This book is a clear and concise introduction to an increasingly important area of study. Although some of the statistical concepts were difficult to grasp at first for a non expert the case studies made the application of the theories and their development clear.
This book is great and helps the reader understand exactly what the concepts are surrounding the issues of health and place and sociology. The best bits are at the end of each chapter where it gives further reading (not just academic) and why you might find it useful. Well done to the authors - not many academic authors pull off being simple, clear as well as explaining difficult concepts.