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


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Mai 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Recognizing that world population growth will be explosive well into the twenty-first century, Six Billion Plus offers a geographical and global perspective on the profound implications of this trend. This compact, balanced, and accessible text focuses on the key factors that will shape the global environment in the decades to come, including population fertility, epidemics like HIV/AIDS, legal and illegal immigration, refugee flows, scarce resources, and the potential for conflict. This fully updated edition will be an invaluable resource for all readers concerned with the intertwined issues of population, environment, and health.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1 Introduction: The World of Child Six Billion Chapter 2 Fertility and State Policy Chapter 3 The (Un?)Certainty of Death and Disease Chapter 4 The Impact of HIV and AIDS Chapter 5 Immigration: Closing or Opening the Door? Chapter 6 Refugees, Asylees, and IDPS: The Growing Crisis Chapter 7 Population, Economic Growth, Resources, and the Environment Chapter 8 The Potential for Conflict Chapter 9 Conclusion: Five Demographic Forces That Will Shape the World

Portrait

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.

Pressestimmen

Praise for the first edition: An impressive synthesis of a large amount of material, put together in a way that will challenge and interest undergraduates. Overall, the book achieves its aims clearly and succinctly and is a sound introduction to contemporary population issues... Progress In Human Geography Praise for the first edition: An insightful and accessible book that provides an overview of global population issues from a geographical perspective. Its impact on the field could be substantial... Ecsp Report Praise for the first edition: Bruce Newbold provides a highly insightful perspective on the critical population issues emerging in this new century. Six Billion Plus is a rigorous and provocative analysis that will inspire students to read further. Newbold's geographic lens gives focus to the complexity of the factors underlying demographic trends as well as the far-reaching implications of population growth for us all, as global and community citizens... -- Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University Praise for the first edition: Bruce Newbold provides a highly insightful perspective on the critical population issues emerging in this new century. Six Billion Plus is a rigorous and provocative analysis that will inspire students to read further. Newbold's geographic lens gives focus to the complexity of the factors underlying demographic trends as well as the far-reaching implications of population growth for us all, as global and community citizens. -- Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University Praise for the first edition: An impressive synthesis of a large amount of material, put together in a way that will challenge and interest undergraduates. Overall, the book achieves its aims clearly and succinctly and is a sound introduction to contemporary population issues. Progress In Human Geography Praise for the first edition: An insightful and accessible book that provides an overview of global population issues from a geographical perspective. Its impact on the field could be substantial. Ecsp Report
EAN: 9780742539297
ISBN: 0742539296
Untertitel: 'Human Geography in the New Mil'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD PUBL GROU
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 245 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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