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volumes ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 136 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Fact or fiction: psychology and law in the media
  • Legality versus morality debate
  • A brief trial
  • Who do you want?: the voir dire process
  • Psychological profile of a murder suspect
  • Voices for victims
  • To protect and serve: training law enforcement
  • Do you see what I see?: eyewitness identification
  • To waive or not to waive?: Miranda rights and due process
  • Evaluating juvenile competency to stand trial
  • A journey through civil commitment
  • Do you swear to tell the truth?: expert testimony
  • Can we predict?: appraising and reducing risk
  • Freeze!: what's a juvenile justice facility to do?
  • Problem solved?: creating a problem-solving court
  • May it please the court: amicus curiae brief
  • What would SCOTUS do?
  • Appendix A: Written assignment grading rubric
  • Appendix B: Participation grading rubric
  • Appendix C: Presentation grading rubric
  • Appendix D: Group and self-evaluation form
  • Appendix E: Sample activity feedback survey.
Psychology instructors know that experiential activities help spark student interest and deepen their critical thinking skills and understanding of course content. This exciting compilation offers a wide variety of such activities for courses in psychology and law. The activities incorporate individual and group work, videos, reading materials, classroom discussions, homework assignments, and lots of interactive opportunities, including role play. With clear, detailed instructions and guidance, this book provides everything needed to enliven topics such as jury selection, criminal profiling, and eyewitness memory. A companion website provides free handouts and videos to support these activities. Suggested modifications enable instructors to adapt activities to different class sizes, time constraints, and delivery formats (traditional, online, and hybrid). The book will be a useful resource for both novice and seasoned instructors to enhance students' mastery of complex psycholegal topics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433828898 20180604
Green Library
Book
xi, 136 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Fact or fiction: psychology and law in the media
  • Legality versus morality debate
  • A brief trial
  • Who do you want?: the voir dire process
  • Psychological profile of a murder suspect
  • Voices for victims
  • To protect and serve: training law enforcement
  • Do you see what I see?: eyewitness identification
  • To waive or not to waive?: Miranda rights and due process
  • Evaluating juvenile competency to stand trial
  • A journey through civil commitment
  • Do you swear to tell the truth?: expert testimony
  • Can we predict?: appraising and reducing risk
  • Freeze!: what's a juvenile justice facility to do?
  • Problem solved?: creating a problem-solving court
  • May it please the court: amicus curiae brief
  • What would SCOTUS do?
  • Appendix A: Written assignment grading rubric
  • Appendix B: Participation grading rubric
  • Appendix C: Presentation grading rubric
  • Appendix D: Group and self-evaluation form
  • Appendix E: Sample activity feedback survey.
"This book presents a wide variety of experiential learning activities to help instructors enliven their courses and teach critical concepts in psychology and law. The activities incorporate individual and group work, videos, reading materials, classroom discussions, homework assignments, and lots of role play. A companion website provides free modifiable handouts and videos to support the activities. With clear instructions and guidance, this book provides everything needed to implement the activities"-- Supplied by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Foreword Preface Section 1 1.1 Definition, prevalence and historical perspectives of obesity in adults 1.2 Definition, prevalence and historical perspectives of obesity in children 1.3 Development of overweight and obesity across the life course 1.4 Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment of Obesity in Adults 1.5 Diagnostic criteria and assessment of obesity in children Section 2 2.1 Obesity in the development of type 2 diabetes 2.2 Obesity in the development of cardiovascular disease 2.3 Obesity as a risk factor in the development of cancer 2.4 Obesity as a risk factor in osteoarthritis and pulmonary disease 2.5 Psychology and mental health disorders in obesity 2.6 Binge eating and obesity Section 3 3.1 Genetics and epigenetics in the aetiology of obesity 3.2 Food intake and appetite in the aetiology of obesity 3.3 Physiological control of appetite and food intake 3.4 Obesogenic medication in the aetiology of obesity 3.5 GUT MICROBIOME IN OBESITY 3.6 Physical activity and physical inactivity in the aetiology of obesity 3.7 Obesogenic environment and obesogenic behaviours Section 4 4.1 Macronutrient composition for weight loss in obesity 4.2 Meal replacements for weight loss in obesity 4.3 formula diets for weight loss in obesity 4.4 Group-based interventions for weight loss in obesity 4.5 Commercial weight management organisations for weight loss in obesity 4.6 Fad diets and fasting for weight loss in obesity 4.7 Pharmacological management of weight loss in obesity 4.8 Diet to support pharmacological