High Altitude Western Gardening

Author: Marilyn Quinn

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423609995

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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High Altitude Western Gardening is an excellent guide to gardening in the 6,000-foot-plus altitude of the Rocky Mountain region of the western U.S. A

High Altitude Baking

Author: Patricia Ann Kendall

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781889593159

Category: Cooking

Page: 190

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A collection of recipes developed by the high altitude baking experts at Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

Problems of High Altitude Medicine and Biology

Author: Almaz Aldashev,Robert Naeije

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402063008

Category: Mathematics

Page: 306

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Hypoxia is and remains a major public health issue in many populated mountainous areas all over the world. This book is directly derived from a NATO-sponsored international meeting on problems of high altitude medicine and biology, which was held on the shores of lake Issyk-Kul, in Kyrghyzstan, in 2006. Overall, the meeting was an ideal mix of cell biology, integrative physiology and medical applications.

An Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy

Author: Andrea S. Wiley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536820

Category: Science

Page: 244

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This book examines the low birth weight and infant mortality in high-altitude Indian region Ladakh.

High Altitude and Man

Author: John B. West,Sukhamay Lahiri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461475252

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Leading authorities on high-altitude physiology contribute to this work, which is divided into three sections: Man at Extreme Altitude; Sleep and Restoration at High Altitude; and Physiology of Permanent Residents of High Altitude. Based on a symposium on physiology at high altitude sponsored by the American Physiological Society, the volume includes several chapters on the achievements of the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Mt. Everest, where the first physiological measurements at altitudes above 8,000 meters were recorded. With growing interest in the study of human performance in these conditions, this text marks a lasting achievement in high-altitude physiology.

Ecology of High Altitude Waters

Author: Dean Jacobsen,Olivier Dangles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191056669

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Truly high altitude aquatic ecosystems are found primarily at lower latitudes: vast regions in the tropical part of the Andes, the Himalayas and Tibet, considerable areas in East Africa, and minor zones of Oceania. However, despite their abundance in these regions, their biology and ecology has never been summarized in detail. A current synthesis of the topic is therefore timely. High altitude waters are ideal systems with which to address a broad range of key and topical themes in ecology, both at the regional and global scales. From specific functional adaptations of aquatic species to harsh environmental conditions through to global diversity patterns along altitudinal gradients and extinction risks of mountain populations due to vanishing glaciers, ecological patterns and processes found in high altitude waters are both diverse and singular. Although poorly considered in classical textbooks of ecology and limnology, high altitude waters have much to offer existing (aquatic) ecological theories and applications. These often threatened and exploited habitats are also ideal for studying the intimate interactions between social and ecological systems that characterize the majority of ecosystems in the Anthropocene.

Ecology and Biogeography of High Altitude Insects

Author: M.S. Mani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401713391

Category: Science

Page: 527

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In my book Introduction to High Altitude Entomology, published in 1962, I summa rized the results of eight years' studies, mainly on the Himalaya. I have since then had the opportunity of studying the collections of high altitude insects from the Alps, Carpathians, Caucasus, Urals, Alai-Pamirs, Tien Shan, Altai and other im portant mountains of the world in different museums and institutions in Europe. Through the courtesy and generosity of the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I was also able to personally collect insects and make valuable field observations on the Caucasus, the Alai-Pamirs, Ala-Tau and the Tien Shan mountains. Through comparative studies I have tried to synthesize the fundamental principles of high altitude entomology. I have described here the distinctive characters of the high altitude environment, the ecological specializations of the high altitude insects, their ecological inter relations and the outstanding peculiarities of their biogeography. I have also pre sented here an outline of the high altitude entomology of the principal mountains of the world, with brief accounts of their orogeny, geology and vegetation. This book differs from all other contributions in the field in its comparative ecological approach and in the fact that the main emphasis is throughout on the evolution of the high altitude ecosystem as an integral part of the orogeny. High mountains are, in all parts of the world, important and independent centres of origin and differ entiation of distinctive and highly specialized ecosystems and faunas.