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Global Perspectives on Health Geography

From Hurricanes to Epidemics

The Ocean's Evolving Impact on Human Health - Perspectives from the U.S.

Editors: Conrad, Kevin (Ed.)

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  • Offers a complete overview of the correlation between ocean conditions and human health
  • Explains the direct interactions among oceanography, marine biology and human health
  • Broadly appeals to marine research scientists, health care professionals, students, and general enthusiasts of ocean science and human health impacts
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This book provides a complete and current overview of the correlation between ocean conditions and human health, publishing comprehensively for the first time on the direct interactions among oceanography, marine biology and impacts on human health. Specifically the text addresses how changing ocean conditions result in health impacts and disruptions, with a focus on cases in the USA. ­ The changing ocean conditions that are discussed include diminishing marine biodiversity, climactic changes such as intensified weather events, shifting sea currents and increasing sea temperature. The book addresses the resulting health issues brought about by these various ocean conditions, such as emerging infectious diseases, starvation and poisoning among impacted communities, toxic algae blooms, threatened ecosystems, and other future implications. ­ The text was developed in conjunction with scientists from Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California at Riverside and Ochsner Health, all located in areas deeply impacted by the changing Oceans. ­ The book will be of interest to marine research scientists, health care professionals, students, and general enthusiasts of oceanography and health. 

About the authors

Kevin Conrad, M.D. MBA is a practicing physician in New Orleans, Louisiana at Ochsner Health Systems. He serves as the Medical Director for Community Affairs and Health Policy at Ochsner. He has appointments with Tulane Medical School and the University of Queensland in Australia. He currently serves on the Physician Editorial Board of the Hospitalist. His research and publication interests include health policy, the interaction of the environment on human health and the care of complex patients.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Hurricanes to Epidemics
Book Subtitle
The Ocean's Evolving Impact on Human Health - Perspectives from the U.S.
Editors
  • Kevin Conrad
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Health Geography
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55012-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55012-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55011-0
Series ISSN
2522-8005
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 180
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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