Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

1st Edition By George R. Lueddeke, PhD

Reviews (worldwide)

"Here is an author who speaks my sort of language. Great work! When we accept that humankind is part of something bigger, then the world will be a better place. Our natural world is not there to provide us with unlimited resources…it really is time to start learning to respect it. Thank you George R. Lueddeke for being a voice of reason in a world of chaos!"Tracy Collins, founder at The Island Retreat, County Cork, Ireland

"George R. Lueddeke’s newest book on the survival of Spaceship Earth rightfully puts the health and well-being of our planet and people as a top priority. Contrary to the short-term thinking of many corporations and politicians, chronically hungry and marginalized people are not healthy, neither physically nor mentally, they are not peaceful and neither do they have time and money in their "fight for another day" to provide better education to the next generation. Ensuring the health and well-being of all life and the sustainability of the planet - above all else - is one of the key messages of this excellent analysis of the World’s state, a must-read!"Prof. Dr med Ulrich Laaser, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bielefeld, Germany; past president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER); past president of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA)

"In a dangerous world with ever escalating zoonotic disease crises that critically require expeditious, efficacious global public health remedies plus the equivalence for comparative medicine advances, this book captures the essence of a practicable co-equal interdisciplinary collaborative One Health approach/framework with many extraordinary proven scientifically documented successes. Implementation will help sustain, protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come."Dr Bruce Kaplan, Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website, co-founder One Health Initiative team, Sarasota, Florida, USA

"Finally, a book that outlines a sound, integrated, sustainable strategy that has the potential to significantly enhance the health and welfare of all life on this increasingly fragile planet. In his new book, Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future, Dr Lueddeke has painstakingly and artfully painted a canvass of the complex competing interrelationships and dependencies of global societies, human, animal and plant life, the environment and beyond. He describes how the philosophy of One Health is evolving and strengthening as a unified voice to help change the collective "mindset" which impedes the realization of optimal global health."Craig N. Carter, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky, USA, Director, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, President of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society, member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board, and Author of Animal Health, Human Health, One Health: The Life and Legacy of Dr James H. Steele

"The author cleverly takes you through the concepts of "One Health" and the possible ramifications should we neglect to put in place sound integrated measures of safeguarding our planet, the environments that we occupy and our biodiversity. The future of the next generation highly depends on how we address "One Health" issues today."Professor Tshepo Matjila, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

"Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future may be of extreme relevance to the developing world, where the interest to catch up to the developed world has led to many hasty actions. The book can serve as an important eye opener for current generations receiving education and shaping local systems to look beyond their surroundings and appreciate the contribution each must make, regardless of whether they belong to the developing or developed world."Dr Tayaba N. Khan, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan