ISBN13:978-0521646857 ISBN10: 0521646855 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521640817 ISBN10: 0521640814
Summary: At the current rate of increase, the world's population is likely to reach ten billion by the middle of the twenty-first century. What will be the challenges posed by feeding this population and how can they be addressed? Written to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Malthus' seminal Essay on the Principle of Population, this fascinating book looks at the intimate links between population growth and agricultural innovation over the past 10,000 years, il
lustrating how the evolution of agriculture has both shaped and been shaped by the course of world population growth. This historical context serves to illuminate our present position and to aid understanding of possible future paths to food security for the planet. This volume is a unique and accessible account that will be of interest to a wide audience concerned with global population, food supply, agricultural development, environmental degradation and resource depletion.
Summary: At the current rate of increase, the world's population is likely to reach ten billion by the middle of the twenty-first century. What will be the challenges posed by feeding this population and how can they be addressed? Written to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Malthus' seminal Essay on the Principle of Population, this fascinating book looks at the intimate links between population growth and agricultural innovation over the past 10,000 years, illustrating how the evolution of agriculture has both shaped and been shaped by the course of world population growth. This historical context serves to illuminate our present position and to aid understanding of possible future paths to food security for the planet. This volume is a unique and accessible account that will be of interest to a wide audience concerned with global population, food supply, agricultural development, environmental degradation and resource depletion. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:98 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 01/28/2004 International: No
"I recommend this book highly to the academic community as we try collectively to understand the next 50 years in regard to food security and environmental sustainability...It is well referenced. Feeding the Ten Billion is a good reference for upper level courses on sustainability and should be on the shelf of those working and writing in agricultural sustainability."
"Excellent...a very readable book which should be of interest to a wide audience, including teachers, students, policy-makers, advisers and the general public."
--Plant Growth Regulation
Submitted by Cambridge University Press Web Site, October, 2001
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