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Author Gatrell, Anthony C.

Title Geographies of health : an introduction / Anthony C. Gatrell and Susan J. Elliott
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, [2009]


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 MELB  614.42 Gat/Goh 2009  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. I. Describing and Explaining Health in Geographical Settings -- Ch. 1. Introducing Geographies of Health -- Ch. 2. Explaining Geographies of Health -- Ch. 3. Method and Technique in the Geography of Health -- Pt. II. Health and the Social Environment -- Ch. 4. Inequalities in Health Outcomes -- Ch. 5. Inequalities in the Provision and Utilization of Health Services -- Ch. 6. People on the Move: Migration and Health -- Pt. III. Health and Human Modification of the Environment -- Ch. 7. Air Quality and Health -- Ch. 8. Water Quality and Health -- Ch. 9. Health Impacts of Global Environmental Change --Ch. 10. Conclusions: Emerging Themes in Geographies of Health -- App. Web-based Resources for the Geographies of Health
Summary "This revised and updated edition highlights the ways in which health may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments." "Guiding the reader through the relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research, examples are provided from a range of geographical settings. Pedagogic features - including text boxes, suggestions for further reading, and a guide to useful internet resources - reinforce the book's reader-friendly approach. Addressing areas in need of particular attention, such as globalization, contemporary health "risks," and social health concerns such as the obesity "epidemic," this second edition of Geographies of Health constitutes a full revision of the original text and includes a broader global coverage."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: Oxford: Blackwell, 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical geography.
Environmental health.
Author Elliott, Susan J.
LC no. 2008030384
ISBN 9781405175760 cased
1405175761 cased
9781405175753 paperback
1405175753 paperback