Given the success and positive reviews of the first edition, Friis has kept in tact the features that work well. The author has instead focused on completing a thorough update of tables, figures and data. Major updates: • New chapter (Chapter 14) on injuries • All Web-based sources updated throughout to include the most recent information • Expanded discussion of the history of environmental health, e.g., contributions of John Snow, Lemuel Shattuck, and Walter Reed • New case study on pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009 • Coverage of recent environmental controversies, such as use of bisphenol A in plastics This best-selling offering from the APHA/Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Health series is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including: • Background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation). • Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). • Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health). With a straightforward, non-technical approach, the author has included many examples and illustrations of environmental health issues. Perfect for the beginning student as well as the experienced health professional, each chapter concludes with study questions and exercises to engage the reader in further study. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 7, 13, 14, & 16 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
Abysmal graphics and rather cursory coverage of many topics
By Plutonianfire on Jun 06, 2012
This book contains numerous black-and-white photographs, tables, diagrams and text boxes of such low quality that reading a single chapter is enough to give you a headache. There is a great deal of interesting anecdotal information. However, this is at the expense of directly relevant factual information and technical details that are included in other environmental health texts.
Significant change in content, yet marketed the same.
By Amazon Customer on Jun 27, 2013
I took a course that required the latest edition of this book. Being as how I was in a financial crunch (due to bizarre financial aid delays), I had to wait as long as possible to purchase my books for class. Eventually the class started so I simply purchased the book on kindle. I paid double the price of the print version to get an outdated, significantly different textbook. I was horrendously confused about what the professor was teaching and from where in the text she was teaching. That is until I realized that my book was not the same book she was teaching from. Normally, I would understand. An older edition should very well be outdated and have less content. But not if you pay double the price of the current edition that isn't available digitally. Seriously, the kindle version was released a year before the brand new edition. Why on earth wouldn't the kindle version be updated? Why would the digital price differ so dramatically in price? I'm far beyond confused. Ultimately, I looked foolish and was completely unprepared for a difficult course. Thanks.
By Maria Cathrina Udasco on Jul 11, 2014
very affordable renting price. Ships for free in two days, and very helpful for students who can't afford to buy the same book with high price in the campus book store.
By Michelle Benedict on Feb 09, 2014
This textbook is very thorough and filled with good images and figures. Was a great supplement to my professors lecture. Mine came in great shape and didn't take too much longer to get here than I had hoped.
Amazing book for those entering Public Health
By Wayne Lawrence on Oct 06, 2013
This book is amazing. Learned a lot, especially as a first semester MPH student. Highly recommend buying if your professor requires it
By Candice on May 29, 2013
The book was in great condition as explained in the description. It was brand new for a very good condition. Totally recommend!
By Kindle Customer on Oct 21, 2012
This is a text we used in my environmental health course. It is very simply written (not boring or overly academic) and well illustrated. The actual case studies supplement the text very well. There are also online resources that match the book.
By Amazon Customer on Dec 27, 2014
This book provides a good overview and introduction to environmental health.
By Kay Haney on Jul 29, 2014
Good reference book. Will keep in my reference library to refer back to.
Out of date and poorly-researched.
By Dreamer07 on Mar 08, 2015
This book is woefully out of date, especially when it comes to the field of endocrine disruption and environmental signaling. It's almost dangerous to ignore this subject, now that the science continues to build that long-term, low-dose exposure to many chemicals are dangerous the unborn, young children and people of all ages. I was horrified to read a citation in the book that claimed that most of the chemicals in the products we use everyday are harmless. In reality most of those chemicals have never been tested for safety. This is just poor research and writing on the author's part. For anyone interested in endocrine disruption, please look up the book Our Stolen Future. A simple Amazon search will lead you to many books, for this book commits a horrible mistake by leaving it out. You can also find Internet sites like Safer Chemicals Healthy Families or The Endocrine Disruptor Exchange.
By Constanza Kutscher on Feb 18, 2014
great book, it look like new even when I bought it used! It was in my place in two days