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Environmental Health: From Global to Local [Hardcover]

Howard Frumkin
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February 8, 2010 0470404876 978-0470404874 2

The second edition of Environmental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introductory text, offers an overview of the methodology and paradigms of this burgeoning field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, and from genetics to

ethics. Expert contributors discuss the major issues in contemporary environmental health: air,

water, food safety, occupational health, radiation, chemical and physical hazards, vector control, and injuries. Also emphasizing a wide variety of issues of global interest, the thoroughly revised second edition contains updated information on such timely topics as toxicology, exposure assessment,

climate change, population pressure, developing nations and urbanization, energy production, building and community design, solid and hazardous waste, and disaster preparedness. In addition, each chapter of Environmental Health includes learning objectives, key points, and discussion questions.

Praise for the first edition of Environmental Health

"A classic textbook for the dynamic, evolving field of environmental health, thoughtful, well written, well balanced and referenced. An excellent overview of a multifaceted approach to environmental health."— AOEC Newsletter (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

"With its many examples, clear explanations, and emphasis on big picture themes and relevance, it is an astonishingly interesting read."—Global Public Health

"The book's chapters contain highly pertinent insights and information on environmental issues that go beyond the usual boundaries of classic environmental health."—Environmental Health Perspectives

Winner, AAP Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing

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About the Author

Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, is director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly he was professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and professor of medicine at Emory Medical School in Atlanta.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1280 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (February 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470404876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470404874
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Class Textbook March 31, 2010
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This book is very well written, well researched, and the subjects covered are broad. It seems to compliment the instructor in my class very well. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is a lack of perspective re sustainability, i.e., human kind keeps surviving disasters, endemics, disease, etc., only to increase in population. At some point, the population will no longer be sustainable. While there are certain resources that are in limited supply today, I believe the book should have explored those resources that have the capability to be significant in terms of population limiting - now and in a future tense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I bought the digital version because I was going to be traveling. I wonder if the illustrations, figures, tables, etc. are any good. I'll never know because most of them do not load on the Kindle reader. At least with a physical book, I could sell it to get my money back when I'm done. I will be highly skeptical of any digital textbook in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars book September 29, 2011
This book is interesting but pretty dry in reading. There are some very interesting points made throughout however. The chapters have many supplemental stories to go along and explain concepts further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Environmental Health February 5, 2013
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This is a Great book you will find Easy to read. I am very satisfied with my purchase. The author is wonderful.
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