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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott McCredie Narrator: Bob Craig Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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Although vital to our well-being, and even to our success as a species, the physical sense of balance has never attained the same recognition as sight, hearing, touch, smell, or taste. Now, with an epidemic of debilitating falls sweeping America's aging population, the time is ripe for a lively and illuminating tour of the human body's most exquisitely intricate and least understood faculty.

Balance is the first book written for a general audience that examines the mysteries of the human balance system: the astonishingly complicated mechanisms that allow our bodies to counteract the force of gravity as we move through space. A scientific, historical, and practical exploration of how balance works, Balance also provides the keys to remaining upright for as long as humanly possible. From simple motion sickness to astronauts' space stupids, and from fetal somersaults to the Flying Wallendas, McCredie guides readers on a delightful quest to elevate balance to its rightful place in the pantheon of the senses.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/4/2012

    " Very interesting to know how we loose our balance as we age. It helps to keep practising your balance like when you were a child, by doing sports, yoga, tai chi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice Palko | 9/20/2011

    " I learned a lot from this book about something we neglect with out health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 8/22/2011

    " I give this 5 not for excellent prose, although it is an easy reader, but because I think the information is vital to every human. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Boyle | 3/21/2011

    " Vestibular function is so important to our cognitive health as we age. It is important to walk barefoot and constantly awaken our propriception -- enhancing our balance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 6/10/2010

    " Good overall introduction to the human balance system "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/2/2009

    " Who'd have figured so much goes into keeping one's balance. An interesting read and like much from the medical history, interesting to see all the theories about something that have come down throughout the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 10/20/2008

    " Good overall introduction to the human balance system "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/15/2008

    " Who'd have figured so much goes into keeping one's balance. An interesting read and like much from the medical history, interesting to see all the theories about something that have come down throughout the years. "

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