Concise History of World Population

ISBN-10: 0470673206

ISBN-13: 9780470673201

Edition: 5th 2012

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Description: The new edition of this standard history of world population has been updated to include discussions of prehistoric migration and the effects of environmental and climate change, as well as expanded coverage of low fertility rates in developing Asian and Latin American countries. This edition also features fully–updated statistics, tables, and bibliography, as well as weblinks to key scientific journals.

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Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
The Space and Strategy of Demographic Growth
Humans and Animals
Divide and Multiply
Jacopo Bichi and Domenica Del Buono, Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin
Reproduction and Survival
The Space of Growth
Environmental Constraints
A Few Figures
Notes
Further Reading
Demographic Growth: Between Choice and Constraint
Constraint, Choice, Adaptation
From Hunters to Farmers: The Neolithic Demographic Transition
Black Death and Demographic Decline in Europe
The Tragedy of the American Indios: Old Microbes and New Populations
Africa, America, and the Slave Trade
The French Canadians: A Demographic Success Story
Ireland and Japan: Two Islands, Two Histories
On the Threshold of the Contemporary World: China and Europe
Notes
Further Reading
Land, Labor, and Population
Diminishing Returns and Demographic Growth
Historical Confirmations
Demographic Pressure and Economic Development
More on Demographic Pressure and Development: Examples from the Stone Age to the Present Day
Space, Land, and Development
Population Size and Prosperity
Increasing or Decreasing Returns? 108 Notes 109 Further Reading
Toward Order and Efficiency: The Recent Demography of Europe and the Developed World
From Waste to Economy
From Disorder to Order: The Lengthening of Life
From High to Low Fertility
European Emigration: A Unique Phenomenon
A Summing Up: The Results of the Transition
Theoretical Considerations on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth
More on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth: Empirical Observations 146 Notes 153 Further Reading
The Populations of Poor Countries
An Extraordinary Phase
The Conditions of Survival
A Brief Geography of Fertility
The Conditions and Prospects for Fertility Decline and Demographic Policy
India and China
Fertilia and Sterilia
Explaining a Paradox 198 Notes 205 Further Reading
The Future 214 1 Population and Self-Regulation
The Numbers of the Future
The North-South Divide and International Migration
On Sustainability of Extended Survival
The Moving Limits
The Emerging Limits
The Emerging Limits: Non-Renewable Resources and Food
The Emerging Limits: Space and Environment
Calculations and Values
Notes
Further Reading
Major Scientific Journals for Further Reading
Index
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