Just Published: Infectious Diseases: In Context

Just Published: Infectious Diseases: In Context

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| By Gale Staff |

See what’s different and recognize global impact.

The second edition of Infectious Diseases: In Context is here! Why are we so excited? This edition provides a timely update to the 2008 first edition and covers the diseases, issues, and events critical to understanding the scientific study of infectious diseases.

It features 14 new articles, significant revisions to outdated first-edition articles, updated bibliographies to all entries, all new images, and a brand-new design.

What’s more, the title covers the history, politics, and ethical debates related to infectious diseases. The set includes articles on how such diseases impact science, culture, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations.

Discover how this title serves all users’ needs:

Public Libraries: With outbreaks of diseases like swine flu, measles, and whooping cough; dire warnings about escalating numbers tick-borne infections; and the growing threat of bioterrorism, the impact of infectious diseases on society is a high-interest topic for the general public. This title provides authoritative overviews and analyses of diseases making headlines across the world and the ways the scientific community is combating them.

School Libraries and Classrooms: Schools closing due to outbreaks of influenza, hand foot, and mouth disease, and Norovirus make the subject of infectious diseases are all too familiar to students of all ages. The articles in this title are accessible to high school students and provide valuable, reliable information for personal use, class assignments, or reports, with integration of science, history, politics, ethics, and economic areas.

Academic Libraries: Providing more than just basic facts of a disease, the articles explore the social, cultural, and scientific impacts of infectious diseases, as well as critical issues, events, and organizations involved in the field, making this title valuable for community college and university libraries supporting health-related programs. Interdisciplinary approach means content is also applicable to numerous social studies programs.

By fervently studying the trends in our industry, and working closely with librarians, teachers, and academics, we are able to stay ahead of the curve and in accord with popular culture. We are taking content, and the way learners access it, in bold new directions with a modern approach to visual presentation, and a wealth of valuable content. Discover more about this and other Gale published titles.

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