The Underwater Handbook

A Guide to Physiology and Performance for the Engineer

  • Charles W. Shilling
  • Margaret F. Werts
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 1-44
  3. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 45-84
  4. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 85-105
  5. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 107-269
  6. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 271-331
  7. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 333-465
  8. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 467-627
  9. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 629-694
  10. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 695-810
  11. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 811-841
  12. Charles W. Shilling, Margaret F. Werts, Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    Pages 843-888
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 889-912

About this book

Introduction

This handbook attempts to translate data on various parameters of man's capability in underwater and hyperbaric environments for those without a background in the life sciences. Accomplishing any multifaceted task requires team work, and effective team work depends on facile communication among all participants. To communicate properly, all parties must understand each other's problems and be able to speak a similar language. To this end we believe that this publication will go a long way in furthering the understanding and communication necessary for maximum achievement. The U. S. Navy has a fundamental interest in all types of activities connected with the ocean and is especially interested in the growing field of manned underwater and hyperbaric activities. Thus, the manuscript for this comprehensive book was developed under Office of Naval Research contract N00014-67-A-0214-0013 with The George Washington University. We acknowledge with appreciation the financial support and technical guidance for this undertaking by the Naval Medical Research and Develop­ ment Command of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as well as by the Engineering Psychology Program and the Physiology Program of the Office of Naval Research. JOSEPH P. POLLARD Director Biological and Medical Sciences Division Office of Naval Research vii Preface A need was felt for a book that would document the relationship of the human being to the underwater hyperbaric environment in such a way that the individual unfamiliar with the psychological or biomedical jargon could still understand and appreciate the information.

Keywords

Immersion Monitor adaptation cardiovascular system central nervous system circulation diagnosis electroencephalography (EEG) medicine metabolism physiology respiration safety surgery tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles W. Shilling
    • 1
  • Margaret F. Werts
    • 1
  • Nancy R. Schandelmeier
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Communication Division, Department of Medical and Public Affairs The Medical CenterThe George Washington UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2154-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2156-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2154-5
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