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  • Pale Rider

    The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

    by Laura Spinney ...
    Read the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer – and discover what it can teach us about the current Covid-19 pandemic.'Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story... Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past' GuardianWith a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Great Influenza

    The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

    by John M Barry ...
    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history' Bill Gates'Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject' New York Times Book ReviewIn 1918, the world faced the deadliest pandemic in human history. What can the story of the so-called Spanish Flu teach us about the fight against present ... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Ghost Map

    A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks.

    In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making.In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

    'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial Times'Insightful, productively provocative and downright brilliant' New York TimesA compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences, from 'the most brilliant British historian of his generation' (The Times)Disasters are inherently hard to predict. But when catastrophe strikes, we ought to be better prepared than th... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Spillover

    the powerful, prescient book that predicted the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    by David Quammen ...
    Read this gripping, timely book about the transmission of deadly viruses from animal to human populations, and how we can fight the current Covid-19 pandemic.WITH A NEW AFTERWORD ON CORONAVIRUSAs globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be transmitted to humans. Diseases that were contained ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Public Health

    Local and Global Perspectives

    Public Health: Local and Global Perspectives provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It introduces the discipline of public health and aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health, historical and theoretical perspectives of public health, current health research and evidence-based practice. This ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD

  • The Doctor Who Fooled the World

    Andrew Wakefield’s war on vaccines

    by Brian Deer ...
    A reporter uncovers the secrets behind the scientific scam of the century.The news breaks first as a tale of fear and pity. Doctors at a London hospital claim a link between autism and a vaccine given to millions of children: MMR. Young parents are terrified. Immunisation rates slump. And as a worldwide ‘anti-vax’ movement kicks off, old diseases return to sicken and kill.But a veteran reporter ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • How Contagion Works

    Science, Awareness and Community in Times of Global Crises - The short essay that helped change the Covid-19 debate

    Translated by Alex Valente ...
    'Lucid, calm, informed, directly helpful in trying to think about where we are now... The literature of the time after begins here' Evening Standard'Taking a breather from bewildering statistics and terrible tales of contagion to read Giordano's book was a jolt of brevity and simplicity... It takes concepts that have been dancing away in our minds, just out of reach, and lines them up neatly' The ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Germs

    Observations and Lessons from a Microbe Hunter

    They're everywhere. Silent and invisible to the naked eye, they're on everything we touch, eat, breathe -- on every single inch of our skin. And despite the remarkable advances of science, germs are challenging medicine in ways that were unimaginable just a decade ago. Due to an explosion of infections never before reported in modern history and a new germ horror story surfacing every week, it's ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

    by Peter Piot ...
    The story of a microbiologist’s remarkable career, from identifying ?the Ebola virus to pioneering AIDS research and policy.When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future in infectious diseases. They’ve all been solved.” Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    What is epidemiology? What are the causes of a new disease? How can pandemics be prevented? Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease and its main aim is to improve the health of populations. It's a vital field, central to the health of society, to the identification of causes of disease, and to their management and prevention. Epidemiology has had an impact on many areas of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Dictionary of Epidemiology

    The new, completely revised, and updated edition of this classic text --sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and previously edited by John Last-- remains the definitive dictionary in epidemiology worldwide. In fact, with contributions from over 220 epidemiologists and other users of epidemiology from around the globe, it is more than a dictionary: it includes ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

  • Food Fortification

    The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

    by Mark Lawrence ...
    Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food critically analyses mandatory food fortification as a technology for protecting and promoting public health. Increasing numbers of foods fortified with novel amounts and combinations of nutrients are being introduced into the food supplies of countries around the world to raise populations' nutrient intakes. It is a ... Read more

    $105.99 AUD

  • The Plague Year

    America in the Time of Covid

    'A virtuoso feat ... a book of panoramic breadth' New York Times Book Review'A devastating analysis ... Wright is a master of knitting together complex narratives' The ObserverJust as Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower became the defining account of our century's first devastating event, 9/11, so The Plague Year will become the defining account of the second.The story starts with... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Basics of Epidemiology - Concepts made simple

    Epidemiology, a vital tool of public health, plays a paramount role in guiding public health action and rationalizing its approaches. Surprisingly, this is not one of the most preferred disciplines for specialization, among the medical students, in developing countries where its applications are most needed. For building capacity, there is a need of reinforcing the basic concepts for better ... Read more

