This latest version of Information Resources in Toxicology (IRT) continues a tradition established in 1982 with the publication of the first edition in presenting an extensive itemization, review, and commentary on the information infrastructure of the field. This book is a unique wide-ranging, international, annotated bibliography and compendium of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. Thoroughly updated, the current edition analyzes technological changes and is rife with online tools and links to Web sites. IRT-IV is highly structured, providing easy access to its information. Among the "hot topics" covered are Disaster Preparedness and Management, Nanotechnology, Omics, the Precautionary Principle, Risk Assessment, and Biological, Chemical and Radioactive Terrorism and Warfare are among the designated.
. International in scope, with contributions from over 30 countries
. Numerous key references and relevant Web links
. Concise narratives about toxicologic sub-disciplines
. Valuable appendices such as the IUPAC Glossary of Terms in Toxicology
. Authored by experts in their respective sub-disciplines within toxicology
About the Author
Philip Wexler is a Technical Information Specialist within with the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), where he has worked for twenty years. He is involved in testing, evaluating, enhancing, and documenting the TOXNET system and other NLM computerized files related to toxicology and hazardous chemicals, and is File Manager for the IRIS database. Mr. Wexler has taught and lectured widely on toxicology information in the U.S. and abroad, and has had numerous technical papers on the subject published. He has received the Distinguished Technical Communication Award by the Washington chapter of the Society for Technical Communication as well as the NLM Regents Award for Scholarship or Technical Achievement. Mr. Wexler also serves as an associate editor for a toxicology journal.