This thought-provoking book opens up a subject that too often simply goes unmentioned: human population growth as a pressing environmental issue. Diverse viewpoints are here brought together into one collection. The opinions expressed arise out of social concern, scientific investigation, and religious belief, and they explore various aspects of population growth into the twenty-first century. The topics covered include women as a factor insustainable developmemt, the roles of genetic engineering, the potential effects of climate change on food supply, the differing views of two bishops on birth control, and environmental crises in the former Soviet Union. There is no other book with such a diverse range of opinion and this is reflected by the contributors. The list includes: Geoffrey Harrison, formerly Professor of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford; Pramilla Senanayake, International Planned Parenthood Federation; Richard Harries,Anglican Bishop of Oxford; John Jukes, Roman Catholic Auxillary Bishop of Southwark and titular Bishop of Strathearn; and Brian Heap, Director, AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research, University of Cambridge.