Perspectives in Medical Geography: Theory and Applications for Librarians

Perspectives in Medical Geography: Theory and Applications for Librarians

Titulo del libro: Perspectives in Medical Geography: Theory and Applications for Librarians

Número de páginas: 273 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: June 11, 2014

Editor: Routledge

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Perspectives in Medical Geography: Theory and Applications for Librarians

Medical geography is a fascinating area of rapidly evolving study that aims to analyse and improve worldwide health issues based on the geographical factors which have an impact on them. Perspectives in Medical Geography will appeal to both novice and seasoned researchers looking to be informed on the latest theories and applications in the field. Chapters represent a wide range of industries, ranging from private/public universities to private companies to non-profit foundations. Contributors describe ways in which map and geography librarians can engage in public health research – creating data standards, archiving map collections and providing mapping/GIS services. In addition to compiling current theories and practices related to medical geography, this volume also features commentaries from two pre-eminent geography librarians, sharing their perspectives on this emerging field and how map and geographic information librarians can engage in health-related research through their profession.



This book was originally published as two special issues of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries.