The Physiology of Breath-hold Diving and the Ama of Japan, National Academy of Sciences


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The Physiology of Breath-hold Diving and the Ama of Japan
Papers presented at a symposium, 1965
National Academy of Sciences

Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Dust jacket torn at the edges with small pieces missing – especially from top and bottom of the spine. Top of front fly leaf clipped. Inside pages in very good condition.

Contents include:

Historical development of the Ama’s diving activities
Review of activities: Harvest, seasons and diving patterns
Geographic distribution of the Ama in Japan
Anthropometric studies of the Japanese Ama
Hae-Nyo, the diving women of Korea
The physiological stresses of the Ama
Limitations to depth of diving
Alveolar gas exchange
The Taravana syndrome
Physiological adaptations
Renal response
Cardiovascular responses
Tenperature regulation
Metabolic considertations

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B&W photographs and diagrams
185 mm x 255 mm (approx. 7.25 in x 10 in)
1965, National Academy of Sciences

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg
Dimensions 28 × 20 × 4 cm