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978-1-909141-84-1
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204
140 drawings and 134 color photographs
234 x 156
Published
12 November 2018
Handspring Publishing

£36.00 GBP / $49.50 USD

Biology, Anatomy, Biophysics, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Sport and Fitness

Biotensegrity – Second edition

The Structural Basis of Life

The emerging science of biotensegrity provides a fresh context for rethinking our understanding of human movement, but its complexities can be formidable. Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life, Second edition – now with full color illustrations throughout – explores and explains the concept of biotensegrity and provides an understanding and appreciation of anatomy and physiology in the light of the latest research findings.

The reader learns that biotensegrity is an evolving science which gives researchers, teachers, and practitioners across a wide range of specialisms, including bodyworkers and movement teachers, a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human body. They are then able to develop clinical practice and skills in light of this understanding, leading to more effective therapeutic approaches, with the aim of improved client outcomes.

 

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John Sharkey MSc Clinical Anatomist says in his Foreword to the second edition:

‘The questions raised in this tome are courageous questions and I am of the opinion that biotensegrity is the most essential component of all the models that can conceivably provide satisfactory answers. This eloquently written second edition, which is beautifully supported by full color illustrations, provides step-by-step explanations building logical and irrefutable evidence for the models of tensegrity and biotensegrity as the basis of life, form, and function.’

 

The second edition provides expanded coverage of the developmental and therapeutic aspects of biotensegrity. Coverage now includes:

    • A more thorough look at life’s internal processes
    • Closed kinematic chains as the new biomechanics
    • Embryological development as an evolutionary process
    • The human body as a constantly evolving system based on a set of unchanging principles
    • Emergence, heterarchies, soft-matter and small-world networks
    • A deeper look at what constitutes the therapeutic process

Visit Graham Scarr’s website here.   Visit the Biotesegrity Archive here.

 

Learn more about biotensegrity and why it is relevant in practice. Watch Susan in conversation with Graham Scarr, author of Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life in Moved to Learn!, hosted by Elizabeth Larkam, September 2020.

 

Chapter 1 • Tensegrity

Chapter 2 • Simple geometry in complex organisms

Chapter 3 • The balance of unseen forces

Chapter 4 • The problem with mechanics

Chapter 5 • The autonomous cell

Chapter 6 • The twist in the tale

Chapter 7 • The ease of motion

Chapter 8 • The ‘hard’ and the ‘soft’

Chapter 9 • A closer look

Chapter 10 • ‘Complex’ patterns in biology

Chapter 11 • Biotensegrity: a rational approach to biomechanics

Chapter 12 • Biotensegrity: the structural basis of life

Appendix 1 • Tensegrity models

Appendix 2 • Muscle volume and crossed helical fiber angle

Appendix 3 • The questionable hydrostat

Appendix 4 • The avian lung

Appendix 5 • Closed-chain kinematics and embryological development

Reviews of Biotensegrity 1st Edition

‘Well written and superbly illustrated.’ JW (Amazon.co.uk)
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Biotensegrity – Second edition

The Structural Basis of Life

£36.00 GBP / $49.50 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

  Buy eBook >
View sample pages here

The emerging science of biotensegrity provides a fresh context for rethinking our understanding of human movement, but its complexities can be formidable. Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life, Second edition – now with full color illustrations throughout – explores and explains the concept of biotensegrity and provides an understanding and appreciation of anatomy and physiology in the light of the latest research findings.

The reader learns that biotensegrity is an evolving science which gives researchers, teachers, and practitioners across a wide range of specialisms, including bodyworkers and movement teachers, a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the human body. They are then able to develop clinical practice and skills in light of this understanding, leading to more effective therapeutic approaches, with the aim of improved client outcomes.

 

© www.tensegrityinbiology.co.uk

John Sharkey MSc Clinical Anatomist says in his Foreword to the second edition:

‘The questions raised in this tome are courageous questions and I am of the opinion that biotensegrity is the most essential component of all the models that can conceivably provide satisfactory answers. This eloquently written second edition, which is beautifully supported by full color illustrations, provides step-by-step explanations building logical and irrefutable evidence for the models of tensegrity and biotensegrity as the basis of life, form, and function.’

 

The second edition provides expanded coverage of the developmental and therapeutic aspects of biotensegrity. Coverage now includes:

    • A more thorough look at life’s internal processes
    • Closed kinematic chains as the new biomechanics
    • Embryological development as an evolutionary process
    • The human body as a constantly evolving system based on a set of unchanging principles
    • Emergence, heterarchies, soft-matter and small-world networks
    • A deeper look at what constitutes the therapeutic process

Visit Graham Scarr’s website here.   Visit the Biotesegrity Archive here.

 

Learn more about biotensegrity and why it is relevant in practice. Watch Susan in conversation with Graham Scarr, author of Biotensegrity: The Structural Basis of Life in Moved to Learn!, hosted by Elizabeth Larkam, September 2020.

 

Chapter 1 • Tensegrity

Chapter 2 • Simple geometry in complex organisms

Chapter 3 • The balance of unseen forces

Chapter 4 • The problem with mechanics

Chapter 5 • The autonomous cell

Chapter 6 • The twist in the tale

Chapter 7 • The ease of motion

Chapter 8 • The ‘hard’ and the ‘soft’

Chapter 9 • A closer look

Chapter 10 • ‘Complex’ patterns in biology

Chapter 11 • Biotensegrity: a rational approach to biomechanics

Chapter 12 • Biotensegrity: the structural basis of life

Appendix 1 • Tensegrity models

Appendix 2 • Muscle volume and crossed helical fiber angle

Appendix 3 • The questionable hydrostat

Appendix 4 • The avian lung

Appendix 5 • Closed-chain kinematics and embryological development

Reviews of Biotensegrity 1st Edition

‘Well written and superbly illustrated.’ JW (Amazon.co.uk)
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Paperback, eBook
978-1-909141-84-1
2
204
140 drawings and 134 color photographs
234 x 156
Published
12 November 2018
Handspring Publishing

£36.00 GBP / $49.50 USD

Biology, Anatomy, Biophysics, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy, Sport and Fitness

Graham SCARR

Graham Scarr is a chartered biologist and osteopath with a particular interest in structural mechanics.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >