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Methods in Social Epidemiology - J. Michael OakesHere is a groundbreaking introduction to methods in social epidemiology. Epidemiology, the basic science of public health, is the scientific study of patterns of disease within groups of people. Social epidemiology is the scientific study of how social interactions, such as social norms, laws, institutions, conventia, social conditions and strategic behavior, affect the health of populations.
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Biotechnology and the Future of World: Agriculture the Fourth Resource. - Henk HobbelinkAn expanded and updated version of the author's 1987 New hope or false promise? Biotechnology and Third World agriculture (Zed). Hobbelink monitors the new technologies and shows that their promise is seriously compromised by political imperialism and economic monopolism. Annotation copyright Book N
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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity AD 395-600 - Averil CameronThe Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity AD 395-600 deals with the exciting period commonly known as 'late antiquity' - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of 'decline and fall'