World Population: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

World Population: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

by Geoffrey Gilbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851099271

ISBN-13: 9781851099276

Pub. Date: 07/17/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851099276
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/17/2006
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1World Population: An Overview1
2Chronology31
3Biographical Sketches51
4Statistics and Graphs71
5Documents93
6Directory of Organizations147
7Print Resources161
8Nonprint Resources181
Glossary203
Index209
About the Author223

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