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Health and Medical Geography, 4th Edition.


Health and Medical Geography, 4th Edition

Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root, and Margaret Carrel

Guilford Press


517 pages




Formerly titled Medical Geography, this textbook surveys health and medical geography, its historical roots; its methods, including mapping sciences, methods that measure the spread of disease, and genetic methods; how food behaviors and living environments impact health; environmental, weather, and climate impacts on health; and geographic aspects related to the provision of health services and access to health care. Updated, expanded and reorganized, this edition adds new chapters on the political and economic aspects of health, emerging infectious diseases and landscape genetics, food, diet, and nutrition, climate and health, and urban health, as well as coverage of Middle East respiratory syndrome, Ebola, and Zika; the impacts of global climate change on health; contaminated water crises in economically developed regions, including Flint, Michigan; China's rapid industrial growth; and other topics. It has updated data and concepts, as well as advances in geographic information systems and new pedagogical features, such as end-of-chapter summaries and review questions. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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