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on 30 September 2012
Firstly this is a MUST BUY 5* book with class leading content. It's authorative, well researched, balanced, technically sound, easy to read. An asset to expert and lay person BUT.. why does it only get 3*s?

It is a text and reference book that is rendered almost unusable by its very thin and error riddled index and its fondness for using boxes that are not listed in the Contents. Finding one of the many valuable things that you have read is like looking for a needle in a haystack. In case you are looking for the "inverse care law" it is on page 212 not 214 as stated in the index. The index of just 5 pages for a 519 page book, is a token effort. It does not include names of authors and sources. Going to the Bibliography doesn't help. It is 25 pages long and listed alphabetically (Harvard style) which is hopeless for tracing back to where the work is used in the text. You can't track back to the chapter let alone the page where the material is quoted.

The easiest solution to this nightmare is for this EXCELLENT book (it really is. I have bought 2 copies !) to be published on Kindle so that it is possible to electronically search for data.

Very Frustrating.
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on 15 March 2014
A must have for anyone doing a degree level or above course in public health or health promotion. Extremely comprehensive and easy to read. Excellent for planning in practice. You don't need another text book!!!
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on 4 November 2013
Tend to use this as a reference book rather than a text book for my class. It gives good background and context but can be a little difficult to follow the structure at times
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on 16 April 2012
Currently studying for an MSc in Public Health and this book has been a great quick reference guide. Promptly delivered, and easy to follow. Highly recommend.
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on 5 January 2015
This is very detailed and although it is good it is also very long winded. Very good if you need lots of detail but not a book to did in and out of.
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on 30 December 2012
Purchased this to help me through a health promotion course. Extremely useful, well laid out and easy to understand. Would recommend.
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on 23 January 2014
excellent for my subject on my course very good book if doing courses to do with healthcare recommended to my colleagues
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on 20 December 2014
I would recommend this to health promotion students and professionals.
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