Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century (Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications Second Edition)

Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century (Human Geography in the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Applications Second Edition)

By: K. Bruce Newbold (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742539280
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 258
  • ID: 9780742539280
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 0742539288
  • edition: Second Edition

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