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Ross Barnett - Author

About the Author

Ross Barnett is a palaeontologist with a PhD in Zoology from the University of Oxford. He specialises in seeking, analysing and interpreting ancient DNA, but his area of expertise is the genetics and phylogeny of cats, especially extinct sabretooths. Barnett's research has led to many remarkable findings in recent years and involved investigating escaped lynx in Edwardian Devon, rubbishing claims that the yeti is an ice-age polar bear and seeking the ancestral home of the enigmatic Orkney vole. In 2018, he received the Palaeontological Association's Gertrude Elles Award for Public Engagement. Ross lives in the Highlands of Scotland with his wife and two daughters.

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Smoking Geographies

Smoking Geographies

Author: Ross Barnett, Graham Moon, Jamie Pearce, Lee Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2016

Smoking Geographies provides a research-led assessment of the impact of geographical factors on smoking. The contributors uncover how geography can show us not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control, providing deeper clarity on how smoking and tobacco is governed . * The text centres on one of the most important public health issues worldwide, and a major determinant of preventable mortality and morbidity in developed and developing countries * Records the outcomes of a long-term research collaboration that brings a geographical lens to smoking behaviour * Uncovers how geography can play a part in understanding not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control * Provides a deeper understanding of how smoking and tobacco is governed , regarding where people may smoke, but also more subtle governance as a climate is produced in which smoking becomes denormalised * Brings both quantitative and qualitative perspectives to bear on this major source of mortality and morbidity

Smoking Geographies

Smoking Geographies

Author: Ross Barnett, Graham Moon, Jamie Pearce, Lee Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2016

Smoking Geographies provides a research-led assessment of the impact of geographical factors on smoking. The contributors uncover how geography can show us not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control, providing deeper clarity on how smoking and tobacco is governed . * The text centres on one of the most important public health issues worldwide, and a major determinant of preventable mortality and morbidity in developed and developing countries * Records the outcomes of a long-term research collaboration that brings a geographical lens to smoking behaviour * Uncovers how geography can play a part in understanding not only why people smoke but also broader issues of tobacco control * Provides a deeper understanding of how smoking and tobacco is governed , regarding where people may smoke, but also more subtle governance as a climate is produced in which smoking becomes denormalised * Brings both quantitative and qualitative perspectives to bear on this major source of mortality and morbidity

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