Grappling with Gravity: How Will Life Adapt to Living in Space? (BOK)

Robert W. Phillips

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"Grappling with Gravity" explores the physiological changes that will occur in humans and the plants and animals that accompany humans as we move to new worlds, be it to colony in the emptiness of space or settlements on the Moon, Mars, or other moons or planets. This book focuses on the biomedical aspects, while not ignoring other life-changing influences of space living. For example, what happens to people physiologically in the microgravity of space, where weight and the direction 'up' become meaningless? Adapting to microgravity represents the greatest environmental challenge that life will have encountered since our ancestors moved from the seas to solid Earth. Away from Earth the human body will begin almost immediately to adapt and change, to be able to function in these strange environments. As a person adapts in space he or she will become less fit to live on Earth.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Robert W. Phillips
Forlag
Springer
ISBN 9781441968982
Antall sider 215 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 433 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular astronomy & space, Astronautics, Solar system: the Sun & planets, Medical physics