The Balanced Body

51ia2biglscl-_sx385_bo1204203200_A Guide to Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy (4th ed)

By Ruth Werner
Call number: RM721 .W47 2018
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Now in vibrant full color, this fully updated and revised 4th Edition of Scheumann’s The Balanced Body: A Guide to the Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy System reflects the latest research in the field and brings a beloved technique manual up to date with current standards for evidence-informed practice.

This user-friendly resource helps students develop a clear understanding of a sequential, progressive bodywork approach for the entire body. The 4th Edition retains the original book’s innovative approach to the integration of a variety of massage therapy approaches and adds new material that brings Scheumann’s work into a modern context.

New sections on research, updates on recent pain and fascia science, updated coverage of pathologies, and new material on client endangerment work, along with an enhanced array of teaching and learning resources, make The Balanced Body an important resource for both new and seasoned massage therapists.

  • New Postural Evaluation charts provide photographs of real-life clients along with basic questions that help readers identify important patterns and apply concepts.
  • New Endangerment Site drawings show areas of the body that require specific caution or care when doing massage therapy.
  • Revised and updated coverage on the role and latest research of fasciaand pain science is integrated throughout.
  • New Pathology sections describe conditions or diseases that may impact bodywork choices for specific areas.
  • New in-book learning tools, including chapter objectives and postural evaluation guides, help students master the material and make the book easier to use.
  • A new pathology appendix provides more detail on relevant pathologic situations.
  • A new trigger point appendix provides trigger point charts for each body region.
  • New Cautionary Notes alert readers to special cases and situations.
  • A new full-color design clarifies key points and helps readers deepen their understanding of human anatomy as it relates to massage.
  • New test questions coordinate with ELAP guidelines.
  • Online videos feature the book’s original author, Don Scheumann, demonstrating the how-to’s of key techniques.
  • Session Impressions help students build critical thinking skills as they apply chapter material to real-world massage therapy scenarios.
  • Essential Anatomy boxes cover the crucial anatomical information that students must master before learning a technique.
  • Routines sections clarify the specific techniques to use when working on different areas of the body.
  • Holistic Perspective sidebars examine how culture, beliefs, and emotions may contribute to postural and movement patterns. (From Amazon)

Exam Cram: CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902

With accompanying CD-ROM at the Circulation Desk.

41vo94oxzll-_sx331_bo1204203200_By David L. Prowse
Call Number: QA 76.3 .P78554 2016
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This is the perfect study guide to help you pass CompTIA ‘s new A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic, including substantial new coverage of Windows 8/8.1, new PC hardware, tablets, smartphones, OS X, Linux, cloud computing, and professional-level networking and security. Extensive prep tools include quizzes, Exam Alerts, our great last-minute Cram Sheet, two full practice exams in the print book and an additional two exams in the test engine, plus complete real-time practice and feedback through Pearson’s state-of-the-art test engine. You’ll also find ten exclusive Real World Scenario case studies, all linked to simulations or video on the DVD!

Practice Questions

9780789756305-usBy David L. Prowse
Call Number: QA 76.3 .P785543 2016
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Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your A+ 220-901 and 220-902 exams! Features 640 questions, organized to reflect the newest objectives for the A+ exams, so you can easily assess your knowledge of every topic. Each question includes a detailed answer explanation.

New Children’s Books for April

 

Note: Caldecott Honor Book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is on our purchase list, but is currently sold out in most places. It will be added to our collection when it becomes available.

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

2018 Caldecott Medal Winner
Call Number: PIC COR
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When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

2018 Caldecott Honor Book
Call Number: PIC PHI
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As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

2018 Caldecott Honor Book
Call Number: PIC COO
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There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back. This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about the act of moving on.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

2018 Caldecott Honor Book
Call Number: F 788 .C485 2017
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A river winds through the landscape, eroding the rock for millions of years, shaping a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, as much as 18 miles wide, and more than a mile deep known as … Grand Canyon. Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that live within its walls, Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through this wondrous place, discovering life both present and past. Weave in and out of time as perfectly placed die cuts show how a fossil today was a living creature millions of years ago, often in a completely different environment.

Rhyme Crime by John Burgerman

Call Number: PIC BUR
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In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow’s happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle’s sneeze–aaaaachooo!–and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble’s orange, and switched it with a . . . with a . . . Hey, does anything rhyme with orange? No? Aha! Could this be the rhyming robber’s undoing? Guided by bright, clever artwork, kids are empowered to put the final clues together for themselves to solve this silly rhyme crime, then guess at the name-nabber’s next sneaky move.

The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers

Call Number: PIC LEA
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Everyone knows that tigers are sleek, silent, and totally terrifying . . . most tigers, that is. But no one is afraid of Little Tiger. He’s just too small and clumsy to frighten anyone. Determined to prove that he is terrifying, Little Tiger sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare. He gets yawned at and laughed at, but Little Tiger won’t give up. Is there any animal in the forest who will find him just as sleek, silent, and totally terrifying as the bigger tigers?