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Author Henningfeld, Diane Andrews.

Title Health and disease [Gale EBooks electronic resource] / Diane Andrews Henningfeld.

Publication Info. Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (136 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
Series Gale virtual reference library
Confronting global warming.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Health and disease in a warming world : an overview -- The direct temperature effects of global warming on health -- Aridity and human health : drought, desertification, and wildfires -- Extreme weather and health : hurricanes and floods -- The impact of diminished air quality on health -- Global warming and infectious disease -- Food and water : access and safety -- Melting ice and rising sea levels : impacts on health -- The impact of global warming on health : conclusion.
Summary Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on health and disease.
Subject Global warming -- Health aspects.
Climatic changes -- Health aspects.
Extreme weather -- Health aspects.
Environmentally induced diseases.
Medical climatology.
Added Author Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9780737748581 (DLC) 2010014227
ISBN 9780737755176 (electronic book)
9780737748581 (hardcover)
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