Human Physiology in Extreme Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123869470, 9780123869982

Human Physiology in Extreme Environments

1st Edition

Authors: Hanns-Christian Gunga
eBook ISBN: 9780123869982
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869470
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2014
Page Count: 336
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Description

Human Physiology in Extreme Environments is the one publication that offers how human biology and physiology is affected by extreme environments while highlighting technological innovations that allow us to adapt and regulate environments. Covering a broad range of extreme environments, including high altitude, underwater, tropical climates, and desert and arctic climates as well as space travel, this book will include case studies for practical application. Graduate students, medical students and researchers will find Human Physiology in Extreme Environments an interesting, informative and useful resource for human physiology, environmental physiology and medical studies.

Key Features

  • Presents human physiological challenges in Extreme Environments combined in one single resource
  • Provides an excellent source of information regarding paleontological and anthropological aspects
  • Offers practical medical and scientific use of current concepts

Readership

Graduate students studying human physiology and environmental physiology; medical students; basic science students; students studying developmental and evolutionary biology; researchers new to the field across academic, medical, corporate and government areas.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Universe
    • 1.2 Galaxies
    • 1.3 Planetary System
    • 1.4 Earth-Moon System
    • 1.5 Life
  • Chapter 2: Methodology
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Historical Aspects
    • 2.3 Accelerating Growth of Technology
    • 2.4 Characteristics of Mobile Technologies for Field Use
    • 2.5 Smart Devices
    • 2.6 Outlook
  • Chapter 3: Exercise Physiology
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Physical Principles
    • 3.3 Ergometry
    • 3.4 Energy Expenditure
    • 3.5 VO2 max
    • 3.6 Energy Sources and Storage
    • 3.7 Musculature
    • 3.8 Energy and Exercise Intensity
    • 3.9 Lactate Threshold
    • 3.10 Oxygen Supply
    • 3.11 Strength
    • 3.12 Training
    • 3.13 Sport, Health, and Evolutionary Aspects
  • Chapter 4: Pressure Environment
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Hypobaric Environment
    • 4.2 Hyperbaric Environment
  • Chapter 5: Desert and Tropical Environment
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Thermal Balance
    • 5.3 Heat Production
    • 5.4 Methodologies of Core Body Temperature Measurement
    • 5.5 Basics of Heat Transfer
    • 5.6 Thermoregulation
    • 5.7 Special Temperature Regulation
    • 5.8 Adaptation, Acclimatization, Acclimation, and Habituation
    • 5.9 Hyperthermia and Fever
    • 5.10 Thermoregulation and Climate
    • 5.11 Outlook: Global Warming and Human Health
    • 5.12 Summary
  • Chapter 6: Cold Environments
    • Abstract
    • Preface
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Arctic Regions
    • 6.3 Antarctic Regions
    • 6.4 Summary
  • Chapter 7: Space
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Mission Scenarios
    • 7.3 Major Physiological and Medical Limitations During Long-Term Spaceflight
    • 7.4 Life Support Systems on ISS
    • 7.5 Experience to Date
    • 7.6 Special Medical Physiological Problems Arising from Residence in Space
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123869982
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123869470

About the Author

Hanns-Christian Gunga

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institut fur Physiologie, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Reviews

"...well supported with current evidence-based research...perfect for readers looking to bridge their basic understanding of human function from the laboratory to the settings of extreme natural environments. Score: 100 - 5 Stars" --Doody's

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