Cartographies of disease : maps, mapping, and medicine / Tom Koch.

Author
Koch, Tom, 1949- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press, 2005.
Description
xvii, 389 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"From cholera to AIDS, Dr. Koch introduces you to the people who have created maps of disease - and what motivated them to map these phenomena. He carefully distinguishes the differences between mapmaking and map thinking, making clear through his examination of maps of disease what mapmakers and map readers everywhere should consider: maps shape the way you see the world. Reading Cartographies of Disease will make you think, and make you think more carefully about how you read maps."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-355) and index.
Contents
Ch. 1. Mapping and mapmaking -- Ch. 2. Medical mapping : early histories -- Ch. 3. Mapping and statistics : 1830-1849 -- Ch. 4. John Snow : the London epidemics -- Ch. 5. The cholera debate -- Ch. 6. Map as intent : variations on John Snow -- Ch. 7. Mapping legacy -- Ch. 8. Public health : the divorce -- Ch. 9. Disease ecologies : disease atlases -- Ch. 10. Complex processes : diffusion and structure -- Ch. 11. GIS and medical mapping -- Ch. 12. Map thinking : an afterword.
ISBN
1589481208 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2005005993
OCLC
58456088
RCP
C - S

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