What is a breath of air and where does it go?
DIE ATEMBERAUBENDE WELT DER LUNGE
(The Breath-taking World of our Lungs)
by Dr. med. Kai-Michael Beeh
Heyne, October 2018
Every day our respiratory tract transports over 10,000 litres of air back and forth – the contents of one hundred bath tubs. With every breath we take our lungs deal with gigantic quantities of bacteria and microorganisms, fine dust and other air pollutants, and in most cases amazingly manage to remain in working order for our entire lives. And yet our lifestyles and the environment are endangering the function and integrity of our lungs to an extent that is true of few other organs. In this fascinating and entertaining book, lung specialist Kai-Michael Beeh tells us everything about our lungs, the amazing things they can do and how we can help them stay young and healthy.
Dr. med. Kai-Michael Beeh is an internist and pulmonary specialist. In 2004 he co-founded the insaf Institute for Respiratory Research in Wiesbaden. He has written numerous articles in professional journals and co-authored and edited standard textbooks. As an expert for respiratory diseases, he is in demand as a lecturer and also as an interview partner in the media on topics pertaining to lung health.