High altitude adaptation in humans is an instance of evolutionary modification in certain human populations including those of tibet in asia the andes of the americas and ethiopia in africa who have acquired the ability to survive at extremely high altitudesthis adaptation means irreversible long term physiological responses to high altitude environments associated with heritable . High altitude an exploration of human adaptation lung biology in health and disease 1st edition by thomas hornbein editor robert schoene editor 25 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews isbn 13 978 0824703134 isbn 10 0824703138 why is isbn important isbn this bar code number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right . 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 preexisting medical conditions who venture to high altitude. The high altitude medicine guide bookstore a selection of books on altitude illness offered in partnership with amazoncom an exploration of human adaptation lung biology in health and disease volume 161 wilderness 911 takes all backcountry travelers from the basics of first aid to more advanced wilderness medicine with . High altitude an exploration of human adaptation otten edward j 2003 10 01 000000 one of the great questions of biology is how do organisms adapt to environmental changes this is the basis for evolution and begs the question of how have humans adapted to extreme environments and indeed what is the role of medicine in human adaptation
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