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Population 10 billion

Author: Daniel Dorling
Publisher: London : Constable, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts the rise of the human race from its origins to its end-point of population 10 billion. This title show us the key issues that we face in the coming decades: how we will deal with scarcity of resources; and why the change that we should really prepare for is the population decline that will occur after 10 billion.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dorling
ISBN: 9781780334912 1780334915
OCLC Number: 829056132
Description: 438 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction: stop worrying --
Discovering a new world --
After the Tsunami, being a `possibilist' --
The long-range forecast --
Fibonacci's rabbits --
Lessons from `Coconut Land' --
2.The first half of human history --
Stepping on the gas --
How many of us were there? --
Doom-mongering through the ages --
The value of labour --
Apocalypse then --
3.6 billion for the millennium --
The science of slums --
Migration and consumption --
Demography and deniers --
Carrying capacity --
Peak everything --
4.7 billion in December 2011 --
Forecast and project --
Riot and disorder --
Energy and equality --
Future fear --
Village people --
5.8 billion by the quarter century (2025) --
Food and farming --
Water, water everywhere --
No marriage city --
Learning not to be stupid --
Meritocracy for the masses? --
6.9 billion by 2045 --
Passports and pass-books --
An urban world --
An unequal world --
The super-rich --
The super-poor --
7.10 billion? Note continued: Rare earth --
Punctuated equilibrium --
Deciding to have children --
Ageing and learning to share --
The new world geography --
8.Or not 10 billion --
Forecasting the end of times --
Population decline --
The last baby boom --
The politics of hope --
The history of the future.
Other Titles: Population ten billion
Responsibility: Danny Dorling.

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An in depth examination of the impact that a global population of 10 billion will have on the planet and how we will have to adapt to cope with it.  Read more...

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Dorling punctures many myths. * The Observer * A myth-busting analysis of population growth... refreshingly free of doomsday rhetoric. -- John Kampfner * The Guardian * Brilliant and persuasive. * Read more...

 
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