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SpringerBriefs in Medical Earth Sciences

Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure

Editors: Hosokawa, Yuri (Ed.)

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  • The book is the first of its kind to compile multiple disciplines - human physiology, climatology, and medicine - in one to provide fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective
  • Developed by experts, scientists, and physicians from exercise physiology, climatology, public health, sports medicine, and military medicine
  • Highlights special considerations and applications of thermal physiology to general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings
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About this book

This book provides fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective. The book includes a section on human physiology, epidemiology and special considerations in aforementioned populations, and behavioral and technological adjustments people may take to combat thermal environmental stress and safeguard their health. 

  • The book is the first of its kind to compile multiple disciplines - human physiology, climatology, and medicine - in one to provide fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective;
  • Developed by experts, scientists, and physicians from exercise physiology, climatology, public health, sports medicine, and military medicine;
  • Highlights special considerations and applications of thermal physiology to general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings.

 

About the authors

Yuri Hosokawa serves as the Medical & Science Advisory Board at the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI). Her research interests include prevention and education of sudden death in sport, establishing best practices in road race medicine, development of regional-specific heat guidelines and exploring the roles of genetics in the susceptibility of exertional heat stroke. She has lead inter-agency projects to advance interdisciplinary work among athletic, occupational, and military medicine with public health and biometeorology to improve resilience to extreme heat among physically active population. She is a member of the International Committee of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a member of the International Institute for Race Medicine Ambassador Program Committee, and serves as a science advisor for Sport Safety Japan, NPO.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Climate Change and Increasing Risk of Extreme Heat

    Pages 1-13

    Jones, Hunter M.

  • Human Physiology in the Heat

    Pages 15-27

    Belval, Luke N. (et al.)

  • Heat Exposure and the General Public: Health Impacts, Risk Communication, and Mitigation Measures

    Pages 29-43

    Grundstein, Andrew J. (et al.)

  • Heat Exposure and Impact on Occupational Settings

    Pages 45-58

    Thomas, Richard J. (et al.)

  • Exertional Heat Illness in the Military: Risk Mitigation

    Pages 59-71

    Kazman, Josh B. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75889-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75888-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure
Editors
  • Yuri Hosokawa
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Medical Earth Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75889-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75889-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-75888-6
Series ISSN
2523-3610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 116
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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