Fundamentals of Space Medicine (Space Technology Library)

Fundamentals of Space Medicine (Space Technology Library)

Fundamentals of Space Medicine (Space Technology Library)

Investigations in space have led to fundamental discoveries of the human body to the space environment. Gilles Clément has conducted extensive research in this field. This readable text presents the findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. About 1200 human space flights have been completed to date, including more than 500 astronauts from various countries, for a combined total presence in space of about 90 years. The first edition of this title was published in 2005 (written in 2003 – 2004), and new data is now available from crewmembers participating in long-duration flights on board the International Space Station (ISS). The number of astronauts who have spent six months in orbit has doubled since 2004. On board the ISS, the astronauts use newly developed pharmaceutical countermeasure for bone loss (such as biophosphonates) and state-of-the-art exercise resistive devices against muscle atrophy and cardiovascular deterioration. The ISS life support systems now use advanced closed-loop systems for meeting the needs of a 6-person crew, including recycling urine to water. Some of these new technologies have potential spin-offs for medical (i.e., sedentary life style, obesity) and environmental issues here on Earth. And finally, there are new space research opportunities with the Orion space vehicle that will soon replace the Space Shuttle, the Moon, and Mars space exploration program that is slowly but surely taking shape, and the space tourism sector that has become a reality. The focus on this edition is the ISS, Orion and planetary exploration, and space tourism. This edition also includes more than 20% new material, along with photographs, data, and video clips for Springer Extras!

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  1. Jorge Luis Hevia Casanova said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The only one available text for space “medicine”, December 7, 2012
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    Jorge Luis Hevia Casanova (Madrid, Spain) –
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    Well, here I am again about a year after this book’s adquisition. As usual I have read the whole book, and got very satisfied with the results (given the available data). As in the book states, there is no so much information about real medicine inside this book, since it is not possible to deeply study the human body under all conditions keeping it fully operative for the re-entry to Earth.

    The nice part is that many of the effects of “gravity” have been only noticed for a very short time period, so roughly. The bad part is that the obtained information is not so huge as desired at first.

    To sum up, great book to see what happens to a human being under low gravity conditions for a small period of time.

    From what I have read from this author, and if true, is that there is no so much information available to get nice hints or medicine breakthroughs, and there is still a lot to be done not only with humans, but also with biology in general. For plants and animals overview, see the same author’s book: Fundamentals of Space Biology: Research on Cells, Animals, and Plants in Space (Space Technology Library).

    Personally, about these topics there are still lots of uncertainties, and probably I have been too tough with the review of the previous book. If there is no available data to show something, there is no possibility to show anything in a book.

    From my point of view, this is just a start guide for space operation involving humans.

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  2. David J. Sullivan-nightengale said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Essential Introductory Book, November 19, 2006
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    David J. Sullivan-nightengale (Saint Paul, MN USA) –
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    Clement’s book is one of the most important books in the Space Technology Library series. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was wise to choose it for its graduate coursework in Space Science. The graphics were very good. The information was up-to-date, and the supplemental material on the CD was delightful inlcuding the tongue-in-cheek humor. I look forward to the next version as Dr. Clement gathers more information.

    The references at the end of each chapter provide a wealth of information to dig deeper.

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  3. Eric Fuller said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

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    Drier than a Desert, December 31, 2012
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    Eric Fuller (East Worcester, NY United States) –

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    Have insomnia? Buy this book. It’s awful, and very slow to read. It was a necessary purchase for a college course I was taking, and I lamented reading this book.

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