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Title:
The boiled frog syndrome : your health and the built environment
Author:
Saunders, Thomas, 1932-
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Publication Information:
Chichester : Wiley-Academy, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780470845530
Format :
Book

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Summary

The last century saw a dramatic increase in urban-related illnesses. Poor office design, glaring lights and bad ventilation, gave rise to the condition "Sick Building Syndrome", and heavily polluted, built-up environments, resulted in the growth of allergies and asthma.
The aptly titled Boiled Frog Syndrome presents a vital, urban survival guide, offering solutions and remedies to our inner-city malaise.
This volume is an essential guide for architects and urban planners. The book offers innovative design solutions to combat the negative effects on occupants' health, enabling the architect to design and build healthier and stress-free urban environments.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Illustrationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Part I Health Hazards of Todayp. 7
1 Your health and the built environmentp. 9
2 Sick building syndromep. 30
3 Electromagnetic radiationp. 60
4 The evidencep. 85
5 The cybernetic agep. 104
6 Prudent avoidancep. 119
Part II Perennial Wisdomp. 133
7 Lessons from the pastp. 135
8 The crisis/opportunityp. 165
9 The divine harmonyp. 185
10 Arcane traditionp. 219
11 The perennial wisdomp. 232
12 A way forwardp. 239
Contactsp. 249
Indexp. 253