Essentials of Medical Geology, 2013th Revised Edition, (PDF) reviews the important concepts and practical tools required to manage environmental and public health problems. It is organized into four key sections. The first section deals with the basics of environmental biology, the natural and anthropogenic sources of health elements that influence health, and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second section talks about the geological processes influencing human exposure to specific elements, such as radon, fluorine, selenium, arsenic, and iodine. The third section provides the concepts and techniques of pathology, toxicology, and epidemiology that support investigations into the human health effects of exposure to naturally occurring elements. The last unit offers a toolbox of analytical methods for environmental research and medical geology investigations.
Essentials of Medical Geology was first published in 2005 and won three prestigious rewards. The ebook has been recognized as a key ebook in both geology and medical fields and is widely used as a textbook and reference ebook in these fields.
For this revised 2013th edition, authors and editors have updated the content that evolved a lot during 2005 and included two new chapters, on public health, and agriculture and health. This revised volume can now continue to be used as a textbook and reference ebook for all who are interested in this vital topic and its influences on the health and wellbeing of many millions of people all around the world.
- Addresses main topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health
- Features color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation, and other aids to the reader
- Developed by 60 international specialists from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
- Written in non-technical language for an extensive spectrum of readers, ranging from professional researchers and students to policymakers and the general public
“Medical geology is the interdisciplinary global study of health and disease in animals and humans associated with the geological setting of a location. … The figures are current and clear. The work is accessible and interesting to environmental geoscientists, medical professionals, epidemiologists, and decision-makers. It is the primary reference ebook for the field and can also serve as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate-level courses. Summing Up: Highly suggested. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” — M. E. Lenczewski, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014
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