Access To Geography: Population

Paperback | December 13, 2006

byJack Gillett

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Population initially provides an up-to-date overview of demographic trends within the context of forecasting future needs in such areas as transport, education and energy resources. Then, after considering the reality of current global population change, the book provides a detailed commentaryon: -Fertility and population control -Mortality and life expectancy -Population structure and age dependency -Population density and distribution and -Population migration.

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Population initially provides an up-to-date overview of demographic trends within the context of forecasting future needs in such areas as transport, education and energy resources. Then, after considering the reality of current global population change, the book provides a detailed commentaryon: -Fertility and population control -Mort...

Jack Gillett is a former teacher and experienced author.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:December 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340886730

ISBN - 13:9780340886731

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Population Change and Control1.1. Introduction: Should we believe Malthus?1.2. The role of the census1.3. Demographic transition1.4. Global population resources1.5. Changing global fertility rates1.6. Population structure and age dependency2. Factors Influencing Mortality Rates2.1. Introduction: The final exit2.2. Diseases and their transmission2.3. The AIDS Pandemic2.4. Death due to natural hazards2.5. Death due to pollution2.6. Genocide and ethnic cleansing2.7. Unhealthy life-styles2.8. Self-induced mortality: suicide and euthanasia3. Population Migration3.1. Introduction: Types of migration3.2. Migration theory: Laws, models and principles3.3. Pull and push factors3.4. The impact of migration3.5. Intercontinental migration3.6. Transmigration3.7. Retirement migration4. Urbanisation and Population Distribution4.1. Introduction: Putting people in their place4.2. Site and situation4.3. The settlement hierarchy4.4. The Central Place Theory4.5. Population distribution within urban areas4.6. National population distribution4.7. Urbanisation4.8. Global population distribution5. Advice to StudentsBibliographyIndex