Enviromedics Book


  • Author : Jay Lemery
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442243194

Enviromedics Excerpt :

Many of us have concerns about the effects of climate change on Earth, but we often overlook the essential issue of human health. This book addresses that oversight and enlightens readers about the most important aspect of one of the greatest challenges of our time. The global environment is under massive stress from centuries of human industrialization. The projections regarding climate change for the next century and beyond are grim. The impact this will have on human health is tremendous, and we are only just now discovering what the long-term outcomes may be. By weighing in from a physician’s perspective, Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach clarify the science, dispel the myths, and help readers understand the threats of climate change to human health. No better argument exists for persuading people to care about climate change than a close look at its impacts on our physical and emotional well-being. The need has never been greater for a grounded, informative, and accessible discussion about this topic. In this groundbreaking book, the authors not only sound the alarm but address the health issues likely to arise in the coming years.

Global Climate Change and Human Health Book

Global Climate Change and Human Health

  • Author : Jay Lemery
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119667957

Global Climate Change and Human Health Excerpt :

Learn more about the impact of global warming and climate change on human health and disease The Second Edition of Global Climate Change and Human Health delivers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the rapidly accelerating and increasingly ubiquitous effects of climate change and global warming on human health and disease. The distinguished and accomplished authors discuss the health impacts of the economic, climatological, and geopolitical effects of global warming. You'll learn about: The effect of extreme weather events on public health and the effects of changing meteorological conditions on human health How changes in hydrology impact the spread of waterborne disease and noninfectious waterborne threats Adaptation to, and the mitigation and governance of, climate change, including international perspectives on climate change adaptation Perfect for students of public health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, Global Climate Change and Human Health, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the intersection of climate and human health and disease.

Toxic Terror Book

Toxic Terror

  • Author : Elizabeth M. Whelan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001303416

Toxic Terror Excerpt :

Asserts that the efforts of radical environmental extremists to purge the nation of industrial chemicals are needlessly crippling many U.S. industries

Health Trackers Book

Health Trackers

  • Author : Richard MacManus
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442253568

Health Trackers Excerpt :

A new industry is growing around the tracking of health and fitness through various gadgets, apps, and programs. These new ways of monitoring our every move, however, may not be well understood even by those who use them, and yet they may be revolutionizing the health and wellness industries. This book makes sense of the various tracking devices and illustrates how they work for us and our overall health.

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Book

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

  • Author : US Global Change Research Program
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 999
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510726215

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Excerpt :

As global climate change proliferates, so too do the health risks associated with the changing world around us. Called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan and put together by experts from eight different Federal agencies, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health: A Scientific Assessment is a comprehensive report on these evolving health risks, including: Temperature-related death and illness Air quality deterioration Impacts of extreme events on human health Vector-borne diseases Climate impacts on water-related Illness Food safety, nutrition, and distribution Mental health and well-being This report summarizes scientific data in a concise and accessible fashion for the general public, providing executive summaries, key takeaways, and full-color diagrams and charts. Learn what health risks face you and your family as a result of global climate change and start preparing now with The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

Planetary Health Book

Planetary Health

  • Author : Samuel Myers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610919661

Planetary Health Excerpt :

Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth's natural systems--the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate--are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere. Interdisciplinary in nature, Planetary Health explores how accelerating environmental change affects each dimension of human health. It then turns to the rich terrain of solutions, reimagining our cities, our food systems, our energy sector, the chemicals we use, even our economics and our ethics. The result is a comprehensive and optimistic introduction to a field that is being adopted by researchers and universities around the world.

Earth Matters Book

Earth Matters

  • Author : Richard D. Bardgett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Soil and civilization
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199668564

Earth Matters Excerpt :

Earth Matters describes the importance of soil, the many ways in which we depend on it, and how humans have worked with the soil throughout history. Exploring the reasons for increasing recognition and respect for soil even among town and city dwellers, Bardgett concludes with a look at current efforts to stop widespread soil degradation.

Lightness of Body and Mind Book

Lightness of Body and Mind

  • Author : Sarah Hays Coomer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-05-12
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442255098

Lightness of Body and Mind Excerpt :

Forget every tactic you’ve ever tried to lose weight and feel better. Put down your weapons once and for all, and step out of the field of battle. Despite how it may seem, your brain and body are not unsupportive beasts bent on undermining your fitness goals. They just want some chips and dip, that’s all. They aren’t the problem. The way you’re trying to manipulate them is. In Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness, personal trainer Sarah Hays Coomer offers a different approach. She proposes that you will never be able to achieve a body you love by doing things that you hate, that deprivation and limitation will never set you free, and that punishing workouts and strict diets are dead end roads. The way to a body that works is by doing more of what you authentically love. Through memoir and intimate client stories, this book encourages you to dance with your demons, to choose and cherish the ones you have no intention of giving up, and to build a solid infrastructure, dedicated to good health, in which wellness and indulgence spring from the same source. You don’t need more control. You just need functional knowledge of how habits are formed; a reverent, dizzy appreciation for falling apart when necessary; and laser focus on what brings you to life.

