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Extremes: How Far Can You Go to Save a Life?

Extremes: How Far Can You Go to Save a Life? (Paperback)

By Fong, Kevin

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In anaesthetist Dr Kevin Fong's television programmes he has often demonstrated the impact of extremes on the human body by using his own body as a 'guinea pig'. So Dr Fong is well placed to share his experience of the sheer audacity of medical practice at extreme physiological l...imits, where human life is balanced on a knife edge. Through gripping accounts of extraordinary events and pioneering medicine, Dr Fong explores how our body responds when tested by the extremes of heat and cold, vacuum and altitude, age and disease. He shows how science, technology and medicine have taken what was once lethal in the world and made it survivable. This is not only a book about medicine, but also about exploration in its broadest sense - and about how, by probing the very limits of our biology, we may ultimately return with a better appreciation of how our bodies work, of what life is, and what it means to be human.
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ISBN 9781444737776
Released NZ 10 Dec 2013
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781444737776
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Released 10 Dec 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fong, Kevin
Category Physiology
Popular Science
Human Biology & Related Topics
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 612
Weight 240g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human body, Human physiology
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade