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    Review: Understanding Environmental Health, Second Edition is "a fun read on a vitally important topic"

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 31, 2014 4:41:38 PM

    Understanding Environmental Health, Second EditionUnderstanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World, Second Edition by Nancy Irwin Maxwell recently received 4 stars from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, J. Thomas  Pierce, MBBS  PhD, from Navy Environmental Health Center, "at a time when our globe faces an undefined, changed future, it is hard to overestimate the importance of books such as this."

    Read more excerpts from the review:

    "This book is organized in a delightful manner that lends itself to a connective narrative on a topic of importance to us all. Professor Maxwell has really sought engagement of her readers. 'Understanding' looms large as a framework for topic treatment.

    Obviously, this book is intended for students at a variety of levels, including graduate and undergraduate. However, as I reviewed important topics such as food production and drinking water, it became clear that it is equally appropriate for working professionals and for all of us.

    It is organized around a clever treatment of topics, offering an eclectic assortment of crossword puzzles, interactive chapter quizzes and flashcards, and a glossary through its companion website. Each chapter includes learning objectives and a quiz to assess understanding. All in all, this is a fun read on a vitally important topic. The second edition will be broadly adopted in a variety of settings, both academic and otherwise."

    Want to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

    Topics: public health education, Doody's Review Service, Nancy Irwin Maxwell, Review, Public health management

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