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Kinesiology : scientific basis of human motion

Author: Nancy Hamilton; Wendi Weimar; Kathryn Luttgens
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Provides undergraduate students with the basics of anatomy, physiology, and the applications of kinesiology. This book uses a qualitative approach. It covers theory which is balanced with many sport  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Hamilton; Wendi Weimar; Kathryn Luttgens
ISBN: 9780072972979 0072972971 9780071106672 0071106677 9780071259514 0071259511
OCLC Number: 126229782
Description: xv, 627 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the study of kinesiology --
Anatomical and physiological fundamentals of human motion --
The musculoskeletal system: the skeletal framework and its movements --
The musculoskeletal system: the musculature --
The neuromuscular basis of human motion --
The upper extremity: the shoulder region --
The upper extremity: the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand --
The lower extremity: the hip region --
The lower extremity: the knee, ankle, and foot --
The spinal column and thorax --
Fundamentals of biomechanics --
Terminology and measurement in biomechanics --
The description of human motion --
The conditions of linear motion --
The conditions of rotary motion --
The center of gravity and stability --
Motor skills: principles and applications --
The standing posture --
Kinesiology of fitness and exercise --
Moving objects: pushing and pulling --
Moving objects: throwing, striking, and kicking --
Locomotion: solid surface --
Locomotion: the aquatic environment --
Locomotion: when suspended and free of support --
Impact --
Instrumentation for motion analysis.
Responsibility: Nancy Hamilton, Wendi Weimar, Kathryn Luttgens.
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