Planetary Overload: Global Environmental Change and the Health of the Human Species / Edition 1

Planetary Overload: Global Environmental Change and the Health of the Human Species / Edition 1

by Anthony J. McMichael
     
 

A significant and important survey of global change and its serious impact on human health.See more details below

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A significant and important survey of global change and its serious impact on human health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521457590
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Canto Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.83(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. First things; 2. The ecological framework; 3. The health of populations; 4. System overload: ancient and modern; 5. Population increase, poverty and health; 6. Greenhouse warming and climate change; 7. The thinning ozone layer; 8. Soil and water: loaves and fishes; 9. Biodiversity: forests, food and pharmaceuticals; 10. The growth of cities; 11. Impediments I: conceptual blocks; 12. Impediments II: relationships; 13. The way ahead; Glossary; Index.

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