Six Billion Plus / Edition 2

Six Billion Plus / Edition 2

by K. Bruce Newbold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742539296

ISBN-13: 9780742539297

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This balanced text offers a concise and readable introduction to world population growth and its implications for the future. With a population currently exceeding six billion and expected to reach ten billion by mid-century, the globe faces a demographic situation that is now more critical than ever before. While the developed world grapples with the problems of

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This balanced text offers a concise and readable introduction to world population growth and its implications for the future. With a population currently exceeding six billion and expected to reach ten billion by mid-century, the globe faces a demographic situation that is now more critical than ever before. While the developed world grapples with the problems of an aging and declining population, the developing world will contend with the opposite dilemma of explosive growth. And so the strongest factors shaping the global environment in the decades to come will include population fertility, the social and economic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, legal and illegal immigration, and refugees. The implications are enormous as population growth exacerbates food and resource scarcities, places pressure on institutions, and promotes the potential for conflict. Drawing on a geographical perspective and using examples from around the world, this fully updated edition will be an invaluable resource for all readers concerned with the intertwined issues of population, environment, and health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742539297
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Human Geography in the New Millennium: Issues and Applications
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
896,485
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The World of Child Six Billion Chapter 2 Fertility and State Policy Chapter 3 The (Un?)Certainty of Death and Disease Chapter 4 The Impact of HIV and AIDS Chapter 5 Immigration: Closing or Opening the Door? Chapter 6 Refugees, Asylees, and IDPS: The Growing Crisis Chapter 7 Population, Economic Growth, Resources, and the Environment Chapter 8 The Potential for Conflict Chapter 9 Conclusion: Five Demographic Forces That Will Shape the World

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