Merrill F. Gary. Our Marvelous Bodies, “An introduction to The Physiology of Human Health”. Gary F. Merrill publishing, 2008. Print.
In this text, Merrill explains the functions of human bodies, and other details that often aren’t considered with health and medicine. Through examples of everyday life, he explains different physiology processes. The foundation, nervous system and endocrine system are some of the first categories that help develop the text. Following that is the reproductive system, health and respiratory system and gastrointestinal system. Learning information about all functions of the body helps to round out the purpose of everything.
Koutedakis , Yiannis. The Fit and Healthy Dancer. 7. 48. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1999. Print.
Throughout this book, it explains how to take precaution with dance fitness. This becomes especially important to the care of wearing the right shoes, and properly stretching. Having a healthy diet is just one of the ways this book explains how to maintain fitness. Some given examples are energy and energy production, nutrition to fuel dance, principles and training of endurance and the cause of injuries, overtraining, exercise induced asthma. Furthermore, the elements of responsibility are discussed.
Ted, Zerucha. Human Development. Chelsea House Publishers , 2004. Print.
Human development is one of the most fascinating areas to study. A lot of the elements that happen in the human body cannot be explained by science. The formation of bones, for example, is complex and delicate, and if the body is not nourished that development is stunted. Other means of development, such as cells, organs and birth are discussed to understand fully the intricacy. Zerucha further explains some of the routes of irregular human development.
Taubes, Gary. Good Calories Bad Calories. Anchor; Reprint edition , 2008. Print.
Taubes compiled all of the research over seven years on dieting. In this text, he dispels the myths about what are actually good and bad calories. The increase of diabetes all over the world has brought up much concern about which foods actually are better. Questions of where foods come from, if they are organic or processed – all surround health. The references to clinical studies help to further explain the importance of awareness. All of the health issues covered relate directly to growth and development of the body.
Yanker, Gary. Exercise RX. Kodansha America, Inc, 1999. Print.
This text explains solutions to reversing the harmful major diseases. Yanker spent years developing s system to prevent rehabilitation. And also, methods to change the way the world handles rehabilitation. By solving the problem at the source, it prevents so many procedures that the government wastes money on. Common symptoms are identified in this book. Self-diagnosis isn’t recommended, but prevention is crucial.
Ehret, Christopher. The Civilizations of Africa, A History to 1800. Christopher Ehret publishing, 2002. Print.
Centuries ago, African civilizations were created from years of compiling means of survival. Things such as housing, tools and means of production were all sought out to improve the lives of Africans. This text explains everything from early civilization to slave trade. The most important application is how the history of Africa has changed over time, but remembering the cultural aspects that still remain. Understanding just how simple early civilization was leads to the conclusion of how they lived – without shoes.
& Arinze, Ardouin. , Museums & History in West Africa. West African Museums Programme, 2000. Print.
Throughout the text, culture is covered through the findings of civilizations in West Africa. The similarities and differences are expressed through the pottery and craftwork. The book begins with dissecting South Africa, Guinea, Mali, etc. Part two describes the institutional issues, museums & historical research, museums & historical heritage. The warehouses that held the exotic antiques were paid little attention to and are at risk.
El Mahdy, Christine. Mummies Myth and Magic. Christine El Mahdy publishing, 1989. Print.
The process of burying a dead body is of much fascination to the world today. The tombs that are discovered today date back to centuries ago where only depictions of Egyptian life have lead us to further knowledge. Without the depictions through scribes, we wouldn’t know too much about the history. Since 450 BC, historians have researched and found bodies, mummies. More importantly, historians have x-rayed and found details about body development. That furthermore has lead to evolution.
Haughton, Brian. History’s Mysteries; People, Places, And Oddities Lost In The Sands of Time. Brian Haughton publishing, 2010. Print.
Haughton illustrates the archeological finds and discoveries throughout the world. Some discoveries are the Tenochtitlan of Mexico, Merlin the Magician of the UK, The Uluburun Shipwreck of Turkey and many others. These are broken down into categories of mysterious places, unexplained artifacts, enigmatic people and the extinction of the Neanderthals. Overall, it focuses on the many overlooked facts of ancient times. Those oddities have shaped time, but society hasn’t noticed it.
Virginia, Alexandria. What Life Was Like At The Dawn of Democracy. By the Authors of Time-Life Books, Print.
Classical Athens was the focus point of discovering history for this text. The current depictions of Athenians lead to discoveries about civilization. Even in art, the lifestyle of Athenians seems mystical, surrounded by battlefields, legends and tradition. It is known as the age of heroes. These same people were not exposed to the things of modern day. Their entire means of survival was completely different.
Stux, Erica. The Achievers; Great Women in the Biological Sciences. Avisson Pr Inc, 2005. Print.
This book is a compilation of 20th century women who have accomplished great things in their lifetime. The women mentioned include: Gerty Cori, Josephine Baker, Rite Levi-Montalcini, Rosalyn Walow, Dorothy Hodgkin, Mary Leakey, Rosalind Franklin and Sylvia Earle. All of these women have had ambitions that changed the world of sciences. This becomes especially important on page 101, where Mary Leakey redefined homo habilis. This is essential to those who may have a deformity, which could exclude them from the definition.
Estes, J. Worth . The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt. Watson Publishing International , 1989. Print.
Egyptians had many different were of ‘healing’ the body. One of the most fascinating things about this text is that in today’s world, those methods of healing wouldn’t really be defined as science. There is a system wasn’t taken into close detail for record. However, we have discovered some things in papyrus books that we’d classify as “internal medicine”. It is the longevity of their writings that make them so valuable. In paintings, the Egyptians have been depicted as doctors, which makes all of our means and studies outdated.
Jones, Steve. Van Loon, Borin . Introducing Genetics. Steve Jones publishing, 1993. Print.
While genetics is a fairly new edition to sciences, it has been at its peak. This text explains how DNA was discovered, what genes are, etc. One interesting fact is that, in order to complete the sequence of DNA 60,000 letters have to match up. Thus, creating a human being. Given the fact that this field of science is new, it leads to many questions about what traits can be inherited. Scientists have found many, such as in hair color, dwarfism, etc. But can certain deformities be hereditary?
Noah Kramer, Samuel. , Cradle of Civilization; Time-Life Books Alexandria, Virginia. 1967. Print.
This book is chock-full of pictures and information on civilization. Even from how writing began to anything else under the sun. On page 129, there’s a picture of Assyrian scribes making lists of captured booty while items are counted. In this pictograph, the women do not have on shoes, but there is a weird pattern on their feet that resemble sandals. It’s quite fascinating to study many of the pictographs in detail. The King of Ur is also depicted in a pictograph in a sheep skirt – but without shoes on. The harpist and singer also do not have shoes on. All of it is quite amazing to analyze.
Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village. New York: 1990. Print.
Different archeological studies and documents have been compiled into one text about life in medieval times. There are some interesting photographs of villagers doing various tasks. In ‘Slacking the sheaves. British Library, Luttrell Psalter, Ms. Add. 42130, f. 173’, the villagers have on dark colored shoes. The shoes seem to be without soles, and slightly curled at the top. The curl resembles the same sort of design from Asian foot binding. However, in the next photo, ‘Threshing, using joined flail. British Library, Luttrell Psalter, Ms. Add. 42130, f. 47v.’ the men (or women) are not wearing shoes. Every detail to is fit to the toe. This collection is all together, but showing very different cultural sides and use of shoes.