From monsoons to microbes : understanding the ocean's role in human health /

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Imprint:Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999.
Description:xii, 132 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject:Marine pollution -- Health aspects.
Marine microbiology.
Marine pharmacology.
Water Pollution.
Marine microbiology.
Marine pharmacology.
Marine pollution -- Health aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Ocean's Role in Human Health.
National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board.
ISBN:0309065690 (casebound)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-111) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. I. Hazards to Human Health from the Oceans. 1. Climate and Weather, Coastal Hazards, and Public Health. 2. Infectious Diseases. 3. Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Pt. II. Value of Marine Biodiversity to Biomedicine. 4. Marine-Derived Pharmaceuticals and Related Bioactive Agents. 5. Marine Organisms as Models for Biomedical Research. 6. Literature Cited. App. A. Committee and Staff Biographies
  • App. B. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • App. C. Program for the Workshop on the Ocean's Role in Human Health.