Health Ecology: Health, Culture, and Human-Environment Interaction

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4.1 Zones of biological tolerance of species, in relation to climatic zones 84
4.2 Model of eco-sensitivity and adaptability of organisms to environmental stimuli 86
4.3 Model of adaptational changes of an organism in response to environmental stress (bio-adjustment) 88
4.4 Adaptive changes of cardio-respiratory functions of humans, measured in various climatic conditions in industrial and urban settings in Poland 89
4.5 Model of adaptive behaviour in modernisation: natural and socio-cultural environments 90
4.6 Haemoglobin concentration plotted against hematocrite index in inhabitants of specified locations in Poland 98
4.7 Infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Poland, 1946-1995, compared with annual percentage change in GNP 102
4.8 Infant mortality rates in selected European countries, 1960, 1975 and 1985. 103
6.1 Primary policy-making processes affecting life and health of populations 136
7.1 Structural components of human ecosystems 154
7.2 Biological and social constraints on fertility 156
7.3 Prevalence of early maturers, experiencing menarche at age 12 or earlier, in selected Moroccan and Spanish populations 158
7.4 Distribution of the interval between the birth of a last child and onset of menopause among women in urban Spain and in rural Morocco 160
7.5 Variability of fertile life in selected Moroccan and Spanish populations 163
7.6 Mean number of menstrual cycles experienced by Moroccan and Spanish women 164
7.7 Variation in age at marriage in Spain, 1900-1985 165
7.8 Variability in some bio-social determinants of fecundity according to the level of education of Spanish women 166

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures x
  • Tables xii
  • 1 - Health Ecology: 1
  • Part I - Health in Macro Ecosystems 35
  • 2 - Good Planets Are Hard to Find 37
  • 3 - Health and Conservation 59
  • 4 - Human Health as an Ecological Problem 79
  • 5 - Health Through Sustainable Development 112
  • 6 - Health and Political Ecology 135
  • Part II - Health in Micro Ecosystems 151
  • 7 - Health of Women 153
  • 8 - Health of Children 175
  • 9 - Healthy Homes 193
  • Part III - Selected Case Studies 207
  • 10 - Health Ecology and the Biodiversity of Natural Medicine 209
  • 11 - Health of Rural and Urban Communities in Developing Countries 227
  • 12 - Health and Psychology of Water 250
  • 13 - Health Impact Assessment in Flanders 258
  • Index 267
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