Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to:
exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources
energy and other resources
protection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes) as well as human health.
The main objective of the book Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health is to show how the geological environment affects human health and to explore preventative methods for improvement.
This monograph consists of the following five segments:
Geological and other factors and their influence on the human health
Subject, tasks and methods of geomedical discipline
Regional medical geology
Applied medical geology
The topics covered in this book will be of interest to a wide circle of readers, including geologists, doctors, biologists, ecologists, planners and many others who are dedicated to the quality and protection of human health.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 502
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 286 x 221 x 19 mm
"The topics covered in this book will be of interest to a wide circle of readers, including geologists, physicians, biologists...and many others who are dedicated to the quality and protections of human health."
-Fakhry A. Assaad, Consultant Geologist and Data Analyst, in ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, JAN 2006
a unique medical scientific book that combines together several interrelated medical sciences with different branches of Earth Science and their implications on the environment and human health.
Environmental Geology, 2005