Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century

Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century

by K. Bruce Newbold

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Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century by K. Bruce Newbold

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.

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)

About the Author

K. Bruce Newbold is professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences and director of the McMaster Institute of Environment and Health at McMaster University.

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