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Urban Ecology Health in Third (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium #32) (Hardcover)

Urban Ecology Health in Third (Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium #32) By Lawrence M. Schell (Editor), Malcolm T. Smith (Editor), Alan Bilsborough (Editor) Cover Image
By Lawrence M. Schell (Editor), Malcolm T. Smith (Editor), Alan Bilsborough (Editor)
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This volume looks at the relationship between specific aspects of Third World cities and human health. Rapid and extensive urbanization of the less developed nations is perhaps the most dramatic demographic phenomenon of our times, but its impact on human biology is not well understood. Here, a cross-section of work is presented on this subject allowing human biologists, urban planners, public health workers, and other specialists to assess our knowledge and the current approaches available to increase it. Contributions fall into two groups: studies of urban ecology including the social, economic and physical domains, and studies of biological responses to the urban environment. Health is not merely the absence of specific diseases, but is construed more broadly to include a wide range of biological parameters that are correlated with various states of suboptimal health. These include patterns of child growth and development, frequencies of specific diseases, nutritional status, immunological characteristics and physiological parameters.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521411592
ISBN-10: 0521411599
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 29th, 1993
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium