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30%OFFDaniel Callahan - The Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Climate, Food, Water, Disease, and Obesity - 9780231170024 - V9780231170024
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The Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Climate, Food, Water, Disease, and Obesity

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Description for The Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Climate, Food, Water, Disease, and Obesity Hardback. Num Pages: 432 pages, 19 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JFFH; JPQB; MBN; RND; RNF; RNPG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152. Weight in Grams: 454.
In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity. Why can't we make any progress in counteracting these problems despite vast expenditures of intellectual, institutional, and social capital? What makes these global emergencies the "wicked problems" that resist our best efforts and only grow more daunting? Daniel Callahan, noted author and the nation's preeminent scholar in bioethics, examines these global problems and shines a light on the institutions, practices, and actors that block major change. We see partisan political and ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
416
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231170024
SKU
V9780231170024
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About Daniel Callahan
Daniel 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).

Reviews for The Five Horsemen of the Modern World: Climate, Food, Water, Disease, and Obesity
This book is a wide-ranging, sincere, and syncretic attempt to identify and analyze the greatest threats to the planet today. It is a work of tremendous breadth of vision, with an earnest concern about some of the most serious problems of our time. Callahan is a master of clear communication.
Donna Dickenson, author of Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: ... Read more

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