Space Physiology and Medicine

From Evidence to Practice

Editors: Nicogossian, A.E., Williams, R.S., Huntoon, C.L., Doarn, C.R., Polk, J.D., Schneider, V.S. (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Edited by leaders in development of space medicine
  • Up-to-date and clinically focused reworking of classic textbook
  • Contributors include international roster of respected clinicians and researchers in space medicine
  • Case studies and review questions
  • Online lesson plans
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 139,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6652-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 169,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6650-9
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 169,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-8261-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

As space medicine evolved from the late 1950s onward, the need arose for a ready reference for students and practitioners on the basic concepts of this new specialty. Through three editions edited by leaders in the development of space medicine, this classic text has met the need. This fourth edition of Space Physiology and Medicine provides succinct, evidence-based summaries of the current knowledge base in space medicine and serves as a source of information on the space environment, responses, and practices. Additionally, there is extensive online material available for each chapter, featuring overviews and self-study questions.

About the authors

Arnauld E. Nicogossian, MD, FACPM, FACP Distinguished Research Professor Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University Senior Editor, World Medical and Health Policy Journal, and Former NASA Associate Administrator, Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications Arlington, VA, USA 

Richard S. Williams, MD, FACS Chief Health and Medical Officer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington, DC, USA 
Carolyn L. Huntoon, PhD Former Director NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center & Assistant Secretary of Environmental Management, DOE Barrington, Rhode Island, USA 
Charles R. Doarn, MBA Special Assistant to the Chief Health and Medical Officer NASA Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer Washington, DC, USA Research Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine School of Medicine Unviersity of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, USA  
James D. Polk, DO, MS, MMM, CPE, FACOEP Senior Medical Officer  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Former Chief Flight Medicine NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, USA 
Victor S. Schneider, MD Program Executive Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate NASA HQ Visiting Associate Professor University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA 

Reviews

This book was awarded by The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in 2018 with the Life Science Book Award.

“There is no question but this is a stunning textbook of use in a variety of settings. Certainly flight surgeons, biomedical researchers, and other scientists will view it a major boon to their efforts.” (Roger D. Launius, SPACE TIMES, Vol.56 (6), November – December, 2017)

“This fourth edition … provides succinct historical accounts of their evolution, and offers assessments of the increasingly more sophisticated information available on the space environment, risks to astronaut health, and countermeasures available to protect the human body. … Certainly, flight surgeons, biomedical researchers, and other scientists will view it a major boon to their efforts. … Space Physiology and Medicine has many sections that will greatly enhance knowledge of this most important of all aspects of human space exploration.” (Roger D. Launius, Quest Magazine, Vol. 24 (4), 2017)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 139,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6652-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 169,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-6650-9
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 169,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-8261-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space Physiology and Medicine
Book Subtitle
From Evidence to Practice
Editors
  • Arnauld E. Nicogossian
  • Richard S. Williams
  • Carolyn L. Huntoon
  • Charles R. Doarn
  • James D. Polk
  • Victor S. Schneider
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6652-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6652-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6650-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8261-5
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXIII, 509
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 186 illustrations in colour
Topics