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Author: Carol Svec Narrator: Wendy Tremont King Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781541478817
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Balance is a lively, 360-degree exploration of our body's supersense. Health and wellness writer Carol Svec examines every facet of balance in a way that is highly entertaining, broadly accessible, and rigorously researched. Listeners follow her through various facilities as she talks with scientists doing state-of-the-art research. She grilled an egg in a virtual kitchen, had her senses fooled in a Tumbling Room by a mannequin named Hans, survived "the Vominator" without losing her lunch, and experienced drunken dizziness inside a police muster room. Chapters include fascinating case studies of people whose lives are affected by balance dysfunction, the latest research initiatives, the coolest gadgets used by researchers, and first-person accounts of what it's like to be a scientific guinea pig for balance. In a clear, friendly style, Svec communicates what she has learned about balance from some of the top scientists in the world, including how balance research is being applied to help those who are ill, elderly, disabled, or simply prone to queasiness, and what ingenious, potentially life-changing advances may be coming down the road. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thoroughly informative and engaging, Svec’s ‘dizzying journey’ maps a crucial, too-little-understood aspect of health and well-being.”

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  • Both awe-inspiring and funny, this is science writing at its best. Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, bestselling author of From Junk Food to Joy Food
  • “Narrator Wendy Tremont King projects a friendly attitude, inviting listeners to engage even in the technical aspects of the book. Verdict: Thiss work offers new and fascinating facts with every hour of listening. Although the book would be of special interest to those with balance dysfunction, everyone who is growing older will find useful information here.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • An incredible book…Both awe-inspiring and funny, this is science writing at its best.”

    Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert for NBC’s Today show

  • “Svec takes us on a fascinating romp through the science of balance and the mind-body connection.”

    Jena Pincott, author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?

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About the Author

Carol Svec has a master’s degree in physiological psychology and writes regularly for health and wellness publications, including Endurance and Brain Injury magazines. She is the author of After Any Diagnosis, named one of the best consumer health books of 2001 by Library Journal.

About the Narrator

Wendy Tremont King, a classically trained narrator and stage actor, got her start in audiobook narration as a volunteer for the Lighthouse for the Blind. She is an accomplished puppeteer and puppetry director, as well as a member of the SAG Foundation BookPals program for children’s literacy.