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Climate change and global health / edited by Professor Colin D. Butler, Faculty of Health, The University of Canberra, University Drive, Bruce, ACT 2617, Australia.

Butler, Colin D., (editor of compilation.). C.A.B. International, (issuing body.).
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Subject: Climatic changes > Health aspects.
Medical climatology.
World health.
Food Economics, (New March 2000)
Health Economics, (New March 2000)
Income and Poverty.
Forest Fires.
Energy.
Meteorology and Climate.
Pollution and Degradation.
Natural Disasters.
Non-food/Non-feed Plant Products.
Demography.
Community Participation and Development, (New March 2000)
Conflict, (New March 2000)
Human Immunology and Allergology, (New March 2000)
Human Nutrition (General)
Prion, Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens of Humans, (New March 2000)
Protozoan, Helminth and Arthropod Parasites of Humans, (New March 2000)
Human Health and the Environment.
Non-communicable Human Diseases and Injuries.
Occupational Health and Safety.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 303 pages, 4 pages of plates) : illustrations, charts, maps
  • Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Primary effects -- Secondary effects -- Tertiary effects -- Regional issues -- Cross-cutting issues -- Transformation.
Abstract: This book describes the direct and indirect global impacts of climate change. It includes 30 chapters divided into 7 parts. Part I (Introduction) includes 2 chapters describing anthropocene and the impact of climate change on global health. Part II includes 4 chapters focusing on the primary health effects of climate change: heat- and cold-related mortality and morbidity; occupational heat exposure and effects; and climate extremes, disasters and health. Part III includes 6 chapters covering the secondary health effects of climate change: global warming and malaria in tropical highlands; dengue distribution and transmission dynamics; Lyme disease; human parasitic disease; allergens and allergic diseases; and wildfires and air pollution. Part IV includes 3 chapters describing the tertiary health effects of climate change: famine, food security and hunger; migration and population health; and association between climate change, conflict and ill-health. Part V includes 8 chapters discussing the health impacts of climate change in different regions (East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, Small Island States (Pacific Islands, Caribbean and Indian Ocean Islands), Europe, Arctic and Africa). Part VI includes 5 chapters discussing cross-cutting issues related to climate change: food and energy; biomass fuels, poverty and gender; mental health and cognition; housing and public health; and scenarios. Lastly, Part VII includes 2 chapters on health activism and adaptation to climate change. This book provides invaluable evidence for public health professionals, those responsible for protecting populations from the effects of extreme events, and public health and development communities.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print format.
Source of Description Note: Title from PDF title page (viewed November 13, 2014).
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