Population Pressures : Books

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  • Fertility and Politics in Egypt, India, Kenya and Mexico

    1 September 2000

    The politics of population policies in four developing countries - and what makes them succeed or flounder - is explored in this new Population Council book.

  • Sustainable Consumption: a Global Perspective

    1 September 2000

    Rich, industrialised countries will probably have to reduce their use of natural resources by a factor of between five and ten times, if the whole world is to achieve a sustainable balance between population, consumption and the environment.

  • Population strategies

    1 September 2000

    These four titles from Earthscan make a rich meal for all those who feared that concern with human numbers was on the wane.

  • How many people can the Earth support?

    1 September 2000

    Given the impossibility of the task, maybe it is fitting that a book answering this title question should be written by a New York City comedian. But besides doing stand-up humour, the author holds two doctorates and heads Rockefeller University's Laboratory on Populations, which makes him worth reading as much for his scientific rigour as for his wry commentaries on other writers' conclusions about the planet's capacity to house more humans.

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