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29%OFFAlison Bashford - Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth - 9780231147675 - V9780231147675
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Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

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Description for Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth Paperback. Series: Columbia Studies in International and Global History. Num Pages: 480 pages, 15 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: HBG; JHBD; JPSL; UBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 155 x 230 x 27. Weight in Grams: 636.
Concern about the size of the world's population did not begin with the population bomb in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both earth and life. Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet's surface ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Columbia University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Series
Columbia Studies in International and Global History
Condition
New
Number of Pages
480
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231147675
SKU
V9780231147675
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About Alison Bashford
Alison Bashford is a historian whose many books connect imperial and world history with medical and environmental histories. She is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge, and has taught at Harvard University, the Australian National University, and, for many years, at the University of Sydney. In 2011, she won the Cantemir Prize with Philippa ... Read more

Reviews for Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth
With this engaging, wide-ranging, and impressively researched book, which tracks the global history of the 'world population problem'-including fascinating forays into debates on eugenics, birth control, colonization, soil, food, agriculture, and the carrying capacity of the earth-Bashford joins a very select group of historians who have recently taken the familiar narratives of world history in an entirely new direction: toward ... Read more

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