Ecosystem Change And Public Health: A Global Perspective - Aron, Joan L, Patz, Jonathan (2001)
ISBN 0801865824
Subject Environmental health
Publisher The Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date 5/16/2001
Format Paperback (249 x 175 mm)
Language eng

"The purpose of this textbook on global ecosystem change and human health is twofold:(1) to raise awareness of changes in human health related to global ecosystem change and (2) to expand the scope of the traditional curriculum in environmental health to include the interactions of major environmental forces and public health on a global scale." -- from the Introduction

Ecosystem Change and Public Health focuses on how human health is affected by global ecosystem changes. It is the first textbook devoted to this emerging field, offering a global perspective on research methods and emphasizing empirical investigations of health outcomes in combination with integrated assessment for policy development. The book covers such topics as global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, water resources management, and ecology and infectious disease. Case studies of cholera, malaria, the effects of water resources, and global climate change and air pollution illustrate the analysis and methodology. The book also includes a resource center describing places to start searches on the World Wide Web, guidelines for finding and evaluating information, suggested study projects, and strategies for encouraging communication among course participants.

Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 59
Owner Indy Hurt
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Product Details
LoC Classification RA565.E426 2001
Dewey 614.4
Cover Price $39.95
No. of Pages 504