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From The CriticsReviewer: Richard M Bruns, BA, PSY, BS (University of Maine)
Description: This is a compilation of articles presented at the 5th World Conference of Injury Prevention and Control. Highlights that pique readers' interest are written in the margin throughout the book. Cutting edge material is presented in an organized fashion.
Purpose: The editors succeed in presenting a diverse examination of injury prevention and control. Raising awareness of current issues in injury cause, prevention, and administration is achieved. The editoros succeed in advancing the discussion of injury prevention and control in a broad state-of-the-art presentation that encourages readers to explore the future of the field.
Audience: The book is written for a wide variety of practitioners and researchers with interest in the field. The contributors are credible and provide a broad overview of current issues. The target audience should find this a useful tool in examining this global problem.
Features: This is not intended to be a comprehensive work. The editors' goal to examine and discuss injury prevention and control is met by a series of state-of-the-art papers from the 5th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control. The references for each article should be of value to those wishing to expand on the timely discussions provided here.
Assessment: This presentation is an eye-opening introduction to those new to the field. It also should provide interesting stimulus to those already dedicated to solutions and wishing to advance debate and action in the field.