High Altitude: An Exploration of Human Adaptation

1st Edition

Thomas Hornbein, Robert Schoene

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CRC Press
Published August 30, 2001
Reference - 968 Pages
ISBN 9780429207822 - CAT# KE89117

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Summary

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 preexi

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