Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints / Edition 2by Theodore Dimon Jr., John Qualter
Pub. Date: 05/27/2008
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Learning anatomy requires more than pictures and labels; it requires a way "into" the subject, a means of making sense of what is being shown. Anatomy of the Moving Body addresses that need with a simple yet complete study of the body's complex system of bones, muscles, and joints and how they function. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 3D images, the book contains 31 lectures that guide readers through this challenging interior landscape. Each part of the body is explained in brief, manageable sections, with components described singly or in small groups. The author doesn’t just name the muscles and bones but explains the terminology in lay language. Topics include the etymology of anatomical terms; origins and attachments of muscles and their related actions; discussion of major functional systems such as the pelvis, ankle, shoulder girdle, and hand; major landmarks and human topography; and structures relating to breathing and vocalization. This second edition features all-new illustrations that use a 3D digital model of the human anatomical form. The book's thoroughness, visual interest, and clear style make it ideal for students and teachers of the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques as well as for practitioners of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and dance.
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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!