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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:437
  1. Frances Ashcroft,
  2. Grant Hutchison, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

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    Harper Collins, £17.99, pp 326

    ISBN 0 00 255946 3

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    This book is aimed at the general reader and deals with human and animal adaptation to extreme conditions: high altitude, diving, heat and cold adaptation, the limits on athletic performance, and the physiological derangements of space flight. The style is anecdotal and episodic. Pure physiological discussions cover only a page or two at a time, short enough …

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