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- Author(s)Daniel Callahan
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2016
- GenreEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note20 b&w illustrations
- Weight751 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Format DetailsTrade binding
- Table Of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsI. Mapping an Irregular Terrain1. Our Overheating, Fraying Planet2. Feeding a Growing Population: How, and with What Kind of Food?3. Water: Not Everywhere and Not Always Fit to Drink4. Chronic Illness: Rich or Poor, Few Escape5. Obesity: The Scourge of Bad Diets and Sedentary HabitsII. Examining the Pathways Through the Thickets6. Always More People and Ever More Elderly: Caring and Paying7. The Technology Fix: A Way Out?8. A Volatile Mix: Public Policy, the Media, and Public Opinion9. Law and Governance: Managing Our Public Planet and Our Private BodiesIII. Toward the Future: Progress, Hope, and Fear10. Progress and Its Errant Children: More Is Never Enough11. The Necessary Coalition: Social Movements, Legislatures, and BusinessNotesIndex
- Author BiographyDaniel Callahan is president emeritus and cofounder of The Hastings Center, which focuses on ethical and policy issues. He has published seventeen volumes, including Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System (2009), Medicine and the Market: Equity v. Choice (2006); and What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative (2006).
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