Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints

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by Theodore Dimon, Megan Day
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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“More than just clear, concise, and accurate, Dimon’s Anatomy of the Moving Body also wonderfully expresses the joy of musculoskeletal anatomic understanding—its marvelous vocabulary and endlessly fascinating relations of structure and function.”—John H. M. Austin, MD, Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University“Anatomy of the Moving Body is a superb work for students and teachers. Ted Dimon’s work is straightforwardly written, beautifully illustrated, and put forth with a sensibility of one who understands not simply how we are organized, but how our structure is able to move with grace and beauty. The conversational tone makes the book accessible and the information is conveyed with a sense not only of where things lie, but how they can operate most harmoniously. This book is an important contribution to our understanding of anatomy and an essential part of the training of those of us who are interested in the human form in balance, health, and motion.”—Anne Bluethenthal, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer

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ISBN-13:
9781556432071
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.78(d)

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