The population bomb

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Ballantine Books, 1971 - Social Science - 201 pages
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User Review  - bookgangsta - LibraryThing

Outdated in that its predictions of world-wide famine have not come true (Yet). However since the world population will pass 7 billion in 2011 and may hit 9 billion by 2050, it's message is still important and relevant to our time. Read full review

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

To me this book ranks with Silent Spring and earth in the Balance. Both of those were early warnings of bad things ahead unless we changed the way we did things. Population pressure was first ... Read full review

Contents

THE ENDS OF THE ROAD
45
WHAT IS BEING DONE
78
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
127
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About the author (1971)

Paul Ehrlich, founder and first president of the Zero Population Growth organization, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in zoology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1955 and 1957, respectively. He became a member of the faculty at Stanford University in 1959 and was named Bing Professor of Population Studies in 1976. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and in 1990 he was awarded Sweden's Crafoord Prize, created by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to honor researchers in those disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prize. An expert in population biology, ecology, evolution, and behavior, Ehrlich has published more than 600 articles and scientific papers. He is perhaps best known for his environmental classic The Population Bomb (1968). Paul Ehrlich and his wife Anne began working together shortly after their marriage in 1954. Anne Ehrlich received her B.S. in biology from the University of Kansas. As senior research associate in biology and associate director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, she has lectured widely and written on various environmental issues, including the environmental consequences of nuclear war. Together, the Ehrlichs have written six books and dozens of magazine articles.

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