Description : "The Muscle book is a reference to all those who work with the locomotor apparatus: physicians, physiotherapists, athletes, students of sport, occupational therapists and alternative practitioners."--Publisher.
Description : A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and upper arm; the forearm and hand; the hip and thigh; and the leg and foot. Each of the groups is given a distinctive color to make it easy to identify, and each muscle is shown in its relationship to the skeleton. Each gets a complete profile, including origin/insertion, action of the muscle, which nerve controls it, movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. This expanded edition of a leading anatomy reference book includes 20 muscles not previously covered, adding greater depth to the original edition while remaining accessible and affordable.
Description : A guide for men searching for the perfect body contains photographs celebrating the beauty of the human body, along with easy-to-understand terminology and workout programs geared toward all levels of discipline.
Description : Find more similar titles and get a free catalog at www.StrongmanBooks.com The classic book on Muscle Control from one of the best ever at the art, Maxick, the oldtime strongman. If you're looking to develop tremendous will power, control over your muscles, the ability to tense and relax at will then this book is a must. Born as a small child and attacked with rickets, he shortly became a robust young lad through his practice of muscle control. He went on to become one of the strongest people of his time, while maintaining a very small bodyweight. Here are Maxick's Amazing Feats Of Strength at a Weight of less than 147lbs: Right Hand Military Press, 112 pounds Right Hand Snatch, 165 pounds Right Hand Swing with Dumbbell, 150 pounds. Right Hand Jerk, 240 pounds Two Hands Military Press, 230 pounds Two Hands Clean and Jerk with Barbell, 272 pounds. Two Hands Continental Jerk with Barbell, 340 pounds In a contest at finger-pulling, in which Maxick was "unbeatable," Maxick could pull a 200-pound opponent clear across the table that separated the two men. He pressed van Diggelen (185 pounds) overhead 16 times with his right arm, while holding in his left hand a glass of beer full to the brim, without spilling a drop. Earlier that same day, he had pressed Fred Storbeek (205 pounds), who was then the heavyweight British Empire Boxing Champion, 11 times with his right arm. Holding van Diggelen aloft on one arm, Maxick ran up two flights of stairs with him and then ran down the two flights. Then standing on his hands, he in that position ran up the two flights and down again. Pretty amazing stuff right? And Maxick attributes his strength to muscle control. Plus here is what Maxick has to say regarding the Mind-Muscle connection: "THE SERIOUS student of muscle-control will soon become aware of the fact that his willpower had become greater, and his mental faculties clearer and capable of increased concentration. Thus it will be observed that the controlling of the muscles reacts upon the mind and strengthens the mental powers in exactly the same proportion that the control of the muscles strengthens the body and limbs." Here are the subject headings found within this book: Myself My Early Years Attacked by Rickets A Weakling Among the Robust A Momentous Happening Muscle-Control My Health Improves Work, but nourishment Contraction How Muscle Control was Revealed to Me How Mechanical Exercise May Hinder Muscle Development The Case of the Stonemason Muscle-Relaxation What is Meant by Muscle Control Muscle-Binding I Become a Champion Passive Condition of Relaxation I Take Up Weight-Lifting I Win an Open Championship All Three Championships My First Pupil I Come to England Maxick's Lifting Will-Power and Muscle-Control A Few Hints You'll also find 21 exercises that cover the body form the head to the toes. Although this is the best and most famous Maxick wrote a number of other books like Great Strength with Muscle Control, How to Become a Great Athlete and Health, Strength & Will Power.
