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Title Health of people, places and planet : reflections based on Tony McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding / edited by Colin D. Butler, Jane Dixon and Anthony G. Capon
Published Acton ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xlvii, 641 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part 1: Introduction -- Reprint A: Preface to 'planetary overload: global environmental change and the health of the human species' -- From silent spring to the threat of a four-degree world / Colin D. Butler and Alistair Woodward -- A long collaboration / Basil S. Hetzel -- Much said, much to be done / John Reid, Anthony G. Capon and Jane Dixon -- Reprint B: Prisoners of the proximate: loosening the constraints on epidemiology in an age of change / Anthony J. McMichael -- Part 2: Healthy workers -- Reprint C: Standardized mortality ratios and the 'healthy worker effect': scratching beneath the surface / Anthony J. McMichael -- Occupational stress / Su Mon Kyaw-Myint and Lyndall Strazdins -- A public health approach to environmental and occupational health problems in developing countries / Hülya Gül and Zahide Ceren Atli -- Tales of occupational cancer / Devra Davis and Colin D. Butler -- Part 3: Environmental and social epidemiology -- Reprint D: Port Pirie cohort study: environmental exposure to lead and children's abilities at the age of four years / Anthony J. McMichael, P.A. Baghurst, N. Wigg, G. Vimpani, E. Robertson and R. Roberts -- Environmental lead exposure and childhood development / Shilu Tong -- Shining light on human immunity / Robyn Lucas, Ashwin Swaminathan and Keith Dear -- Studying the Thai health-risk transition / Adrian Sleigh and Sam-ang Seubsman -- Climate change and environmental influences on Australia's population distribution / Graeme Hugo and Janet Wall -- Globalisation and the epigenetic landscape / Paolo Vineis -- Uses and misuses of epidemiology / Alistair Woodward -- Part 4: Nutrition and food systems -- Reprint E: Diet and cancer of the colon and rectum: a case-control study / John D. Potter and Anthony J. McMichael -- Monocultures: a blight on human and planetary health / John D. Potter -- Global food security, population and limits to growth / Colin D. Butler -- Reprint F: Social and cultural perspectives / Basil Hetzel and Anthony J. McMichael -- Eco-nutrition, ecosystems and health / Mark L. Wahlqvist -- Revisiting the 'urban bias' and its relationship to food security / Jane Dixon and Philip McMichael
Part 5: Climate change and health -- Reprint G: Global warming, ecological disruption and human health: the penny drops / Anthony J. McMichael -- Fragile paradise / Lachlan McIver and Elizabeth Hanna -- From social reform to social transformation / Hilary Bambrick and Stefano Moncada -- Climate change, health and well-being in indigenous Australia / Donna Green and Leanna Webb -- The sociocultural context of climate change adaption in Australia, with a focus on hot weather / Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon, Hilary Bambrick, Ferne Edwards and Tord Kjellstrom -- Archived newspaper reports as a complementary source of epidemiological data for research into climate change adaption / Colin L. Soskolne, Justine D.A. Klaver-Kibria, Karen M. McDonald, Donald W. Spady, J. Peter Rothe, Karen Smoyer Tomic, Kaila-Lea Clarke and Gian S. Jhangri -- Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation policies / Andy Haines -- From grass roots to government / Kathryn Bowen -- Part 6: Ecosystem change, infectious diseases and well-being -- Reprint H: Social and environmental risk factors in the emergence of infectious diseases / Robin A. Weiss and Anthony J. McMichael -- Climate change, Ross River virus and biodiversity / Philip Weinstein and Peng Bi -- Detection and attribution of climate change effects on infectious diseases / Melanie Bannister-Tyrell, David Harley and Tony McMichael -- Patterns of ecological change and emerging infectious disease in the Australasian region / Ro McFarlane -- Biodiversity keeps people healthy / Pim Martens and Carijn Beumer -- A case study of urban trees, public health and social equity / Michael Bentley -- Reflections on the virulence of infections / Robin A. Weiss -- Part 7: Transformation -- Reprint I: The sustainability transition: a new challenge / Anthony J. McMichael, Kirk R. Smith and Carlos F. Corvalán -- Managing decline / Trevor Hancock -- Elemental Epidemiology / Martin McKee -- Freeing policy from the proximate / Devin C. Bowles -- You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there (Yogi Berra) / Kristie L. Ebi -- Climate change, violence, and the afterlife / Kirk R. Smith -- On the need to transform governance to regulation corporation for the survival of Homo Sapiens / Peter Tait -- Human habitat and health / Anthony G. Capon -- Transforming human society from anthropocentrism to ecocentrism / Bob Douglas -- Ecological public health / Geof Rayner and Tim Lang
Summary This book has three main goals. The first is to celebrate the work of a great public health figure, the late A.J. (Tony) McMichael (1942-2014). The second is to position contemporary public health issues in an interdisciplinary context and in ways that highlight the interdependency between the environment, human institutions and behaviours; a broad approach championed by Tony. The third is to encourage emerging and future public health leaders to advocate for policies and cultural change to sustain and improve human health, from a foundation of objective scholarship. The book's foreword and 38 chapters were written by people who were inspired by Tony; many of whom worked with him at some point in the last 40 years. Its structure reflects five major public health domains, each of which Tony made major contributions to in an extremely productive academic life: occupational health and safety; environmental and social epidemiology; nutrition and food systems; climate change and health; and ecosystem change and infectious disease. The final section, 'Transformation', is dedicated to Tony's desire for public health scientists to propose adaptive and mitigating solutions to the problems they were observing. Each section contains at least one key publication involving Tony. There is also a selection of artworks from an exhibition which formed part of the conference held to honour Tony at The Australian National University in 2012. This conference formed the first part of Tony's festschrift, completed by this book
Notes "Traditionally, festschrifts are books. 'Fest' conveys celebration, 'schrift' denotes text. In this case, we assert both the conference and this book were part of Tony's festschrift with an Australian flavour"--Footnote, xxi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Selected for archiving ANL
Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 13, 2016)
Subject McMichael, A. J. (Anthony J.)
Epidemiology -- History.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Public health surveillance.
Public health.
Social change -- Health aspects.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Butler, Colin D., editor
Capon, Anthony G., editor
Dixon, Jane (Jane Meredith), editor
McMichael, A. J. (Anthony J.), contributor, honoree
ISBN 1925022412 (electronic bk.)
9781925022414 (electronic bk.)