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Genre/Form: Učbeniki za visoke šole
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Emch; Elisabeth Dowling Root; Margaret Carrel
ISBN: 9781462520060 1462520065
OCLC Number: 1028610969
Notes: O avtorjih: str. [517].
Description: XVII, 515 str. : ilustr., 16 str. barvnih pril. ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction and Big Ideas1. What Is Health and Medical Geography?- What's in a Name?- A Brief History of Health and Medical Geography- Definitions and Terminology- The Challenge of Health Geography- References- Review Questions2. Ecology of Health and Disease- Disease Agents and Transmission Processes- The Triangle of Human Ecology- Landscape Epidemiology and Vectored Diseases- Conclusion- References- Review Questions3. Expanding Disease Ecology- Political Ecology- The Poverty Syndrome- Race in the Study of Health Risks- Gender and Sex: Women's Health- Causal Reasoning and Epidemiological Design- HIV and AIDS: Gender, Mobility, and Political Ecology- The Precautionary Principle and Some Political Ecology of Research- Conclusion- References- Review Questions4. Transitions and Development- Ecologies of Population Change: Multiple Transitions- Major Impacts of Population Change- Environmental Exposures, the Mobility Transition, and Time-Space Geography- Disease Ecologies of the Agricultural Frontier- Other Development Impacts on Rural Ecologies- Globalization of Movements- Conclusion: Emerging Diseases in Your Future- References- Review QuestionsII. Maps and Methods5. Maps, GIS, and Spatial Analysis- Cartography of Health and Disease- Geographic Information Systems- Spatial Statistics- Conclusion- References- Review Questions6. Disease Diffusion- Diffusion Background- Epidemiological Background- Types of Diffusion- Networks and Barriers- Modeling Disease Diffusion- Influenzas- Conclusion- References- Review Questions7. Emerging Infectious Diseases and Landscape Genetics- What's in a Name? Emerging, Reemerging, or Always There- Why Do Diseases Emerge, Reemerge, or Persist?- Where Can We Expect These Diseases to Emerge/Reemerge?- How Will These Diseases Behave?- Landscape Genetics- Conclusion- References- Review QuestionsIII. What We Eat and Where We Live8. Food, Diet, and the Nutrition Transition- From Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers- The Columbian Exchange- Modern Agricultural Systems- The Green Revolution- The Nutritional Transition- Commercial Agriculture and the Nutrition Transition- Direct and Indirect Health Effects of Agricultural and Dietary Changes- Conclusion- References- Review Questions9. Neighborhoods and Health- The Concept of Neighborhood Health- Social Context and Health- Effects of the Built Environment on Health- Opportunities and Challenges in Neighborhood Effects Studies- Conclusion- References- Review Questions10. Urban Health- Cities and Urbanization- A Brief History of Cities- Large Cities in the Modern Era- Developing World Cities: Dickens or a Dream?- Traffic- Disappearing Cities?- Conclusion- References- Review QuestionsIV. Environments and Climates11. Environment and Health- Toxic Hazards- Outdoor Air Pollution- Indoor Air Pollution- Water Pollution- Sources and Health Effects of Lead- Risk Assessment and Prevention- Globalization and the Perception of Health Hazards- Hazards, Power, Policy, and Environmental Justice- Healthy Environments- Conclusion- References- Review Questions12. Climate and Health- Direct Biometeorological Influences- The Influences of the Weather- Seasonality of Death and Birth- Physical Zonation of Climates and Biomes- Climate Change and Health- Conclusion- References- Review QuestionsV. Health Care and Final Thoughts13. Health Services and Access to Care- What Is Access?- The Provision of Medical Care- Cultural Alternatives and Perceptions- Conclusion: Transforming the Health Service Landscape- References- Review Questions14. Concluding Words- Review Questions- Glossary
Responsibility: Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root, Margaret Carrel.


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