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Physical Hazards

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Physical hazards involve the release of energy in various forms: 1) noise, the most common and widespread physical hazard, can be continuous noise or impulse that can cause damage to the ear or ... More


Starvation and Desperation

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for sables. He describes the wolverine which, like the sable, belongs to the Mustelidae family and is known as the ... More


Asia and the Far East: Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

Matthew Smallman-Raynor and Andrew Cliff

in War Epidemics: An Historical Geography of Infectious Diseases in Military Conflict and Civil Strife, 1850-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233640
eISBN:
9780191916489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233640.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the last chapter, our consideration of camp epidemics ended with an examination of a strange and debilitating illness that, prior to World War II, was hardly known to medical science—Q fever or ... More


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