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Title:
World resources, 1998-99 : a guide to the global environment : environmental change and human health
Author:
World Resources Institute.
Publication Information:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
x, 369 pages : illustrations, tables, graphs, maps. ; 28 cm
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

Biennial publication of the World Resources Institute.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195214079

9780195214086
Format :
Book

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Central Library RA565 .W67 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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This is the 8th edition in a series which provides an authoritative assessment of the world's natural resource base. This edition focuses on the relationship between environmental change and human health. Drawing on the latest scientific data, it explores how environmental conditions contribute to death and disease around the world, and how that may change in the coming decades.


Summary

World Resources 1998-99 focuses on the critical issue of environmental change and human health. Drawing on the latest scientific data, this section explores how environmental conditions contribute to the current burden of death and disease around the world and how that may change over thecoming decades. World Resources 1998-99 looks at several critical trends that are changing the physical environment and thereby have the potential to influence human health on such topics as the intensification of agriculture, industrialization, and rising energy use. As in previous volumes, WorldResources 1998-99 also looks at the current state of the environment as it relates to population and human well-being, resources at risk, and consumption and waste. The book also contains the latest core country data from 157 countries and new information on poverty, inequality, and foodsecurity.


Table of Contents

Editorial Perspective
Part 1 Environmental Change and Human
Health Linking Environment and Health
Environmental Trends and Health
Toward Environmental
Health: The Case for Prevention
Part 2 Global Environmental
Trends Regions at a Glance Critical Trends
Part 3 Data Tables
Editorial Perspective
Part 1 Environmental Change and Human Health
Linking Environment and Health
Environmental Trends and Health
Toward Environmental Health: The Case for Prevention
Part 2 Global Environmental Trends
Regions at a Glance
Critical Trends
Part 3 Data Tables

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