How Many People Can the Earth Support?

ISBN-10: 0393314952

ISBN-13: 9780393314953

Edition: 1996

Authors: Joel E. Cohen
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Joel E. Cohen is Abby Rockefeller Mauz� Professor of Populations at Rockefeller University and Professor of Populations at Columbia University.

Introduction
Between Choices and Constraints
Past Human Population Growth
Four Evolutions in Population Growth
People Control the Growth of Nonhuman Populations
People Control the Growth of Human Populations
Human Population History in Numbers and Graphs
The Uniqueness of the Present Relative to the Past
Future Human Population Growth
Projection Methods: the Hazy Crystal Ball
Scenarios of Future Population
What Do We Know for Sure about the Future of Global Population?
The Human Carrying Capacity of the Earth
Eight Estimates of Human Carrying Capacity
Estimates of Human Carrying Capacity: a Survey: of Four Centuries
Carrying Capacity in Ecology and Applied Ecology
Human Choices
Water: a Case Study of Natural Constraints
Natural Constraints and Time
Human Carrying Capacity: an Overview
Conclusion: Human Caring Capacity
Entering the Zone
Looking beyond the Next Hill: Some Suggestions
Conversion Ratios
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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