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excellent book -entertaining and informative,
This review is from: Extremes: Life, Death and the Limits of the Human Body (Kindle Edition)
"Extremes" by Dr Kevin Fong may be non-fiction, but the characters and stories contained within it are so extraordinary it can be hard to accept they are true. But true they are. This book encompasses Kevin Fong's twin loves of space exploration and the frontiers of medicine.
Fong's first book is intelligent and informative, and is illustrated by stories of human endeavour that make it entirely grounded and personal. His descriptions are vivid, the stories are gripping, and the science is simply explained.
"Extremes" explores the physiological limits of the body, and how advances in medicine have pushed these limits further and further, paving the way for exploration in extreme environments and saving lives in ways that would have been impossible only a few short decades ago
You don't have to have a degree in astrophysics or medicine to enjoy this book, just an interest in humanity and the human body. In fact it is essential reading for anyone in possession of a human body. That would be me then. And probably you.