Medical Geology of Africa

Medical Geology of Africa
Author: Theophilus Clavell Davies
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2022-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780128187487
ISBN 13: 0128187484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Geology of Africa Book Review:

Medical Geology of Africa explores the connection between geological materials, processes and the health of humans and animals. The book fosters an improved understanding of the ways in which the geological environment impacts the geographical distribution of health problems and how they contribute to better diagnoses and therapy. Africa's unique geoenvironmental condition gives added relevance to such studies, underlining the need for geoscience and public health students and practitioners to understand new principles and applications. Chapters in the book provide extended enquiry-based investigations and examples that employ real geochemical datasets, epidemiological records, public health statistics and visualizations. Provides a suggested interdisciplinary curriculum for departments interested in designing a medical geology program Includes more than 250 full-color illustrations and photographs Features extended inquiry-based investigations and examples that employ real geochemical datasets, epidemiological records, public health statistics and visualizations

Medical Geology

Medical Geology
Author: Olle Selinus,Robert B. Finkelman,Jose A. Centeno
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-06-27
ISBN 10: 9048134307
ISBN 13: 9789048134304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Geology Book Review:

Medical Geology is a rapidly growing field concerned with the relationship between natural geological factors and human and animal health, as well as with improving our understanding of the influence of environmental factors on the geographical distribution of health problems. This book brings together the work of geoscientists and medical/public health researchers, which addresses health problems caused, or exacerbated by geological materials (rocks, minerals, atmospheric dust and water) and processes (including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Among the environmental health problems discussed in this book are: exposure to toxic levels of trace essential and non-essential elements such as arsenic and mercury; trace element deficiencies; exposure to natural dusts and to radioactivity; naturally occurring organic compounds in drinking water; volcanic emissions, etc. The text also deals with the many health benefits of geologic materials and processes. This wide-ranging volume covers issues in medical geology all over the world with each author covering their respective region. It provides examples from different continents as well as a state-of-the-art review of the latest developments in the discipline. The authors are all recognized geoscientific and medical experts working in the field. The book is written for a wide variety of specialists from geologists, geochemists, pathologists and medical doctors to veterinarians and biologists.

Medical Geology

Medical Geology
Author: Miomir Komatina
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2004-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780080536095
ISBN 13: 0080536093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Geology Book Review:

Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to: agriculture exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources environmental issues soil preservation water energy and other resources protection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes) as well as human health. The main objective of the book Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health is to show how the geological environment affects human health and to explore preventative methods for improvement. This monograph consists of the following five segments: Introduction Geological and other factors and their influence on the human health Subject, tasks and methods of geomedical discipline Regional medical geology Applied medical geology The topics covered in this book will be of interest to a wide circle of readers, including geologists, doctors, biologists, ecologists, planners and many others who are dedicated to the quality and protection of human health.

Practical Applications of Medical Geology

Practical Applications of Medical Geology
Author: Malcolm Siegel,Olle Selinus,Robert Finkelman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-11-06
ISBN 10: 9783030538927
ISBN 13: 3030538923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Applications of Medical Geology Book Review:

This edited volume provides a framework for integrating methods and information drawn from geological and medical sciences and provides case studies in medical geology to illustrate the usefulness of this framework for crafting environmental and public health policies related to natural materials. The relevance of medical geology research to policy decisions is a topic rarely discussed, and this volume attempts to be a unique source for researchers and policy makers in the field of medical geology in addressing this gap in practical medical geology applications. The book's four sections establish this framework in detail using risk assessment, case studies, data analyses and specific medical geology techniques. Following an introduction to medical geology in the context of risk assessment and risk management, the second section discusses specific methods used in medical geology in the categories of geoscience, biomedicine, and data sources. The third section discusses the medical geology of natural materials, energy use, and environmental and workplace impacts. This section includes specific case studies in medical geology, and describes how the methods and data from the previous section are used in a medical geology analysis. The fourth section includes a guide to the medical geology literature and provides some examples of medical geology programs in Asia and Africa. Provides a framework for integrating methods and information drawn from geological and medical sciences Emphasizes the integrative role of medical geology in environmental and public health policy decisions through case studies Identifies the tools and techniques best suited to identify and study medical geology issues

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater
Author: Lidia Razowska-Jaworek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN 10: 1138000329
ISBN 13: 9781138000322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater Book Review:

Calcium and magnesium are abundant in groundwater, but the role of groundwater as the essential source of these important nutrients is very often neglected. Hydrogeochemical studies have focused mainly on the distribution and behaviour of constituents that cause deterioration of water quality, such as: nitrate, nitrite or iron and manganese. Therefore, most recent books and papers concentrate mainly on these constituents and only a small number of papers describe the results of groundwater studies on other important water components such as calcium or magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are of great importance to human wellbeing and inadequate intake of either nutrient can impair health. The main objective of this book is to present a selection of studies on calcium and magnesium in groundwater and to highlight their importance for human health. The chapters in this book are written by hydrogeologists and hydrochemists as well as medical doctors and include: methods of investigation of calcium and magnesium in groundwaters, distribution and behaviour of calcium and magnesium in different aquifers, calcium and magnesium in bottled mineral and spring waters, and the significance of calcium and magnesium in waters for human health.

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution
Author: B.J. Alloway,D.C. Ayres
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1993-11-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105016442050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution Book Review:

This book provides a scientific approach and comprehensive introduction to the subject of environmental pollution and is written in a manner which should be accessible to chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. The coverage is pollutant-centred and this serves to focus attention on the essential chemical aspects of each topic. Particular attention is paid to the transport of pollutants in the environment. The sources, chemical properties and reactions of pollutants in soils, air and water are all discussed, along with their associated toxicological effects and methods of monitoring, analysis and disposal. Readers of the book should obtain an understanding of the scientific principles of this field at a chemical level and should be able to approach the contentious issues surrounding this subject in a rational way. The book is intended for chemists, environmental scientists, geologists and geographers. 9780751400137.

Essentials of Medical Geology

Essentials of Medical Geology
Author: Olle Selinus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2013-03-30
ISBN 10: 9400743750
ISBN 13: 9789400743755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Medical Geology Book Review:

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

Environmental Health

Environmental Health
Author: Howard Frumkin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2010-01-22
ISBN 10: 0470567783
ISBN 13: 9780470567784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1911
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000011646191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Medical Geology

Introduction to Medical Geology
Author: C. B. Dissanayake,Rohana Chandrajith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 3642004857
ISBN 13: 9783642004858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Medical Geology Book Review:

Over two billion people live in tropical lands. Most of them live in intimate contact with the immediate geological environment, obtaining their food and water directly from it. The unique geochemistry of these tropical environments have a marked influence on their health, giving rise to diseases that affect millions of people. The origin of these diseases is geologic as exemplified by dental and skeletal fluorosis, iodine deficiency disorders, trace element imbalances to name a few. This book, one of the first of its kind, serves as an excellent introduction to the emerging discipline of Medical Geology.

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation
Author: H.R. Pruppacher,J.D. Klett
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2010-06-25
ISBN 10: 0306481006
ISBN 13: 9780306481000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation Book Review:

Cloud physics has achieved such a voluminous literature over the past few decades that a significant quantitative study of the entire field would prove unwieldy. This book concentrates on one major aspect: cloud microphysics, which involves the processes that lead to the formation of individual cloud and precipitation particles. Common practice has shown that one may distinguish among the following addi tional major aspects: cloud dynamics, which is concerned with the physics respon sible for the macroscopic features of clouds; cloud electricity, which deals with the electrical structure of clouds and the electrification processes of cloud and precipi tation particles; and cloud optics and radar meteorology, which describe the effects of electromagnetic waves interacting with clouds and precipitation. Another field intimately related to cloud physics is atmospheric chemistry, which involves the chemical composition ofthe atmosphere and the life cycle and characteristics of its gaseous and particulate constituents. In view of the natural interdependence of the various aspects of cloud physics, the subject of microphysics cannot be discussed very meaningfully out of context. Therefore, we have found it necessary to touch briefly upon a few simple and basic concepts of cloud dynamics and thermodynamics, and to provide an account of the major characteristics of atmospheric aerosol particles. We have also included a separate chapter on some of the effects of electric fields and charges on the precipitation-forming processes.

