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Medical Geography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 498

Medical Geography

The leading text in the field, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to geographic approaches to studying disease and promoting health. It presents cutting-edge techniques of spatial and social analysis and explores their relevance for understanding cultural and political ecology, disease systems, and public health issues across the globe. Essential topics include how new diseases emerge and epidemics develop in particular places; the intersecting influences on health of biological processes, culture, environment, and behavior; and the changing landscape of health care planning and service delivery. The text is richly illustrated with tables, figures, and maps, including 16 color p...

Medical Geography, Third Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 498

Medical Geography, Third Edition

The leading text in the field, this comprehensive book reviews geographic approaches to studying disease and public health issues across the globe. It presents cutting-edge techniques of spatial and social analysis and explores their relevance for understanding cultural and political ecology, disease systems, and health promotion. Essential topics include how new diseases emerge and epidemics develop in particular places; the intersecting influences on health of biological processes, culture, environment, and behavior; and the changing landscape of health care planning and service delivery. The text is richly illustrated with tables, figures, and maps, including 16 color plates.

Geographies of Health, Disease and Well-being
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

Geographies of Health, Disease and Well-being

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-03-23
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book is a collection of papers reflecting the latest advances in geographic research on health, disease, and well-being. It spans a wide range of topics, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies - including anti-racism, post-colonialism, spatial statistics, spatiotemporal modeling, political ecology, and social network analysis. Health issues in various regions of the world are addressed by interdisciplinary authors, who include scholars from epidemiology, medicine, public health, demography, and community studies. The book covers the major themes in this field such as health inequalities; environmental health; spatial analysis and modeling of disease; health care provision, access, ...

The Caribbean Slave
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 292

The Caribbean Slave

A comprehensive analysis of the biological experience of black slaves in the Caribbean.

The Environmental Advantages of Cities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

The Environmental Advantages of Cities

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Conventional wisdom about the environmental impact of cities holds that urbanization and environmental quality are necessarily at odds. Cities are seen to be sites of ecological disruption, consuming a disproportionate share of natural resources, producing high levels of pollution, and concentrating harmful emissions precisely where the population is most concentrated. Cities appear to be particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, to be inherently at risk from outbreaks of infectious diseases, and even to offer dysfunctional and unnatural settings for human life. In this book, William Meyer tests these widely held beliefs against the evidence. Borrowing some useful terminology from the pu...

Valued Landscapes of the Far North
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 142

Valued Landscapes of the Far North

Valued Landscapes of the Far North blends cultural, historical, and physical geographies of Denali National Park for an insightful and humanistic perspective of AlaskaOs pristine national park and the Ovisitor experienceO there. This illustrated book explores human-environmental interactions, shows how applied historical and cultural geography can help address environmental and management concerns, and looks at Denali as a therapeutic landscape, capable of enhancing a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Palka employs the concept of place as the integrating theme in his quest to better understand this important biosphere reserve, whose preeminence also stems from its popul...

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Medical Geography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 301

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Medical Geography

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1980
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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A Medico-geographical Overview of Southeast Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 202

A Medico-geographical Overview of Southeast Asia

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1970
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Diffusion of Influenza
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 218

The Diffusion of Influenza

This pioneering study of the geography of influenza during the twentieth century explores how geographical factors contribute to the periodic diffusion of influenza epidemics in the United States, adding a spatial dimension to national efforts to control the disease. Pyle brings together findings from history, virology, epidemiology, and demographics to develop a geographic model of influenza transmission.

Annual Review of Public Health
  • Language: en

Annual Review of Public Health

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1986
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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