Essentials of Medical Geology (2013th Revised Edition)


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Essentials of Medical Geology; 2013th Revised Edition; (PDF) critiques the vital ideas and sensible instruments required to handle environmental and public well being issues. It is organized into 4 key sections. The first part offers with the fundamentals of environmental biology; the pure and anthropogenic sources of well being parts that affect well being; and illustrate key biogeochemical transformations. The second part talks concerning the geological processes influencing human publicity to particular parts; similar to radon; fluorine; selenium; arsenic; and iodine. The third part offers the ideas and methods of pathology; toxicology; and epidemiology that help investigations into the human well being results of publicity to naturally occurring parts. The final unit gives a toolbox of analytical strategies for environmental analysis and medical geology investigations.

Essentials of Medical Geology was first revealed in 2005 and received three prestigious rewards. The ebook has been acknowledged as a key ebook in each geology and medical fields and is extensively used as a textbook and reference ebook in these fields.

For this revised 2013th edition; authors and editors have up to date the content material that advanced quite a bit throughout 2005 and included two new chapters; on public well being; and agriculture and well being. This revised quantity can now proceed for use as a textbook and reference ebook for all who’re on this important matter and its influences on the well being and wellbeing of many thousands and thousands of individuals all world wide.

  • Addresses essential matters on the intersection of environmental science and human well being
  • Features shade illustrations all through; references for additional investigation; and different aids to the reader
  • Developed by 60 worldwide specialists from 20 nations and edited by professionals from the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
  • Written in non-technical language for an in depth spectrum of readers; starting from skilled researchers and college students to policymakers and most of the people


Medical geology is the interdisciplinary global study of health and disease in animals and humans associated with the geological setting of a location. … The figures are current and clear. The work is accessible and interesting to environmental geoscientists; medical professionals; epidemiologists; and decision-makers. It is the primary reference ebook for the field and can also serve as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate-level courses. Summing Up: Highly suggested. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” — M. E. Lenczewski; Choice; Vol. 51 (8); April; 2014

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Brian E. Davies, Charlotte Bowman, Theo C. Davies, Olle Selinus


Springer; 2013th edition




805 pages






9400743742; 0126363412; 9400743750; 9401779619


9789400743748/ 9789400743755/ 9789401779616

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter….Pages i-xix
Medical Geology: Perspectives and Prospects….Pages 1-13
Public Health and Geological Processes: An Overview of a Fundamental Relationship….Pages 15-32
Front Matter….Pages 33-34
Natural Distribution and Abundance of Elements….Pages 35-57
Anthropogenic Sources….Pages 59-74
Uptake of Elements from a Chemical Point of View….Pages 75-99
Uptake of Elements from a Biological Point of View….Pages 101-127
Biological Functions of the Elements….Pages 129-177
Geological Impacts on Nutrition….Pages 179-194
Biological Responses of Elements….Pages 195-214
Front Matter….Pages 215-216
Volcanic Emissions and Health….Pages 217-238
Radon in Air and Water….Pages 239-277
Arsenic in Groundwater and the Environment….Pages 279-310
Fluoride in Natural Waters….Pages 311-336
Water Hardness and Health Effects….Pages 337-350
Bioavailability of Elements in Soil….Pages 351-373
Selenium Deficiency and Toxicity in the Environment….Pages 375-416
Soils and Iodine Deficiency….Pages 417-432
Geophagy and the Involuntary Ingestion of Soil….Pages 433-454
Natural Aerosolic Mineral Dusts and Human Health….Pages 455-475
The Ecology of Soil-Borne Human Pathogens….Pages 477-504
Front Matter….Pages 215-216
Animals and Medical Geology….Pages 505-516
The Impact of Micronutrient Deficiencies inThe Impact of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Agricultural Soils and Crops on the Nutritional Health of Humans….Pages 517-533
Front Matter….Pages 535-536
Environmental Epidemiology….Pages 537-547
Environmental Medicine….Pages 549-567
Environmental Pathology….Pages 569-596
Toxicology….Pages 597-609
Speciation of Trace Elements….Pages 611-632
Front Matter….Pages 633-634
GIS in Human Health Studies….Pages 635-645
Investigating Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases with Remote Sensing and GIS….Pages 647-663
Mineralogy of Bones….Pages 665-687
Inorganic and Organic Geochemistry Techniques….Pages 689-716
Histochemical and Microprobe Analysis in Medical Geology….Pages 717-726
Modeling Groundwater Flow and Quality….Pages 727-753
Back Matter….Pages 755-805

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