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Health and medical geography

Author: Michael Emch; Elisabeth D Root; Margaret Carrel
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments in disease ecology and health promotion across the globe. The book accessibly introduces the core questions and perspectives of health and medical geography and presents cutting-edge techniques of mapping and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Emch, Michael.
Health and medical geography.
New York, NY : The Guilford Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016037367
(OCoLC)957223389
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Emch; Elisabeth D Root; Margaret Carrel
ISBN: 9781462528981 1462528988
OCLC Number: 969637528
Notes: Revison of: Medical geography / Melinda S. Meade, Michael Emch. 3rd ed. ©2010.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 517 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: I. Introduction and big ideas --
What is health and medical geography? --
Ecology of health and disease --
Expanding disease ecology: politics, economics, and gender --
Transitions and development --
II. Maps and methods --
Maps, gis, and spatial analysis --
Disease diffusion --
Emerging infectious diseases and landscape genetics --
III. What we eat and where we live --
Food, diet, and the nutrition transition --
Neighborhoods and health --
Urban health --
IV. Environments and climates --
Environment and health --
Climate and health --
V. Health care and final thoughts --
Health services and access to care --
Concluding words.
Other Titles: Medical geography (Guilford Press)
Responsibility: Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root, Margaret Carrel.

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