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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This is an evidence-based book on the principles and theories that comprise the field of exercise physiology and subdisciplines. It is a much-needed and welcome update of the first edition published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the major areas of investigation in exercise physiology research and practice. It is authored by some of the field's most distinguished scientists and practitioners. Successfully executed, the objectives are met in a comprehensive and authoritative manner.
Audience: The primary audience is upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or researchers and practitioners who have a strong understanding of exercise physiology. The diverse author list suggests that each topic is written with the highest level of authority and credibility.
Features: The book is divided into specific sections and subdivided thereafter into subchapters. Each chapter can stand alone to a certain extent, and therefore many chapters can be read out of sequential order. Chapters also contain a sufficient amount of figures and graphs to help readers understand the text and emphasize specific points of interest.
Assessment: This is a thorough, current, and authoritative contribution to the field of exercise physiology. It is well supported by current and historical research and authored by some of the field's leading experts in physiology and exercise physiology. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in expanding your understanding of the science behind exercise physiology.