Forums General The Physiology of the Joints – Kapandji

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    • #70883
      AvatarBailey Martinez

        I’ve heard that Kapandji’s books are amazing; especially the set of 3 volumes.

        What’s odd is that I know people with the e-book versions – but I can’t find them online anywhere.

        There are some paperback copies available which were published back in 1988. All of which sell for around $20-$40.

        There are also some more recent copies “available” that were semi-recently published in 2008. Here’s the odd thing about their “availability”, Volume 3 – starts at $385, volume 1 – sells for $200+, and Volume 2 – sells for $500+.

        Does anyone know what is going on? There’s hardly any details around these books and the author other than a handful of great reviews. It seems that the new books are updated versions of the old ones from 1988 – but how does that make the cost differential that huge?

      • #74449
        AvatarNathan Richer

          Thor, they look great!

          I just ordered some from I got new 6th editions of Vol 1 and 3 for only ~$32 each. I bought a new copy of 5th edition Vol 2 which wasn’t available in 6th edition.
          I wouldn’t pay the exorbitant prices. I think that some sellers look on amazon, see that it’s not available and see if any suckers will pay the ridiculous price. as soon as someone puts it up for a real price, that price disappears. i think it’s a bad scam.  In any case, there are many places online to look for a book…
        • #74466
          AvatarBailey Martinez

            David you are a gentleman and a scholar – Thank you very much. All of the places I normally visit for book shopping either had the same prices, or just didn’t carry anything by the author. I’ve never heard of, but I just placed my order.


          • #74467
            AvatarNathan Richer

              ha you’re welcome!

     is mostly a used/rare book seller. You can often find stuff there and not anywhere else. Also a lot of book sellers list in multiple places, so it’s most likely the same seller with the same ridiculous price you’re seeing in a lot of the usual book buying places…
              I also go to which is pretty good.
            • #74515
              AvatarNathan Richer

                Hey Thor,

                the books arrived – how weird to have special South African editions. They look to be really excellent! Thanks for the pointer.
              • #74520
                AvatarBailey Martinez

                  Lol same here! Mine are from South Asia! 😛

                  They’re ridiculously good! The illustrations just do such a great job explaining every motion and force on each part of the body.

                  If you like these books, I highly recommend Yoga Anatomy:

                  Also great illustrations, but it gives a solid understanding of how and why the neuromuscular system works with not only breathing, but every other system in the body. The pdf version is pretty nice too. 😉

                • #75839
                  AvatarRob Tumy

                    Hi guys,

                    I’m also interested in purchasing these books. Just wondering if there are any significant differences between the earlier editions and the recent editions of the 3 volumes?
                    Thanks in advance for further help
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