The Geographical Structure of Epidemics

The Geographical Structure of Epidemics

by Peter Haggett
     
 

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Peter Haggett's research over the last thirty years has focused on mapping and modelling the paths by which epidemics spread through human communities. This led to his 1998 inaugural lectures for a new series, the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies, the result of which is this book. In it, Haggett presents an accessible, concise, and well

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Peter Haggett's research over the last thirty years has focused on mapping and modelling the paths by which epidemics spread through human communities. This led to his 1998 inaugural lectures for a new series, the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies, the result of which is this book. In it, Haggett 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 or even halt their spread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198233633
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Haggett is Chairman of the Wellcome Trust's History of Medicine Panel. He 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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