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Framework: Your 7-Step Program for Healthy Muscles, Bones, and Joints
Nicholas A. DiNubile
1594860572
July 2005
Paperback
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Review

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Dance Kinesiology
Sally S. Fitt
0028645073
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dance Kinesiology reflects modern techniques and includes articles addressing eight important systems of body work: the Pilates Method, Rolfing, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Ideokinesis, Body-Mind Centering, the Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Laban Movement Analysis.


Understanding the Brain: Towards a New Learning Science

9264197346


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Book Description
Over the last ten years, advances in non-invasive brain scanning and imaging technologies have opened up new methods of work for researchers. More has been learned about the functioning of the brain in the past decade than in all the preceding centuries. Research into the brain’s capacity to develop, learn, and change throughout the will have profound implications for learning and education. The new "science of learning" sheds light on how the brain produces perception, memory, and language, and on the importance of the early and late years in successful lifelong learning. It provides, among other things, insights into how to improve reading and mathematical skills, and highlights the significance of the distinction between nature and nurture in learning and brain development. Understanding the Brain focuses on...


Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
Thomas R. Baechle (Editor)
0736000895
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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The British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Summer 2000
(It) takes us through the three areas of knowledge that make up kinesiology…and is very useful as a starting point. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In this revised and expanded second edition of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, now with over 300 color photographs, leading exercise science professionals explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their practical applications to athletic performance. Students, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, personal trainers, athletic trainers, and other sport science professionals will find state-of-the-art, comprehensive information on structure and...


Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
Robert A. Robergs
0072552441
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
FUNDAMENTALS provides basic and balanced information for the study of exercise physiology for the undergraduate introductory level student. It thoroughly examines both the immediate responses to, as well as the long-term benefits of exercise. The book uses full color illustrations to enhance learning.

About the Author
Robert A. Robergs is the Director of The Center For Exercise & Applied Human Physiology at the University of New Mexico where he is all an Associate Professor. In addition to receiving his Ph.D. from Ball State University, he has also received M.A. degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of Western Australia. His B.Ed. is from State College of Victoria. He is currently Presidend of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists and...


If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
Brenda Ueland
1555972608
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
This book so speaks to the contemporary writer that it is nearly impossible to believe that it was originally published in 1938. In If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland sets forth not just a philosophy about how to write or how to create, but also about how to live. Beginning writers will certainly be encouraged by Ueland's words, but even the most experienced have much to glean from Ueland's simple wisdom. "Everybody," writes Ueland in the opening chapter, "is talented, original, and has something important to say." Finding that something important involves embracing creative idleness ("the imagination needs moodling--long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering"), freeing "what we really think, from what we think we ought to think," and...


Human Aging
Giovanna
0072926910
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
With the growing size of the elderly population comes an increased interest in aging as a subject of research and study. Human Aging: Biological Perspectives is written for the one-quarter or one-semester introductory level course and is aimed at students with little or no science background. The main structure of the text follows a body systems approach. In addition to the introductory chapter and a chapter covering molecules, cells, and the theories of aging, each body system is covered in its own chapter.

About the Author
Augustine Gaspar DiGiovanna is Associate Professor of Biology at Salisbury State University in Maryland. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from the University of Maryland, where he was elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Since...


Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
H. David Coulter
0970700601
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
...marrying academic discourse with detailed and pictorial representations of posture, anatomy of Hatha Yoga is a premier book in the field...


Exercise Testing And Prescription
David C. Nieman
0073044741
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive text provides coverage of fitness assessment concepts, hands-on prescription applications, and a thorough preparation for ACSM certification exams. Exercise testing and prescription are presented within a health-related context that provides the latest research findings on exercise and nutrition, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and aging.


The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel
1572307404
October 22, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"...brilliant....It should probably not be read at one sitting, but sifted slowly as you would a 20 year old port....This is not just a book for bright psychiatric residents or child fellows, but child psychiatrists young and old, over-worked or under-paid. It offers a glimpse of new horizons in the profession, and may be the harbinger of a fresh archetype for child psychiatry as it enters the next millennium."--The Canadian Child Psychiatry Review

"...fulfilled my wildest expectations. Instead of laboriously struggling to learn about neurobiology, I found myself fairly effortlessly assimilating information because 1) the author is able to present his material in the context of interpersonal relationships in general and the treatment dyad in particular, and 2) the author is a master of lucidity, avoids pedantry,...


Handbook of the Biology of Aging
Edward J. Masoro
0120883872
Dec 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Sixth Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research findings in the biology of aging. Intended as a summary for researchers, it is also adopted as a high level textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate courses.

The Sixth Edition is 20% larger than the Fifth Edition, with 21 chapters summarizing the latest findings in research on the biology of aging. The content of the work is virtually 100% new. Though a selected few topics are similar to the Fifth Edition, these chapters are authored by new contributors with new information. The majority of the chapters are completely new in both content and authorship.

