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Dynamic Human Anatomy 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

Dynamic Human Anatomy 2nd Edition With Web Study Guide

$133.95 CAD


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    Dynamic Human Anatomy, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, is back—with a new title, significant new material and learning aids, and the same goals: to cover concepts not found in traditional anatomy texts and to help students apply those concepts.

    Formerly titled Dynatomy, the new edition of this introductory to upper-level biomechanics and anatomy text sets itself apart from other texts in this field by connecting biomechanical principles with applications in sports and dance, strength training, work settings, and clinical settings. Dynamic Human Anatomy offers applied dance- and sport-specific information on how the body performs dynamic movement, providing students an understanding of the body’s structure and function as it explores the elegance and complexity of the body’s functional movement anatomy.

    New Tools and Learning Aids

    Dynamic Human Anatomy comes with many tools and learning aids, including a web study guide and new instructor resources, each featuring new material and tools.

    The web study guide offers the following:

    • Tables that indicate articulations for the spine and upper and lower extremities

    • Tables that list the origin, insertion, action, and innervation for all major muscle groups

    • Practice problems that allow students to apply the muscle control formula discussed in chapter 6

    • Critical thinking questions

    The instructor resources include:

    • A presentation package with slides that present the key concepts from the text and can be used for class discussion and demonstration

    • An image bank that includes the figures and tables from the book to develop a custom presentation

    • An instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, lecture outlines, ideas for additional assignments, and answers to the critical thinking questions presented in the web study guide

    • A test package that includes 330 questions

    Dynamic Human Anatomy also offers a full-color design and learning aids that include an updated glossary, chapter objectives, summaries, and suggested readings. Each chapter has Applying the Concept sidebars, which provide practical examples of concepts, and Research in Mechanics sidebars, which highlight recent research in biomechanics and human movement.

    Organized Into Four Parts

    Dynamic Human Anatomy is organized into four parts. Part I provides a concise review of relevant anatomical information and neuromechanical concepts. It covers the dynamics of human movement, the essentials of anatomical structure and the organization of the skeletal system. Part II details the essentials of a dynamic approach to movement, including a review of mechanical concepts essential to understanding human movement, the muscle control formula, and topics relevant to movement assessment.

    In part III, the focus is on fundamental movements as the chapters examine posture and balance, gait, and basic movement patterns. Part IV explores movement-related aspects for strength and conditioning applications, sport and dance applications, clinical applications, and ergonomic applications.

    Brings Anatommy to Life

    Dynamic Human Anatomy, Second Edition, explores the potential of the human body to express itself through movement, making it a highly valuable text for students who have taken, or are taking, introductory anatomy and who need a more detailed exposure to concepts in human movement anatomy.


    Undergraduate text for biomechanics, anatomy, or kinesiology courses focusing on human movement in sport. Reference for practitioners in the physical activity and health science fields.

    Part I. Anatomical Foundations

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Movement

    Introduction to Human Anatomy

    Introduction to Human Movement

    Movement Across the Life Span

    Anatomical Concepts

    Levels of Structural Organization

    Anatomical References and Terminology

    Study of Human Movement

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 2. Osteology and the Skeletal System

    Functions of the Skeletal System

    Bone Histology and Composition

    Bone Modeling, Growth, and Development

    Skeletal System Organization

    Bone Adaptation

    Bone Health

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 3. Joint Anatomy and Function

    Joint Structure and Classification

    Joint Motion and Movement Description

    Types of Joint Movement

    Joint Structure and Movement

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 4. Skeletal Muscle

    Functions of Skeletal Muscle

    Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle

    Muscle Names

    Functional Actions of Muscles

    Muscles of Major Joints

    Muscle Injury, Pain, and Soreness

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Part II. Biomechanics and Movement Control

    Chapter 5. Biomechanics

    Biomechanical Concepts

    Movement Mechanics

    Fluid Mechanics

    Joint Mechanics

    Material Mechanics

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 6. Muscular Control of Movement and Movement Assessment

    Muscle Function

    Muscle Action

    Coordination of Movement

    Movement Efficiency

    Muscle Redundancy and Abundancy

    Movement Assessment

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Part III. Fundamentals of Movements

    Chapter 7. Posture and Balance

    Fundamentals of Posture and Balance

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 8. Gait



    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 9. Basic Movement Patterns






    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Part IV. Movement Applications

    Chapter 10. Strength and Conditioning Applications

    General Principles

    Types of Strength and Conditioning Programs

    Resistance Training

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 11. Sport and Dance Applications

    American Football

    Baseball and Softball








    Dance Applications

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 12. Clinical Applications

    Concepts of Musculoskeletal Injury

    Injury Prevention


    Common Injuries

    Prosthetics and Orthotics

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    Chapter 13. Ergonomics Applications

    Ergonomic Concepts


    Overuse Conditions

    Concluding Comments

    Suggested Readings

    William C. Whiting, PhD, is a professor and codirector of the biomechanics laboratory in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Northridge, where he has won both the Distinguished Teaching Award and Scholarly Publication Award. Whiting earned his PhD in kinesiology at UCLA. He has taught courses in biomechanics and human anatomy for more than 35 years and has published more than 40 articles and 30 research abstracts. He is coauthor of Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

    Whiting currently serves on the editorial board of NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and serves as a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals. Whiting is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has served as president of the Southwest Regional Chapter of ACSM. He is also a member of the American Society of Biomechanics; the International Society of Biomechanics; and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    In his leisure time, Whiting enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, reading, camping, and hiking. He lives in Glendale, California, with his wife, Marji; sons, Trevor and Tad; and daughter, Emmi.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus, chapter summaries, lecture outlines, and more.

    Test package. Includes 25 to 30 questions for each chapter.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes 270 PowerPoint slides that highlight material from the text that instructors can use for class discussion and demonstration. Plus, the image bank includes most of the tables and figures from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used to develop a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or can be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words.

    Web study guide. Includes interactive practice problems; critical thinking questions; tables that indicate articulations for the spine and upper and lower extremities; and tables that list the origin, insertion, action, and innervation for all major muscle groups.