Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Second Edition

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Gary S. Moore
CRC Press, Jan 25, 2002 - Science - 624 pages
Still a revolutionary concept, this Web-enhanced book Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Second Edition continues the standard of excellence that earned the first edition the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book in 1999. It incorporates traditional concepts in environmental and health science with new, emerging, and controversial issues associated with environmental threats to human health and ecology. In addition, the Web site, maintained by the author, gives you a technological edge.

HERE'S WHAT YOU GET IN TEXT:
  • Accurate infographic illustrations such as 3-D bar charts, 3-D pie charts, and detailed maps
  • Tables designed using the most recently available data

    HERE'S THE WEB ADVANTAGE:
  • Words from the World with comments and information from students and professionals around the globe
  • Live chatroom with the author during the semester
  • Test bank and study questions giving a thorough understanding of the concepts covered
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides in digital format
  • Study guides for each chapter with detailed notes, full-color figures, and tables of importance
  • Printable sample questions and answers in a separate location for each chapter
  • Search tools for online journals and databases covering useful, up-to-date information in health and environmental topics
  • News flashes relating to current topics in every chapter

    The author presents a balanced and objective picture of opposing scientific views on major issues ranging from global warming and the Greenhouse Effect to reproductive problems associated with endocrine disruptors. More than 280 richly detailed graphs, charts, figures, and photographs put the information right at your fingertips. The glossary provides over 300 definitions and a section on acronyms and abbreviations. Kept current via the author's Web site, this is a "living" environmental health book, reflecting the latest information. The Web site is classroom tested, and designed to maximize the use of the Living with the Earth as a text, training tool, or resource for professionals.


    VISIT THE WEB SITE!
    Cut and paste the following address into your browser to get a first-hand glimpse of what the Living with the Earth Web site offers:

    http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~envhl565
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    Contents

    Ecosystems and Energy Flow
    1
    Ecosystems and Biomes
    7
    Energy Flow
    20
    The Process of Succession and Retrogression
    29
    The Characteristics of Populations
    35
    Population Trends in the World
    44
    The Control of Population
    65
    References
    75
    Foodborne Illness
    311
    Foodborne Pathogens
    325
    Bacteria
    339
    References
    353
    Water Use
    363
    Sources of Drinking Water
    365
    Water Treatment
    380
    Water Pollution and Health
    391

    Impacts on the Environment
    90
    Food Security
    114
    References
    126
    Defining Disease
    136
    The Role of Genetics in Disease
    143
    Cancer
    159
    Toxicity and Toxins
    171
    Some Specific Examples of Toxic Agents
    197
    References
    215
    What Are Pests?
    221
    Pesticides
    241
    Types of Pesticides
    249
    References
    256
    Specific Emerging Diseases
    276
    Practical Approaches to Limiting the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
    301
    Air Noise and Radiation
    397
    Atmospheric Inversions
    407
    Health Implications of Air Pollutants
    435
    Noise
    445
    Ultraviolet Radiation
    455
    Definition and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste
    462
    Hazardous Wastes
    483
    Cleaning Up
    491
    Assessing Human Risk
    497
    Risk Management and Communication
    513
    Environmental Laws and Compliance
    519
    Federal Environmental Laws
    523
    References
    543
    Glossary
    549
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