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Main Title From monsoons to microbes : understanding the ocean's role in human health /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40723593
ISBN 0309065690; 9780309065696
Subjects Marine pollution--Health aspects ; Marine microbiology ; Marine pharmacology ; Mariene biologie ; Oceanen ; Gezondheidseffecten ; Ecologische aspecten ; Water ; Oceanography ; Marine Biology ; Water Pollution--adverse effects
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  RA600.F76 1999 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/11/2000
ESAM  RA600.F76 1999 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/13/1999
Collation xii, 132 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-111) and index.
Contents Notes
Climate and weather, coastal hazards, and public health -- Infectious diseases -- Harmful algal blooms -- Marine-derived pharmaceuticals and related bioactive agents -- Marine organisms as models for biomedical research -- Literature cited. What can sharks teach us about our immune system? What can horseshoe crabs show us about eyesight? This book explores the links among physical oceanography, public health, epidemiology, marine biology, and medicine in understanding what the ocean has to offer. It examines a wide range of ocean phenomena, ranging from tsunamis to estuaries to red tides to medicines and nutritional products that come from the ocean. The book recommends ways we can implement new technologies to monitor the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean so that we will recognize change as it happens.