management of weight loss 4.9 Surgical management of weight loss in obesity 4.10 Diet to support surgical management of weight loss 4.11 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR WEIGHT LOSS IN OBESITY 4.12 Psychological interventions for weight loss in obesity 4.13 Weight loss interventions in specific groups: overweight and obese men 4.14 Weight loss interventions in specific groups: intellectual disabilities 4.15 Weight Maintenance following weight loss in obesity 4.16 Economic cost of obesity and the cost effectiveness of weight management Section 5 5.1 Genetics, epigenetics and obesity: focus on studies in children 5.2 Food intake, eating behaviour and obesity in children 5.3 Physical activity and inactivity in the aetiology of obesity in children Section 6 6.1 Diet in the management of weight loss in childhood obesity 6.2 Physical Activity in the management of weight loss in childhood obesity 6.3- Psychological and behavioural interventions in childhood obesity 6.4 Residential programmes and weight loss camps in childhood obesity 6.5 Pharmacological management of weight loss in childhood obesity 6.6 Surgical management of weight loss in childhood obesity Section 7 7.1 National campaigns to modify eating behaviour in the prevention of obesity 7.2 Increasing physical activity to prevent childhood obesity 7.3 Designing public health initiatives for the prevention of obesity Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470670767 20171211
This addition to the British Dietetic Association Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics book series is written for clinicians and researchers who work with any aspect of obesity and its comorbid conditions. Featuring contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity offers a uniquely international perspective on what has become a worldwide public health crisis. Chapters cover a full range of new ideas and research on the underlying drivers of obesity in populations including discussions on the genetic and clinical aspects of obesity, along with expert recommendations on how to effectively manage and prevent this chronic and persistent disease. Providing a comprehensive overview of the key literature in this field, Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity is an invaluable resource for all those whose work should or does embrace any aspect of obesity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470670767 20171211
Book
xvii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Figure and TablesAcknowledgmentsAcronyms and Abbreviations1. African States and Global Health Governance2. When All Factors Align3. International Confusion, Local Demands4. What Is the Problem?ConclusionAppendix AAppendix BNotesFieldwork DataWorks CitedIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424507 20180604
Global health campaigns, development aid programs, and disaster relief groups have been criticized for falling into colonialist patterns, running roughshod over the local structure and authority of the countries in which they work. Far from powerless, however, African states play complex roles in health policy design and implementation. In Africa and Global Health Governance, Amy S. Patterson focuses on AIDS, the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, and noncommunicable diseases to demonstrate why and how African states accept, challenge, or remain ambivalent toward global health policies, structures, and norms. Employing in-depth analysis of media reports and global health data, Patterson also relies on interviews and focus-group discussions to give voice to the various agents operating within African health care systems, including donor representatives, state officials, NGOs, community-based groups, health activists, and patients. Showing the variety within broader patterns, this clearly written book demonstrates that Africa's role in global health governance is dynamic and not without agency. Patterson shows how, for example, African leaders engage with international groups, attempting to maintain their own leadership while securing the aid their people need. Her findings will benefit health and development practitioners, scholars, and students of global health governance and African politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424507 20180604
Green Library
Book
xi, 217 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction.- Chapter 1: AIDS in the Islamic Republic.- Chapter 2: The HIV prevention market.- Chapter 3: Enterprising bureaucrats.- Chapter 4: Surviving hard times.- Chapter 5: Participating in the Global Fund.- Chapter 6: Responsibility for care and support.- Chapter 7: AIDS activism.- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811062193 20171218
This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs - a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis. The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811062193 20171218
