"...lucid and convincing...this is a book with built-in appeal to epidemiologists...inviting, informing, and enabling us to face and begin to be effectively involved in the strategies for the future of our neighborhoods, our countries, and our species." American Journal of Epidemiology
"...well articulated and argued...an excellent basic framework--ecological, evolutionary and historical--of the human species and our social and economic activities. This alone makes the book an excellent addition to the literature. Planetary Overload is a thought-provoking, excellent addition to the literature on global environmental health issues for medical and public health students as well as for practicing environmental and health professionals." Medicine and Global Survival
"...the book is interesting, readable, and thought provoking." Bill D. Roebuck, International Environmental Affairs
"...skillfully written: an accomplished, eclectic book which draws fruitfully on historical, biological, ecological, and epidemiological knowledge...a very worthwhile book...challenging and erudite and very worth reading..." International Journal of Epidemiology
"The scholarly journey undertaken by A.J. McMicheal in this book is profound, broad and a bold attempt to shift public-health theory and practice onto firmer ecological ground...A strength of this book is the way the author places environmental and public-health issues in an historical and geographical context...it forces the reader to think of the interconnectdedness of natural systems, and the complex and perhaps unpredictable effects on human health that disturbances in these inter-linked systems may have." Aleck Ostry, Annals
"In discussing a variety of environmental threats, the book does a good job of exploring many important issues in a single work." Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Quarterly Review of Biology
The potentiallly disastrous results of current ecological disruptions--land degradation, ozone depletion, temperature increases, and loss of genetic diversity through the extinction of species--are examined in this accessible analysis of the effects of global environmental change on the health of the human species.