The Sunlight Solution Book
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The Sunlight Solution

  • Author : Laurie Winn Carlson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080694949

The Sunlight Solution Excerpt :

In this informative overview of an often-neglected topic, Carlson examines the historical and cultural factors that have created an indoor lifestyles and the medical evidence that suggests that people need to get out in the sun.

Vaccine Book


  • Author : Mark A. Largent
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421406077

Vaccine Excerpt :

Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents, pediatricians, politicians, and public health officials must address. Nearly 40% of American parents report that they delay or refuse a recommended vaccine for their children. Despite assurances from every mainstream scientific and medical institution, parents continue to be haunted by the question of whether vaccines cause autism. In response, health officials herald vaccines as both safe and vital to the public's health and put programs and regulations in place to encourage parents to follow the recommended vaccine schedule. For Largent, the vaccine-autism debate obscures a constellation of concerns held by many parents, including anxiety about the number of vaccines required (including some for diseases that children are unlikely ever to encounter), unhappiness about the rigorous schedule of vaccines during well-baby visits, and fear of potential side effects, some of them serious and even life-threatening. This book disentangles competing claims, opens the controversy for critical reflection, and provides recommendations for moving forward.

Audiology   Hearing Education Book

Audiology Hearing Education

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Hearing
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002618102

Audiology Hearing Education Excerpt :

Living Long and Loving It Book

Living Long and Loving It

  • Author : Irvin M. Korr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 1591025729

Living Long and Loving It Excerpt :

Dr. Korr explains with enthusiasm and great clarity how any reader can, through a holistic approach to health and applying scientifically based osteopathic principles, improve quality of life and promote successful aging.

Climate Change and Public Health Book

Climate Change and Public Health

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : OUP Us
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Climatic changes
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190202453

Climate Change and Public Health Excerpt :

Climate change is causing, and will increasingly cause, a wide range of adverse health effects, including heat-related disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory and allergic disorders, malnutrition, mental health problems, and violence. The scientific bases for the associations between climate change and health problems are evolving as are the strategies for adapting to climate change and mitigating the greenhouse gases, which are its primary cause. Orchestrating and coordinating contributions from more than 75 selected public health specialists and environmental scientists, the editors have developed a concise and comprehensive book that represents a core curriculum on climate change and public health, including key strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Written primarily for students and mid-career professionals in public health and environmental sciences, the book clearly describes concepts and their application to the health impacts of climate change. Chapters are supplemented with case studies, graphs, tables and photographs. The book's organization in 15 chapters makes it an ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, environmental sciences, public policy, and other fields.

Climate Change and the Health of Nations Book
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Climate Change and the Health of Nations

  • Author : Anthony McMichael
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190262952

Climate Change and the Health of Nations Excerpt :

When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story. Climate Change and the Health of Nations shows how the natural environment has vast direct and indirect repercussions for human health and welfare. McMichael takes us on a tour of human history through the lens of major transformations in climate. From the very beginning of our species some five million years ago, human biology has evolved in response to cooling temperatures, new food sources, and changing geography. As societies began to form, they too adapted in relation to their environments, most notably with the development of agriculture eleven thousand years ago. Agricultural civilization was a Faustian bargain, however: the prosperity and comfort that an agrarian society provides relies on the assumption that the environment will largely remain stable. Indeed, for agriculture to succeed, environmental conditions must be just right, which McMichael refers to as the "Goldilocks phenomenon." Global warming is disrupting this balance, just as other climate-related upheavals have tested human societies throughout history. As McMichael shows, the break-up of the Roman Empire, the bubonic Plague of Justinian, and the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization all have roots in climate change. Why devote so much analysis to the past, when the daunting future of climate change is already here? Because the story of mankind�s previous survival in the face of an unpredictable and unstable climate, and of the terrible toll that climate change can take, could not be more important as we face the realities of a warming planet. This sweeping magnum opus is not only a rigorous, in

Come West and See  Stories Book

Come West and See Stories

  • Author : Maxim Loskutoff
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393635591

Come West and See Stories Excerpt :

An NPR Best Book of 2018 "Devastating.…Grows increasingly bizarre and haunting until it’s left an indelible mark." —Janet Maslin, New York Times In an isolated region of Idaho, Montana, and eastern Oregon, an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge escalates into civil war. Against this backdrop, Maxim Loskutoff shatters the myths of the West: a lonesome trapper falls in love with a bear; a newly married woman hatches a plot to murder a tree; and an unemployed millworker joins a militia after returning home. Written with “blade-sharp prose” (Electric Literature), the twelve stories in this debut collection expose the simmering rage and resentments of small-town America “with extraordinary eloquence and compassion” (National Book Review).