Living with the Earth Concepts in Environmental Health Science

ISBN-10: 1566705851

ISBN-13: 9781566705851

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Gary S. Moore

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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.288

Ecosystems and Energy Flow
Introduction
Climate
Ecosystems and Biomes
Energy Flow
The Process of Succession and Retrogression
References
Human Population
Introduction
The Characteristics of Populations
Population Dynamics
Population Trends in the World
The Control of Population
Methods of Fertility Control
References
Environmental Degradation and Food Security
Introduction: The Debate
Impacts on the Environment
Food Security
References
Environmental Disease
Introduction
Defining Disease
The Role of Genetics in Disease
Cancer
References
Toxicity and Toxins
Introduction
Exposure and Entry Routes
Some Specific Examples of Toxic Agents
References
The Trouble with Pests
Introduction
What Are Pests?
Insects and Other Arthropods
Pesticides
Types of Pesticides
References
Emerging Diseases
Introduction
Reasons for the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
Specific Emerging Diseases
Practical Approaches to Limiting the Emergence of Infectious Diseases
References
Foodborne Illness
Introduction
Causative Agents of Foodborne Disease
Foodborne Pathogens
References
Water and Wastewater
Introduction
Water Use
Sources of Drinking Water
Water Pollution
Water Treatment
Regulations
Wastewater Disposal and Treatment
Water Pollution and Health
Future Outlook
References
Air, Noise, and Radiation
Introduction
The Atmosphere and Methods of Dispersion
The History of Air Pollution Control in the U.S.
The Criteria Pollutants
Health Implications of Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Pollution
Noise
Radiation
Ultraviolet Radiation
References
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Introduction
Definition and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste
Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste
Hazardous Wastes
References
Assessing Human Risk
Introduction
Environmental Risk
The Process of Risk Analysis
Risk Management and Communication
References
Environmental Laws and Compliance
Introduction
Environmental Laws--Some Fundamentals
Federal Environmental Laws
Compliance Strategies
References
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Glossary
Index
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