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Author Name    Sandy Cairncross, Richard G. Feachem

Title   Environmental Health Engineering in the Tropics.

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   Second Edition.

Publisher    Wiley. 1993

ISBN Number    0471938858 / 9780471938859

Seller ID   011330

A very good 306 page ex-university paperback book with the usual stamps. Covered for library use in a stiff, thick adhesive clear film, giving near-hardback durability. Feels unread. July 2000 reprint of the 1993 second edition. This same second edition is currently (March 2017) available new from Wiley for 45.95. Many major infectious diseases in tropical and developing countries are amenable to control by environmental measures. This book describes these infections and the measures that may be used effectively against them. The infections described include the diarrhoeal diseases, the common gut worms, guinea worm, schistosomiasis, malaria, bancroftian filariasis and other mosquito-borne infections. The environmental interventions that receive most attention are domestic water supplies and improved excreta disposal. Appropriate technology for these interventions, and also their impact on infectious diseases, are documented in detail. The book is intended both for those from an engineering background and those whose training is in medicine or public health. The second edition has been extensively revised to incorporate the lessons learned from the International Drinking Water and Sanitation Decade (1981-1990). These have included technical advances, particularly regarding composting, the safe re-use of wastes, and low-cost sewerage, but the chief lessons relate to policy and the strategies for implementing sanitation programmes. A new chapter on surface water drainage has been added. The references have been brought up to date to cover the extensive recent literature in this field.

Price = 30.00 GBP


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