Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Jointsby Theodore Dimon, Megan Day
Written by a leading exponent of the Alexander Technique, Anatomy of the Moving Body offers movement educators a basic manual that provides not only drawings and names but also written lectures that tie this sometimes difficult material into a coherent series of presentations. The book is divided into accessible sections that present muscles and joints in a clear and concise manner without oversimplifying or leaving out necessary details. Each of the 31 chapters covers a basic region of the body. Included is information about bones; origins and attachments of muscles and related actions; joints, major ligaments, and actions at joints; major functional structures such as the pelvis, shoulder girdle, ankle, and hand; etymology of anatomical terms; major landmarks and human topography; and structures relating to breathing and vocalization.
- North Atlantic Books
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- 8.04(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.78(d)
Meet the Author
Ted Dimon is director of the Dimon Institute, a center for the study of movement and performance. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University and has taught and trained teachers in the Alexander Technique for 25 years. He lives in New York City.
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I bought this book to better understand the construction of my knees prior to scheduling knee replacement surgery. The illustrations are very clear and well-labeled and the text is easy to understand. I found the book so interesting that I read about other joints, bones, muscles, tendons, etc. It is fascinating!
I do not recomend this book! For the money you only get the 50 pg sample! Really! Highway robbery! The least you should get is some sketches,pictures,something!