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Medical Geology

Medical Geology
  • Author : Olle Selinus,Robert B. Finkelman,Jose A. Centeno
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-27
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 9789048134304
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-31
  • Total pages :502
  • ISBN : 0080536093
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-06
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 3030538923
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Summary : 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

Medical Geology

Medical Geology
  • Author : Miomir Komatina
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-03-31
  • Total pages :502
  • ISBN : 0080536093
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Summary : 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.

Essentials of Medical Geology

Essentials of Medical Geology
  • Author : Olle Selinus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-30
  • Total pages :805
  • ISBN : 9789400743755
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Summary : 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

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution

Chemical Principles of Environmental Pollution
  • Author : B.J. Alloway,D.C. Ayres
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993-11-30
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016442050
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Summary : 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.

HIV/AIDS in South Africa

HIV/AIDS in South Africa
  • Author : S. S. Abdool Karim,Q. Abdool Karim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-17
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1139487930
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Summary : This second edition of the book provides up-to-date information on new drugs, new proven HIV prevention interventions, a new chapter on positive prevention, and current HIV epidemiology. This definitive text covers all aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, from basic science to medicine, sociology, economics and politics. It has been written by a highly respected team of South African HIV/AIDS experts and provides a thoroughly researched account of the epidemic in the region.

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater

Calcium and Magnesium in Groundwater
  • Author : Lidia Razowska-Jaworek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-17
  • Total pages :236
  • ISBN : 9781138000322
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Summary : 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.

Impasse of the Angels

Impasse of the Angels
  • Author : Stefania Pandolfo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :389
  • ISBN : 0226645312
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Summary : In Impasse of the Angels, Stefania Pandolfo takes the critical engagement of anthropology to its limit by presenting the relationship between observer and observed as one of interacting equals and mutually constituting subjects. Narrating, debating, and imagining, real characters take center stage and, through their act of speech, invent a people rather than stand for it. Exploring what it means to be a subject in the historical and poetic imagination of a Moroccan society, Impasse of the Angels listens to dissonant and often idiosyncratic voices elaborate the fractures, wounds, and contradictions of the Maghribi postcolonial present. Passionate and lyric, ironic and tragic, it is a transformative narrative experiment traveling the boundary of ethnography and fiction.

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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :418
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105121816131
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Summary : 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.

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa

Notes on the Geology of the Continent of Africa
  • Author : Great Britain. War Office
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1905
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : CHI:086742698
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The African Women's Protocol

The African Women's Protocol
  • Author : Rosemary Semafumu Mukasa,Alice Banze
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105132107454
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Summary : Evaluating the impact of the African Women's Protocol, this important study focuses on three African countries—South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique—and presents a map for the road ahead. Through careful research and in-depth investigation, the guide explores in practice the rights ratified for women by the protocol, such as reproductive rights, the prohibition of female genital mutilation, and economic and social welfare rights. The rights of particularly vulnerable groups of women, including widows, elderly women, disabled women and “women in distress”—which includes poor women, women from marginalized population groups, and pregnant or nursing women in detention—are specifically recognized.

Geological Correlation

Geological Correlation
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : WISC:89073739740
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The Courage to Teach

The Courage to Teach
  • Author : Parker J. Palmer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-18
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780470469279
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Summary : "This book is for teachers who have good days and bad -- and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life." - Parker J. Palmer [from the Introduction] Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject. But the demands of teaching cause too many educators to lose heart. Is it possible to take heart in teaching once more so that we can continue to do what good teachers always do -- give heart to our students? In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students -- and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors.

Medical Geochemistry

Medical Geochemistry
  • Author : Paolo Censi,Thomas Darrah,Yigal Erel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-28
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 9789400743724
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Summary : 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.

Citrus

Citrus
  • Author : Pierre Laszlo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-10
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 9780226470283
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Summary : 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.

Introduction to Medical Geology

Introduction to Medical Geology
  • Author : C. B. Dissanayake,Rohana Chandrajith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-01
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 9783642004858
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Summary : 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.

Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand
  • Author : Natal (South Africa). Geological Survey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1907
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OSU:32435064271992
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A Bibliography of South African Geology to the End of 1920

A Bibliography of South African Geology to the End of 1920
  • Author : Arthur Lewis Hall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1922
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : MINN:319510017456253
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First-[third and Final] Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

First-[third and Final] Report of the Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand
  • Author : Geological Survey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1907
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015066474050
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Soteriologies of India and Their Role in the Perception of Disability

Soteriologies of India and Their Role in the Perception of Disability
  • Author : Anand Rao
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :267
  • ISBN : 382587205X
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Summary : At the turn of the century and the beginning of the new Millennium, India has made extraordinary industrial and economic progress. At the same time the sub-continent is faced with innumerable problems in the area of basic social services. Religion plays an important role in the interpersonal relationship and social interaction of the people. Religion is not only worship and prayer, but dictates such factors as who could come in physical contact with the other and who has the right to draw water from a well and who is deprived of it. Because of these factors it is necessary to look at the perception of disability in the soteriologies of India. This study confines itself to Hinduism as the major religion of India, that is based on the achievement of salvation and thus to escape the cycle of birth-, death- and rebirth and Christianity, on the other hand, that is involved in trying to improve the conditions of the poor and the needy and its main precept is the love of neighbours. It would be interesting to pursue these distinctions in reviewing the perception of disability in both these religions.