Description : This comprehensive yet practical guide covers botulinum toxin injections and the wide range of clinical applications for neurologic and other conditions. Intended as both as an introduction for new injectors and a handy reference guide for busy clinicians, the book opens with a brief review of pharmacology, product information and distinctions between the four toxins that are currently approved for use in the U.S. by the FDA, indications and doses for FDA-approved conditions, and accepted and emerging clinical applications. The remainder is an injection manual, organized anatomically and by condition and covering all applications. For each condition or site, information on typical muscle pattern or muscle groups involved, dosing guidelines and dilution for the applicable toxins, number of injection sites and targeting techniques are provided in table format for quick look-up. Anatomic illustrations and cross-sections appear on facing pages to orient injectors and help identify optimal insertion points. An appendix with useful clinical rating scales is also included.
Description : North America's fastest mammal, the pronghorn can accelerate explosively from a standing start to a top speed of 60 miles per hour--but it can also cruise at 45 miles per hour for many miles. What accounts for the speed of this extraordinary animal, a denizen of the American outback, and what can be observed of this creature's way of life? And what is it like to be a field biologist dedicating twenty years to studying this species? In Built for Speed, John A. Byers answers these questions as he draws an intimate portrait of the most charismatic resident of the American Great Plains. The National Bison Range in western Montana, established in 1908 to snatch bison from the brink of extinction, also inadvertently rescued the largest known remnant of Palouse Prairie. It is within this grassland habitat--home to meadowlarks, rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep, coyotes, elk, snipe, and a panoply of wildflowers--that Byers observes the pronghorn's life from birth to death (a life often as brief as four days, sometimes as long as fifteen years) and from season to season. Readers will also experience the vicarious pleasures of a biologist who is eager to race a pronghorn in his truck, scrutinize bison dung through binoculars, and peer through the gathering dusk of a rainy evening to count the display dives of snipe. A vivid and memorable tale of a first-rate scientist's twenty-year encounter with a magnificent animal, the story of the pronghorn is also a reminder of the crucial role we can play in preserving the fleeting life of the native American grassland. Table of Contents: Preface 1. Anatomy of a Speedster 2. Spring and the Sounds of Snipe 3. First Field Season 4. The Adult Bullies 5. Milk Politics 6. Little Speedsters 7. Columns of Dust 8. Bachelor Workout 9. The Turning Year 10. Making Next Year's Fawns 11. After the Equinox 12. After the Solstice 13. The Floor of the Sky Notes Acknowledgments Index Table of Contents: Foreword by Rick Bass Preface 1. Anatomy of a Speedster 2. Spring and the Sounds of Snipe 3. First Field Season 4. The Adult Bullies 5. Milk Politics 6. Little Speedsters 7. Columns of Dust 8. Bachelor Workout 9. The Turning Year 10. Making Next Year's Fawns 11. After the Equinox 12. After the Solstice 13. The Floor of the Sky Notes Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: Byers, a biologist, has studied pronghorns on a refuge in western in Montana for more than 20 years, and this firsthand account of fieldwork in the high-plains grasslands evokes the wonder and beauty of the region as well as the mechanics of how to study such an alert and speedy animal. --Nancy Bent, Booklist John A. Byers is a field biologist who has spent almost a quarter of a century chasing pronghorn antelopes in Montana's National Bison Range. Byers observes his subjects with such patience that he can recognize individual faces the way most people recognize friends and family. He's read John James Audubon and John Muir, and, as he proves with stirring accounts of his experiences in big-sky country, he can spin a phrase with a skill worthy of those master wordsmiths. --Laurence A. Marschall, Natural History Reviews of this book: This is a swift, short take on a fascinating animal. --National Geographic Adventure Byers at all times writes with lucidity and warmth for the animal he has spent literally decades studying...Byers has called our attention to an often overlooked corner of creation: the shortgrass prairie. He urges us--through the strength of his prose and the sincerity of his passion--to conserve that very thing whose absence will be our confounding. --John A. Murray, Bloomsbury Review A Year in the Life of Pronghorn is natural history at its best, a first-person narrative by