Medical Geology: Effects of Geological Environments on Human Health

Other | March 31, 2004

byMiomir Komatina, Miomir Komatina

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Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to:

  • agriculture

  • exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources

  • environmental issues

  • soil preservation

  • water

  • 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:


  • Introduction

  • 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.

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Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to:agricultureexploitation of the Earth's mineral resources environmental issuessoil preservationwater energy and other resourcesprotection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes...

Format:OtherDimensions:502 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 31, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080536093

ISBN - 13:9780080536095

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Table of Contents

1. General part.
2. Geological factors.
3. Other natural factors.
4. Anthropogenic factors.
5. Socio-economic factors and their influence on human health and health protection.
6. The geography of disease (nosogeography).
7. Subject and tasks of geological and medical disciplines in defining quality of the environment and its influence on human health.
8. Methods of medical geology.
9. Regional medical geology.
10. Applied medical geology.
11. Use of applied medical geology results in economy and health care.

The original book, "Medicinska Geologija", was published in 2002 by "Tellur" (publishing house) in Belgrade, Serbia.