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.

Practical Applications of Medical Geology

Practical Applications of Medical Geology
Author: Malcolm Siegel,Olle Selinus,Robert Finkelman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 932
Release: 2021-08-01
ISBN 10: 3030538931
ISBN 13: 9783030538934
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.

Practical Applications of Medical Geology

Practical Applications of Medical Geology
Author: Malcolm Siegel,Olle Selinus,Robert Finkelman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 946
Release: 2021-07-06
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.

Medical Geology

Medical Geology
Author: Miomir M. Komatina
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2004-03-31
ISBN 10: 0080536093
ISBN 13: 9780080536095
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.

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.

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

Essentials of Medical Geology

Essentials of Medical Geology
Author: Olov Selinus,Olle Selinus,B. J. Alloway,José A. Centeno,Robert Barry Finkelman,Ron Fuge,Ulf Lindh,Pauline Smedley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2005-02-08
ISBN 10: 0126363412
ISBN 13: 9780126363418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Medical Geology Book Review:

This authoritative reference volume emphasizes the importance and interrelationships of geological processes to the health and diseases of humans and animals. Its accessible format fosters better communication between the health and geoscience communities by elucidating the geologic origins and flow of toxic elements in the environment that lead to human exposure through the consumption of food and water. For example, problems of excess intake from drinking water have been encountered for several inorganic compounds, including fluoride in Africa and India; arsenic in certain areas of Argentina, Chile, and Taiwan; selenium in seleniferous areas in the U.S., Venezuela, and China; and nitrate in agricultural areas with heavy use of fertilizers. Environmental influences on vector borne diseases and stormflow water quality influences are also featured. Numerous examples of the environmental influences on human health from across the globe are also presented and discussed in this volume. * Covers recent advances and future research topics at the intersection of environmental science and public health * Developed by 60 experts from 20 countries and edited by professionals from the International Working Group on Medical Geology * Includes 200+ color photographs and illustrations * Organizes information in a highly structured format for easy reference * Written for a broad audience, ranging from students, researchers, and medical professionals to policymakers and the general public

Geology and Health

Geology and Health
Author: H. Catherine W. Skinner,Antony R. Berger
Publsiher: New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195162048
ISBN 13: 9780195162042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geology and Health Book Review:

Geology and Health is an integrated collection of papers from earth scientists, biologists, and medical specialists on health issues of concern to people worldwide, demonstrating how human health and well-being now and in the future can benefit through coordinated scientific efforts. The book demonstrates the virtues of cooperation between the earth, life and health sciences, as a practical and effective approach to better publichealth worldwide.

Minerals latu sensu and Human Health

Minerals latu sensu and Human Health
Author: Celso Gomes,Michel Rautureau
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 303065706X
ISBN 13: 9783030657062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minerals latu sensu and Human Health Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive academic review of both positive and negative effects of minerals on human health and quality of life. The book adopts the concept of mineral latu sensu (mineral l.s.), which encompasses a broad spectrum of natural, inorganic, solid, and crystalline, of natural and inorganic chemical elements (metals and metalloids), of modified natural minerals, of biominerals, and of syntetic minerals, all products that branch across the disciplines of earth, soil, environmental, materials, nutrition, and health sciences. Using this broad framework, the authors are able to provide a multidisciplinary assessment on many types of minerals which can be essential, beneficial and hazardous to human health, covering applications in medical geology, medical hydrology or balneotherapy, pharmacology, chemistry, nutrition, and biophysics. The book performs historical analyses of the uses of minerals for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes to better understand current trends and developments in mineral research and human health. The book will be of interest to students, public health officials, environmental agencies and researchers from various disciplines, as well as scientific societies and organizations focusing on medical geology, health resort medicine (crenotherapy, hydrotherapy and climatotherapy), and on pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biomedical applications.

Progress in Medical Geology

Progress in Medical Geology
Author: Motomu Ibaraki,Hiroko Mori
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1443873772
ISBN 13: 9781443873772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in Medical Geology Book Review:

This volume represents a compendium of research conducted by international scholars who participated in the 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial held during “The 5th International Conference on Medical Geology” in Arlington, Virginia, USA, in 2013. The research topics dealt with here mainly focus on the new scientific field of medical geology used to address a variety of human health issues and diseases specifically related to geological materials and earth-system processes. This volume will be of interest to those who wish to learn about current and historical health issues relating to geological materials or other environmental factors. It also represents a useful guide to learning the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the field of medical geology.

Elements of Geochemistry Geochemical Exploration and Medical Geology

Elements of Geochemistry  Geochemical Exploration and Medical Geology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Research Publishing Service
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9810716753
ISBN 13: 9789810716752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa

A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa
Author: Theophilus Clavell Davies
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781536140910
ISBN 13: 1536140910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa Book Review:

A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa is the first book to focus exclusively on the important subject of geoscience and geoecology research and study, exploring the methodological considerations that engender health and safety aspects, offering strategies to mitigate these issues.This book comprises a set of guidelines to address the importance of geoscience and geoecology field trip safety, the considerations that should be taken in order to keep students, researchers and expeditionists safe in the African jungle, and how planning for safe field trips in the future should be undertaken. It also discusses how fieldwork affects the different categories of participants personally and what happens to field relationships. It gives an insightful analysis on participants with special needs and disabilities, and proven techniques for accommodating them in fieldwork.The unique challenges and obstacles faced in this kind of scientific endeavor in African settings are effectively captured in the book, including mysterious encounters with primitive bushman tribes and unavoidable dealings with belligerent local officials, and even near-fatal stampedes by rampaging wild animals. The book also incorporates by way of case histories a rich and diverse set of fieldwork experiences, insights and reflections on conducting geoscience and geoecology fieldwork in Africa, the health and safety issues that emerged, the solutions that were developed, and the realities of being in the field.Through an absorbing narrative, a paean is presented of the long and unique traditions of geoscience and geoecology fieldwork in Africa, and the reader is provided with an inside view of the trials and joys of such an endeavor. The book offers a sketch of health and safety issues that geotourists too may face during geoscience and geoecology field expeditions and proffers measures to mitigate these. The science is accessibly laid out and richly embroidered with tales of the bush.A Code for Geoscientific Fieldwork in Africa is an essential guide for both geoscience and geoecology undergraduates and postgraduate students, academics, and geotourists in Africa and from abroad embarking on mapping, mineral exploration, geoecological research and expeditions.

