Circumpolar Health Atlas

Senior Editor: T. Kue Young Associate Editors: Rajiv Rawat, Winfried Dallmann, Susan Chatwood, Peter Bjerregaard

© 2012

When many of us picture the areas surrounding the North Pole, we imagine barren landscapes, wintry conditions, and sparse human and animal populations. Opening up the Circumpolar Health Atlas will undoubtedly change this perception. Abounding with hundreds of vibrant, full-colour photographs and maps, this book presents a stunning and immersive portrait of life in the Arctic region, with an emphasis on the factors that contribute to human health in this area. Written with the general reader in mind, it can be enjoyed even by those who have little previous knowledge about the circumpolar regions.

The Circumpolar Health Atlas is also an informative and practical reference guide for health researchers, service providers, and policy makers, as it offers a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the health of diverse populations who inhabit the polar regions of the northern hemisphere. The atlas includes overviews of the physical environment that influences human health; cultures and languages of northern peoples; different diseases and health conditions; and health systems, policies, resources, and services. It concludes with information on how education and research can be used to improve health in these regions.

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  • Series: Heritage
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  • Page Count: 198 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.9in x 0.7in x 11.3in
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Richly illustrated with maps, charts, tables, and images, this atlas includes overviews of the physical environment that influences human health; cultures and languages of northern peoples; health conditions of children and youth; and health systems, policies, resources, and services.

Circumpolar Health Atlas

Senior Editor: T. Kue Young Associate Editors: Rajiv Rawat, Winfried Dallmann, Susan Chatwood, Peter Bjerregaard

© 2012

When many of us picture the areas surrounding the North Pole, we imagine barren landscapes, wintry conditions, and sparse human and animal populations. Opening up the Circumpolar Health Atlas will undoubtedly change this perception. Abounding with hundreds of vibrant, full-colour photographs and maps, this book presents a stunning and immersive portrait of life in the Arctic region, with an emphasis on the factors that contribute to human health in this area. Written with the general reader in mind, it can be enjoyed even by those who have little previous knowledge about the circumpolar regions.

The Circumpolar Health Atlas is also an informative and practical reference guide for health researchers, service providers, and policy makers, as it offers a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the health of diverse populations who inhabit the polar regions of the northern hemisphere. The atlas includes overviews of the physical environment that influences human health; cultures and languages of northern peoples; different diseases and health conditions; and health systems, policies, resources, and services. It concludes with information on how education and research can be used to improve health in these regions.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 198 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.9in x 0.7in x 11.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘Editors have succeeded in creating a scientific book that is also a work of art. Highly recommended. All Academic, general, and professional readers.’
    D. Landry-Hyde
    Choice Magazine, vol 50:02:2012

    ‘The Atlas takes a unique, comparative research project and allows anybody to understand it. The result is a visually stunning and delightful piece of work that mixes serious issues with the ease and pleasure of a coffee-table art book.’
    Rachel L. Johnstone
    Journal Nordic-Mediterraneum: Icelandic e-journal, vol8:01:2013

    The Circumpolar Health Atlas is unusual in that it could sit on one’s coffee table to be dipped into when one felt the need to gaze at a pleasing arctic image or map, or to be surprised by a fact that one did not know before. However, it could be equally at home in a middle or high school, on a college curriculum, and not the least, on a scholarly bookshelf as a useful reference work.’


    Astrid E.J. Ogilvie
    Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research vol 45:01:2013

    Circumpolar Health Atlas shines in its visual and general appeal and simplicity of design… I would consider this book an exceptional gift. It was a treat to review and I would recommend it highly for the circumpolar enthusiast as well as any interested citizen.’


    Colleen M. Davidson
    Arctic; June 2013
  • Author Information

    T. Kue Young is the TransCanada Chair in Aboriginal Health in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    Preface

    Part One: The Circumpolar World

    1. Introduction
    2. Lands and Seas
    3. Changing Climate
    4. Plants and Animals

    Part Two: Circumpolar Peoples

    5. Cultures and Languages
    6. Origins and Prehistory
    7. History and Politics
    8. Population and Settlements
    9. Society and Economy

    Part Three: Health Status

    10. General Health
    11. Children and Youth
    12. Reproductive Health
    13. Infectious Diseases
    14. Cancer
    15. Cardiovascular Diseases
    16. Diabetes and Obesity
    17. Injuries and Violence
    18. Mental Health and Suicide

    Part Four: Health Determinants

    19. Genetic Susceptibility
    20. Cold and Dark
    21. Living Conditions
    22. Environmental Quality
    23. Nutrition and Physical Activity
    24. Smoking, Alcohol and Substance Use

    Part Five: Health Systems

    25. Governance and Organization
    26. Financing and Expenditures
    27. Programs and Services
    28. Education and Research

    Bibliography

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