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Epidemiology

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  • 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

  • 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 Ghost Map

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

    by Steven Johnson

    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

  • 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

  • Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine

    by David L. Katz and 3 more

    Succinct yet thorough, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition brings you today's best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health-in one convenient source. You'll find the latest on healthcare policy and financing · infectious diseases · chronic disease · and disease prevention technology. This text also serves as an outstanding ... Read more

    $74.68 AUD

  • Essential Epidemiology

    An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

    by Penny Webb and 1 more

    series Essential Medical Texts for Students and Trainees
    The new edition of this popular textbook remains a clear and practical introduction to epidemiology for students in all areas of health. By emphasising the role of epidemiology across a broad range of health monitoring and research, it gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles common to all areas of epidemiology. It also integrates the study of infectious and chronic diseases ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Public Health

    Local and Global Perspectives

    by Pranee Liamputtong

    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

    $57.96 AUD

  • Corona, False Alarm?

    Facts and Figures

    by Karina Reiss and 3 more

    Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it??In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks.No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There’s been a global ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • How Contagion Works

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

    by Paolo Giordano and 1 more

    '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

  • Essential Epidemiology

    An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals

    by Penny Webb and 2 more

    Taking a practical approach and supported by global examples from all areas of health, the new edition of this popular and highly commended textbook has been updated to reflect current epidemiological thinking and teaching. Based on feedback from teachers and students, material has been reordered to better suit courses and reflect the underlying logic and purpose of epidemiology. • Provides ... Read more

    $52.35 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

    $30.79 AUD

  • Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

    by Rodolfo Saracci

    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

    $11.65 AUD

  • Public Health

    Local and Global Perspectives

    by Pranee Liamputtong

    This book provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australian and international public health issues and contexts. It explores recent changes in the local public health field, as well as complex global public health issues, and engages with the political and cultural impacts these have on public health systems. The book aims to deepen students' understanding of the determinants of health ... Read more

    $56.09 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

    $29.80 AUD

  • A Dictionary of Epidemiology

    by Miquel Porta

    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

    $48.39 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

    $94.04 AUD

  • Basics of Epidemiology - Concepts made simple

    by Dr. Anil Mishra

    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

    $2.51 AUD

  • Epidemiology

    An Introduction

    by Kenneth J. Rothman

    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

    $49.82 AUD

  • Rose's Strategy of Preventive Medicine

    by Geoffrey Rose and 2 more

    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

    $80.18 AUD

  • Social Determinants of Health

    by Michael Marmot and 1 more

    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

    $96.79 AUD

  • Apollo's Arrow

    The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

    by Nicholas A. Christakis and 2 more

    A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker)Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Circular Statistics in R

    by Arthur Pewsey and 2 more

    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

    $67.75 AUD

  • Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

    by Marta Wayne and 1 more

    series Very Short Introductions
    As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which disease spread. By taking an approach focused on the general evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease, this Very Short Introduction provides a ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Epidemiology: An Introduction

    An Introduction

    by Kenneth J. Rothman

    Across the last forty years, epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. A now-classic text, the second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the ... Read more

    $76.11 AUD