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Environmental Health: From Global to Local

Environmental Health: From Global to Local Global Public Health, July 2007; 2(3): 316318 BOOK REVIEW By Howard Frumkin (ed.) (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2005) 1108 pp., US$75.00 (hback), ISBN 0787973831. Some environmental factors affect health on a local level, whereas others operate on regional or even global levels. This concept of spatial scales in environmental health provides the framework, and integrating theme, for the book, Environ- mental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introduction to environ- mental health. The book is divided into five parts: the first involves methods and paradigms; the next three traverse environmental health on the global, regional, and then local scales; and the final part discusses topics related to the practice of environmental health. Although the chapters are written by different experts, the writing is uniformly clear and the concepts well explained. In addition, most of the chapters are divided into topic areas, and end with a conclusion, thought questions, bibliographic references as well as sources of other information, such as textbooks and Internet sites. Boxes within the chapters contain specific examples to illustrate some of the adjacent concepts. The quality of the writing, along with these organizational features, facilitates access to the information and stimulates thought about underlying and controversial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Public Health Taylor & Francis

Environmental Health: From Global to Local

Global Public Health , Volume 2 (3): 3 – Jul 1, 2007
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1744-1706
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1744-1692
DOI
10.1080/17441690601109175
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Global Public Health, July 2007; 2(3): 316318 BOOK REVIEW By Howard Frumkin (ed.) (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2005) 1108 pp., US$75.00 (hback), ISBN 0787973831. Some environmental factors affect health on a local level, whereas others operate on regional or even global levels. This concept of spatial scales in environmental health provides the framework, and integrating theme, for the book, Environ- mental Health: From Global to Local, a comprehensive introduction to environ- mental health. The book is divided into five parts: the first involves methods and paradigms; the next three traverse environmental health on the global, regional, and then local scales; and the final part discusses topics related to the practice of environmental health. Although the chapters are written by different experts, the writing is uniformly clear and the concepts well explained. In addition, most of the chapters are divided into topic areas, and end with a conclusion, thought questions, bibliographic references as well as sources of other information, such as textbooks and Internet sites. Boxes within the chapters contain specific examples to illustrate some of the adjacent concepts. The quality of the writing, along with these organizational features, facilitates access to the information and stimulates thought about underlying and controversial

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Global Public HealthTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2007

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