Proceedings Workshop on Medical Geology IGCP 454 3 4 February 2004 Nagpur India

Proceedings  Workshop on Medical Geology  IGCP 454  3 4 February  2004  Nagpur  India
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105121816131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings Workshop on Medical Geology IGCP 454 3 4 February 2004 Nagpur India Book Review:

Contributed articles presented at the Workshop organized under the aegis of IGCP-454 held at Nagpur, Central region Geological Survey of India on 3rd-4th February 2004 with reference to India.

South Africa s Post Apartheid Foreign Policy

South Africa s Post Apartheid Foreign Policy
Author: Chris Alden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN 10: 1136055444
ISBN 13: 9781136055447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Africa s Post Apartheid Foreign Policy Book Review:

The book presents and analyses South African foreign policy, from the onset of the democratic transition of Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the contemporary period. The focus of the study is on the question of South African leadership in the context of this transition.

Citrus

Citrus
Author: Pierre Laszlo
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 0226470288
ISBN 13: 9780226470283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citrus Book Review:

Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa
Author: Great Britain. War Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1905
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:086742698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Geography of South Africa

The Geography of South Africa
Author: Jasper Knight,Christian M. Rogerson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319949748
ISBN 13: 9783319949741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of South Africa Book Review:

This edited collection examines contemporary directions in geographical research on South Africa. It encompasses a cross section of selected themes of critical importance not only to the discipline of Geography in South Africa, but also of relevance to other areas of the Global South. All chapters are original contributions, providing a state of the art research baseline on key themes in physical, human and environmental geography, and in understanding the changing geographical landscapes of modern South Africa. These contributions set the scene for an understanding of the relationships between modern South Africa and the wider contemporary world, including issues of sustainable development and growth in the Global South.

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries
Author: Margrit Shildrick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1136184627
ISBN 13: 9781136184628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries Book Review:

Drawing on postmodernist analyses, Leaky Bodies and Boundaries presents a feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment. With reference to contemporary and historical issues in biomedicine, the book argues that the boundaries of both the subject and the body are no longer secure. The aim is both to valorise women and to suggest that 'leakiness' may be the very ground for a postmodern feminist ethic. The contribution made by Leaky Bodies and Boundaries is to go beyond modernist feminisms to radically displace the mechanisms by which women are devalued. The anxiety that postmodernism cannot yield an ethics, nor advance feminist concerns is addressed. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying feminist philosophy, cultural studies and sociology.

Geological Correlation

Geological Correlation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89073739740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medical Geochemistry

Medical Geochemistry
Author: Paolo Censi,Thomas Darrah,Yigal Erel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN 10: 9400743726
ISBN 13: 9789400743724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Geochemistry Book Review:

This book includes a collection of chapters illustrating the application of geochemical methods to investigate the interactions between geological materials and fluids with humans. Examples include the incorporation and human health effects of inhaling lithogenic materials, the reactivity of biological fluids with geological materials, and the impact on nascent biomineral formation. Biomineralization is investigated in terms of mineralogy, morphology, bone chemistry, and pathological significance with a focus on the health impacts of "foreign" geological/environmental trace element incorporation. One of the contribution is devoted to particulate matter, the presence of metals and metalloids in the environment, and the possibility of using human hair as a biomarker between environmental/geological exposure and human bioincorporation. Other chapters focus on the last advances on the analytical methods and instrumentational approaches to investigating the chemistry of biological fluids and tissues.

Seeking Spatial Justice

Seeking Spatial Justice
Author: Edward W. Soja
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781452915289
ISBN 13: 1452915288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking Spatial Justice Book Review:

In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city’s poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action. In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor–community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance; on struggles for rent control and environmental justice; and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice. Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city.