An Overcrowded World?: Population, Resources, and the Environment by Philip Sarre

An Overcrowded World?: Population, Resources, and the Environment

EditorPhilip Sarre, John Blunden

Paperback | October 1, 1992

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This book explores the issues of resource use and depletion as well as the topic of population growth and contraction. The key interest is the impact that developments in one part of the world have upon people's lifestyles and the forms of inequality inscribed in the connections between richand poor countries. The study of wilderness and the notion of empty space are used to introduce questions of national resources, sustainability, and ecology. Sustainability provides the framework for discussion of population change, mortality and fertility and the questions of energy resources andenvironmental degradation. The issue of whether or not there is a global problem of resources is addressed head on.The book is the third in a series of five books which offers a comprehensive, broad-based introduction to human geography. The building blocks of a `geographical imagination' are presented through some of the principal forces that are shaping the world as it approaches the twentieth-first century.Each book develops different aspects of the geographical imagination, using a mixture of text and readings. The issues which are explored are at the forefront of global and economic change and are used to teach what it is to think geographically. In so doing they trace the impact of shifts incultural and political geography.

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Philip Sarre and John Blunden are both at The Open University.
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Title:An Overcrowded World?: Population, Resources, and the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198741898

ISBN - 13:9780198741893

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Table of Contents

PREFACEINTRODUCTIONPhilip Sarre and John Blunden: 1. Philip Sarre: Paradise lost, or the conquest of the wilderness2. Matthew Lockwood: Population and environmental change: the case of Africa3. Ray Hall: Stabilizing population growth: the European experience4. John Blunden: Sustainable resources?5. John Blunden: Trade globally, pollute locally6. Philip Sarre: Uneven development and sustainabilityACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINDEX

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"eine hohe Kompetenz bei Behandlung weit ausgreifender Thematiken mit einer gut verstandlichen", Franz-Josef Kemper, Zeitschrift fur Wirtschaftsgeographie, Dusseldorf or "A high competence in the treatment of the wide-ranging themes with a well comprehensible account"