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Title Planetary health : protecting nature to protect ourselves / edited by Samuel Myers and Howard Frumkin.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 513 pages) : color illustrations, maps, charts
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Foundations. An introduction to planetary health / Samuel Myers, Howard Frumkin -- Assembling planetary health: histories of the future / Warwick Anderson, James Dunk -- Population, consumption, equity and rights / Robert Engelman, John Bongaarts, Kristen P. Patterson -- A changing planet / Chris Field, David Tilman, Ruth DeFries, David Montgomery, Peter Gleick, Howard Frumkin, Philip Landrigan -- Part II. The Health of Populations. Food and nutrition on a rapidly changing planet / Samuel Myers -- Planetary health and infectious disease / Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing -- Global environmental change and non-communicable disease risks / Howard Frumkin, Andy Haines -- Environmental change, migration, conflict and health / Lauren Herzer Risi, Caroline Kihato, Rebecca Lorenzen, Howard Frumkin -- Mental health on a changing planet / Susan Clayton -- Climate change and human health / Howard Frumkin -- Happiness on a healthier planet / John F. Helliwell, Jon Hall -- Part III: Pivoting From Threat to Opportunity. Energy and planetary health / Ajay Pillarisetti, Kirk R. Smith -- Urban places and planetary health / Ana V. Diez Roux, Adriana C. Lein, Iryna Dronova, Daniel A. Rodríguez, Rosie Mae Henson, Olga Sarmiento -- Controlling toxic exposures / Philip J. Landrigan, Terrence J. Collins, John Peterson Myers -- A new economics for planetary health / Will Evison, Sam Bickersteth -- The business of planetary health: from economic theory to policy and practice / Will Evison, Sam Bickersteth -- Part IV. Saving Ourselves, Saving Our Planet. Planetary health ethics / Alexander Foster, Jennifer Cole, Ivica Petrikova, Andrew Farlow, Howard Frumkin -- A bright future for planetary health / Samuel Myers, Howard Frumkin.
Summary Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth's natural systems--the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate--are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere. Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves provides a readable introduction to this new paradigm. With an interdisciplinary approach, the book addresses a wide range of health impacts felt in the Anthropocene, including food and nutrition, infectious disease, non-communicable disease, dislocation and conflict, and mental health. It also presents strategies to combat environmental changes and its ill-effects, such as controlling toxic exposures, investing in clean energy, improving urban design, and more.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebook Central, viewed October 22, 2020)
Subject Environmental health.
Global environmental change.
Climatic changes -- Health aspects.
World health.
Environmental Health
Global Health
World health. (OCoLC)fst01181338
Climatic changes -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864247
Environmental health (OCoLC)fst00912999
Global environmental change (OCoLC)fst00943478
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Myers, Samuel S. (Samuel Skipworth), editor.
Frumkin, Howard, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Planetary health. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2020] 9781610919661 (OCoLC)1126217792
ISBN 9781610919678 (electronic book)
161091967X (electronic book)
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