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Human health and forests : a global overview of issues, practice, and policy

Author: Carol J Pierce Colfer
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2013.
Series: People and plants international conservation series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol J Pierce Colfer
ISBN: 9781844075324 184407532X
OCLC Number: 909936434
Description: XXII, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1., Introduction / Carol J. Pierce Colfer ; 2., Human health and forests: an overview / Colin Butler ; 3., Health, habitats, and medicinal plant use / Anthony B. Cunningham, Patricia Shanley, and Sarah Laird ; 4., The nutritional role of forest plant foods for rural communities / Barbara Vinceti, Pablo Eyzaguirre, and Tim Johns ; 5., Wood, the fuel that warms you thrice / Kirk Smith ; 6., Forest women, health, and childbearing / Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Richard G. Dudley, and Robert Gardner ; 7., The gender agenda and tropical forest diseases / Pascale Allotey, Margaret Gyapong, and Carol J. Pierce Colfer ; 8., Bat-borne viral diseases / Jean Paul Gonzalez ... [et al.] ; 9., Deforestation and malaria: revisiting the human ecology perspective / Subhrendu K. Pattanayak and Junko Yasuoka ; 10., The subversive links between HIV/AIDS and the forest sector / Pascal Lopez ; 11., Forest disturbance and health risks to the Yanomami / Gale Goodwin Gómez ; 12., Biodiversity, environment, and health among rainforest dwellers: an evolutionary perspective / Alain Froment ; 13., Sociocultural dimensions of diet and health in forest dwellers' systems / Edmond Dounias, with Carol J. Pierce Colfer ; 14., National public health initiatives that integrate traditional medicine / Cynthia Fowler ; 15., Approaching conservation through health / Robbie Ali ; 16., Hidden suffering on the island of Siberut, West Sumatra / Gerard A. Persoon ; 17., Conclusions and ways forward / Carol J. Pierce Colfer.
Series Title: People and plants international conservation series.
Responsibility: edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer.

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