World Population: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
Exhaustively updated, this second edition provides a current assessment of world population and the range of economic, social, and environmental issues it raises.
• Primary documents including "Warning to Humanity, November 18, 1992" from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which warns of the perils of continued population growth among the poorer nations and continued "overconsumption" by the richer ones
• A chronology of population "milestones," such as the 1968 publication by the Sierra Club of Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, which built public awareness of the effects of rapid population increase
About the Author
Geoffrey Gilbert is professor of economics at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, focusing on population and poverty. His published works include ABC-CLIO's World Poverty: A Reference Handbook.