Population and the Environment: The Linacre Lectures 1993-4

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorBryan Cartledge

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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.

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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...

Bryan Cartledge is the Principal of Linacre College, Oxford and former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Population and the environment: complex interrelationships2. Population and environment--our nature and our fate: an evolutionary perspective3. Genetic engineering: progress, promises, and precepts4. The potential effects of climate change on world food supply5. Women: the neglected factor in sustainable development6. Population and birth control: an Anglican perspective7. Mankind: master of this creation but servant of the creator8. Population, health, and environmental crises in the former Soviet UnionIndex