Going Higher Oxygen, Man, and Mountains

ISBN-10: 0898866316

ISBN-13: 9780898866315

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Charles S. Houston, David E. Harris, Ellen J. Zeman, Mark Houston

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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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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

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
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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