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Balance : in search of the lost sense

Author: Scott McCredie
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the mysteries of the sense of balance and the intricate processes through which the body interacts with gravity and space, covering such topics as fetal somersaults, weightlessness as experienced by astronauts, and balance therapy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McCredie
ISBN: 9780316011358 0316011355
OCLC Number: 76183825
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: In search of the lost sense --
Sickness from motion --
Van Gogh's ear --
The spin doctors and the discovery of "multimodality" --
How balance contributes to survival --
"Ear deaths" and "graveyard spirals" --
Tonic and stimulant --
Extreme equilibrium --
The Wallenda within --
The cognitive connection --
New balance --
Staying glued to the wire --
Balance exercises.
Responsibility: Scott McCredie.
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'Technical and scientific data conveyed with clarity; the consequences for individuals explored with engaging humanism: high marks all round' - KIRKUS REVIEWS

 
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