New Release Books by Brendan Burkett

Brendan Burkett is the author of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (2021), Applied Sport Mechanics (2018) and Sport Mechanics for Coaches (2018).

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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology is a complex subject spanning many health science disciplines. Instructors are faced with the challenge of making A&P relatable to students of all fields with relevant content for our region. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd Asia-Pacific Edition is brought to you by a team of local authors who have set the bar in delivering highly local content and exploring local contemporary case studies that relate to students' specialisations. Feedback from A&P lecturers has inspired the development of Tortora's brand-new imported media library that easily integrates into your LMS. This engaging resource includes bite-size Lightboard Videos by local academics, chapter-opener podcasts and interactive exercises. Academic integrity is a burning sectoral issue, which is why this edition brings you a new multimedia testbank, letting you set formative and summative assessments with various question types.

Applied Sport Mechanics

release date: Nov 07, 2018
Applied Sport Mechanics
Applied Sport Mechanics, Fourth Edition With Web Study Guide, helps undergraduate students understand how the fundamental laws of human movement affect athletes’ performances. Foundational principles of kinetics, kinematics, and sports technique are clearly presented and then explored through a variety of applied scenarios. What’s New This latest edition builds on the success of the previous editions (formerly titled Sport Mechanics for Coaches), and offers much new material: • A web study guide with new chapter review questions and practical activities that help students learn and apply complex theories to real-life situations • An array of updated pedagogical aids, including a glossary and chapter objectives to reinforce learning • A full-color design for more engaging visual aids • Reorganized content into two parts and 13 chapters to more readily fit the topics into a typical semester course structure • Expanded sidebars that apply concepts directly to sport To make the text applicable for teaching, it also includes a full ancillary package including an instructor guide with a sample syllabus, suggested learning activities, and lecture aids; a test package approximately 20 questions per chapter; and a presentation package plus image bank with ready-made presentations that instructors can use as is or modify to suit their needs. Content Organization Part I, which houses the first 10 chapters or 10 weeks, focuses on the fundamentals of sport mechanics. Major topics covered include the anatomy and fundamentals of sport mechanics, linear motion and linear kinetics in sport, angular motion and angular kinetics in sport, stability and instability, sport kinetics, and moving through fluids. Part II, which contains the final three chapters, helps students apply the information they learned in part I. Chapters 11 and 12 explain how to observe and analyze an athlete’s technique and how to correct errors. Students learn how to break a skill into phases and what to look for in each phase. They also learn the mechanical principles that will help them correct the errors. Chapter 13 explores mechanics in a range of sport skills and techniques, including sprinting, jumping, swimming, lifting, throwing, and kicking. Students learn that technique and mechanics are inseparable. The chapters also contain two helpful types of sidebars: At a Glance sidebars summarize difficult content with bulleted lists, and Application to Sport sidebars bring concepts to life, showing how they work in sport. Go-To Resource This fourth edition of Applied Sport Mechanics is a highly practical text, destined to be the go-to biomechanics and sport mechanics resource for instructors and professionals alike in kinesiology and sport related fields.

Sport Mechanics for Coaches

release date: Nov 15, 2018
Sport Mechanics for Coaches
Most coaches are reluctant to study sport mechanics; from experience they equate it with boring texts loaded with formulas, calculations, and scientific terminology. That’s not the case with Sport Mechanics for Coaches. This updated third edition provides an introductory look at the mechanics of sport in a manner that’s understandable and usable for the novices in the field. Author Brendan Burkett—Paralympic gold medalist and world-record holder—pours his love of sport and his expertise as an award-winning engineer and biomechanics professor into this enhanced, revised, and reformatted text. Divided into three parts covering the fundamentals of sport mechanics, mechanical principles, and application of the knowledge to sport contexts, this text highlights real-life sporting achievements and the mechanics behind them. Various pedagogical aids including review questions and practical activities are featured, allowing students and coaches to gauge their understanding of key concepts chapter by chapter. Since the previous edition was published, technological advancements have expanded the coach’s and athlete’s toolbox. Sport Mechanics for Coaches includes nearly 150 illustrations and photos and all-new content to help readers understand and incorporate technology and state-of-the-art sport equipment to enhance training, identify errors in technique, and improve performance. Coaches, students, and athletes with a curiosity about how and why things work in the world of sport and a desire to improve performance will find Sport Mechanics for Coaches refreshingly easy to read, comprehend, and put into practice.


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