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Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized rhetoric.Specific chapters consider each of the broad topics addressed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. The essays are supplemented by sidebars and short articles featuring more-impassioned voices that highlight issues of interest...
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Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment

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Overview

Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized rhetoric.Specific chapters consider each of the broad topics addressed at the International Conference on Population and Development held in September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. The essays are supplemented by sidebars and short articles featuring more-impassioned voices that highlight issues of interest not fully explored in the overviews.As well as providing a sense of the difficulties involved in dealing with these issues, the essays make clear that constructive action is possible.Topics covered include: the interrelationships between population, economic growth, consumption, and development the history of population and family planning efforts gender equality and the empowerment of women reproductive rights, reproductive health, family planning, health and mortality
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Editorial Reviews

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important - and contentious - issues in the coming decades.”
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

— Dan Egan

Choice

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."

- Choice

Dispatch.com

We are definitely leaving the century of oil behind, and we are entering the century of water. The value globally of fresh, potable water is expected to increase significantly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268790
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 460
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author


Editor Laurie Ann Mazur is an independent writer and consultant to nonprofit organizations who has written extensively on population and environmental issues.


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Table of Contents

1 To have and have not 3
2 The Aral experiment 22
3 Rising temperatures, falling water? 40
4 Aversion to diversion 57
5 Reversing a river 85
6 Long Lac and Ogoki 110
7 Pleasing pleasant prairie 125
8 Sacrificing Lowell 139
9 Tapping Mud Creek 154
10 Akron gets the nod 172
11 The Nova Group and Annex 2001 193
12 Marching toward a compact 211
13 Waukesha worries 240
14 Who will win the war? 256
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