Essentials of Medical Geology

Revised Edition

Editors: Selinus, Olle (Ed.)

  • Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health
  • Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Working Group on Medical Geology
  • Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public
  • Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader
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About this book

Essentials of Medical Geology reviews the essential concepts and practical tools required to tackle environmental and public health problems. It is organized into four main sections. The first section deals with the fundamentals of environmental biology, the natural and anthropogenic sources of health elements that impact health and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second section looks at the geological processes influencing human exposure to specific elements, such as radon, arsenic, fluorine, selenium and iodine. The third section presents the concepts and techniques of pathology, toxicology and epidemiology that underpin investigations into the human health effects of exposure to naturally occurring elements. The last section provides a toolbox of analytical approaches to environmental research and medical geology investigations.

Essentials of Medical Geology was first published in 2005 and has since won three prestigious rewards. The book has been recognized as a key book in both medical and geology fields and is widely used as textbook and reference book in these fields.

For this revised edition, editors and authors have updated the content that evolved a lot during 2005 and added two new chapters, on public health, and agriculture and health. This updated volume can now continue to be used as a textbook and reference book for all who are interested in this important topic and its impacts the health and wellbeing of many millions of people all over the world.

 

·         Addresses key topics at the intersection of environmental science and human health

·         Developed by 60 international experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)

·         Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from students and professional researchers to policymakers and the general public

·         Includes color illustrations throughout, references for further investigation and other aids to the reader

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From the reviews:

“Medical geology is the interdisciplinary global study of health and disease in humans and animals associated with the geological setting of a location. … The figures are clear and current. … The work is interesting and accessible to environmental geoscientists, epidemiologists, medical professionals, and decision makers. It is the primary reference book for the field and can also serve as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate-level courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (M. E. Lenczewski, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Medical Geology: Perspectives and Prospects

    Davies, Brian E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Public Health and Geological Processes: An Overview of a Fundamental Relationship

    Cook, Angus

    Pages 15-32

  • Natural Distribution and Abundance of Elements

    Garrett, Robert G.

    Pages 35-57

  • Anthropogenic Sources

    Fuge, Ron

    Pages 59-74

  • Uptake of Elements from a Chemical Point of View

    Williams, Robert J. P.

    Pages 75-99

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  • Due: September 29, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7961-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essentials of Medical Geology
Book Subtitle
Revised Edition
Editors
  • Olle Selinus
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4375-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4375-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4374-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7961-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 805
Number of Illustrations and Tables
108 b/w illustrations, 187 illustrations in colour
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