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xix, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents and AbstractsIntroduction: When Arabs Fled: A Legacy of Conflict chapter abstractNo world region has been more affected by political violence than the Middle East. Prior to 2011, fifteen of the twenty-two Middle Eastern nation-states had suffered from protracted conflicts. Directly and indirectly, the United States has participated in this violence through its long history of military intervention, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the Arab uprisings of 2011, three new wars have emerged in the Middle East, including the devastating war in Syria. Arabs now constitute the largest percentage of refugees and internally displaced persons in the world. This chapter explores these wars, as well as the flight of Arab refugees to the United States, and introduces readers to the Arab ethnic enclave community known as "Arab Detroit, " where the author conducted a five-year anthropological study on the poverty, vulnerability, and reproductive health challenges facing Arab refugees in America. 1Why They Fled: War and the Health Costs of Conflict chapter abstractThis chapter highlights the devastating impact of war on human health. Focusing on war "syndemics, " or the interlocking health problems that surface and often kill during times of political violence, Chapter 1 examines the health costs of war in Lebanon and Iraq, the two home countries from which most residents of Arab Detroit fled. Wars in Iraq and Lebanon generated physical, mental, and reproductive health problems, as well as damage to the social structure, infrastructure, and environment. These health costs of conflict are shown through the war stories of several Lebanese and Iraqi men and women, who arrived in the United States after surviving the misery of war. As their stories show, Arab Detroit is home to many traumatized war victims, who attribute their ongoing reproductive health problems to war and its effects. 2Where They Resettled: Poverty on the Margins of Detroit chapter abstractThis chapter focuses on Arab refugee resettlement in the United States. It questions the strategies of the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), including the quantity and quality of assistance given to Arab refugees, especially from Iraq. The chapter asks whether refugee resettlement in economically struggling cities such as Detroit has been a wise decision. It also compares the concentrated poverty and discrimination facing both black and Arab Detroit residents. Poverty affects their ability to secure safe housing, stable employment and education, and the means to improve their standard of living. This chapter thus locates Arab poverty on the margins of Detroit, now the nation's poorest large city. Arab refugees placed in Detroit face many forms of structural vulnerability, the effects of which are shown in this chapter. 3How They Struggle: Health Disparities and Unequal Treatment chapter abstractThis chapter explores the health struggles and reproductive health disparities facing Arab refugees. Drawing inspiration from intersectionality theory forwarded by black feminist scholars, this chapter depicts the reproductive racism faced by both blacks and Arabs, who are seen as "undeserving" reproducers of "black and brown babies" (and future "terrorists, " in the case of Arab refugees). Yet infertility is a major reproductive health problem for both of these populations. Among Arab refugees, men in particular face severe male infertility problems, partly due to the stresses, injuries, and toxins of war. In vitro fertilization (IVF) services are costly in the United States-approximately $12,500 per cycle-and rarely covered by insurance. Thus, affording IVF is a profound challenge for impoverished Arab couples, who are effectively banished from the world of test-tube baby making. 4What They Feel: Reproductive Exile between Moral Worlds chapter abstractThis chapter examines the existential feelings of exile among infertile couples in Arab Detroit, who find themselves straddling American secular and Muslim moral worlds in their quests for conception. Islamic religious authorities have condoned IVF to overcome infertility, leading to the growth of a robust IVF industry in the Muslim world. Some infertile Arab couples are able to undertake "reproductive tourism" back to their home countries for this purpose. However, for Iraqi refugees, their home country has been decimated by ongoing war, ISIS violence, and a shattered medical system. Thus, they exist in a state of "reproductive exile, " unable to return home but also unable to access IVF in the United States, the most costly nation in the world. Because marriage and parenthood are normative dimensions of adult personhood for Arab couples, reproductive exile may invoke marital crises, as Arab men and women face pressure to achieve their reproductive dreams. Conclusion: Arab Lives Matter: Why America Must Care chapter abstractThe conclusion looks to the future, asking what will happen to vulnerable Arab refugee populations around the world. Four important strategies for improving refugee welfare are described. They include stopping wars in the Middle East, saving war orphans and uprooted Arab families, taking better care of Arab refugees in America, and ensuring health equity and reproductive justice for poor Arab couples, through a global movement for low-cost in vitro fertilization (LCIVF). Given the ongoing wars in the Middle East and the world's worst refugee crisis since WWII, Americans must take a stronger moral stance against war and do more to advocate for refugee health and well-being. Given all that they have lost, Arab refugees deserve to rebuild their family lives in America. Arab lives do matter, and America must care.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804786393 20180508
