High Altitude: An Exploration of Human Adaptation
Thomas Hornbein, Robert Schoene
Taylor & Francis, Aug 30, 2001 - Medical - 968 pages
This book explores how humans respond to the hypoxia of high altitudes, addressing the response of lowlanders to sudden and sustained exposure, as well as that of those living permanently at high elevations.
Examines adaptation and maladaptation, acute and chronic high-altitude illnesses, and the challenges faced by lowland dwellers with preexisting medical conditions who venture to high altitude!
Containing more than 3000 references and over 200 tables, charts, and graphs that support the text, High Altitude
Written by more than 55 contributors who are among the world's leading authorities and investigators, High Altitude is a provocative referencefor pulmonologists, physiologists, biologists, critical care specialists, internists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, and medical school students.
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