Human Adaptation and Accommodation / Edition 1

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A text that explores how humans adapt to conditions of physical stress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472095117
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: Enlarged and Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Study of Human Adaptation 3
Ch. 2 Principles of Temperature Regulation 23
Ch. 3 Acclimation and Acclimatization to Hot Climates: Native and Nonnative Populations 53
Ch. 4 Thermoregulation and Acclimation to Cold Stress 79
Ch. 5 Acclimatization to Cold Environments: Native and Nonnative Populations 101
Ch. 6 Biological Responses, Acclimatization to Solar Radiation, and Evolution of Population Skin Color Differences 147
Ch. 7 Evolution of Population Skin Color Differences 163
Ch. 8 Respiratory Function and Gas Exchange in the Lungs and Tissues 175
Ch. 9 Cardiovascular System 201
Ch. 10 Biological Effects and Tolerance to High Altitude 219
Ch. 11 Adult Acclimatization, Developmental Acclimatization, and the High-Altitude Native 243
Ch. 12 Prenatal and Postnatal Growth and Development at High Altitude 281
Ch. 13 Accommodation to the Energy Demands of Pregnancy 311
Ch. 14 Accommodation to the Energy Demands of Lactation 335
Ch. 15 Accommodation to Acute and Chronic Malnutrition During Growth 357
Ch. 16 Accommodation to Experimental Starvation and Chronic Undernutrition 381
Ch. 17 Accommodation to Industrialization of Dietary Habits and Disease Expression 399
Ch. 18 Obesity: Accommodation and Adaptation to Variability In Dietary Supply 427
App. A. Conversion Factors for Measurements Used In the Biological Sciences 459
App. B. Conversion Factors 461
App. C. Glossary 485
Index 527
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