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'Joins other jargon-busting titles in challenging inflammatory headlines and going straight for the facts.'
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'Extremely readable and well-written. The arguments- utterly and absolutely non-mainstream - are substantiated by solid data and citations. Publications of this nature are hugely welcome in view of the lies and myths that prevail in the dominant discourse on population globally'.
Professor Mohan Rao, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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'This is a very readable, jargon-free book that challenges the many myths and inaccuracies about population. It also challenges us all to rethink what the real drivers of resource shortages, land degradation and global warming actually are'
David Satterthwaite, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London.

With world population passing 7 billion and predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050 we are in the grip of a number panic. This book looks at what the numbers mean; why women in most parts of the world have fewer children; what will happen to our societies as we all live; and how having babies relates to climate change.

A concise and balanced guide to the past, present and future of population written by a previous No-Nonsense Guide author and co-editor at the New Internationalist. Ideal for students, academics and anyone interested in the growing issues surrounding world population, climate change, human rights and the future of the world.

About the Author: Vanessa Baird has been co-editor at New Internationalist magazine since 1986. Previous books include, as compiler and editor, Eye to Eye Women and The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity.

In other media...

Vanessa’s Why population hysteria is more damaging than it seems in the Guardian.

Vanessa sets matters straight in World population could double in the Telegraph.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 180 mm x 110 mm
Page extent: 144
Publication date: 1 September 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-46-6

Date added: July 28, 2010

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