America's Arab Refugees is a timely examination of the world's worst refugee crisis since World War II. Tracing the history of Middle Eastern wars-especially the U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan-to the current refugee crisis, Marcia C. Inhorn examines how refugees fare once resettled in America. In the U.S., Arabs are challenged by discrimination, poverty, and various forms of vulnerability. Inhorn shines a spotlight on the plight of resettled Arab refugees in the ethnic enclave community of "Arab Detroit, " Michigan. Sharing in the poverty of Detroit's Black communities, Arab refugees struggle to find employment and to rebuild their lives. Iraqi and Lebanese refugees who have fled from war zones also face several serious health challenges. Uncovering the depths of these challenges, Inhorn's ethnography follows refugees in Detroit suffering reproductive health problems requiring in vitro fertilization (IVF). Without money to afford costly IVF services, Arab refugee couples are caught in a state of "reproductive exile"-unable to return to war-torn countries with shattered healthcare systems, but unable to access affordable IVF services in America. America's Arab Refugees questions America's responsibility for, and commitment to, Arab refugees, mounting a powerful call to end the violence in the Middle East, assist war orphans and uprooted families, take better care of Arab refugees in this country, and provide them with equitable and affordable healthcare services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804786393 20180508
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xxii, 341 pages)
  • Epidemiology : science as a tool to inform one health policy / Yvette Johnson-Walker and John Kaneene
  • Health impacts in a changing climate / Donald J. Wuebbles
  • Food safety and security / Megin Nichols, Lauren Stevenson, Casey Barton Behravesh, and Robert Tauxe
  • Water security in a changing world / Jeffrey M. Levengood, Ari Hörman, Marja-Liisa Hänninen, and Kevin O'Brien
  • One toxicology, one health, one planet / Daniel Hryhorczuk, Val R. Beasley, Robert Poppenga, and Timur Durani
  • Biodiversity and health / Dominic A. Travis, Jonathan D. Alpern, Matteo Convertino, Meggan Craft, Thomas R. Gillespie, Shaun Kennedy, Cheryl Robertson, Christopher A. Shaffer, and William Stauffer
  • Emerging infectious diseases : old nemesis, new challenges / Ronald C. Hershow and Kenneth E. Nusbaum
  • Companion animals and health / Sandi LeFebvre and Robert V. Ellis
  • Zoological institutions and one health / Thomas Meehan and Yvonne Nadler
  • Health leadership and policy / William D. Hueston, Ed G.M. van Klink, and Innocent B. Rwego
  • Implementing one health / Laura Kahn
  • The social cost of carbon / William J. Craven
  • Complex problems, progressive policy solutions and one health / John A. Herrmann
  • The long and winding road / John A. Herrmann and Yvette Johnson-Walker.
Tackling One Health from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book offers in-depth insight into how our health and the health of every living creature and our ecosystem are all inextricably connected. Presents critical population health topics, written by an international group of experts Addresses the technical aspects of the subject Offers potential policy solutions to help mitigate current threats and prevent additional threats from occurring.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119194491 20180618
Book
xxii, 391 pages ; 25 cm
This is a tale of two tragedies. At the heart of the first is Dr. Steven Hayne, a doctor the State of Mississippi employed as its de facto medical examiner for two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, he performed anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800 autopsies per year, five times more than is recommended, all at night, in the basement of a local morgue and flower shop. Autopsy reports claimed organs had been observed and weighed when, in reality, they had been surgically removed from the body years before. But Hayne was the only game in town. He also often brought in local dentist and self-styled "bite mark specialist" Dr. Michael West, who would discover marks on victim's bodies, at times invisible to the naked eye, and then match those marks to law enforcement's lead suspect. This leads to the second tragic tale: that of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, two black men each convicted in separate cases of the brutal rape and murder of young girls. Dr. Hayne's autopsy and Dr. West's bite mark matching formed the bases for the convictions. Combined the two men served over 30 years in Mississippi's notorious penitentiary - Parchman Farm - before being exonerated in 2008. Brooks' and Brewer's wrongful convictions lie at the intersection of both the most pressing problem facing this country's criminal justice system - structural injustice built on the historic foundation of race and class as well as with the much more contemporary but equally egregious problem of invalid forensic science. The old problem is inextricably bound up with and exacerbates the new. In Dr. Death and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern gothic horror--of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610396912 20180409
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource.
