Water and Health

Editors: Singh, Prati Pal, Sharma, Vinod (Eds.)

  • This book would be the first of its kind on various issues related to water and health supported with case studies
  • The curative, preventive, and adaptive aspects of the public-health problem have carefully been delved into
  • Discusses the effect of pollution and actions being taken to redress the situation
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About this book

“Water and Health” strengthens the dynamic relationship between human health and water. The book has the potential to ignite our minds about several water-related diseases due to biological and chemical contamination, and to their high-end solutions. The contents are original, comprehensive and highly informative, and gradually take the reader around the component most important to his or her quality life, and not just existence. The book is set in social, scientific and economic dimensions, and is a must read for all those who cherish and celebrate human life and dignity.

About the authors

Professor Prati Pal Singh, Ph. D., a renowned educationalist, microbiologist, biotechnologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist, has made important contributions to the treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and amoebiasis; he conceptualized/reported opiates as a new class of drugs. He has over 250 publications including in Nature Medicine, books and international patents, and has supervised over 37 Ph. D./M. S. students. Prof. Singh is on Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, USA and has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Parasitic Diseases. Prof. Singh has been elected F. N. A. Sc., and F. A. M. I., and awarded The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award and Tulasbai Somani Award. Prof. Singh is internationally recognized, has been a co-investigator in an Indo-EU project on tuberculosis, and has traveled widely abroad for lectures/meetings. He has been Member/Chairman of committees of ICMR and other organizations.

Professor V. P. Sharma, D. Phil., D. Sc, is the Founder Director of the National Institute of Malaria Research, India. He is Fellow of three science and medical academies of India and the third world academy of sciences. He has 40 years of research experience in vector biology and malaria and has published 400 scientific papers, books, video programmes etc. He has held the esteemed office of the President, The National Academy of Sciences, India. He has served International Organizations and currently he is advisor to WHO on malaria. He is the recipient of various prestigious awards of which few are: Padma Shree, WHO Darling Foundation prize, ICMR’s BR Ambedkar and MOT Iyanger, Ranbaxy, FICCI, Green Scientist, OP Bhasin and Vasvik awards. Dr. Sharma is Meghnad Saha Distinguished Fellow of NASI at CRDT, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Dengue: A Water-Related Mosquito-Borne Disease

    Jain, Bhawana (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Water, Environmental Surveillance and Molecular Epidemiology of Poliovirus in India

    Dhole, Tapan N. (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Hepatitis A and E in Potable Water: A Threat to Health

    Shankar, Prem (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Waterborne Viral Gastroenteritis: An Introduction to Common Agents

    Jain, Parul (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • Cholera and Drinking Water

    Srivastava, Brahm S.

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-1029-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-81-322-1028-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2869-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water and Health
Editors
  • Prati Pal Singh
  • Vinod Sharma
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1029-0
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1029-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1028-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2869-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 404
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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