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International Encyclopedia of Public Health
 
 

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st Edition

 
International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st Edition,Kristian Heggenhougen,ISBN9780122272257
 
 
 

K Heggenhougen   

Academic Press

9780122272257

4614

An unprecedented resource that encompasses a cross-cultural view

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Hardcover

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USD 2,890.00
 
 

Key Features

* Edited and written by a distinguished international group of editors and contributors
* Heavily illustrated and abundantly cross-referenced
* Via ScienceDirect platform, multimedia files will provide an enhanced online experience
* Includes 'Further Reading' lists at the end of each article
* A complete subject index contained in one volume

Description

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. This encyclopedia will cover all dimensions of the field, from details of specific diseases to the organization of social insurance agencies. A significant percentage of the articles will cover public health aspects of diseases and conditions. Other articles will survey aging, diet, injuries, ethical and legal subjects in public health, measurement and modeling, consumerism, anthropology and sociology, economics, the history of public health, and global issues.

Readership

Advanced undergraduates and graduate students

Kristian Heggenhougen

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

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International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st Edition

Subject areas covered:
Aging
Anthropology/ Sociology
At-Risk Populations
Cancer
Cardiovascular
Child & Adolescent Health
Consumerism/ Education/ Outreach
Diet/ Obesity/ Physical Inactivity
Economics/ Finance
Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases
Environmental / Occupational
Epidemiology/ Demography
Ethical and Legal Issues
Global Issues
Health Services
Health Systems
History of Public Health
Infectious Diseases
Injuries and Violence
Malnutrition, Infections and Poverty
Measurement and Modelling
Neurological Disorders
Parasitic Diseases
Policy
Psychology/ Psychiatry
Respiratory Diseases
Sensory, GI, and Other
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Tobacco / Alcohol / Drugs

Quotes and reviews

CHOICE Outstanding Title! Reviewed in 2009.

"This impressive set covers the gamut of public health scholarship. Its 505 alphabetically arranged entries average 3,000 to 8,000 words, with thorough bibliographies and cross-references. The entries fall into 30 sections outlined in a subject classification in volume 1. Sections include fundamental areas such as health promotion, economics and epidemiology, specific diseases such as cancer, particular populations, and many other topics. Global aspects of public health are especially well represented, including overviews of the health care systems of several countries and regions, and attention to health concerns of both the developed and developing world. A diverse, accomplished group of 30 section editors oversaw the efforts of 500 authors from around the world, and all entries have been peer reviewed. The set features numerous illustrations, many of them in color, and an exhaustive index. The encyclopedia is also available online through ScienceDirect (CH, Sep'06, 44-0034). Springer recently released the Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. by Wilhelm Kirch (CH, Dec'08, 46-1826), priced only $400 lower than this set. However, the International Encyclopedia of Public Health is a far better value. Its comprehensive, current coverage makes it vital for academic libraries supporting public health or related programs. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above." -- U. Ellis, Deaconess Hospital

 
 
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