"Everyone needs to understand how climate change will directly affect their lives and the lives of their family in the years to come. This is the first general audience book aimed at giving you and your family the knowledge you need to know to navigate your future"--.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190866112 20180618
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
A key resource for toxicologists across a broad spectrum of fields, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of molecular modelling approaches and strategies applied to risk assessment for pharmaceutical and environmental chemicals. Provides a perspective of what is currently achievable with computational toxicology and a view to future developments Helps readers overcome questions of data sources, curation, treatment, and how to model / interpret critical endpoints that support 21st century hazard assessment Assembles cutting-edge concepts and leading authors into a unique and powerful single-source reference Includes in-depth looks at QSAR models, physicochemical drug properties, structure-based drug targeting, chemical mixture assessments, and environmental modeling Features coverage about consumer product safety assessment and chemical defense along with chapters on open source toxicology and big data.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119282563 20180423
Book
xv, 159 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: creativity, wellbeing and mental health2. Understanding creativity3. Creativity and mental health4. Understanding wellbeing and mental health nursing5. Applying creativity in practice6. Music and mental health practice7. Creative writing, literature, storytelling and mental health practice8. Creative approaches to learning and leadership9. Wellbeing and mental health nursing: implications for practice10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319748832 20180508
This book argues that some aspects of mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing. A high level of wellbeing is essential to mental health and contemporary mental health care - and creativity is at the heart of this. A greater awareness of everyday creativity, the arts and creative approaches to mental health practice, learning and leadership can help us reinvent and reinvigorate mental health care. This, combined with a clearer understanding of the complex concept of wellbeing, can enable practitioners to adopt fresh perspectives and roles that can enrich their work. Creativity and wellbeing are fundamental to reducing occupational stress and promoting professional satisfaction. Introducing a new model of creative mental health care combined with recommendations for wellbeing, Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice is a practical, evidence-based book for students, practitioners and researchers in mental health nursing and related disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319748832 20180508
Green Library
Book
ix, 278 pages ; 25 cm.
"Cet ouvrage traite des interactions entre l'Ayurveda et la culture médicale persane en Asie du sud. Il présente, pour la première fois, une étude du mouvement de traduction en persan des sources ayurvédiques qui a eu lieu à partir du XIVe siècle. L'image de la culture ayurvédique qui émerge à partir des traités persans offre un nouvel éclairage sur l'histoire de l'Ayurveda à l'époque de l'hégémonie politique musulmane. Les traités persans appliquent de nouvelles catégories à l'analyse des matériaux traduits et ils transforment les modalités de présentation du savoir ayurvédique. En parallèle, l'ouvrage de Fabrizio Speziale aborde le phénomène symétrique de persanisation de l'univers intellectuel des médecins hindous qui, à travers l'apprentissage du persan, s'approprient des connaissances médicales de la culture musulmane."-- Provided by publisher.
"This book looks at the interactions between Ayurveda and Persian medical culture in South Asia. It presents, for the first time, a study of the translation movement of Ayurvedic sources into Persian, which took place from the 14th century onwards. The image of Ayurvedic culture emerging from Persian texts provides a new insight into the history of Ayurveda under Muslim political hegemony in South Asia. Persian treatises apply new categories to the analysis of translated materials and transform the way Ayurvedic knowledge is presented. At the same time, Fabrizio Speziale's book deals with the symmetric phenomenon of Persanization of the Hindu physicians who, through the learning of Persian language, appropriated medical knowledge of Muslim culture."-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xxxiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
This book explores the construction process of the concept of "jungle yellow fever" and the role played by Colombian researchers in this discovery. It is aimed at a general public, at academics from humanities and health sciences interested in history, history of medicine, public health, and science in particular, as well as public policy and decision-makers in health. The book presents conceptual and technical controversies in the field of yellow fever, since, the nineteenth century in Colombia until the consolidation of the concept of jungle yellow fever in the decade of 1930s. It explores how the Rockefeller Foundation ignored the analysis of Colombian doctors who hypothesized the presence of rural yellow fever and, thanks to its economic, political, and scientific power, gained primacy for discovering this concept.
