Saturday, December 5, 2009

Human Motor Energy Fatigue and the Origins of Modernity or Complete Idiots Guide to Knockout Workouts for Every Shape Illustrated

Human Motor - Energy, Fatigue, and the Origins of Modernity

Author: Anson Rabinbach

Science once had an unshakable faith in its ability to bring the forces of nature--even human nature--under control. In this wide-ranging book Anson Rabinbach examines how developments in physics, biology, medicine, psychology, politics, and art employed the metaphor of the working body as a human motor.
From nineteenth-century theories of thermodynamics and political economy to the twentieth-century ideals of Taylorism and Fordism, Rabinbach demonstrates how the utopian obsession with energy and fatigue shaped social thought across the ideological spectrum.

Publishers Weekly

Drawing analogies from the 19th-century discovery of the laws of thermodynamics, European social scientists envisioned the toiling worker's body as a ``human motor,'' a living machine; maximizing work-force efficiency and eradicating the ``disease'' of fatigue seemed within reach. Psychologists and physiologists subjected the body's rhythms and movements to laboratory study. The psychiatric complaint of neurasthenia, or nervous exhaustion, was epidemic, and German scientists in the early 1900s sought a vaccine to cure fatigue. In a dense, rewarding study, Rabinbach ( The Crisis of Austrian Socialism ) shows how the ``science of work,'' spreading beyond such areas as industrial management, physical education and accident prevention, pervaded the language of technocrats, Marxists and fascists who viewed the worker as a machine. He pinpoints a source of modern spiritual malaise: the transformation from a strictly work-centered society to one in which work has been abandoned as a source of self-fulfillment. (Nov.)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Knockout Workouts for Every Shape, Illustrated

Author: Patrick S Hagerman

It's time to get into shape … the easy way!

Author and fitness expert Patrick Hagerman provides comprehensive information and customized workout plans for every age, ability level, and physical condition. With Hagerman as their coach, readers will be on the right track to fitness in no time, improving their health, self-esteem, and appearance.
* Presented in a style easily referenced and cross-referenced for all ages and ability levels
* Written by an experienced author and fitness expert
* Well-illustrated for increased comprehension of programs and exercises
* Caters to everyone from pregnant women to older men with lower back pain

Friday, December 4, 2009

Como ensenar a manejar el estres or Tricks or Treats

Como ensenar a manejar el estres

Author: Connie C Schmitz

Growing up healthy—physically, mentally, and emotionally—is increasingly difficult for teenagers today. To survive and thrive, teens need to learn life-management skills and how to deal with stress. With this book, teachers and parents can help young people achieve mastery of the essential skills needed to meet their daily challenges with confidence.

Crecer de manera saludable—tanto en lo mental como en lo físico y lo emocional—es difícil para los adolescentes de hoy. Para lograrlo necesitan aprender cómo manejar el estrés y cómo guiar su vida. Con este libro, maestros y padres de familia pueden ayudar a los jóvenes a lograr la maestría de las habilidades escenciales que necesitan para superar los retos que enfrentan diariamente.

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Tricks or Treats: A Realistic Look at Diet Fraud and Weight Loss Quackery

Author: Phyllis Jager

About the Author

Phyllis Jager, PhD, DD, CHT is the president and founder of Off The Hook Charities, Inc, a Not-For-Profit Organization working in the fights against Cancers, Epilepsy, Eating Disorders, Drug And Alcohol Abuse And Addiction, Missing Children, And Abused And Exploited Children.

Phyllis is also an Ordained Interfaith Minister and has her PhD in Religion and one in Clinical Hypnotherapy, is certified in Acupressure, Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Hypno-birthing, Substance Abuse Counseling, First Aid, EMT, Non-Profits Industry, Reiki, Hypnotic Anesthesia, Psychological Trauma, PTSD, Healing and Recovery, Grief and Loss, Adolescent Depression, Anti-psychotic Treatment Options, and Stress Management.

Phyllis is a practicing Hypnotherapist, and holds a Doctorate of Divinity from the Universal Life Church.

With additional training and qualifications through N.E.S.T.A as a Mental Skills Training Specialist, Lifestyle and Weight Specialist, Mind Body Fitness Specialist, Fitness Management/Marketing Specialist, Life Strategist, Holistic Stress Management, Personal Trainer, and Sport Yoga Phyllis was able to bring this much needed information to all of her readers.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Falling Leaf Essences or Asthma

Falling Leaf Essences: Vibrational Remedies Using Autumn Leaves

Author: Grant R Lambert

A pioneering look into the benefits of essences prepared from autumn leaves, the latest development in vibrational remedies.

• Includes descriptions of 160 falling leaf essences and which aspect they best heal--physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

• Contains case studies, comprehensive charts, and guidelines on how to choose the most effective essences to treat specific ailments.

• Includes falling leaf essence combinations for additional treatment possibilities.

In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Lambert introduces us to an exciting new type of vibrational remedy: falling leaf essences. Autumn embodies the energy of change, transformation, and release. Essences prepared from autumn leaves demonstrate unique healing qualities that can relieve the physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments that are associated with the autumn experiences of our lives: separation, job changes, or the simple release of old patterns.

Through testimonies, case studies, and charts, Dr. Lambert demonstrates how falling leaf essences can be used to treat a wide spectrum of maladies--from racism and fear of love to influenza and rheumatoid arthritis. This comprehensive guide contains descriptions of 160 essences and their individual healing properties--including other new essence types such as bark, seed, and modified flower essences from Dr. Lambert's alchemical laboratory--as well as the theory, history, and philosophy of falling leaf essences.

