Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion

Hardcover | January 28, 2011

byNancy Hamilton, Wendi Weimar, Kathryn Luttgens

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Since the 1950s, Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion has remained the definitive kinesiology text for college students. The twelfth edition continues the text’s tradition of examining human motion through the integrated presentation of anatomy and biomechanics and applying that knowledge to a wide variety of motor skills. This edition retains the text’s strong coverage of physiology combined with current scholarship in biomechanics as applied to motor skills.

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Since the 1950s, Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion has remained the definitive kinesiology text for college students. The twelfth edition continues the text’s tradition of examining human motion through the integrated presentation of anatomy and biomechanics and applying that knowledge to a wide variety of motor skills. T...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.5 × 7.4 × 1.2 inPublished:January 28, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078022541

ISBN - 13:9780078022548

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Table of Contents

Preface

1 Introduction to the Study of Kinesiology

Part I Anatomical and Physiological Fundamentals of Human Motion

2 The Musculoskeletal System: The Skeletal Framework and Its Movements

3 The Musculoskeletal System: The Musculature

4 The Neuromuscular Basis of Human Motion

5 The Upper Extremity: The Shoulder Region

6 The Upper Extremity: The Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

7 The Lower Extremity: The Hip Region

8 The Lower Extremity: The Knee, Ankle, and Foot

9 The Spinal Column and Thorax

Part II Fundamentals of Biomechanics

10 Terminology and Measurement in Biomechanics

11 The Description of Human Motion

12 The Conditions of Linear Motion

13 The Conditions of Rotary Motion

14 The Center of Gravity and Stability

Part III Motor Skills: Principles and Applications

15 Kinesiology of Fitness and Exercise

16 Moving Objects: Pushing and Pulling

17 Moving Objects: Throwing, Striking, and Kicking

18 Locomotion: Solid Surface

19 Locomotion: The Aquatic Environment

20 Locomotion: When Suspended and Free of Support

21 Impact

22 Instrumentation for Motion Analysis

Appendices

Glossary

Index