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Our Global Environment: A Health Perspective

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Edition: 8th
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1-4786-3771-4 (1478637714)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4786-3771-4 (9781478637714)
Old Edition: 1-57766-686-0
Format: Undergraduate
Binding: Softcover
Copyright: 2020
Publish Date: 01/20
Weight: 2.81 Lbs.
Pages: 506
Subject Class: PRV (Preventive Medicine and Public Health)
Return Policy: Returns accepted up to 6 months provided no other recalls or return restrictions apply.
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Class Specifications
Discipline: Public Health
Subject Definition: Environmental Health
NLM Class: WA 30
LC Class: RA565
Abstract: Our Global Environment, regarded for decades as the quintessential introduction to environmental health for its authoritative coverage and cogent prose, provides a richly detailed survey of current environmental issues. In compelling language, Anne Nadakavukaren and new coauthor Jack Caravanos describe the crucial interdependence between humans and their environment, exploring the varied ways in which human activities have impacted, degraded, or altered the environment, and the consequences to both natural ecosystems and human health and well-being. The eighth edition features a new chapter on climate change and the public health impacts of global warming, incorporating the latest assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with regard to the physical science basis, mitigation efforts, and adaptation strategies. Extensive revisions and updates throughout the volume reflect current topics of concern, including the magnitude of global hunger and malnutrition, outbreaks of the Zika virus, vaping and the incidence of serious lung injury, MTBE contamination of groundwater, recycling of lead-acid batteries in developing countries, mercury exposure among artisanal gold miners, and lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and other communities. Readers will appreciate the addition of 16 pages of color images as well as the authors' emphasis on opportunities for public participation in the decision-making processes that profoundly influence health and environmental quality.

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