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Population Geography: Problems, Concepts, and Prospects

Author(s): Gary L Peters, Kefa M Otiso, Karen Johnson-Webb, Robert P Larkin

Edition: 10

Copyright: 2013

Pages: 414

Details: Electronic Delivery EBOOK | 180 days |

Population Geography provides students with an introduction to the subject, a task that requires integrating information from many disciplines including demography, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, economics, biology, medicine, and philosophy. Population Geography takes a close look at causes and consequences of dramatic population growth in recent decades as well as a discussion of countries experiencing slow and zero population growth.

Population Geography features updated information on:

  • The U.S. Census Bureau and the statistics of Canada and other countries
  • Current population data and demographic trends shown in color maps, graphs, and tables 
  • Global warming, including recent reports and plans from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) 
  • Genetically-modified foods and some of the anticipated benefits and problems 
  • U.S. immigration 
  • The consequences of urbanization and the resulting decline in populations of the Great Plains; and the AIDS pandemic 

 

Population Geography covers important population issues including:

  • Population growth 
  • Demographics 
  • Population distribution and composition 
  • Basic demographic processes, mortality, fertility, and migration 
  • Relationship between population, environment, and food supply 

 

Chapter 1 Population Growth and Change

Chapter 2 Population Data

Chapter 3 Population Distribution and Composition

Chapter 4 Theories of Population Change

Chapter 5 Mortality Patterns and Trends

Chapter 6 Fertility: Patterns and Trends

Chapter 7 Fertility: Family Planning Programs

Chapter 8 Migration and Mobility

Chapter 9 Population and the Environment

Chapter 10 Population and Food Supply

Gary L Peters

Kefa M Otiso

Karen Johnson-Webb

Robert P Larkin

Related ISBN's: 9781465230751

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