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Overview

This entry-level text provides an overview of the human movement sciences, combining basic science principles with applications in exercise science. Features include complete references to other biological science fields such as biochemistry, biomedical engineering and exercise immunology. Chapter objectives and summaries ensure understanding of the information covered, and application boxes illustrate practical applications related to the material. Topics covered include physiology of exercise, sports medicine prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, biomechanics of human motion, the mind and brain in exercise, and more.

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This entry-level text provides an overview of the human movement sciences, combining basic science principles with applications in exercise science. Features include complete references to other biological science fields such as biochemistry, biomedical engineering and exercise immunology. Chapter objectives and summaries ensure understanding of the information covered, and application boxes illustrate practical applications related to the material. Topics covered include physiology of exercise, sports medicine prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, biomechanics of human motion, the mind and brain in exercise, and more. Connection Website: connection.LWW.com/go/kamen.

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Reviewer: Darla R Smith, PhD (University of Texas El Paso College of Health Sciences)
Description: This is an introduction to the basic subdisciplines of exercise science. The book provides introductory information about exercise physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, and motor behavior along with chapters on special topics such as nutrition, equipment design, and sport psychology.
Purpose: The authors seek to provide an overview of the scientific discipline of exercise science for undergraduate students from a variety of majors with the ultimate goal of stimulating interest in advanced study. Although the editors succeed in providing a useful compilation, which is very appropriate for an introductory course in exercise science, adoptability of the text outside the discipline seems improbable.
Audience: According to the editor, the book is written for all undergraduate students. The editor and authors are respected authorities in the various subdisciplines. The chapters are written for a broad audience and can be understood at the freshman level with no exercise science background.
Features: The authors do an excellent job of explaining the basics of exercise science to the nonscientist. In addition to summarizing some of the traditional topics, such training effects, Newton's laws, and visual tracking, the book also addresses several hot topics including the effects of the environment, exercise addiction, and clothing design. One unique feature is the use of a series of application boxes, short highlighted paragraphs about interesting topics such as delayed onset muscle soreness, guidelines for quick replenishment of fluid after exercise, and the psychology of warm-up. Topics that come up in daily conversation will likely increase the interest of the target audience. Each chapter is referenced and an impressive subject index allows the reader to find information regarding specific topics.
Assessment: This book is perfect for an introductory course in exercise science. However, exercise science programs that also serve students preparing for teaching careers will be better served by a book that introduces physical education in addition to exercise science (Wuest and Bucher, Foundations of Physical Education and Sport, 13th edition (Wm C. Brown Co,, 1999)).

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683044980
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Sect. I Overview of the Human in Motion 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to Exercise Sceince 3
Sect. II Physiology of Exercise 13
Ch. 2 Exercise Physiology 15
Ch. 3 Adaptations to Exercise Training 35
Ch. 4 Nutrition and Exercise Science 51
Ch. 5 Health Benefits of Exercise and Fitness 71
Ch. 6 Exercise and the Environment 91
Sect. III Sports Medicine: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Injury 113
Ch. 7 Fundamentals of Sports Medicine 115
Ch. 8 Treatment of Sports Medicine Injuries 135
Sect. IV Biomechanics of Human Motion 153
Ch. 9 Introduction to Biomechanics 155
Ch. 10 Special Topics in Biomechanics 177
Ch. 11 Exercise, Sport, and Materials Science 191
Sect. V The Mind and Brain in Exercise 215
Ch. 12 Sports Psychology 217
Ch. 13 The Neural Control of Movement 235
Ch. 14 Motor Learning 257
Sect. VI Special Issues in Exercise Science 275
Ch. 15 Developmental Issues in Exercise Science 277
Index 299
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