World Population: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

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What do we now know about the future capacity of the Earth to support humankind? How do experts approach the wide range of economic, demographic, and environmental issues affected by population rates?

The publication of the first edition of World Population: A Reference Handbook offered the first accessible introduction to this vital field of study. Now ABC-CLIO presents a thoroughly updated new edition, incorporating a wealth of new research and data to explore population issues affecting countries all over the world. Readers will see how everything from plagues and famines, to disease control and contraception, to economic development and landmark judicial decisions have influenced population patterns. The work also features two new chapters; an updated timeline of key events relating to global population putting the issue into long-term perspective; and biographies of key individuals to put a human face on the study of population.

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"Both high school and college-level collections strong in world social issues will find this an invaluable reference key to understanding and discussing some of the major issues associated with population trends and changes." - Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851099276
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/17/2006
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 World Population: An Overview 1
2 Chronology 31
3 Biographical Sketches 51
4 Statistics and Graphs 71
5 Documents 93
6 Directory of Organizations 147
7 Print Resources 161
8 Nonprint Resources 181
Glossary 203
Index 209
About the Author 223
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