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Life at the Extremes : The Science of Survival

Ashcroft, Frances M.

ISBN 10: 0006551254 / 0-00-655125-4
ISBN 13: 9780006551256
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Publication Date: 2001

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How do people survive extremes of heat, cold, depth and height? For the geneticist inheritance is all. But for the physiologist extremism is all. This explores the limits to human survival and the physiological adaptations which enable us to exist.


 

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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. The debut of a female Steve Jones - likeable, literate, lucid and laconic. A sprightly, lavishly illustrated book on the science of human survival. How do people survive extremes of heat, cold, depth, speed and altitude? This book explores the limits of human survival and the physiological adaptations which enable us to exist under extreme conditions. In man s battle for survival in the harshest of environments, the knowledge imparted by physiology, the logic of life , is crucial. What causes mountain sickness? Why is it possible to reach the top of Everest without supplementary oxygen, yet be killed if a plane depressurises suddenly at the same altitude. Why are astronauts unable to stand without fainting when they return to Earth? Why do human divers get the bends but sperm whales don t? Will men always be able to run faster than women? Why don t penguins get frostbite?. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780006551256

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