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Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management

Wetlands and Human Health

Editors: Finlayson, C Max, Horwitz, Pierre, Weinstein, Philip (Eds.)

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  • Links ecology-health and the targeting of practitioners and researchers
  • Addresses the environmental health problems of the 21st Century by moving outside of the traditional tools of ecologists or epidemiologists working in their respective disciplinary silos
  • Brings together the disciplines of ecology and health sciences in a synthesis for researchers, teachers and policy makers interested in or needing information to manage wetlands and human health and well-being
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The book addresses the interactions between wetlands and human health and well-being. A key feature is the linking of ecology-health and the targeting of practitioners and researchers. The environmental health problems of the 21st Century cannot be addressed by the traditional tools of ecologists or epidemiologists working in their respective disciplinary silos; this is clear from the emergence and re-emergence of public health and human well-being problems such as cholera pandemics, mosquito borne disease, and episodic events and disasters (e.g. hurricanes). To tackle these problems requires genuine cross-disciplinary collaboration; a key finding of the recently concluded Millennium Ecosystem Assessment when looking at human well-being and ecosystem health. This book brings the disciplines of ecology and health sciences closer to such a synthesis for researchers, teachers and policy makers interested in or needing information to manage wetlands and human health and well-being issues.

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“The volume emphasizes an ecosystem approach that ties the well-being of humans–individuals and populations–to water bodies that in fact provide a wealth of ecological services, both necessities and luxuries. … The social importance of wetlands is emphasized throughout. … Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (M. Gochfeld, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Wetlands as Settings for Human Health—the Benefits and the Paradox

    Pages 1-13

    Finlayson, C Max (et al.)

  • Public Health Perspectives on Water Systems and Ecology

    Pages 15-30

    Cook, Angus (et al.)

  • Wetlands and People’s Wellbeing: Basic Needs, Food Security and Medicinal Properties

    Pages 31-44

    Cunningham, Anthony B.

  • Wetlands as Sites of Exposure to Water-Borne Infectious Diseases

    Pages 45-74

    Derne, Bonnie T. (et al.)

  • Ecosystem Approaches to Human Exposures to Pollutants and Toxicants in Wetlands: Examples, Dilemmas and Alternatives

    Pages 75-94

    Horwitz, Pierre (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9609-5
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Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9608-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0373-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wetlands and Human Health
Editors
  • C Max Finlayson
  • Pierre Horwitz
  • Philip Weinstein
Series Title
Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Management
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9609-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9608-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0373-2
Series ISSN
1875-1261
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 263
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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