Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public HealthThe role of nature in improving the health of a population

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public HealthThe role of nature in improving the health of a population

Matilda van den Bosch and William Bird

Print publication date: Feb 2018

ISBN: 9780198725916

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Much literature on environmental health has described threats from the environment. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health: The Role of Nature in Improving the Health of a Population focuses on the role of nature for our health and well-being by demonstrating how we can gain multiple health benefits from nature, and how much we risk losing by destroying our surrounding natural environment. Providing a broad and inclusive picture of the multifaceted relation between human health and natural environments, the books covers all aspects of this relationship ranging from disease prevention; through physical activity in green spaces, to ecosystem services like climate change adaptation by urban trees preventing heat stress in hot climates. Nature’s potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies.

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