Life at the Extremes The Science of Survival by Frances Ashcroft

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Published by University of California Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sports Science,
  • Science,
  • Environmental Physiology,
  • Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology,
  • Animal physiology,
  • Medical / General,
  • Adaptation (Biology),
  • Adaptation (Physiology),
  • Extreme environments

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7710836M
ISBN 100520222342
ISBN 109780520222342

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