Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

By: Carol J. Pierce Colfer (Editor)

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Hundreds of millions of people live and work in forests across the world. One vital aspect of their lives, yet largely unexamined, is the challenge of protecting and enhancing the unique relationship between the health of forests and the health of people. This book, written for a broad audience, is the first comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the health of people living in and around forests, particularly in Asia, South America and Africa. Part I is a set of synthesis chapters, addressing policy, public health, environmental conservation and ecological perspectives on health and forests (including women and child health, medicinal plants and viral diseases such as Ebola, SARS and Nipah Encephalitis). Part II takes a multi-lens approach to lead the reader to a more concrete and holistic understanding. It features case studies from around the world that cover important issues such as the links between HIV/AIDS and the forest sector, and between diet and health. Part III looks at the specific challenges to health care delivery in forested areas, including remoteness and the integration of traditional medicine with modern health care. The generous use of boxes with specific examples adds layers of depth to the analyses. The book concludes with a synthesis designed for use by practitioners and policymakers to work with forest dwellers to improve their health and their ecosystems. This book is a vital addition to the knowledge base of all professionals, academics and students working on forests, natural resources management, health and development worldwide. Published with CIFOR and People and Plants International

Title: Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

Author Name: Carol J. Pierce Colfer (Editor)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Routledge: 2008

ISBN Number: 184407532X

ISBN Number 13: 9781844075324

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 106713

Description: Very good condition. Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy By Carol J. Pierce Colfer (Editor) Product Details Series: People and Plants International Conservation Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Routledge (February 27, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 184407532X ISBN-13: 9781844075324 Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches

Keywords: Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy