Interconnections Between Human and Ecosystem Health / Edition 1

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This book addresses comparisons between human-environmental health and the health of the natural world by authors from several disciplines such as molecular biology, toxicology, ecology, risk assessment and risk perception, economics, psychology and literature. Because the subject of the book is necessarily multidisciplinary, the authors have written their contributions with readers of other disciplines in mind.

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...the volume discusses how the same environmental insults affect both humans and the rest of the planet...The main asset of the volume is the strength of the contributors. - Trends in Ecology and Evolution
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412624001
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/1996
  • Series: Chapman & Hall Ecotoxicology Series
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Interconnections between human and ecosystem health: opening lines of comunication. Part 1: Mechanistic Linkages. Ah receptors and the mechanism of dioxin toxicity: insights from homology and phylogeny. Comparative studies of molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis in herbicide-exposed bivalves. Emerging issues: the effects of endocrine disrupters on reproductive development. Part 2: empirical evidence for linkages. The Great Lakes: a model for golbal concern. Establishing possible links between aquatic ecosystem health and human health: an integrated approach. Part 3: interdependence between human and ecosystem health. Ecosystems as buffers to human health. Interfacing product life cycles and ecological assimilative capacity. Part 4: the risk assessment program. Ecological and human health risk assessment: a comparion. Toxicological and biostatistical foundations for the derivation of a generic interspecies uncertainty factor for application in non-carcinogen risk assessment. Ecological risk assessment and sustainable environmental management. Part 5: socioeconomic and psychological perspectives. Measuring economic values for ecosystems. Perceptions of risk to humans and to nature: a research plan. Perceptions of ecosystem health, stress and human well-being. Part 6: permeation into literature. Ecocriticism: literary studies in an age of environmental crisis. The literature of toxicity from Rachel Carson to Ana Castillo. Synthesis. Ecosystem degradation: links to human health. Index.
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