An Essay on the Principle of Population ( Oxford World's Classics Series)

An Essay on the Principle of Population ( Oxford World's Classics Series)

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by Thomas Malthus, Geoffrey Gilbert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192837478

ISBN-13: 9780192837479

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

As the world's population continues to grow at a frighteningly rapid rate, Malthus's classic warning against overpopulation gains increasing importance. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources, and argues that checks in the form of poverty, disease, and starvation are necessary to keep

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As the world's population continues to grow at a frighteningly rapid rate, Malthus's classic warning against overpopulation gains increasing importance. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources, and argues that checks in the form of poverty, disease, and starvation are necessary to keep societies from moving beyond their means of subsistence. Malthus's simple but powerful argument was controversial in his time; today his name has become a byword for active concern about humankind's demographic and ecological prospects.

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ISBN-13:
9780192837479
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Thomas Malthus may be pesemistic in some peoples eyes. However, his theory should be considered especialy for the U.S.A. Speaking as an American, I think our government is starting to lead us down the unlikely path of world peace. While I have thought this a worthy goal in the past, this theory brings about ideas never heard of in todays society. Malthus makes you consider the posible results of this path before stumbling into it head first. I think this book has a well deserved place in the present society's library.