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

Oxford University Press - In illustrating how human biology adapts to extremes, the book also explains how we learn to cope by blending behavior and biology, then by rigorous scientific observation, first by trial and error, and finally by technological innovation. The book examines how individuals survive when faced with extremes of immersion, heat, cold or altitude, emphasizing the body's recognition of stress and the brain's role in optimizing physiological function in order to provide time to escape or to adapt.

The range of environments in which people can survive is extensive, yet most of the natural world cannot support human life. Finally, it explores the role that advanced technology might play in special environments of the future, such as long journeys into space. The biology of human survival identifies the key determinants of life or death in extreme environments from a physiologist's perspective, tolerance, integrating modern concepts of stress, and adaptation into explanations of life under Nature's most austere conditions.

The Biology of Human Survival: Life and Death in Extreme Environments - The book describes life-support technology and how it enables humans to enter once unendurable realm, from the depths of the ocean to the upper reaches of the atmosphere and beyond.

Surviving the Extremes: What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance

Penguin Books - Penguin Books. Divided into six sections—jungle, high seas, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer space—this book uses firsthand testimony and documented accounts to investigate the science of what a body goes through and explains why people survive—and why they sometimes don’t. A vice president of the legendary Explorers Club, as well as surgeon, explorer, and masterful storyteller, Dr.

Kenneth kamler has spent years discovering what happens to the human body in extreme environmental conditions. Surviving the extremes brings personal experience and scientific knowledge together beautifully, giving us narrative that are powerful, moving, and very real. Oliver sacksa true-life scientific thriller no reader will forget, Surviving the Extremes takes us to the farthest reaches of the earth as well as into the uncharted territory within the human body, spirit, and brain.

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

W. W. Norton & Company - Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, educators, learn to assess risk, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, and make better decisions under pressure. Unique among survival books.

W w norton Company. Penguin Books. Stunning. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers. Enthralling. Deep survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading. Denver post over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives.

Survival: How to Prevail in Hostile Environments

Facts on File - Complete with anecdotes and true tales of survival, the book explains which survival techniques are effective and which are not and why. The second section explains how to endure in hostile environments: on the sea and in shipwrecks, the mountains, in the desert, under the water, the jungle, and at the poles.

Whether you are alone or in a group, hunger, suffering from thirst, extreme heat or bitter cold, Survival reveals the best techniques for braving the elements and staying alive. Survival is divided into three sections. Penguin Books. W w norton Company. The first section confronts the major threats to human life: cold, snakes, sharks, heat, physical exertion, thirst, and other venomous and poisonous creatures; and ends with tips about how to survive in a group.

Survival: How to Prevail in Hostile Environments - Survival provides clear, the desert, the sea, authoritative answers to these and hundreds of other questions as well as solid information on how to survive in almost every outdoor situation imaginable: the jungle, the mountains, the poles. Ideal for the outdoorsman, the intrepid traveler as well as the armchair adventurer, Survival is the ultimate guide to surviving in the great outdoors.

The author, a physician, also dispels much of the conventional wisdom about outdoor survival - for instance, drinking brandy is not the best way to combat cold weather. The third section, food gathering, " includes vital information about: weather and survival, medicine without a doctor, motion sickness and sensory aberrations, "Science and Survival, the survival diet, snow and avalanches, and other important survival skills and techniques.

Within these pages you will discover how to find water and food, pack a medical kit; navigate by the sun and stars; recognize a venomous snake; treat frostbite; diagnose and treat heatstroke; identify animal tracks; and much, much more.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Back Bay Books - W w norton Company. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, under, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, military veterans, diminish anxiety, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, leading scientists, and gifted artists, increase calm, and increase professional success.

Blue mind not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home. A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Back Bay Books. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do - Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Penguin Books.


Island Press - He recounts with drama and with the adventures of his days as a student at the University of Alabama and his four decades at Harvard University, where he has achieved renown as both teacher and researcher. As the narrative of wilson’s life unfolds, the reader is treated to an inside look at the origin and development of ideas that guide today’s biological research.

Throughout naturalist, we see Wilson’s mind and energies constantly striving to help establish many of the central principles of the field of evolutionary biology. Theories that are now widely accepted in the scientific world were once untested hypotheses emerging from one man’s broad-gauged studies.

Naturalist - He traces the trajectory of his life—from a childhood spent exploring the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida to life as a tenured professor at Harvard—detailing how his youthful fascination with nature blossomed into a lifelong calling. Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition. In naturalist, wilson describes for the first time both his growth as a scientist and the evolution of the science he has helped define.

