New book: Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing

Bluespace book.jpgMembers of the Beyond Greenspace team have contributed to a new book on the roles of bluespace in promoting health and wellbeing. The book is part of Routledge’s Geographies of Health Series.

The Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing book considers the many relationships between water, health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the aspects of water which are affective, life-enhancing and health-enabling. There are sections on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Water & Health, Experiencing Health in Blue Space, and Blue health inequality and environmental justice.

The book is edited by:

  • Ronan Foley, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, Ireland.
  • Robin Kearns, Professor of Geography in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Thomas Kistemann, Professor of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Medical Geography at the University of Bonn, Germany.
  • Ben Wheeler, Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, UK.

Sarah Bell, Rebecca Lovell, Julie Hollenbeck, Mat White and Mike Depledge co-authored Chapter 10 The shadows of risk and inequality within salutogenic coastal waters in Section III Blue health inequality and environmental justice.

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