This attractive, well-illustrated volume contains 31 interdisciplinary chapters (articles) that weave together the geological, environmental, and public health sciences. Essentials of Medical Geology is global in scope: the impressive list of contributors consists of 60 international experts representing 20 countries. It is an initiative of the International Union of Geological Sciences, in response to the growing interest in the relationship between geology and human health. Classically trained geologists may be pleasantly surprised to pick up this book and discover how the tools of their profession are being applied in new territory, helping to address a diverse array of public health...

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