This thought-provoking book opens up a subject that often goes unmentioned: human population growth as a pressing environmental issue. The diverse viewpoints expressed here arise out of social concern, scientific investigation, and religious belief, and they explore various aspects of population growth into the twenty-first century. Topics include women as a factor in sustainable development, the role of genetic engineering, the potential effects of climate change on food, differing views on birth control, and environmental crises in the former Soviet Union. Contributors include: Geoffrey Harrison, formerly Professor of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford; Pramilla Sensnayake, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Richard Harries, Anglican Bishop of Oxford; John Jukes, Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark and titular Bishop of Strathearn; and Brian Heap, Director, AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, University of Cambridge. While demographers, environmental groups and religious organizations will be especially interested in this book, the issues involved concern everyone.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Linacre Lectures Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Bryan Cartledge is the Principal of Linacre College, Oxford.