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Population and Development Review
"Clear and accessible . . . engagingly written . . ."
"Journalist Engelman brings a discerning eye to the literature on population trends, environmental sustainability, and women's efforts to control their reproductive lives."
— B. Bianco
“Useful and illuminating…”
“Robert Engelman has published his first and long anticipated book, More... It’s a treasure trove of anthropological anecdotes for us who work to stabilize population through voluntary measures.”
Introduction Uncrowding Eden 1
1 Henrietta's Ideal 11
2 The Population Growers 31
3 Outbound 56
4 The Grandmother of Invention 80
5 A Sense of Timing 99
6 Axial Age 125
7 Punishing Eve 140
8 Age of Enlightenment 158
9 Zen and the Art of Population Maintenance 177
10 The Return of Nature 215
Posted August 5, 2008
Where we came from is lost in the mists of time but for the reasoned, scholarly work of many others. We're human beings, either male or female, and sex is how we got here... and keep getting here. 'More' by Robert Engelman fleshes out that distant past, then covers the journey we've made as reality not myth. And in the face of impending disaster from our sheer numbers he offers real hope... from something so incredibly simple as accepting the contributions of women. Since the 'Axial Age' we have tended to dismiss the value of half the population of the world... maybe it's time we learned to listen... this is our second chance, and maybe our only second chance. This book is solid, readable, and dispassionately enlightened... all under the Aegis of his passionate love of human beings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.