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Geographies of Health: An Introduction (Wiley Desktop Editions) [Paperback]

Anthony C. Gatrell , Susan J. Elliott

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9 Jan 2009 1405175753 978-1405175753 2nd Edition
This revised second 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. Introduces the reader to relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research Provides new examples from a range of geographical settings Provides an extensive revision to the first edition, emphasizing contemporary concerns such as globalization, neighbourhood health, and obesity Pays greater attention to the US health care system, mental health, health of older adults, disease ecology and re–emerging diseases, health in developing world, and children’s and women’s health

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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 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’, the second edition of Geographies of Health provides a full revision of the original text and includes a broader global coverage.

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Anthony C. Gatrell is Dean of the School of Health and Medicine and Professor of the Geography of Health at Lancaster University. His publications include Distance and Space: A Geographical Perspective (1983), Interactive Spatial Data Analysis (with Trevor Bailey) (1995), GIS and Health (edited with Markku Löytönen) (1998), and Geographies of Health (Blackwell, 2001). Susan J. Elliott is Professor of Geography at McMaster University. She has published extensively in the area of effects on individual and community health of environmental exposures and was recently appointed to the United Nations University International Network on Water, Environment and Health.

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