Population and Global Security / Edition 2

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The human population of the world is increasing by about one thousand million people each year. There is wide acceptance that the world's human population cannot go on growing indefinitely. In this important new book, leading authorities examine the implications of rapid human population growth for global stability and security. The book represents an important assessment of current prospects for the process of sustainable development, based on care for the environment.
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"...a valuable contribution to the field...." Arthur H. Westing, Environment
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521563727
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/1998
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Population Growth and Global Stability 1
2 Global Population and Emergent Pressures 17
3 Human Population Prospects 47
4 Where is the Time-bomb Ticking? 79
5 Population, Economic Change, and Environmental Security 93
6 Imperatives for Environmental Sustainability: Decrease Overconsumption and Stabilize Population 117
7 Health of People, Health of Planet 133
8 World Population and Nutritional Well-being 157
9 Global Migration: A Thousand Years' Perspective 173
10 Women and the Family Planning Imperative 185
11 The Attitudes and Involvement of Religions in Population Planning 205
12 Energy for a Sustainable World Population 235
13 Facing Nature's Limits 251
14 Hopes for the Future 271
Index (including Acronyms etc.) 299
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