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The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World

by Miryam Z. Wahrman

An energetic argument for the importance of maintaining clean hands, and advice on how to do it


Food and Nutrition Economics

Advances in Virus Research

by Margaret Kielian, Karl Maramorosch & Thomas Mettenleiter

Published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews, providing a valuable overview of the current field of virology.

  • Contain contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs...


Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place

What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours?

Doping and Public Health

by Nader Ahmadi, Arne Ljungqvist & Göran Svedsäter

Doping - the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods - has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines...


Health Promotion and Aging, Seventh Edition: Practical Applications for Health Professionals

by David, PhD Haber

The seventh edition of this classic text champions healthy aging by demonstrating how to prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population....


Prevention, Policy, and Public Health

by Sarah Moreland-Russell, Ross C. Brownson, Amy A. Eyler & Jamie F. Chriqui

The greatest public health victories of the last century -- public sanitation, vehicle safety measures, limits on smoking and tobacco use -- have all been facilitated by public policies. While policy is an unparalleled...


Patiently Waiting For...

by Jeff Nisker

Patiently Waiting For... is the story of the indomitable, feisty, and subversive Ruth, who, having quadriplegia, longs to access a wider world through use of available software and a computer. She decides to...


Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments, 2nd edition

by Kenneth Iserson

Deliver quality healthcare in the most challenging field conditions

Comprehensive yet compact, practical, and enduring, Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments, Second Edition, is the one...


Readings in Global Health: Essential Reviews from the New England Journal of Medicine

by David J. Hunter & Harvey V. Fineberg

Global health has seen an influx of investment and interest over the last two decades, fueling significant gains in areas such as infectious disease and maternal and child health. As new threats continue to...


Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

by Katherine E. Smith, Clare Bambra & Sarah E. Hill

Informed by a wealth of available research, between 1997 and 2010, the UK Labour government introduced a raft of policies to reduce health inequalities. Despite this, by most measures, the UKs health inequalities...


Arsenic

by J. Christopher States

This book illustrates the chemistry, toxicology, and health effects of arsenic using novel modeling techniques, case studies, experimental data, and future perspectives.

•    Covers exposure sources, health...


Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice, Second Edition

by Arlene Spark, Lauren M. Dinour & Janel Obenchain

This second edition of a bestseller, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice focuses on the role of the federal government in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice. Beginning...


Nutrition for Developing Countries

by Felicity Savage King, Ann Burgess, Victoria J. Quinn & Akoto K. Osei

Nutrition is an essential component of the work of all health and community workers, including those involved in humanitarian assistance, and yet it is often neglected in their basic training. Drawn from the...


101 + Careers in Public Health, Second Edition

by Beth, MD, MPH Seltzer

Praise for the First Edition:

First rate advice.

American Public Health Association

In just the past few years, interest in public health careers has soared. Public health degrees are more popular than...


Berowne's Book

by U.A. Fanthorpe

Berowne’s Book was written by U. A. Fanthorpe before she began to write the poetry that was to make her reputation as one of England's most popular contemporary poets. "In 1974, having found that the way to...


Child Health: A Population Perspective

by Alice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown & Mitch Blair

Children in the U.S. are not faring well. Despite major advances in public health, hygiene, and treatment for acute infections, child health outcomes in the U.S. are among the bottom for developed countries....


Food Law for Public Health

by Jennifer L. Pomeranz

Food and its many aspects -- production, consumption, marketing, labeling, procurement, safety -- have become a mainstay of both popular discourse and the practice of public health. As topics such as GMO labeling,...


Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

by Tom Farley

The inside story of the most audacious public health campaign of the twenty-first century.

In 2002, a dynamic doctor named Thomas Frieden became health commissioner of New York City. With support from the new...