The Geographical Structure of Epidemics
By (author) Peter Haggett
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Geographical Structure of Epidemics by Peter Haggett
Book DescriptionThe ways in which the great plagues of the past and present have spread around the world remains only partly understood. Peter Haggett's research over the last thirty years has focused on mapping and modelling the paths by which epidemics spread through human communities. In 1998 this led to him being invited to give the inaugural lectures in a new series, the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies. The resulting book, Geographical Structure of Epidemics, presents an accessible, concise, and well illustrated account of how environmental and geographical concepts can be used to enhance our knowledge of the origins and progress of epidemics, and sometimes to slow to slow or halt their spread.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198233633
(242mm x 162mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Haggett
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Integrated Models in Geography, Paperback (April 2014)
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Infectious Diseases: A Geographical Analysis, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by Peter Haggett
This book is a world geography of emerging diseases from antiquity to the present day. The last four decades of human history have seen the emergence of an unprecedented number of 'new' infectious diseases. This book looks at the epidemiological and geographical conditions which underpin disease emergence.
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Author Biography - Peter Haggett
Chairman of the Wellcome Trusts's History of Medicine Panel Has held posts as visiting professor in a dozen North American and Australasian universities, and as visiting scientist at the World Health Organization and the US Centers of Disease Control
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