Pulling G

Human Responses to High and Low Gravity

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Popular Science book sub series (POPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Erik Seedhouse
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-212

About this book


Formula 1 racing drivers, figher pilots, astronauts - G forces are an integral part of their lives

- How do racing drivers sustain high G loads and not pass out?

- What accelerative forces are unleashed when a fighter pilot ejects from a high-performance jet?

- What is it like being launched into space and what are the effects on astronauts living in zero G on board the International Space Station?

- How do aircraft simulate zero G?

Pulling G gives a unique insight into how G forces affect people working inthe 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.


Artificial gravity Astronaut training protocols Effects of high G G forces Gravity-defying vehicles High acceleration environments High-speed ejections The human centrifuge Transient microgravity Zero-G

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik¬†Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Operational MedicineDefence R&D Canada - TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3029-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3030-8
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