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The biology of human survival : life and death in extreme environments

Author: Claude A Piantadosi
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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The range of environments in which people can survive is extensive, yet most of the natural world cannot support human life. The Biology of Human Survival identifies the key determinants of life or death in extreme environments from a physiologist's perspective, integrating modern concepts of stress, tolerance, and adaptation into explanations of life under Nature's most austere conditions.; The book examines how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Piantadosi, Claude A.
Biology of human survival.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003040497
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claude A Piantadosi
ISBN: 1280533838 9781280533839
OCLC Number: 647897693
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The Human Environment ; 2. Survival and Adaptation ; 3. Cross-Acclimation ; 4. Food for Thought ; 5. Water and Salt ; 6. Water That Makes Men Mad ; 7. Tolerance to Heat ; 8. Endless Oceans of Sand ; 9. Hypothermia ; 10. Life on the Crystal Desert ; 11. Survival in Cold Water ; 12. Air as Good as We Deserve ; 13. Bends and Rapture of the Deep ; 14. Sunken Submarines ; 15. Climbing Higher ; 16. Into the Wild Blue Yonder ; 17. G Whiz ; 18. The Gravity of Microgravity ; 19. Weapons of Mass Destruction ; 20. Human Prospects for Colonising Space
Responsibility: Claude A. Piantadosi.

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This book explains how humans can live in extreme environments from a physiologist's perspective, using modern concepts of stress, tolerance and adaptation. It examines how individuals cope with life  Read more...

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Piantadosi's book is a superb primer in the field and deserves a very wide readership. * Physiology News, Number 55, Summer 2004 * This is an engaging and accessible work of intellectual synthesis Read more...

 
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