High Altitude Physiology and Medicine.


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High altitude physiology and medicine has again become important. The excep- tional achievements of mountaineers who have climbed nearly all peaks over 8,000 m without breathing equipment raise the question of maximal adaptation ca- pacity of man to low oxygen pressures. More importantly, the increase in tourism in the Andes and the Himalayas brings over 10,000 people to sites at altitudes above 4,000 and 5,000 m each year. At such heights several kinds of high alti- tude diseases are likely to occur, and these ...

High Altitude Physiology and Medicine 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461256410

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

Trade paperback

High Altitude Physiology and Medicine 1982, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387904825

1982 edition