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Book News Annotation:

Since the 2000 edition, the world population, number of aged, and incidence of chronic diseases have skyrocketed; new diseases and health impacts of climate warming have also emerged (e.g., the urbanization of vectored diseases). Medical geographers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holistically present biological information for geographers to understand disease processes and geographical concepts to inform health researchers about spatial approaches to disease. Reflecting trends in the field, chapters have been added on geographical information system (GIS) analysis in health research, and neighborhood-level determinants of health. The text includes illustrative vignettes, photos illustrating health risks, and disease distribution maps. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 plates.

 

New to This Edition

*Thoroughly updated in response to the challenges of globalization, development, and demographic changes.

*Incorporates the latest data and conceptual frameworks.

*Chapters on neighborhood analysis and the use of GIS in modeling health and disease.

*GIS applications and examples are integrated throughout.

About the Author

 Melinda S. Meade, a medical geographer, is Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, a member of the Institute of Environment, and a fellow of the Carolina Population Center. In addition to the first and second editions of Medical Geography, Dr. Meade has published journal articles on the disease ecology of tropical Asia and the United States. She is a member of the Association of American Geographers and other geographic, Asian studies, and population associations.
Michael Emch, a medical geographer, is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the Spatial Health Research Group. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology and a fellow of the Carolina Population Center. Dr. Emch has published journal articles on disease ecology, primarily of infectious diseases of the tropical world. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers and is also an advisory editor for the international journal Social Science and Medicine.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606230169
Author:
Meade, Melinda S.
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Author:
Emch, Michael
Author:
Meade
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Biostatistics
Subject:
Medical geography
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100420
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color tipin
Pages:
498
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by ,

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 plates.

 

New to This Edition

*Thoroughly updated in response to the challenges of globalization, development, and demographic changes.

*Incorporates the latest data and conceptual frameworks.

*Chapters on neighborhood analysis and the use of GIS in modeling health and disease.

*GIS applications and examples are integrated throughout.

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