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Public Health

  • What Doesn't Kill Usby Scott Carney

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    What are our bodies really capable of? We like to sit in air-conditioned comfort, yet each year millions of ordinary people train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders, and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realise it or not, unlocking their hidden evolutionary potential. ... more...

  • Textbook of Global Healthby Anne-Emanuelle Birn; Yogan Pillay; Timothy H. Holtz

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 69.99

    THE CRITICAL WORK IN GLOBAL HEALTH, NOW COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED "This book compels us to better understand the contexts in which health problems emerge and the forces that underlie and propel them." -Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo TutuH1N1. Diabetes. Ebola. Zika. Each of these health problems is rooted in a confluence of social, political,... more...

  • Governing Global Healthby Chelsea Clinton; Devi Sridhar

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    An even-handed and thorough empirical analysis of one of the most pressing topics in world affairs, Governing Global Health will reshape our understanding of how organizations can more effectively prevent the spread of communicable diseases like AIDS and reduce pervasive chronic health problems like malnutrition. more...

  • Tragic Failuresby Carl F. Cranor

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    A world awash in little understood chemicals tragically harms adults and children alike. Laws keep health agencies in the dark about toxicants, slow, well motivated research hampers protections, and strenuous vested opposition exacerbates the harm. How science is used in the tort law can facilitate or frustrate redress of harm. This book recommends... more...

  • Schistosomaby Barrie G. M. Jamieson

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 199.95

    Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting in thousands of deaths. Written by world authorities, this book examines many aspects of the biology, pathology, and control of the schistosoma... more...

  • International Disaster Health Careby Girish Bobby Kapur; Amado Alejandro Baez

    Apple Academic Press 2017; US$ 149.95

    International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education provides a complete image of the needs, concerns, and insights that relate to disaster preparedness from an international health-care perspective. The United Nations has recognized the devastating consequences of "unpredictable, unpreventable and impersonal"... more...

  • The Politics of Fearby Michiel Hofman; Sokhieng Au

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    The Politics of Fear is Médecins sans Frontières's commissioned analysis of the politics surrounding the 2014 Ebola epidemic and response. Comprising eleven topic-based chapters and four eyewitness vignettes from contributors inside and outside MSF (all of whom have been given access to MSF Ebola archives from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia for... more...

  • Nursing with a Messageby Patricia D'Antonio

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Nursing with a Message transports readers to New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, charting the rise and fall of two community health centers.  Patricia D?Antonio examines the day-to-day operations of these clinics, as well as the community outreach work done by nurses who visited schools, churches, and homes. Assessing both the successes and failures... more...

  • Neuvermessung der Gesundheitswirtschaftby David Matusiewicz; Marco Muhrer-Schwaiger

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 31.61

    Das Buch geht der zentralen Frage nach, was die Gesundheitswirtschaft aus anderen Branchen lernen und wie sie architektonisch neu gestaltet werden kann. Es werden die einzelnen Tätigkeitsbereiche im Gesundheitsmanagement und die einzelnen Akteure wie Krankenhaus, Pharma oder ambulante ärztliche Versorgung aus völlig anderen Blickwinkel betrachtet und... more...

  • The Arc of Lifeby Grazyna Jasienska; Diana S. Sherry; Donna J. Holmes

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 72.02

    Given the rapidly developing area of evolutionary medicine and public health, The Arc of Life examines ways in which research conducted by biological anthropologists can enrich our understanding of variation in human health outcomes. The book aims not only to showcase the perspective that biological anthropologists bring to the burgeoning field... more...