Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, look no further than Science of Yoga to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.
Discover the most important and groundbreaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them.
From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, this accessible medical reference book explores the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine.
Inside the pages of this illustrated medicine history book, you’ll discover:
– Profiles of more than 90 of the biggest ideas, breakthroughs, and milestones in international medical history
– Thought-provoking graphics and flow-charts that demystify the central concepts behind each medical idea
– Insightful and inspiring quotes from famous physicians, scientists, politicians, and academics
How are illnesses diagnosed? How do vaccinations work? Why are some pandemics so deadly?
This informative book about medicine through time answers big questions like these and many more!
Packed with pithy explanations, step-by-step diagrams and bright illustrations, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and offers a clear overview of the greatest medical breakthroughs. Learn about major diseases such as cancer and the global eradication of smallpox. Explore new developments in IVF and gene manipulation, as well as medical science’s response to global challenges, such as COVID-19.
It’s perfect for medical professionals, students of medicine, or anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world.
Gr 9 Up—This latest from DK offers a straightforward presentation of anatomical facts, ranging from the expected (cell diagrams, body systems, nutrition) to the delightfully obscure (the multiple immune system cells used to defeat pathogens, the chemical effects of near-death experiences). Boasting full-color illustrations on every page, which are surrounded by brief paragraphs of text, this title avoids a blanch-inducing textbook format. Even the most science-timid readers will find engagement in its creative exhibitions of diagrams and demonstrations. The book’s coverage, however, is broad, rather than deep; for example, the chemical factors behind sexual attraction are listed, but no further exploration of different sexualities is pursued. Additionally, the text occasionally employs the second person “you,” resulting in ambiguity over who is being addressed. This usage is especially confusing in the sidebar on menstruation in the “Feeling Attraction” spread, where the text conjectures that “you tend to flirt more and dress more attractively” during ovulation. This deviation from fact to social observation, here and in other areas, may be perplexing or jarring for readers. Otherwise, this volume is an ideal reference for those tackling challenging biology or anatomy homework. With the extensive index, finding explanations of terms is easy. Where the layout stumbles is its unorthodox page numbering. Both numbers are listed on the upper right corner of each spread, making accurate citation difficult. VERDICT This is a solid buy for all YA nonfiction purchasers keeping their 600s up-to-date.—Chelsea Woods, New Brunswick Free Public Library, NJ
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“ආතතියෙන් මිදී සැහැල්ලු වෙමු”ජීවිතයට සැහැල්ලුව හරිම අවශ්යයි. නමුත් අද බොහෝ දෙනෙකුට නැති වෙලා තියෙන්නෙත් ඒකම තමයි. මේ පොතේ තියෙන්නේ තමන්ට අවශ්ය සැහැල්ලු වීම ලබාගන්න පුළුවන් ප්රායෝගික ක්රම රැසක්. ඒ වගේම ඔබට ඔබ ගැනම දැනගන්නට, තමන්ටම ලියන්න පුළුවන් අභ්යාස ගණනාවක් තිබේ.