Libby Gordon

Falling leaf essences are so profound yet so simple to use, and they appeal to the beginner as well as the professional practitioner. I have never come across a range of essences that are so diverse and so complete in their entirety. This book is a delight to read. The information is well documented with very clear explanations and represents many years of testing in the marketplace...

Table of Contents:

Falling Leaf Essences
Vibrational Remedies Using Autumn Leaves

Preface: Advanced Alchemy

1 The World of Essences

2 Matching Essence to Need

3 Release and Let Go: The Primary Need of the Twenty-First Century

4 The Energetics of Falling Leaf Essences

5 A Compendium of Falling Leaf Essences

6 Complex and Combination Falling Leaf Essences

7 Making and Storing Falling Leaf Essences

8 Using Falling Leaf Essences in Practice




About the Author

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Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Author: Jonathan Brostoff

A comprehensive program to help asthma sufferers identify their triggers, make changes in their environment, diet, and lifestyle, and reduce their dependence on drugs.

• Evaluates the full range of therapies, including acupuncture, herbalism, massage, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as standard pharmaceuticals.

• By the authors of the bestselling Food Allergies and Food Intolerance.

• Provides special advice for parents with asthmatic children.

Almost everyone with asthma could be feeling better and using fewer drugs; this book shows you how. Internationally recognized authorities on allergies and asthma, Dr. Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin provide a comprehensive step-by-step program to help you identify your personal asthma triggers and make changes in your environment, diet, and lifestyle that can reduce your exposure to allergens and your need for drugs. The authors have examined the most up-to-date research to offer a critical survey of the full range of asthma therapies, from alternatives such as acupuncture, herbalism, yoga, and breathing exercises to the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals. Expectant mothers and fathers with asthma will appreciate the information on how to reduce the risk of their unborn child acquiring the disease, and parents will find advice that can help their asthmatic children lead happier, healthier lives.

Whole Life Times

Everyone who breathes-or would like to breath without wheezing-should have Asthma on his bookshelf. This is a lifesaving book. . . . if you want your children to grow up without wheezing, then this is the book to help you deal with this underrated disease.


Asthma: The Complete Guide To Integrative Therapies is simply the best guide currently available to asthmatics and their families.

Internet Book Watch

Jonathan Brostoff, M.D. and biochemist Linda Gamlin bring together their extensive expertise on evolutionary biology, the immune system, integrative medicine, and allergies therapies to present the non-specialist general reader with a clear, accessible, comprehensive guide to all aspects of on of today's most common and widespread health problems in Asthma: The Complete Guide To Integrative Therapies. This exhaustive tome surveys and evaluates all manner of asthma therapies ranging from common pharmaceuticals to alternative medicine approaches. The authors include a step-by-step program to help asthma sufferers identify triggers and make healthful changes. Special advice is provided parents with asthmatic children for the purpose of helping families insure those children live happier, healthier lives. Of special note is the information provided expectant parents with asthma to reduce their risk of their unborn child in acquiring this respiratory affliction. Asthma: The Complete Guide To Integrative Therapies is simply the best guide currently available to asthmatics and their families.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pilates Workout or Natural Hormone Balance

Pilates Workout

Author: Lynne Robinson

From the world's bestselling author on Pilates. The thinking person's guide to the gym!

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Natural Hormone Balance

Author: Suzannah Olivier

In Natural Hormone Balance, Suzannah Olivier presents a simple, comprehensive and effective all-natural program to keep hormonal problems in check using nutritional and alternative methods.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Aromatherapy or Beasts of the Earth

Aromatherapy: To Heal and Tend the Body

Author: Robert B Tisserand

The use of aromatic oils to soothe both physical and psychic disorders was recognized in early Egypt. Only recently has it been rediscovered as a pleasant treatment for a wide range of ailments. The therapeutic properties of the essential oils, together with the relaxation induced by the massage, have been found to relieve many conditions and are particularly helpful for stress-related problems. In this book, Robert Tisserand has provided a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to this increasingly popular form of complementary therapy.

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Beasts of the Earth: Animals, Humans, and Disease

Author: E Fuller Torrey

"Beginning with the domestication of farm animals nearly 10,000 years ago, Beasts of the Earth traces the ways that human-animal contact has evolved over time. Today, shared living quarters, overlapping ecosystems, and experimental surgical practices where organs or tissues are transplanted from non-humans into humans continue to open new avenues for the transmission of infectious agents. Other changes in human behavior like increased air travel, automated food processing, and threats of bioterrorism are increasing the contagion factor by transporting microbes further distances and to larger populations in virtually no time at all." While the authors urge that a better understanding of past diseases may help us lessen the severity of some illnesses, they also warn that, given our increasingly crowded planet, it is not a question of if but when and how often animal-transmitted diseases will pose serious challenges to human health in the future.

Table of Contents:
1The smallest passengers on Noah's ark1
2Heirloom infections : microbes before the advent of humans14
3Humans as hunters : animal origins of bioterrorism23
4Humans as farmers : microbes move into the home33
5Humans as villagers : microbes in the promised land48
6Humans as traders : microbes get passports56
7Humans as pet keepers : microbes move into the bedroom68
8Humans as diners : mad cows and sane chickens97
9Microbes from the modern food chain : lessons from SARS, influenza, and bird flu112
10The coming plagues : lessons from AIDS, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease124
11A four-footed view of history139