skip to content
The biology of human survival : life and death in extreme environments Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Claude A Piantadosi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Piantadosi, Claude A.
Biology of human survival.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003040497
(OCoLC)51454527
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claude A Piantadosi
ISBN: 9780199748075 0199748071 0195165012 9780195165012
OCLC Number: 70215878
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The Human Environment --
The nature of human physical boundaries --
The importance of preparation for extreme exposures --
Some basic concepts of survival analysis --
Characteristics of life-support systems --
2. Survival and Adaptation --
The science of human physiology --
Principles of physiological regulation and adaptation --
Defining physiological adaptation to the environment --
Acclimatization and acclimation --
3. Cross-Acclimation --
The complexity of adaptation to environment --
Positive and negative cross-acclimation. Biochemical mediators of physiological adaptation --
Stress proteins and the stress response --
4. Food for Thought --
A brief overview of human starvation --
Starvation: an affliction of the very young and the very old --
Assessing the severity of starvation --
Why children die of starvation --
Other critical factors in human starvation --
Starvation and obesity: strange bedfellows --
The molecular basis of obesity and hunger --
5. Water and Salt --
The composition of body water --
Why do human food and water requirements differ? --
The body's minimum daily water requirements. The mechanism of dehydration and the body's responses --
Dehydration and heat tolerance --
Survival time without drinking water --
6. Water That Makes Men Mad --
The composition of seawater --
Ingestion of seawater --
Survival at sea --
Lessons from the USS Indianapolis --
A practical approach to salt and water loss at sea --
7. Tolerance to Heat --
Mammalian homeothermy --
Humans as tropical primates --
Body heat balance --
Heat acclimatization --
Heat acclimatization and physical fitness --
The limitations of human tolerance to heat --
Heat illnesses --
Death by heatstroke. 8. Endless Oceans of Sand --
The camel and the Berber --
Desert lessons from Pablo and the Haj --
Thermal stress and behavior --
Importance and regulation of heat-escape activities --
9. Hypothermia --
The effects of extreme cold on the extremities --
Settings for systemic hypothermia --
The physiology of hypothermia --
Unexpected effects of cold and hypothermia --
The subtle effect of winter on human mortality --
10. Life and Death on the Crystal Desert --
Life in Antarctica --
The race for the South Pole --
Failure to adapt to Antarctic conditions --
Engineering out the need to tolerate cold. Human acclimation to cold --
Estivation --
Hibernation --
Hibernation, energy conservation, and suspended animation --
11. Survival in Cold Water --
The sinking of the Titanic --
Water temperature and human survival --
Prediction of survival time in cold water --
Survival behavior in cold water --
Hypothermia in deep sea diving --
Respiratory heat losses and slow cooling --
12. Air as Good as We Deserve --
Life in an oxidizing atmosphere --
Biological oxidations and oxygen toxicity --
Antioxidant defenses and the oxidant-antioxidant balance --
The free radical theory of aging.
Responsibility: Claude A. Piantadosi.
More information:

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70215878> # The biology of human survival : life and death in extreme environments
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "70215878" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Place/oxford> ; # Oxford
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3053631";target="_blank'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/extreme_environments> ; # Extreme environments
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/environment> ; # Environment
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/612/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/adaptation_physiological> ; # Adaptation, Physiological
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/medical_physiology> ; # MEDICAL--Physiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/human_physiology> ; # Human physiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/science_life_sciences_human_anatomy_&_physiology> ; # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Human Anatomy & Physiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/survival_physiology> ; # Survival--physiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/adaptation_biology> ; # Adaptation (Biology)
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/51942214> ; # Claude A. Piantadosi
    schema:datePublished "2003" ;
    schema:description "1. The Human Environment -- The nature of human physical boundaries -- The importance of preparation for extreme exposures -- Some basic concepts of survival analysis -- Characteristics of life-support systems -- 2. Survival and Adaptation -- The science of human physiology -- Principles of physiological regulation and adaptation -- Defining physiological adaptation to the environment -- Acclimatization and acclimation -- 3. Cross-Acclimation -- The complexity of adaptation to environment -- Positive and negative cross-acclimation."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/800301672> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51454527> ;
    schema:name "The biology of human survival : life and death in extreme environments"@en ;
    schema:productID "70215878" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/70215878#PublicationEvent/oxford_new_york_oxford_university_press_2003> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:url "http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3053631";target="_blank" ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ben/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=161222> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.librarycatalog.vts.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=161222> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://www.myilibrary.com?id=53383> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0614/2003040497-t.html> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/warw/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=161222> ;
    schema:url <http://0-ebookcentral.proquest.com.librarycatalog.vts.edu/lib/vtu/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=3053631> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195165012> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199748075> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/70215878> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/concordiaab-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/gprc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/macewan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rdc/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/adaptation_biology> # Adaptation (Biology)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Adaptation (Biology)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/adaptation_physiological> # Adaptation, Physiological
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Adaptation, Physiological"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/extreme_environments> # Extreme environments
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Extreme environments"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/medical_physiology> # MEDICAL--Physiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "MEDICAL--Physiology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/science_life_sciences_human_anatomy_&_physiology> # SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Human Anatomy & Physiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Human Anatomy & Physiology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/800301672#Topic/survival_physiology> # Survival--physiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Survival--physiology"@en ;
    .

<http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=161222>
    rdfs:comment "from EBSCO Academic Collection" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51942214> # Claude A. Piantadosi
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Piantadosi" ;
    schema:givenName "Claude A." ;
    schema:name "Claude A. Piantadosi" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780195165012>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0195165012" ;
    schema:isbn "9780195165012" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199748075>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0199748071" ;
    schema:isbn "9780199748075" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51454527>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Biology of human survival." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70215878> ; # The biology of human survival : life and death in extreme environments
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ben/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "(access limited to Benedictine University patrons)" ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ualberta/detail.action?docID=3053631>
    rdfs:comment "from Ebook Central Academic Complete" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.