The Sixth Edition places greater emphasis and coverage on competing and complementary theories of aging, broadening the discussion of...


The RealAge Workout: Maximum Health, Minimum Work
Michael F. Roizen
0060009373
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description

Dr. Michael F. Roizen has empowered thousands of Americans to take control of their own destinies. How? His best-selling books, RealAge®, The RealAge® Makeover, and YOU: The Owner's Manual, have helped people reverse their chronological aging by ten, fifteen, and up to twenty-nine years by revealing simple lifestyle changes that have profound effects that control their genes -- and thus control their health and the aging process.

Chances are you picked up this book because you, too, want to be healthier and younger. The RealAge® Workout explains the importance of gradually phasing exercise into your everyday routine, because even the smallest changes in behavior can make you feel, look, and be younger. No matter how busy your schedule, Dr. Michael Roizen will show you how to...



Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
Antonio R. Damasio
014303622X
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an important, gracefully written exploration of the neurochemical basis of mind, neurologist Damasio rejects the Cartesian notion of the human mind as a thinking organ more or less separate from bodily processes. Emotions and feelings, he argues, are essential to reasoning and decision-making. The human brain, he further contends, has a specialized region in the frontal lobes for making personal and social decisions, and this region works in concert with deeper brain centers that store emotional memories. To support this controversial claim, Damasio draws on his work with brain-injured patients at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and also cites the case of Phineas Gage, a Vermont railway foreman who lost his ethical faculties after an explosion in 1848 drove a metal rod through his skull. Damasio's...


Exercise Physiology
John M. Prados
0195125274
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson. Text traces the ideas about exercise and its physiological responses from Hippocrates to present. Explores exercise physiology with respect to the neuromuscular, respiratory, nervous, metabolic, endocrine, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Extensively referenced with halftone photographs and illustrations.

Book Info
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson. Text traces the ideas about exercise and its physiological responses from Hippocrates to present. Explores exercise physiology with respect to the neuromuscular, respiratory, nervous, metabolic, endocrine, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Extensively referenced with halftone photographs and illustrations.


Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes
William Bridges
073820904X
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with the opportunities and turmoil that comes with change. It provides an elegantly simple yet insightful roadmap of the transition process.

About the Author
Formerly a professor of English, William Bridges made a shift to the field of transitional management in the mid-1970s; out of his workshops has grown a long career of consulting, lecturing, and helping others through transitions. He lives with his wife in Mill Valley, California.


Exuberance: The Passion for Life
Kay Redfield Jamison
0375701486
September 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
*Starred Review.* If exuberance is "the passion for life," then Jamison's enthusiasm and sense of wonder about the subject proves as fine an example as any examined in her newest work. Expert in the arena of mood and temperament, Jamison (An Unquiet Mind; Night Falls Fast; Touched with Fire) detours from her usual analysis of mood disorders in favor of the livelier side of personality. She examines the contagious nature of exuberance, which she defines as "a psychological state characterized by high mood and high energy," offering diverse examples that range from John Muir and FDR to Mary Poppins and Peter Pan. Having in mind the simply put idea that "those who are exuberant act," the author details the energetic efforts of scientists, naturalists, politicians and even her meteorologist father. The dual nature...


Neurobiology of Mental Illness
Dennis S. Charney
0195149629
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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J.L. Nurnberger, Jr.; New England Journal of Medicine, 2000
"The authors are uniformly first rate…Sigmund Freud, a neurobiologist by training, would have been proud." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Tim Betts; Brain, 2000
"This is an excellent book, well written and well edited…and packed with information. I found it thought-provoking and intensely educational." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
John Feinstein
0316011541
May 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
On those magnificent days on which your drives split the fairway down the middle and your wedge shots leave you putting for birdie, you think: "I wonder if I could do this for a living." After all, guys in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, guys no one heard of until recently, are making planeloads of money on the various golf tours (and buying private planes to take them from one big-money tournament to the next). A Good Walk Spoiled is a bit of a reality check. John Feinstein chronicles the struggles of the top golfers in the game, as well as those trying to get onto the PGA Tour. These are gifted players who've devoted their lives to the game, and on any given day they could just flat out stink. A Good Walk Spoiled is a completely engaging book from first page to last, a wonderfully observed and masterfully told...


The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment
Babette Rothschild
0393703274
October 15, 2000
Hardcover
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Onno van der Hart, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
[A] clear window on this very important subject, [which] also presents a highly practical integration of the psychophysiology of trauma ...

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., Director and Professor, Florida State University Traumatology Institute
"...this book is the first to combine with consistency theory, research, and practice in enabling the traumatized to have hope..."

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Biology of Aggression
Randy J. Nelson
0195168763
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Unchecked aggression and violence take a significant toll on society. Even if we manage to avoid being the direct victim of a violent act, the effects of aggression and violence reach us all: We hear about the mauling of a woman by an aggressive dog, our children are bullied at school, or we
deal with impulsive violence while commuting to work or attending a sporting event. Reflecting psychology in general, the dominant roles of learning and environmental influences - both social and nonsocial - have traditionally been prominent in discussions of the etiology of human aggression.
Biological factors have not been considered sufficiently important to investigate in the search for ways of dealing with human aggression or violence. With recent advances in pharmacology and genetic manipulation techniques, however,...


A General Theory of Love (Vintage)
Thomas Lewis, et al
0375709223
January 9, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Poor, poor science--it gets blamed for everything. While it might be true that some of our alienation and unhappiness stem from a too-rational misunderstanding of emotion, it's also true that science is its own remedy. A General Theory of Love, by San Francisco psychiatrists Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon, is a powerfully humanistic look at the natural history of our deepest feelings, and why a simple hug is often more important than a portfolio full of stock options. Their grasp of neural science is topnotch, but the book is more about humans as social animals and how we relate to others--for once, the brain plays second fiddle to the heart.

Though some of their social analysis is less than fully thought out--surely e-mail isn't a truly unique form of communication, as they suggest--the work as a whole is...



Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
John E. Sarno
0446675156
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the cause of the anger is addressed, the pain will vanish. Relieved Book Review readers call this book "liberating" and say "it sounds too good to be true, but it is true." Sarno has returned with The Mindbody Prescription, in which he explains how emotions including guilt, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem can stimulate the brain to manufacture physical symptoms including fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches, hay fever, colitis, ulcers, and even acne. If these psychosomatic problems all...


Electricity and Magnetism in Biological Systems
Donald Edmonds
0198506791
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
On the molecular biological level the only significant forces are electromagnetic, so that ultimately all living processes must be understood in terms of electromagnetic fields and forces. The first half of the present book deals with the theory of electromagnetism using a descriptive and
geometrical approach suited to students of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, including biologically relevant examples where possible. The second half contains biological topics which can serve as applications of the theory for students of chemistry or biology, or as an introduction to biology
for students trained in the physical sciences who wish to migrate to biology. Topics include the properties of water and ions in bulk solution and in narrow pores, the Debye Layer, possible mechanisms for a magnetic animal compass, an...


Electricity and Magnetism in Biological Systems
Donald Edmonds
0198506805
July 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
On the molecular biological level the only significant forces are electromagnetic, so that ultimately all living processes must be understood in terms of electromagnetic fields and forces. The first half of the present book deals with the theory of electromagnetism using a descriptive and
geometrical approach suited to students of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry, including biologically relevant examples where possible. The second half contains biological topics which can serve as applications of the theory for students of chemistry or biology, or as an introduction to biology
for students trained in the physical sciences who wish to migrate to biology. Topics include the properties of water and ions in bulk solution and in narrow pores, the Debye Layer, possible mechanisms for a magnetic animal compass, an...


NSCA's Essential of Personal Training
Roger W.. Earle (Editor)
0736000151
January 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Special coverage is given to exercise technique, including teaching approaches involving free-weight and machine exercises, cardiovascular activities, flexibility, and speed training.

Book Info
Reviews the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of personal training as well as practical applications for health and fitness for those preparing for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination. Features more than 240 full-color photographs illustrating and explaining proper stretching, resistance training, aerobic training, and plyometrics techniques.

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Developmental Psychology : Childhood and Adolescence (with InfoTrac)
David R. Shaffer
0534572146
September 21, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling, topically organized child and adolescent development text covers the major theories and research of the field. It is known to be a scholarly developmental text that is interesting, accurate, up-to-date, and written clearly and concisely. The author stresses the processes that underlie developmental change so that students come away from the course with a solid understanding of the causes and complexities of human development. Finally, the author connects the theory and research to a number of real-life settings to prepare students for their future roles as parents, teachers, nurses, or psychologists.

Book Info
Univ. of Georgia, Athens. Textbook, for students, presenting facts, theories, and processes of developmental psychology. Chapters 7 and 8 on...


Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Anthony J. Seikel, et al
1401825818
February 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Revised and updated with a vibrant new two-color interior design, this third edition of the best-selling Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language, and Hearing continues to make anatomy and physiology accessible to the reader. While organized around the classical framework of speech, language, and hearing systems, anatomy and physiology components are treated separately to facilitate learning. Clinical information is integrated with everyday experiences to underscore the relevance of anatomy and physiology to communication sciences. Accompanied by the new Anatesse CD-ROM, which offers interactive learning materials, self-study tests, diagrams, animations, and more, this book provides the user with everything needed to master the content. This exciting new edition is a must-have comprehensive book on the science...

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