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Preface Overview: The Nature of Hazards Human Pathogens in Water Human Pathogens in Food Human Pathogens in Air Human Pathogens Transmitted by Contact Crop and Livestock Pathogens and Pests Toxins and Allergens Predators and Other Biological Hazards Hazard and Controversy Other Statistics and Primary Sources Other Print Resources Nonprint Resources Organizations Glossary Index

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Disease-causing viruses and bacteria, harmful insects, poisonous plants, dangerous animals, and other types of living threats to human life are covered in this compact handbook.

About the Author

Joan R. Callahan is the award-winning author of numerous biological journal papers, environmental science documents, science and engineering books, and magazine articles.

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..."a fascinating exploration....presentation is balanced, serving the student well by illustrating historical and current scientific outlook, debunking myths, and updating current thought....Although earmarked for the reference section in many college and university libraries, placing this book in public and high school libraries in both the reference and circulating collections will allow use for homework assignments as well as generic reading....an outstanding reference resource, it is amazingly entertaining."-VOYA "Biological Hazards is recommended for general collections."-E-Streams "This excellent reference of diseases and the dangers lurking in our environment far surpasses a typical medical dictionary because it offers so much more. Recommended."-Library Media Connection "All types of libraries should consider this addition to their collections because of the accessible writing and the lists of both technical popular resources for further information."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin "Biological Hazards provides an excellent and highly readable introduction to many aspects of the subject and extensive suggestions for further research....covers a much broader range of topics within its scope than anything else I have seen. I recommend this volume highly for high school, public, and academic libraries."-Reference & User Services Quarterly ?Biological Hazards is recommended for general collections.?-E-Streams ?This excellent reference of diseases and the dangers lurking in our environment far surpasses a typical medical dictionary because it offers so much more. Recommended.?-Library Media Connection ?All types of libraries should consider this addition to their collections because of the accessible writing and the lists of both technical popular resources for further information.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?Biological Hazards provides an excellent and highly readable introduction to many aspects of the subject and extensive suggestions for further research....covers a much broader range of topics within its scope than anything else I have seen. I recommend this volume highly for high school, public, and academic libraries.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly ?...a fascinating exploration....presentation is balanced, serving the student well by illustrating historical and current scientific outlook, debunking myths, and updating current thought....Although earmarked for the reference section in many college and university libraries, placing this book in public and high school libraries in both the reference and circulating collections will allow use for homework assignments as well as generic reading....an outstanding reference resource, it is amazingly entertaining.?-VOYA .,."a fascinating exploration....presentation is balanced, serving the student well by illustrating historical and current scientific outlook, debunking myths, and updating current thought....Although earmarked for the reference section in many college and university libraries, placing this book in public and high school libraries in both the reference and circulating collections will allow use for homework assignments as well as generic reading....an outstanding reference resource, it is amazingly entertaining."-VOYA

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