Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Joan L. Aron and Jonathan A. Patz, 480 pp, $82, ISBN 0-8018-6581-6, paper, $38, ISBN 0-8018-6582-4, Baltimore, Md, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Any graduate student who has followed a university curriculum in which public health issues and ecosystem degradation are studied has found a limited number, if not a lack, of textbooks that cover both fields. Ecosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective, edited by Joan L. Aron and Jonathan A. Patz, fills that gap. Intended for master's level students in public health, environmental sciences and related disciplines, and social science, this book will also find a perfect niche on teachers' bookshelves and be useful for those developing field research in this challenging domain.
Ecosystems, Public HealthEcosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective. JAMA. 2002;287(12):1581. doi:10.1001/jama.287.12.1581