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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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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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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
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
OCLC Number: 748918510
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource
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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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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