Global Health: A Challenge for Interdisciplinary Research
by M. Kappas, U. Gross, D. Kelleher (eds.)
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen 2012
Number of pages: 407
The need to identify and quantify health risks related to global environmental change is now one of the most important challenges of humankind. Describing spatial (geographic, intra/inter-population) and temporal differences in health risks is an urgent task to understand societies' vulnerabilities and priorities for interventions better.
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