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.
|Publication date:||1st February 2012|
|Author:||Amy J. (Quest Diagnostics, USA) Blatt|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Library & information sciences,|
Amy J. Blatt earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, USA; Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston, USA; and Ph.D. degree in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, USA. She is certified by the GIS Certification Institute as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).More About Amy J. (Quest Diagnostics, USA) Blatt