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Book and Media Reviews
August 10, 2011

Textbook of International Health: Global Health in a Dynamic World

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Medical School and College of Law, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (thomas.faunce@anu.edu.au).

JAMA. 2011;306(6):656-657. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1129

The third edition of this well-respected textbook supports the new editors' aim to provide a greater focus on climate change, environmental influences, and underlying preconditions, as well as critical perspectives on the political economy of health, including health under crisis conditions. It compares well with Essentials of Global Health (Sudbury Jones & Bartlett [2008]) in terms of breadth of coverage and with Understanding Global Health (McGraw-Hill [2007]), in terms of detail. Its readability benefits from plenty of tables, boxes, lists of key questions, and learning points, all uniformly pertinent.