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Since the 1950s, Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motionhas 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.
Table of Contents
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