zoology professor John A. Byers, told with the grace and agility that have made these four-legged Shelby Cobras famous. --Dan R. Barber, Dallas Morning News Byers, professor of zoology at the University of Idaho, has spent 20 years closely observing pronghorn on the National Bison Range in Montana. His account of the animal's ways is thorough and fascinating. --Scientific American This is a book of natural history, rather than an ethological study of a single species, and it brings to mind Frank Fraser Darling's classic study of animal behaviour, A Herd of Red Deer, first published in 1937. In similar style, Byers writes simply and with sensitivity about the ways of life of the pronghorn, and he also brings in his observations and thoughts about the landscape of the prairie and its other inhabitants, from bison to grasshoppers. --Juliet Clutton-Brock, Times Literary Supplement [UK] After describing the basic anatomy of pronghorn, [Byers] details the social system of adult females and their offspring, the feeding and playing behavior of fawns, the behavior of males before and during the rut, and the behavior of males and females after the rut as they prepare for the long winter on the prairie. Throughout, Byers also includes his personal observations of other species that are associated with this region, including snipe, meadowlarks, bison, and elk. With its vivid descriptions of the prairie and the animals that inhabit it, this book is an entertaining read for all audiences. --E. H. Rave, Choice Although a biologist who is obsessed with his subject could spout facts and numbers for hours, Byers suppresses neither his highly poetic sensibility nor his boundless joy in the marvels of life. The result is a work of literature, as when he describes the song of meadowlarks as 'a low flood of burbling that spreads across the prairie like the sheet of light that fireflies make at grass tops after a thunderstorm.' But readers also gain a tremendous sense of pronghorns' lives, down to the tiniest details of how fawns survive. --David Lukas, Los Angeles Times John Byers's Built for Speed is the best modern natural history I know. His profound sense of place, welded to his tenacious observations of the behavior of long-lived individuals, and his knowledge of deep time have exposed the ghosts of predators past on pronghorn. Added pleasure comes from Byers's prose, which is sometimes as thrilling and amusing as watching pronghorn run. You won't find a more passionate exegesis of what it is to be a modern animal behaviorist anywhere. --Patricia Adair Gowaty, PhD, Professor of Ecology, University of Georgia John Byers's beautifully written account of his twenty-year study of pronghorn antelope was sheer pleasure to read. With the eye and empathy of the keenest naturalist, and the voice of a poet, Byers evokes the sights and sounds of the western prairie so vividly that I felt as if I was there in Montana beside him. This splendid book certainly made me want to be. --Sarah Hrdy, author of The Woman that Never Evolved Readers of this book will be transported by its engaging prose into three very different worlds. First, they will gain an appreciation for what fieldwork on large mammals is really like. Second, they will see how there is no substitute for long-term research on marked individuals to gain knowledge on large mammal ecology. Thirdly, they will see a prehistoric world where cheetahs chase pronghorns over the North American Plains, and will be invited to think about how those distant events may affect the biology of modern-day pronghorn. --Marco Festa-Bianchet, Professeur, Ecologie, Universite de Sherbrooke Listen to this serenade for American wild life sung by a biologist who has spend an unimaginable amount of time following his favorite animal, the pronghorn. With great love and humor, John Byers describes the ins and outs of this unassuming but remarkable animal's life while effortlessly educating us about ecology and evolution. --Frans de Waal, author of The Ape and the Sushi Master (BasicBooks, 2001).
Description : Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian prince and adopted brother of Octavian, has embarked on a ruthless quest for the Shards of Heaven, lost treasures said to possess the very power of the gods-or the one God. Driven by vengeance, Juba has already attained the fabled Trident of Poseidon, which may also be the staff once wielded by Moses. Now he will stop at nothing to obtain the other Shards, even if it means burning the entire world to the ground. Caught up in these cataclysmic events, and the hunt for the Shards, are a pair of exiled Roman legionnaires, a Greek librarian of uncertain loyalties, assassins, spies, slaves . . . and the ten-year-old daughter of Cleopatra herself. Michael Livingston's The Shards of Heaven reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.