Going Higher Oxygen, Man, and Mountains

ISBN-10: 0898866316
ISBN-13: 9780898866315
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: How the body responds to high altitude--the classic study revised for the latest scientific findings. Cutting-edge information on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat altitude illness and hypoxia in everyday life.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

How the body responds to high altitude--the classic study revised for the latest scientific findings. Cutting-edge information on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat altitude illness and hypoxia in everyday life.

Charles Houston and Robert Bates organized the American expeditions to K2 in 1938 and 1953. Houston, a doctor of internal medicine, teaches at the University of Vermont. Bates, a past president of the American Alpine Club, received his doctorate in English and taught at Phillips Exeter Academy.

David Harris is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth

Ellen J. Zeman, PH.D., has written for and edited scientific and medical journals, encyclopedias, and books.

The air about us
Oxygen : the vital essence
Moving air : respiration
Moving blood : circulation
Cells : the ultimate users
Mountain illness : the air up high
The body up high : cellular and vascular responses to hypoxia
The spectrum of high-altitude illness : AMS/HACE
Vision and the eye at altitude
HAPE : high altitude pulmonary edema
Chronic and subacute mountain illness
Hypoxia in everyday life
Acclimatization
Genetics of high-altitude performance
Prevention and treatment
Operation Everest I and II
Limits to work at altitude
The mountain way

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