Six Billion Plus: Population Issues in the 21st Century

Six Billion Plus: Population Issues in the 21st Century

by K. Bruce Newbold
     
 

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Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact, balanced, and accessible text focuses on the key factors that will shape the global environment in the decades to come, including population fertility,

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Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact, balanced, and accessible text focuses on the key factors that will shape the global environment in the decades to come, including population fertility, epidemics like HIV/AIDS, legal and illegal immigration, refugee flows, scarce resources, and the potential for conflict. This fully updated edition will be an invaluable resource for all readers concerned with the intertwined issues of population, environment, and health.

Editorial Reviews

Progress In Human Geography
Praise for the first edition:
An impressive synthesis of a large amount of material, put together in a way that will challenge and interest undergraduates. Overall, the book achieves its aims clearly and succinctly and is a sound introduction to contemporary population issues.
Ecsp Report
Praise for the first edition:
An insightful and accessible book that provides an overview of global population issues from a geographical perspective. Its impact on the field could be substantial.
Ellen Percy Kraly
Praise for the first edition:
Bruce Newbold provides a highly insightful perspective on the critical population issues emerging in this new century. Six Billion Plus is a rigorous and provocative analysis that will inspire students to read further. Newbold's geographic lens gives focus to the complexity of the factors underlying demographic trends as well as the far-reaching implications of population growth for us all, as global and community citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742539280
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.98(d)

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