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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Few issues have aroused so much public attention and controversy as recent developments in biotechnology. How can we make sound judgements of the cloning of Dolly the sheep, genetically altered foodstuffs, or the prospect of transplanting pigs' hearts into humans? Are we 'playing God' with nature? What is driving these developments, and how can they... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
The 20th century was the century of explosive population growth, resulting in unprecedented impacts; in contrast, the 21st century is likely to see the end of world population growth and become the century of population aging. We are currently at the crossroads of these demographic regimes. This book presents fresh evidence about our demographic future... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 90.00
Choice Outstanding Academic Title! 4 Stars - Doody's!. Praise for the Third Edition:. "This work will be one that students and clinicians keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing up: Essential". --Choice. Substantially revised to reflect current trends in the field of health behavior change,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
A study of the potentially enormous and devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. The author uses available knowledge to model future health impacts, including: vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; marine-borne diseases such as cholera and toxic algae; cancers and cataracts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00
This text shows why we need to develop an integrated approach to health and environmental impact assessment of development projects, and how this might be achieved. Case studies and examples are provided more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Most women giving birth in rural communities throughout the Third World cannot enjoy the ''benefits'' of modern medical assistance. They are usually too expensive and too far away. This book is the result of journeys and conversations between the author, traditional midwives and mothers which took place over several years in Malaysia and Indonesia.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Analyzing the dimensions of the struggle for effective health care in the developing countries, this study demonstrates how current governmental and donor agency policies in such countries as Uganda, Ghana, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam have failed to develop efficient systems. The author argues against the current emphasis on decentralization and privatization,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This book provides geographic perspectives and approaches for use in assessing the distribution of environmental health hazards and disease outcomes among disadvantaged population groups. Estimates suggest that about 40 per cent of the global burden of disease is attributable to exposures to biological and chemical pathogens in the physical environment.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and emerge from poverty, if they enjoy better health. Healthy populations are a precondition for sustainable development. Using a novel combination of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
The emergence of a global economy has led to the erosion of local autonomy and national sovereignty with an associated emphasis on the spread of liberal, free-market economics. A clear divide is appearing between those benefiting from and those disadvantaged by this process. Among the most important consequences are changes in the patterns of health... more...