Life at the Extremes: [The Science of Survival] by Frances Ashcroft
By Frances Ashcroft
The debut of a feminine Steve Jones - likeable, literate, lucid and laconic. A sprightly, lavishly illustrated ebook at the technological know-how of human survival. How do humans continue to exist extremes of warmth, chilly, intensity, velocity and altitude? This publication explores the bounds of human survival and the physiological variations which permit us to exist below severe stipulations. In man's conflict for survival within the cruelest of environments, the information imparted through body structure, the 'logic of life', is important. What reasons mountain illness? Why is it attainable to arrive the pinnacle of Everest with no supplementary oxygen, but be killed if a aircraft depressurises unexpectedly on the related altitude. Why are astronauts not able to face with out fainting once they go back to Earth? Why do human divers get the bends yet sperm whales do not? Will males consistently be capable of run swifter than girls? Why do not penguins get frostbite?