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The Biology of Human Survival: Life and Death in Extreme Environments

Claude A. Piantadosi (Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology)

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Oxford University Press Inc
01 October 2003
Physiology; Diving & hyperbaric medicine
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 individuals survive when faced with extremes of immersion, heat, cold or altitude, emphasising the body's recognition of stress and the brain's role in optimising physiological function in order to provide time to escape or to adapt.
By:   Claude A. Piantadosi (Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   601g
ISBN:   9780195165012
ISBN 10:   0195165012
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   01 October 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Biology of Human Survival: Life and Death in Extreme Environments

Piantadosi's book is a superb primer in the field and deserves a very wide readership. --Physiology News This book is written in a lucid and accessible style and is eminently suitable for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and would be also valuable...to anyone who designs equipment or plans for environmental exposures where human safety, performance, and survival are at stake. --Ergonomics in Design This book is written in a lucid and accessible style and is eminently suitable for courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and would be also valuable...to anyone who designs equipment or plans for environmental exposures where human safety, performance, and survival are at stake. --Ergonomics in Design Piantadosi's book is a superb primer in the field and deserves a very wide readership. --Physiology News


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