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Cartographies of Disease : Maps, Mapping, and Medicine (Paperback) (Tom Koch)

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Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine<, second edition/em> is a comprehensive survey of the technology of mapping and its relationship to the battle against disease. This look at medical mapping advances the argument that maps are not merely representations of spatial realities but a way of thinking about relationships between viral and bacterial communities, human hosts, and the environments in which diseases flourish. Cartographies of Disease traces the history of medical mapping from its growth in the 19th century during an era of trade and immigration to its renaissance in the 1990s during a new era of globalization. Referencing maps older than John Snow's famous cholera maps of London in the mid-19th century, this survey pulls from the plague maps of the 1600s, while addressing current issues concerning the ability of GIS technology to track diseases worldwide. The original chapters have some minor updating and two new chapters have been added. Chapter 13 attempts to understand how the hundreds of maps of Ebola revealed not simply disease incidence but the way in which the epidemic itself was perceived. Chapter 14, is about the spatiality of the disease and the means by which different cartographic approaches may affect the means by which infectious outbreaks like Ebola can be confronted and contained.
Number of Pages: 403
Genre: Social Science, Technology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Esri Pr
Author: Tom Koch
Language: English
Street Date: January 23, 2017
TCIN: 51650558
UPC: 9781589484672
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-3652
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