Green Library
Book
x, 343 pages ; 24 cm
"Synthesizing the science of nutrition, immunity, and evolutionary genetics with a controversial new history of indigenous North America, Decolonizing the Diet shows how populations fail to recover from epidemics when their ability to hunt, gather, and farm nutritionally dense plants and animals is diminished by war, colonization, and cultural destruction"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xv, 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. AIDS in Africa: a significant challenge and a disconnected response-- 3. Principal-agent problems and AIDS interventions in Africa-- 4. AIDS in Malawi-- 5. Policy priorities in the time of AIDS-- 6. Seeing like a village: headmen as agents of the global AIDS intervention-- 7. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316646885 20180306
Between 2002 and 2013, bilateral donors spent over $64 billion on AIDS intervention in low- and middle-income countries. During the same period, nearly 25 million died of AIDS and more than 32 million were newly infected with HIV. In this book for students of political economy and public policy in Africa, as well as global health, Kim Yi Dionne tries to understand why AIDS interventions in Africa often fail. The fight against AIDS requires the coordination of multiple actors across borders and levels of governance in highly affected countries, and these actors can be the primary sources of the problem. Dionne observes misaligned priorities along the global chain of actors, and argues this misalignment can create multiple opportunities for failure. Analyzing foreign aid flows and public opinion polls, Dionne shows that while the international community highly prioritizes AIDS, ordinary Africans view AIDS as but one of the many problems they face daily.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316646885 20180306
Green Library
Book
xi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Poisons and Unprotection in Africa 1 1. After Interruption: Recovering Movement in the Polyrhythmic Laboratory 25 2. Advancement: Futures of Toxicology during "la Cooperation" 59 3. Routine Rhythms and the Regulatory Imagination 85 4. Prolonging Project Locustox, Instrastructuring Sahelian Ecotoxicology 105 5. Waiting/Not Waiting for Poison Control 125 Epilogue. Partial Privileges 143 Notes 151 Bibliography 179 Index 205.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822371137 20180530
In the industrialized nations of the global North, well-funded agencies like the CDC attend to citizens' health, monitoring and treating for toxic poisons like lead. How do the under-resourced nations of the global South meet such challenges? In Edges of Exposure, Noemi Tousignant traces the work of toxicologists in Senegal as they have sought to warn of and remediate the presence of heavy metals and other poisons in their communities. Situating recent toxic scandals within histories of science and regulation in postcolonial Africa, Tousignant shows how decolonization and structural adjustment have impacted toxicity and toxicology research. Ultimately, as Tousignant reveals, scientists' capacity to conduct research-as determined by material working conditions, levels of public investment, and their creative but not always successful efforts to make visible the harm of toxic poisons-affects their ability to keep equipment, labs, projects, and careers going.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822371137 20180530
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations.
Book
xiii, 340 pages ; 26 cm
Through its coverage of 19 epidemics associated with a broad range of wars across time and place that blends medical knowledge, demographics, and geographic and medical information with historical and military insights, this book reveals the complex relationship between epidemics and wars throughout history. * Provides readers with a broad understanding of the relationship between disease and epidemics and their impact upon (and by) wars * Helps non-medical professionals grasp some of the important elements of specific epidemics-such as disease vectors and common factors assisting diffusion-through explanations in easily understood language * Blends the perspective from humanistic and social science studies with critical information from science on topics that have continually impacted nations and societies over the ages * Clarifies the confusing details of similar yet different diseases for readers without medical or scientific backgrounds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781440852244 20180530
Green Library