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Six Billion Plus : World Population in the Twenty-first Century - 2nd edition

Six Billion Plus : World Population in the Twenty-first Century (ISBN10: 0742539296; ISBN13: 9780742539297)
ISBN13: 978-0742539297
ISBN10: 0742539296

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0742539280
ISBN10: 0742539288

Summary: 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 midcentury, 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 g
rowth. 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.
  • An ideal text for populatses in geography and demography
  • A compact supplement for courses in economics, sociology, politics, public health, migration, development, and environmental studies
  • Fully updated to include new data and expanded discussion on key issues such as women's reproductive health, the distribution of HIV/AIDS drugs, and the impact of war and terrorism on population movements
  • Includes maps, tables, figures, glossary, and weblinksion cour
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Summary: 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 midcentury, 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.
  • An ideal text for populatses in geography and demography
  • A compact supplement for courses in economics, sociology, politics, public health, migration, development, and environmental studies
  • Fully updated to include new data and expanded discussion on key issues such as women's reproductive health, the distribution of HIV/AIDS drugs, and the impact of war and terrorism on population movements
  • Includes maps, tables, figures, glossary, and weblinksion cour
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No



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