, methods are introduced to help identify functional weaknesses, correct imbalances, and refine sports-specific movement skills. Softcover.

Book Info
Text provides guidance on how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. Written by a physical therapist and sports conditioning expert, methods are introduced to help identify functional weaknesses, correct imbalances, and refine sports-specific movement skills. Softcover.

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Medical Terminology (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
141140064X
January 2004
Paperback
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Punished by Rewards
Alfie Kohn
0618001816
Jan 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Kohn, the author of other iconoclastic books, among them You Know What They Say: The Truth About Popular Beliefs ( LJ 8/90), here shows how rewards of all sorts undermine our efforts to teach students, manage workers, and raise children. Although aimed at a general audience, the book is based on extensive research and documented with almost 100 pages of notes and references. The first six review the behaviorist tradition and lay out in a clear and convincing manner Kohn's central argument that "pop behaviorism" is dangerously prevalent in our society. Here Kohn discusses why rewards, including praise, fail to promote lasting behavior change or enhance performance and frequently make things worse. The remaining six chapters examine the effect of rewards and alternatives to them in companies, schools, and the home....


Mastering APA Style: Student's Workbook and Training Guide
Harold Gelfand
1557988919
January 2002
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
This classroom-tested workbook is the resource students need to improve their writing skills. Mastering APA Style is a self-pacing, self-teaching workbook that can be used to learn APA style quickly and effectively.

Book Info
Hands-on guide for learning the style rules of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. Previous edition: c1990. Wire-spiral binding.


Jumping Into Plyometrics
Donald A. Chu
0880118466
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
...includes 100 plyometric exercises proven to improve strength, power, speed, quickness, and jumping ability, as well as helping with coordination and balance...written by an expert in power training and conditioning.

From the Publisher
“Dr. Chu has put together all the information on plyometrics necessary to benefit any athlete. He has successfully provided a way for athletes to come closer to reaching their potential.” Todd Martin Professional Tennis Player “Don Chu is the number one authority on the training methods for plyometric exercise. Jumping Into Plyometrics is an excellent book for coaches, athletes, and students who want to increase their knowledge of how to safely and effectively become faster and more explosive. There is not a book on the...


Nursing (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586639188
June 2003
Paperback
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On Call
Emily Transue
0312324847
Aug 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
During her three years as a resident in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, Transue wrote about her patients as a way to guard against burnout and share her experiences with friends and family. This moving collection of her stories conveys vividly, sometimes painfully, the atmosphere of overwork, exhaustion and insecurity in which a resident works; the long shifts and sleepless nights, the moments when she cannot contain her tears, the times when she is haunted by fears that she has made the wrong decision. But she never loses sympathy for her patients—the heart attack victim who regrets not remembering his near-death experience, the old woman who has a pet name for her walker, the psychotic who imagines he is in constant pain and just wants her to hold his hand, even the grumpy...


Anatomy (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
158663657X
September 2002
Paperback
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Bigger Faster Stronger
Greg Shepard
0736048146
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
this book presents the most popular strength-training system for high school athletes across the United States over the past 30 years. It provides the training foundation needed to complete successfully and advance our athletic career

Book Info
Reveals an ideal program for sports trainers faced with training large groups of athletes competing in several sports. Assists in creating, implementing, and modifying a training program to fit the needs of particular athletes. Halftone illustrations demonstrate the technique in the various strength exercises. Also discusses speed, agility, and flexibility. Softcover.

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The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Malcolm S. Knowles
0750678372
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Dr. Harold W. Stubblefield, Professor of Adult Learning and Human Resource Development, (retired) Virginia Tech
"This book is the definitive classic in both adult education and human resource development." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"A great update of a classic. Should be requred reading for anyone involved with adult learning in schools, businesses and communities."
Sam Stern, Professor & Dean, The New School of Education, Oregon State University, USA

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Getting Started with Neurofeedback
John N. Demos
0393704505
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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PsycCritiques, Frank Masterpasqua
Provides lucid explanations of the mechanisms underlying neurofeedback as well as the research history that led to its implementation.

Book Description
A primer for therapists interested in adding neurotherapy to their practices. This book introduces the reader to neurofeedback, including its history and scientific basis. Case studies help the reader understand how these techniques are applied to therapeutic situations such as ADD and learning difficulties. Information about training, setting up an office, and neurofeedback equipment are provided. 282 pages, 32-page color insert.

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How to Prepare for the AP Psychology Advanced Placement Examination
Robert McEntarffer
0764123491
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Updated to reflect the most recent tests, this manual presents a detailed subject review covering all AP Psychology test topics plus a diagnostic test and two full-length practice exams. All test questions are answered and explained. The authors also provide a valuable overview of the test with explanations of how it is scored. Added test preparation material includes extra multiple-choice questions, test-taking tips, and an analysis of the essay question with a sample essay.

From the Back Cover
back cover

Choose Barron’s Method for Success on the AP Psychology Exam

Read and understand the authors’ overview of the AP Psychology

Devise your personal study plan for success

Use this book’s subject review to improve your...


Delmar's Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills
Gaylene Altman
1401810691
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Focusing on need-to-know information, this fully revised full-color edition equips nurses with the skills they will need to survive and thrive in today?s changing health care world. Using a straight-forward approach, organized around the nursing process, the second edition of Delmar?s Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, 2E provides a great resource for any nurse from the hospital to the home. NEW TO EDITION: Accompanying video series demonstrates over 100 skills contained in the book in concise, 5 minute presentations. These video segments carefully show the step-by-step actions for users and reinforce learning. New skills on topics such as male genitalia examination, maintaining skeletal traction and skeletal traction pin care provide additional clarity on vital topics. Delegation Considerations indicate...


BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series)
Kyung Won Chung
0781753090
December 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Benefits of the 5th edition include: expanded updated, and easy-to find clinical correlations relate anatomical knowledge to actual clinical practice; power review for course exams and the USMLE; clinical 'take away' points summarize the clinical information presented in the chapter.

Book Info
Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. Designed for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. Contains more than 500 USMLE-type questions with explanations, an outline covering all USMLE-tested topics, numerous tables and illustrations, and a comprehensive exam. Previous edition: c1995. For students. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Nervous System (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586638971
June 2003
Paperback
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Kaplan Get Into Med School
Maria Lofftus
0743240960
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
...guide dedicated to assisting students with the medical school admissions process...features helpful advice for becoming a standout applicant

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Chapter 1: Making the DecisionDeciding to be a doctor is probably one of the most intimidating decisions you can make. As a premed student, you'll be working for at least two years without guarantee of a spot in medical school. It means publicly stating that you want something that in 2002 only 52 percent of those applying got -- a position in medical school. After an arduous application process, that decision means committing to a labor-intensive course of study, including four years of medical school and three to twelve years of residency and fellowship.It can be...

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