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Understanding Environmental Health, Second Edition
How We Live in the World

Author(s): Nancy Irwin Maxwell, DSc, MA, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
  • ISBN-13: 9781449665371
  • Product With Access Code    406 pages      © 2014
Price: $127.95 US List
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Instructor Resources: Instructors Manual, PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank
Student Resources: Companion Website

This innovative text takes a unique approach to presenting environmental health. Rather than organizing  topics around the traditional regulatory fields (air and water pollution, hazardous wastes, radiation, etc.), this book is structured around the choices we make as individuals and societies that result in environmental health hazards. The author details the hazards of energy production, industry, food production, and the modern lifestyle, while exploring our place within the local and global community.

Unlike other texts of its kind, Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World, Second Edition tells a connected narrative, making the text engaging and accessible to a broad range of students with a variety of scientific backgrounds.

The Second Edition is a thorough revision that incorporates updates to scientific understanding, changes in practice and policy, and important events of recent years.

Key Features of the Second Edition:

  • Offers a concise introduction to environmental health while providing all the essential information about the classic regulatory domains and core competencies in this important field.
  • Presents a connected narrative, with chapters on the various choices we make that create environmental health hazards—living together with other species; producing energy, material goods, and food; and living in communities, from both a local and global perspective.
  • Includes learning objectives and study questions in each chapter, as well as an extensive glossary of over 500 terms that have been highlighted throughout the text.
Preface  Preface
  Chapter  1  A Preview of Environmental Health
  Chapter  2  The Science and Methods of Environmental Health
  Chapter  3  Living with Nature
  Chapter  4  Producing Energy
  Chapter  5  Producing Manufactured Goods
  Chapter  6  Producing Food
  Chapter  7  Living in the World We've Made

Nancy Irwin Maxwell, DSc, MA-Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Nancy Irwin Maxwell is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health.
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  • "Originally created as a textbook for a Boston University course on environmental health, this book is organized in a delightful manner that lends itself to a connective narrative on a topic of importance to us all. ... At a time when our globe faces an undefined, changed future, it is hard to overestimate the importance of books such as this. It is organized around a clever treatment of topics, offering an eclectic assortment of crossword puzzles, interactive chapter quizzes and flashcards, and a glossary through its companion website. Each chapter includes learning objectives and a quiz to assess understanding. All in all, this is a fun read on a vitally important topic."
    -- J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS, PhD, Navy Environmental Health Center (For Doody's Book Review Service, Jan. 2014, Doody's Score: 93 - 4 Stars!)

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ISBN-13: 9781449665371

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