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The Healthy Country? A History of Life & Death in New Zealand

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by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely
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The Healthy Country? A History of Life & Death in New Zealand by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely

Did Maori or Europeans live longer in when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years—and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders' health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late 20th century? Through lively text and quantitative analysis presented in accessible graphics, the authors answer these questions by analyzing the impact of nutrition and disease, immigration and unemployment, alcohol and obesity, and medicine and vaccination. The result is a powerful argument about why people live and why people die in New Zealand—and what might be done about it. The Healthy Country? is important reading for anyone interested in the story of New Zealanders and a decisive contribution to current international debates about health, disease, and medicine.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 296
Size: 3.5 MB
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781775587125 (DRM-EPUB)

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