One World: The Health and Survival of the Human Species in the 21st Century

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Coming from someone who is interested in public health, but not in the field, One World offers an awakening perspective from global leaders. Jimmy Carter offers his action-oriented suggestions, and the diverse contributors' (from Mann to Salk to Sagan) examinations of health, disease, and a world view are a beneficial read for many audiences. This is an enormous project which offers a view of the planet's future through the eyes of dozens of the world's best and brightest minds.

* Carl Sagan, David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University;
* Luc Montagnier, Discoverer of the AIDS Virus;
* Jonas Salk, Founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Developed the Polio Vaccine;
* Linus Pauling, Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry;
* Christiaan Barnard, Emeritus Professor of Surgical Science at the University of Cape Town; Performed the World's First Human Heart Transplant;
* C. Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General of the United States;
* Sir Michael Atiyah, President of the Royal Society;
* Priscilla Kincaid-Smith, President of the World Medical Association and President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians;
* Robert Gallo, Chief of Tumor Cell Biology National Cancer Institute and Adjunct Professor of Genetics at George Washington University;
* Jonathan Mann, Director of the International AIDS Center, Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University; and Founding Director of the World Health Organization's Program on AIDS;
* Federico Mayor, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization;
* James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies;
* Paul Johnston, Ruth Stringer, and David Santillo for Greenpeace International;
* Lynn Goldman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
* The Honorable Maurice Strong, Secretary-General of the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environmental and Development; and
* W. Harding le Riche, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Toronto.

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This book is as bold and ambitious in scope as its title promises. It includes contributions from former president Jimmy Carter, former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, and 41 other world leaders, representing medical associations, the World Health Organization, other United Nations agencies, federal agencies in the United States and eight other nations, as well as stellar figures in medical research, such as Christiaan Barnard and Luc Montagnier. Some of the last works of Linus Pauling and Jonas Salk are published in this compendium. The editor, a well-known expert in transplantation biology, enlisted these leaders to provide facts and possibly thoughts and uggestions for necessary changes for the new century, thus offering a multifaceted picture of where we stand and where we intend to go." -- The New England Journal of Medicine

Original essays written by some of the premier scholars of our times examine world health and survival in the 21st century. These reflections and studies examine social change in light of health changes; from constraints in world medical programs to the involvement of science and the humanities in expanding health programs. A fine discourse evolves. --Midwest Book Review

Lanza's book brightens the glimmer of hope. ... it distills the views and recommendations of world leaders on the health and survival of the human species. These important messages deserve attention both within and outside the health sector. --British Medical Journal

Lanza's book brightens the glimmer of hope. ... it distills the views and recommendations of world leaders on the health and survival of the human species. These important messages deserve attention both within and outside the health sector. --British Medical Journal

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