The story of wilson’s life provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist, and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time. W w norton Company. Penguin Books.

Microbe Hunters

Mariner Books - Back Bay Books. W w norton Company. 160;paul de kruif's microbe hunters is a timeless dramatization of the scientists, doctors, bacteriologists, and medical technicians who discovered microbes and invented the vaccines to counter them. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books. De kruif reveals the now seemingly simple but really fundamental discoveries of science—for instance, how a microbe was first viewed in a clear drop of rain water, for the first time ever, and when, Louis Pasteur discovered that a simple vaccine could save a man from the ravages of rabies by attacking the microbes that cause it.

This science classic by paul de Kruif chronicles the pioneering bacteriological work of the first scientists to see and learn from the microscopic world.

How to Write, Publish, and Present in the Health Sciences: A Guide for Physicians and Laboratory Researchers

American College of Physicians - This book is sure to become the leading reference on health-science communications! Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. It describes how to write efficiently and how to prepare tables, graphs, charts, illustrations, and images for publication. A wealth of key concepts, practical information, common mistakes, and helpful tips make this book invaluable to novice researchers and seasoned professionals alike.

Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company. Back Bay Books. From the acclaimed author of the standard reference on reporting statistics in medicine, research proposals, this new resource explains how to create effective scientific articles, abstracts, posters, and slide presentations.

Surviving the Extremes: A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance

St. Martin's Press - Surviving the Extremes is a scientific nail-biter no reader will forget. A vice president of the legendary explorers Club, sledded, dived, floated, he has climbed, and trekked through some of the most treacherous and remote regions in the world. By showing us what happens when life itself is at stake, and the body's capacities put to their greatest test, this book reminds us what they truly mean.

Used book in Good Condition. These stories reveal how infinitely complex are the workings of the human body-and also how heartbreakingly fragile. Physiological constraints confine our bodies to less than one-fifth of the earth's surface. Penguin Books. He was the only doctor on everest during the tragic expedition documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and helped treat its survivors.

Surviving the Extremes: A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance - Divided into six sections-jungle, desert, high altitude, underwater, open sea, and outer space-Surviving the Extremes uses first-hand testimony and documented accounts to illustrate what happens in environments where our instinctive survival strategies must become fully engaged. At the heart of this book is a quest for the source of our will to survive and the haunting question of why some can, and others cannot, summon its awesome and nearly mystical power at their moment of greatest need.

Beyond that fraction lie the extremes. Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition.

Introduction to International Disaster Management

Butterworth-Heinemann - Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition. Introduction to international Disaster Management, Third Edition, continues to serve as the leading comprehensive overview of global emergency management. Used book in Good Condition. This edition provides practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession by utilizing a global perspective and including the different sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved.

W w norton Company. This useful, relevant text includes many changes that have occurred since the last edition for a better understanding of the rapidly advancing field of international disaster management. Includes updated perspectives on recent events that have shaped the direction emergency management is taking todayexamines outcomes of the hyogo Framework for Action HFA decade, including PowerPoint lecture slides, and how it differs among countries and regionsUpdated statistics on disaster frequency and impact provide a better understanding about how and why risk and vulnerability are changingPresents information on multilateral emergency management agreements as well as profiles of important NGOs and international organizationsKey terms and summaries are provided at the beginning of each chapter to ease student comprehensionOffers customized and updated instructor materials, test banks, such as insight into how disaster risk reduction has advanced globally, and a detailed instructor's guide Penguin Books.

Introduction to International Disaster Management - Butterworth-Heinemann. It also expands coverage of small-island developing states sids and explores the achievements of the United Nations Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015 and the priorities for action in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction currently under development. This update examines the impact of many recent large-scale and catastrophic disaster events on countries and communities, as well as their influence on disaster risk reduction efforts worldwide.

Human Physiology in Extreme Environments

Academic Press - 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. Butterworth-Heinemann. 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.

Presents human physiological challenges in Extreme Environments combined in one single resourceProvides an excellent source of information regarding paleontological and anthropological aspectsOffers practical medical and scientific use of current concepts Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Back Bay Books.

Human Physiology in Extreme Environments - Covering a broad range of extreme environments, and desert and arctic climates as well as space travel, including high altitude, tropical climates, underwater, this book will include case studies for practical application. Used book in Good Condition. W w norton Company.