Island Epidemics

Island Epidemics

by A. D. Cliff, Peter Haggett, Matthew Smallman-Raynor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198288956

ISBN-13: 9780198288954

Pub. Date: 07/13/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Island Epidemics, the authors show that the complex warfare of invasion and extinction observed by Darwin for plants and animals applies with equal force to human diseases. A world picture is presented of diseases, which range from the familiar (influenza and German measles) to the exotic (kuru and tsutsugamushi), and islands which range in remoteness, from the

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In Island Epidemics, the authors show that the complex warfare of invasion and extinction observed by Darwin for plants and animals applies with equal force to human diseases. A world picture is presented of diseases, which range from the familiar (influenza and German measles) to the exotic (kuru and tsutsugamushi), and islands which range in remoteness, from the accessible United Kingdom to the inaccessible Tristan da Cunha and Easter Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198288954
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/13/2000
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 13.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

A Pattern of Islands
Islands as Laboratories
Island Populations: The Threshold Question
Island Populations: The Virgin Soil Question
The Changing Accessibility of Islands
Internal Pathways of Spread
Island Environments and Disease
Island Research: A Regional Survey
Island Futures

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