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Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology-2nd Edition

Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology-2nd Edition

$166.95 CAD


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    Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, offers physiology students and exercise science professionals a complete look at the major topics and debates in the field of environmental physiology. In this second edition, Dr. Stephen Cheung is joined by the coauthor Dr. Phil Ainslie, who has extensive professional expertise in mountaineering and high-altitude physiology and has led numerous high-altitude research expeditions.

    Among the issues explored in this text are the effects of heat, hydration, and cold in the thermal environment; diving, altitude training, and other pressure effects on the human system; and the influences that pollution and air quality have on exercise. The text also explores the microgravity (space) environment and chronobiological rhythms. The second edition includes new chapters on heat adaptation and therapy, breath-hold diving, physiological adjustments to acute hypoxia, sex differences in environmental response, and cross-adaptation.

    Through Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, readers will learn the following:
    • The initial physiological responses upon exposure to an environment that a person is not adapted to
    • How the body adapts to repeated exposure to an environment
    • How various environments affect the ability to exercise and work
    • Individual variability in response to stressful environments
    • Countermeasures that people can take to minimize the impact of environmental stressors

    Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, contains twice the number of figures and illustrations from the previous edition to offer better visualization and explanation of the content. New learning aids include chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and review questions to enhance reader comprehension. Sidebars throughout the text highlight lively areas of current research and debate to stimulate further investigation.

    Supported by evidence-based information and numerous references, Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, addresses the primary environmental factors affecting people when they are working, exercising, and competing in sport. By linking research with recommendations for real-world situations, this text serves as an invaluable resource for students and professionals alike.


    Text for graduate-level and upper-level undergraduate courses in exercise physiology and exercise science; reference for exercise science professionals and sports medicine specialists.
    Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Temperature Regulation
    Heat Balance Equation
    Models of Thermoregulatory Control
    Thermal Stress Scales

    Chapter 2. Heat Stress
    The Problem With Heat
    Mechanisms of Hyperthermia
    Thermal Perception and Exercise
    Individual Variability
    Cooling Strategies

    Chapter 3. Heat Adaptation
    Heat Adaptation
    Heat Therapy

    Chapter 4. Hydration Strategies for Exercise
    Hydration Terminology
    Impact of Fluid Balance on Performance
    Developing a Hydration Strategy
    Hydration Strategies Following Exercise

    Chapter 5. Cold Air Exposure
    Physiological Responses to Cold Exposure
    Exercise in the Cold
    Cold Injuries to the Extremities
    Thermal Response in the Extremities

    Chapter 6. Cold Water Immersion
    Phase 1 Immersion and Cold Shock
    Phase 2 Muscle Failure
    Phase 3 Hypothermia
    Phase 4 Postrescue Collapse

    Chapter 7. Breath-Hold Diving
    Gas Laws
    Disciplines of Apnea Diving
    Static Apnea
    Dynamic Apnea
    Training Apnea Diving
    Indigenous Diving Populations
    Medical Consequences of Apnea Diving

    Chapter 8. Diving and Hyperbaric Physiology
    Physics of Diving
    Diving Systems
    Decompression Sickness
    Inert Gas Narcosis
    Saturation Diving

    Chapter 9. Physiological Adjustments to Acute Hypoxia
    Normoxia and Hypoxia
    Physiological Consequences of Exposure to Acute Hypoxia
    Neurological Effects of Acute Hypoxia
    Fatigue and Hypoxia
    Clinical Consequences of Acute Hypoxia

    Chapter 10. High-Altitude Physiology
    High Altitude and the Oxygen Cascade
    Cardiovascular Response
    High-Altitude Illnesses
    Hemoglobin and Oxygen Transport
    American Medical Research Expedition to Everest
    Metabolism and Body Composition
    Adaptation to High Altitude

    Chapter 11. Altitude Training and Performance
    Living-Training Hypoxic Models
    Genetic Basis of Altitude Performance
    Considerations in Applying Altitude Training

    Chapter 12. Microgravity and Spaceflight
    Physiological Responses to Microgravity
    Microgravity Simulations
    Spaceflight Countermeasures
    Extravehicular Activity Physiology
    Spacesuit Design

    Chapter 13. Exercise in Polluted Environments
    Major Pollutants
    Air Quality Indices
    Pollution Effects on Exercise
    Managing Air Pollution for Athletes

    Chapter 14. Chronobiology
    Circadian Rhythms and the Sleep–Wake Cycle
    Sleep Deprivation
    Transmeridian Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag

    Chapter 15. Cross-Adaptation
    Cold and Hypoxia Cross-Acclimatization
    Heat and Hypoxia Cross-Acclimatization
    Other Cross-Adaptation Themes

    Chapter 16. Individual Variability: Sex and Age
    Sex Differences in Thermoregulation
    Sex Differences in High-Altitude Physiology
    Aerobic Fitness
    Stephen Cheung, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology and senior research fellow at Brock University, where his research focuses on the effects of environmental stress on human physiology and performance. He held a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics from 2007 to 2017.

    Cheung has authored more than 120 articles that explore muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, metabolic, cognitive, and performance responses to multiple environments, including heat, cold, hydration, and altitude. He has worked extensively with industry and sport organizations to improve health and safety in the workplace, athletic performance, and equipment design. Cheung is also a leader in driving scientific advances in cycling physiology and performance and has published two books on the science of cycling: Cutting-Edge Cycling and Cycling Science.

    Philip Ainslie, PhD, is a professor of health and exercise sciences and is the Canada Research Chair and codirector of the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at the University of British Columbia in Okanagan.

    Ainslie has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has recently coauthored the sixth edition of the textbook High-Altitude Medicine and Physiology. In addition to mechanistic laboratory-based experiments, he leads regular field expeditions to study elite free divers as well as expeditions to high altitude to study acclimatization and adaptation, with a focus on indigenous populations located in the mountainous regions of Tibet, South America, and Ethiopia. Ainslie has won numerous national and international awards for his research and sits on various international scientific leadership and advisory groups; he also currently co-organizes a number of international conferences related to environmental physiology.
    Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, bridges the gap between laboratory research and real-world application, providing a definitive and accessible overview of current knowledge in environmental exercise physiology—including rapidly developing areas such as breath-hold diving and heat adaptation.”
    —Alex Hutchinson, Science Journalist and Author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

    “The authors have successfully collated the most important aspects of various environmental exercise physiology and positioned it into one book. This was done through appropriate choice of information to cover, while also using exceptionally good figures/images throughout the book to help readers gain an understanding of the complex interplay at work during environmental exercise physiology.”

    —© Doody’s Review Service, 2023, Cody Dulaney, Kent State University (4-star review)

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Test package. Contains more than 370 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

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