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Human adaptation and accommodation

Author: A Roberto Frisancho
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A text that explores how humans adapt to conditions of physical stress

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frisancho, A. Roberto, 1939-
Human adaptation and accommodation.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624407013
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Roberto Frisancho
ISBN: 0472095110 9780472095117
OCLC Number: 26763611
Notes: "Enlarged and revised edition of Human adaptation."
Description: ix, 532 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Principles and definitions --
Study of human adaptation --
Thermoregulation --
Principles of temperature regulation --
Acclimation and acclimatization to hot climates: native and nonnative populations --
Thermoregulation and acclimation to cold stress --
Acclimatization to cold environments: native and nonnative populations --
Skin color and adaptation to solar radiation --
Biological responses, acclimatization to solar radiation and evolution of population skin color differences --
Evolution of population skin color differences --
Adaptation to high altitude --
Respiratory function and gas exchange in the lungs and tissues --
Cardiovascular system --
Biological effects and tolerance to high altitude --
Adult acclimatization, developmental acclimatization and the high-altitude native --
Prenatal and postnatal growth and development at high altitude --
Accommodation to energy variability --
Accommodation to the energy demands of pregnancy --
Accommodation to the energy demands of lactation --
Accommodation to acute and chronic malnutrition during growth. (cont) Accommodation to experimental starvation and chronic undernutrition --
Accommodation to industrialization of dietary habits and disease expression --
Obesity: accommodation and adaptation to variability in dietary supply --
Conversion factors for measurements used in the biological sciences --
Conversion factors.
Responsibility: A. Roberto Frisancho.

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