    $2.32 AUD

  • 當呼吸化為空氣:一位天才神經外科醫師最後的生命洞察(揪心感動暢銷版)

    When Breath Becomes Air

    Translated by 唐勤 ...
    series 人生顧問
    人終將一死,但當死亡迫近時,我們才會開始學習如何好好活著。*蟬聯亞馬遜書店長銷榜的經典動人之作。*榮獲紐約時報暢銷書。*入選普立茲獎決選名單、比爾.蓋茲2017年推薦書單。「這本小書擁有非常多層次的意義及諸多的對比關係,比如生與死、病人與醫生、兒子與父親、工作與家庭、信仰與理智。在保羅短暫的一生中,他透過書籍、寫作、醫學、手術、科學等各種方式探尋生命的意義。我非常有幸能閱讀這本書,得以見證這段旅程的一小部分。」──比爾.蓋茲「患病後,棘手之處在於,你的價值觀不斷在變……你決定要把時間花在當神經外科醫師,可是兩個月後,你不那麼想了。再過兩個月,你也許想去學吹薩克斯風,或想全心服事教會。死亡是個單一事件,可是身罹絕症地活下去,卻是個歷程。」──保羅.卡拉尼提即將攀上充滿希望的人生巔峰,死亡的陰影卻突然橫亙身前,一位三十七歲的... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Herd

    how Sweden chose its own path through the worst pandemic in 100 years

    Translated by Alice E. Olsson ...
    In the spring of 2020, as a new and deadly virus rapidly spread across the globe, the world shut down. But a small country in Northern Europe remained open.First, its government instituted no restrictions. Then, it didn’t order the wearing of face masks. While the rest of the world looked on with incredulity, condemnation, admiration, and even envy, a small country in Northern Europe stood alone. ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Complex Alternative

    Complexity Scientists on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    COVID-19 is the virus that proved the fragility of the world. It took only the simplest form of life to shake the connectivity and dependency of society. This book is a real-time record and recommendation from a community of complexity scientists reacting to the pandemic. Through nontechnical articles, interviews, and discussions spanning the early days of the pandemic through the fall of 2021, ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Flu Hunter

    Unlocking the secrets of a virus

    When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social disruption and substantial economic cost can result. The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic was undoubtedly the most devastating influenza pandemic to date, and it has been Webster's life's work to figure out how and why. In so doing he has ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Epidemiology

    An Introduction

    In the past thirty years epidemiology has matured from a fledgling scientific field into a vibrant discipline that brings together the biological and social sciences, and in doing so draws upon disciplines ranging from statistics and survey sampling to the philosophy of science. These areas of knowledge have converged into a modern theory of epidemiology that has been slow to penetrate into ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Edition gives an authoritative overview of the social and economic factors which are known to be the most powerful determinants of population health in modern societies. Written by acknowledged experts in each field, it provides accessible summaries of the scientific justification for isolating different aspects of social and economic life as the primary ... Read more

    $99.99 AUD

  • Circular Statistics in R

    Circular Statistics in R provides the most comprehensive guide to the analysis of circular data in over a decade. Circular data arise in many scientific contexts whether it be angular directions such as: observed compass directions of departure of radio-collared migratory birds from a release point; bond angles measured in different molecules; wind directions at different times of year at a wind ... Read more

    $72.99 AUD

  • Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

    by Geoffrey Rose ...
    The Strategy of Preventive Medicine, by Geoffrey Rose, first published in 1993 remains a key text for anyone involved in preventive medicine. Rose's insights into the inextricable relationship between ill health, or deviance, in individuals and populations they come from, have transformed our whole approach to strategies for improving health. His personal and unique book, based on many years ... Read more

    $83.99 AUD

  • Covid By Numbers

    Making Sense of the Pandemic with Data

    series Pelican Books
    'I couldn't imagine a better guidebook for making sense of a tragic and momentous time in our lives. Covid by Numbers is comprehensive yet concise, impeccably clear and always humane' Tim HarfordHow many people have died because of COVID-19? Which countries have been hit hardest by the virus? What are the benefits and harms of different vaccines? How does COVID-19 compare to the Spanish flu? How ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD