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  1. The Politics of Asbestos

    Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest

    By Linda Waldman

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrializing and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness,...

    Published March 17th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Environmental Health Hazards and Social Justice

    Geographical Perspectives on Race and Class Disparities

    By Florence Margai

    This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups. Estimates suggest that about forty per cent of the global burden of disease is attributable to exposures...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Health and Poverty

    Global Health Problems and Solutions

    By Gijs Walraven

    Winner of the 2011 British Medical Association Book Award - Health & Social Care category. There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and...

    Published November 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change

    Making Research Useful for Adaptation Decision Making and Policy

    Edited by Anthony Patt, Dagmar Schröter, Klein Richard J. T., Anne Cristina de la Vega-Leinert, Rik Leemans

    Assessing the vulnerability of human populations to global environmental change, particularly climate change, is now the main imperative of research and international action. However, much of the research into vulnerability is not designed to feed directly into decision making and policy, creating...

    Published October 26th 2010 by Routledge

  5. AIDS and Rural Livelihoods

    Dynamics and Diversity in sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Anke Niehof, Rugalema Gabriel, Stuart Gillespie

    AIDS epidemics continue to threaten the livelihoods of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Three decades after the disease was first recognized, the annual death toll from AIDS exceeds that from wars, famine and floods combined. Yet despite millions of dollars of aid and research, there has...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as...

    Published September 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Meat Crisis

    Developing More Sustainable Production and Consumption

    Edited by Joyce D'Silva, John Webster

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally sixty billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that methane emissions from cattle and other livestock are major contributors to greenhouse gas levels and to climate change. The Food and...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock, Jennifer Gunn

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Atlas of Human Migration

    Global Patterns of People on the Move

    By Russell King, Richard Black, Michael Collyer, Anthony J Fielding, Ronald Skeldon

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    Migration has provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration, triggered by ethnic cleansing or climate change or economic need, are appearing all the time and immigration...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge