Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves provides a readable introduction to this new paradigm. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book addresses a wide range of health impacts felt in the Anthropocene, including food and nutrition, infectious and non-communicable diseases, dislocation and conflict, and mental health. It also presents strategies to combat environmental changes and its ill-effects, such as controlling toxic exposures, investing in clean energy, improving urban design, and more. Chapters are authored by widely recognized experts.
The result is a comprehensive and optimistic overview of a growing field that is being adopted by researchers and universities worldwide. Students of public health will gain a solid grounding in the new challenges their profession must confront, while those in the environmental sciences, agriculture, design professions, and other fields will become familiar with the human consequences of planetary changes. Understanding how our changing environment affects our health is increasingly critical to a variety of disciplines and professions. Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves is the definitive guide to this vital field. Be sure to explore the Annotated Bibliography and download the figures from the book for your course's PowerPoint presentations as well as browse through other educator resources.
Together with Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions, these two planetary health education resources are designed to complement one another through corresponding learning themes, objectives, and in-text references. We encourage readers and educators to use the case study anthology and teaching guides in tandem with this seminal book to provide a well-rounded understanding of planetary health in the classroom and beyond.
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