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Planetary Health: Human Health in an Era of Global Environmental Change


Planetary Health - the idea that human health and the health of the environment are inextricably linked - encourages the preservation and sustainability of natural systems for the benefit of human health. Drawing from disciplines such as public health, environmental science, evolutionary anthropology, welfare economics, geography, policy and organizational theory, it addresses the challenges of the modern world, where human health and well-being is threatened by increasing pollution and climate change. This book, which contains 19 chapters, reviews ideas and approaches to the subject such as natural capital, ecological resilience, evolutionary biology, One Earth, transhumanism, demographic transition, epidemiological transition, ecological transition, food security, urbanization, living standards, sustainability, energy use, global warming, environmental protection and equity. It also sets out through case studies the main links between human health and environmental change, covering: (1) climate change, land use and waterborne infectious diseases; (2) sanitation, clean energy and fertilizer use; (3) trees, well-being and urban greening; and (4) livestock, antibiotics and greenhouse gas emissions. Providing an extensive overview of key theories and literature for academics and practitioners who are new to the field, this book also offers an important resource for students of a diverse range of subjects, including environmental sciences, animal sciences, geography and health.

Chapters

Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
1-8
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
9-22
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Chapter 27 June 2019
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • S. Quilley,
  • K. Zywert
Pages:
35-41
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Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
48-53
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
54-57
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
58-64
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
65-68
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Chapter 27 June 2019
Chapter 27 June 2019
Chapter 27 June 2019
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Chapter 27 June 2019
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • J. Cole
Pages:
119-124
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • A. Milner,
  • T. Harris
Pages:
125-130
Chapter 27 June 2019
Authors:
  • H. Bartlett
Pages:
131-139