Safe Passage Questioned: Medical Care and Safety for the Polar Tourist

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Description

In October 1995, a conference of physicians, scientists, and polar explorers was convened at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, England. With one voice these experts spoke out about the need for improvement in the standards of safety and medical care for the polar tourist. The conclusions of the world-class experts who attended the conference form the basis for this book, the first to address this important need. The editors have skillfully synthesized the presentations of the conference attendees and drawn on their own and other experts' experience to prepare a comprehensive look at the field of polar travel, medicine, and safety. Included are a brief overview of the polar regions, the history of polar exploration and tourism, various nations' experiences at Antarctic bases and how they relate to tourism, possible concerns about medical care and safety for tourists in the Arctic and Antarctic, the potential hazards onboard ships, helicopters, and Zodiac-type boats, and recommendations for safety and well-being for tourists and the doctors who serve them. Whether you are a ship's doctor, a travel agent, or a prospective polar traveler, the information and anecdotes in this definitive book will be invaluable. Don't embark for the polar regions without reading it.

Product Details

Price
£23.99  £22.31
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date
21 August 2009
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780870335044
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