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Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel

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Textiles for Cold Weather Apparel by Williams, 9781845694111
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  • ISBN: 9781845694111 | 1845694112
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/29/2009
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Cold weather can be a potential hazard to human health, adversely affecting physiological functions, work performance and wellbeing. Designing suitable apparel for cold environments is therefore a complex task. This book reviews the principles, materials and requirements of cold weather apparel and will stimulate ideas for future innovation and improved end performance. Part 1 covers the fundamental scientific issues, such as achieving comfort and thermoregulation. Part 2 includes a review of the types of materials suitable for cold weather clothing. Part 3 discusses design and ergonomic aspects, such as ventilation. Part 4 covers how cold weather clothing can be evaluated and part 5 concludes with applications including cold protection in marine environments.

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