PULLING G

Human Responses to High and Low Gravity

Erik Seedhouse

PULLING G: Human Responses to High and Low Gravity Formula 1 racing drivers, fighter pilots, astronauts - G forces are an integral part of their lives.
Pulling G gives a unique insight into how G forces affect people working in the high and low G environments. It examines the risks of high and low acceleration and explains the physiology of surviving in these environments. The history of G-related research is described, together with present-day and future development of methods to cope with the effects of increased and reduced G.

Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the author
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms

1. Project MX981
2. To black out or not to black out
3. The wobblies
4. The G machine
5. Formula One
6. Punching out
7. Launch and re-entry
8. Microgravity
9. Artificial gravity

Index


Extent: 226 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4614-3029-2



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