Temperature and climate

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Abstract

The human ability to exercise in a wide range of ambient temperatures is the hallmark of a system developed in concert with the environment and the need for adaptation at all levels of functioning. Much of our capacity for thermal tolerance can be traced to the evolutionary processes that provided the stimulus for such adaptations.Beginning with the primordial soup, where heat combined with methane, nitrogen, ammonia, and hydrogen to give rise to the molecules that eventually formed amino acids and the building blocks of life, high temperatures were indeed a necessary element for starting life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecovery for performance in sport
EditorsChristophe Hausswirth, Inigo Mujika
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherHuman Kinetics Publishers
Chapter16
Pages221-230
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781450434348
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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