Cartographies Of Disease: Maps, Mapping, And Medicine - Tom Koch (2005)
ISBN 9781589481206
Subject Medical mapping - History; Medical geography - Maps; Public health - Geographic information systems; Epidemiology - Statistical methods; Medical geography - Methodology; Topography, Medical - history - Statistics; Cholera - epidemiology; Communicable Diseases - epidemiology; Disease Outbreaks - history - Statistics; Epidemiology - statistics & numerical data; Geographic Information Systems - history - Statistics; History, Modern 1601- - Statistics
Publisher ESRI Press
Publication Date 7/1/2005
Format Paperback (232 x 188 mm)
Language eng
Plot
A comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease, this look at medical mapping advances a radical argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relations between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. The history of medical mapping is traced—from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization. Referencing maps older than John Snow's famous cholera maps of London in the mid-19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide.
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Collection Status In Collection
Location Phelps 3512
Index 34
Owner spatial@ucsb
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Links Amazon US
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Product Details
LoC Classification RA792.5.K63 2005
Dewey 614.4/2
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $44.95
No. of Pages 420