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This revised second edition highlights the ways in which health maybe studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debatesand reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with socialand physical environments.

  • Introduces the reader to relevant theoretical perspectives,methodologies, and research
  • Provides new examples from a range of geographicalsettings
  • Provides an extensive revision to the first edition,emphasizing contemporary concerns such as globalization,neighbourhood health, and obesity
  • Pays greater attention to the US health care system, mentalhealth, health of older adults, disease ecology and re–emergingdiseases, health in developing world, and children s andwomen s health

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This revised and updated edition highlights the ways in whichhealth may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting outthe debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomeswith social and physical environments.

Guiding the reader through the relevant theoreticalperspectives, methodologies, and research, examples are providedfrom a range of geographical settings. Pedagogic features –including text boxes, suggestions further reading, and a guide touseful Internet resources reinforce the book′s reader–friendly approach.

Addressing areas in need of particular attention, such asglobalization, contemporary health risks , and socialhealth concerns such as the obesity epidemic , thesecond edition of Geographies of Health provides a fullrevision of the original text and includes a broader globalcoverage.

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This revised second edition highlights the ways in which health may be studied from geographical perspectives, setting out the debates and reviewing the evidence that links health outcomes with social and physical environments. This book introduces the reader to relevant theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and research. It provides new examples from a range of geographical settings. It also provides an extensive revision to the first edition, emphasizing contemporary concerns such as globalization, neighbourhood health, and obesity. It pays greater attention to the US health care system, mental health, health of older adults, disease ecology and re-emerging diseases, health in developing world, and children's and women's health.

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