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Our biological heritage; the cell and its regulatory mechanisms; the muscle and its contraction; motor function; body fluids, blood, and circulation; respiration; skeletal system; physical performance; evaluation of physical performance on the basis of tests; body dimensions and muscular exercise; physical training; nutrition and physical performance; temperature regulation; factors affecting performance; fatigue; applied sport physiology; applied work physiology; physical activity and health.
Per-Olof strand, MD, PhD, is a pioneer in the field of work physiology, with his research focusing on the oxygen transport system in humans. Now retired, he made numerous advances in the field, winning many awards and fellowships including the Officer de l'Ordre des Palmes Acad miques from France in 1975. Dr. strand has authored approximately 200 publications and has been invited to speak in 55 countries outside Sweden, where he resides today.
Kaare Rodahl, MD, professor emeritus, is the author of numerous scientific publications in the fields of the physiology of exercise and work physiology, nutrition, metabolism, environmental physiology, and stress. He was coauthor with Per-Olof strand in all three previous editions of Textbook of Work Physiology, including the last edition in 1986. In 2001, he was listed in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century.
Hans A. Dahl, MD, is professor of anatomy at the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, works at the University of Oslo, Norway, and has been active in the field of muscle biology for most of his professional life. He is author and coauthor of several anatomy and physiology textbooks.
Sigmund B. Str mme, PhD, is professor of physiology at the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education. He earned his PhD from Yale University in 1967. Since 1968 he has researched and taught at the graduate level with emphasis on exercise and work physiology. He is the author and coauthor of several scientific publications and books on effects of exercise, sport nutrition, and physical activity and health. He was presented the Norwegian Medical Association's award for preventive medicine in 2001.