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Public Health

  • Moral Hazard in Health Insuranceby Amy Finkelstein; Jonathan Gruber; Joseph Newhouse; Kenneth J. Arrow; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by others. Kenneth J. Arrow?s seminal 1963 paper, “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care?—included in the volume—was one of the first... more...

  • The Mediterranean Dietby Victor R. Preedy; Ronald Ross Watson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 175.00

    The Mediterranean Diet offers researchers and clinicians a single authoritative source which outlines many of the complex features of the Mediterranean diet: ranging from supportive evidence and epidemiological studies, to the antioxidant properties of individual components. This book embraces a holistic approach and effectively investigates the... more...

  • The Chaos Pointby Ervin Laszlo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    We have a choice: Breakdown or Breakthrough. In THE CHAOS POINT revered author and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo tells us that we are at a critical juncture in history, a 'decision-window' where we face both the danger of global collapse and the opportunity of worldwide renewal. According to Laszlo we have six to seven years to head off unsustainable... more...

  • The Chaos Pointby Ervin Laszlo

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 19.39

    We have a choice: Breakdown or Breakthrough. In THE CHAOS POINT revered author and systems theorist Ervin Laszlo tells us that we are at a critical juncture in history, a 'decision-window' where we face both the danger of global collapse and the opportunity of worldwide renewal. According to Laszlo we have six to seven years to head off unsustainable... more...

  • Ebolaby Laurie Garrett

    Hachette Books 2014; US$ 2.99

    Where does Ebola originate? How does it spread? And what should governments do to stop it? Few people understand the answers to these questions better than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett. In this masterful account of the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire, Garrett, now the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations,... more...

  • Mastering Public Healthby Geraint Lewis; Jessica Sheringham; Jamie Lopez Bernal; Tim Crayford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Mastering Public Health: A Postgraduate Guide to Examinations and Revalidation, Second Edition is an essential study aid for all those preparing for postgraduate, masters, and higher examinations in public health. Now updated and revised for the second edition, the book continues to provide all postgraduate students taking higher public health... more...

  • Coffee in Health and Disease Preventionby Victor R. Preedy

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00

    Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in coffee, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers... more...

  • Listeria, Listeriosis, and Food Safety, Third Editionby Elliot T. Ryser; Elmer H. Marth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 231.00

    Since the second edition of Listeria, Listeriosis, and Food Safety was published in 1999, the United States has seen a 40 percent decline in the incidence of listeriosis, with the current annual rate of illness rapidly approaching the 2010 target of 2.5 cases per million. Research on this food-borne pathogen, however, has continued unabated, concentrating... more...

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illnessby Morten Knudsen; Werner Vogd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives ? from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics ? brought together in different... more...

  • Global Health Nursingby Christina Harlan

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00

    The narratives in this book offer rare and much-needed insight into the lived experiences and contributions of the largest cadre of global health workers: the nurses who have dedicated their careers and their lives to serving the world's poor. Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. Kolokotrones University Professor,. Harvard University. Co-Founder, Partners in... more...