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: 194
Release: 1905
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4182808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African Health Leaders

African Health Leaders
Author: Francis Omaswa,Nigel Crisp
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 0191008419
ISBN 13: 9780191008412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Health Leaders Book Review:

Most accounts of health and healthcare in Africa are written by foreigners. African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future redresses the balance. Written by Africans, who have themselves led improvements in their own countries, the book discusses the creativity, innovation and leadership that has been involved tackling everything from HIV/AIDs, to maternal, and child mortality and neglected tropical diseases. It celebrates their achievements and shows how, over three generations, African health leaders are creating a distinctively African vision of health and health systems. The book reveals how African Health Leaders are claiming the future - in Africa, but also by sharing their insights and knowledge globally and contributing fully to improving health throughout the world. It illustrates how African leadership can enable foreign agencies and individuals working in Africa to avoid all those misunderstandings and misinterpretations of culture and context which lead to wasted efforts and frustrated hopes. African Health Leaders challenges Africans to do more for themselves; build on success; tackle weak governance, corrupt systems and low expectations and claim the future. It sets out what Africa needs from the rest of the world in the spirit of global solidarity - not primarily in aid, but through investment, collaboration, partnership and co-development. It concludes with a vision for improvement based on three foundations: an understanding that 'health is made at home'; the determination to offer access to health services for everyone; and an insistence on the pursuit of quality.

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Benedetto DeVivo,Harvey Belkin,Annamaria Lima
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 044464007X
ISBN 13: 9780444640079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry Book Review:

Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories, Second Edition, reviews the role of geochemistry in the environment and details state-of-the-art applications of these principles in the field, specifically in pollution and remediation situations. Chapters cover both philosophy and procedures, as well as applications, in an array of issues in environmental geochemistry including health problems related to environment pollution, waste disposal and data base management. This updated edition also includes illustrations of specific case histories of site characterization and remediation of brownfield sites. Covers numerous global case studies allowing readers to see principles in action Explores the environmental impacts on soils, water and air in terms of both inorganic and organic geochemistry Written by a well-respected author team, with over 100 years of experience combined Includes updated content on: urban geochemical mapping, chemical speciation, characterizing a brownsfield site and the relationship between heavy metal distributions and cancer mortality

Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education
Author: Clara Vasconcelos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN 10: 3319433199
ISBN 13: 9783319433196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geoscience Education Book Review:

This book presents research in Geoscience Education focusing on indoor and outdoor environments in which teaching geoscience gains particular relevance, significance and contextualization. The research areas that are presented throughout the thirteen chapters cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from educational resources and fieldwork to science models. Chapters discuss specific geoscience topics such as earthquakes, rocks, fossils and minerals. Other chapters present a more interdisciplinary approach addressing topics that aren’t usually examined, such as geomedicine and geoethics, with a specific focus on sustainable development and their alignment with the school curricula. Throughout the book readers can find research-based arguments illustrated with practical examples, which will help them to innovate in their curriculum development area, classroom practices and pre and in-service teachers’ education. The book challenges readers to improve Geoscience Education by changing the ways of teaching, by enabling students to exploit their natural curiosity, and by spurring a learning process that should not be confined to the classroom but rather maintained throughout life.

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Author: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015073034376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African History A Very Short Introduction

African History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: John (School of Oriental and African Studies Parker, University of London),John Parker,Richard (Honorary Professor of History Rathbone, University of Aberystwyth),Richard Rathbone
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2007-03-22
ISBN 10: 0192802488
ISBN 13: 9780192802484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African History A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Intended for those interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this work looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. It illustrates key themes in modern thinking about Africa's history with a range of historical examples.

Africa s Endangered Languages

Africa s Endangered Languages
Author: Jason Kandybowicz,Harold Torrence
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190256346
ISBN 13: 9780190256340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa s Endangered Languages Book Review:

Relatively little is known about Africa's endangered languages. Unlike indigenous languages in Australia, North Asia, and the Americas, which are predominantly threatened by colonizers, African languages are threatened most immediately by other local languages. As a result, the threat of language extinction is perceived as lower in Africa than in other parts of the globe, and a disproportionate amount of research is devoted to the study of endangered African languages when compared to any other linguistically threatened region in the world. There are approximately 308 highly endangered languages spoken in Africa (roughly 12% of all African languages) and at least 201 extinct African languages. This volume hopes to illuminate and challenge this trend. Chapters offer both documentary and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between the two approaches and its implications for the preservation of endangered languages, both in the African context and more broadly. Documentary-oriented chapters deal with key issues in African language documentation including language preservation and revitalization, community activism, and data collection and dissemination methodologies, among others. Theoretically-oriented chapters provide detailed descriptions and analyses of phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic phenomena, and connect these to current theoretical issues and debates. Africa's Endangered Languages provides thorough coverage of a continent's neglected languages that will spur linguists and Africanists alike to work to protect them.

Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand
Author: Natal (South Africa) Geological Survey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105013191890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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