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Written by experienced expeditioners, the handbook is organized in to eight main sections and includes information on fieldcraft, diagnosis and treatment of medical problems encountered during an expedition (divided anatomically), environmental hazards, crisis management and issues to be dealt with after returning home. It also covers basic information about how to plan for an expedition, how to keep the expedition members healthy, how to diagnose and manage their medical problems
in remote environments and provide brief summaries of medical problems peculiar to different expedition environments.

This pocket-sized book contains all you need to know to minimise health risks, to protect your health and to deal with unexpected medical problems while you are travelling in remote, wilderness areas of the world.


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ISBN-13: 9780199296613
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP Oxford)
Publication date: September, 2008
Pages: 752
Weight: 380g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: General Issues, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology
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...a comprehensive guide to expedition planning and clinical field management in a host of hostile environments...whether you are a leather-skinned expedition leader, or simply considering travelling to unusual territory, a copy of this book, tucked into the to of your rucksack, will be one piece of extra weight you'll be glad you opted for. The book describes so many risks from plants and fungi, animals, food, water and poor hygiene that it is a wonder than anyone travels at all.