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Main Title Full house : reassessing the Earth's population carrying capacity /
Author Brown, Lester R. ; Brown, Lester Russell
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Starke, Linda,
Kane, Hal,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 30992098
ISBN 0393037134; 9780393037135; 0393312208; 9780393312201
Subjects Overpopulation ; Pollution--Economic aspects ; Food supply ; Poverty ; Human ecology ; Birth control ; Contraception ; Crowding ; Population Control ; overcrowding ; diet ; Bevèolkerungspolitik ; Natèurliche Ressourcen ; Ressourcenpolitik ; Weltbevèolkerung ; Welternährung ; èUbervèolkerung ; Bevolkingsgroei ; Voedselvraagstuk
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HB871.B738 1994 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/16/1999
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 261 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Notes Series editor, Linda Starke. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes Entering a new era -- I. Reading the trends -- Food insecurity -- Ninety million more -- Climbing the food chain -- II. The three food systems -- Overharvesting the oceans -- Overgrazing rangelands -- Limits of the plow -- III. Losing momentum -- Spreading water scarcity -- The fertilizer falloff -- Struggling to raise yields -- Environmental deductions -- IV. Looking ahead -- Carrying capacity : the big four -- Carrying capacity : the next nine -- The growing imbalance -- V. Taking charge -- Reassessing population policy -- Turning the tide. "After decades of steady growth, the world's food supply is no longer keeping up with population increases. These are the findings in this fourth volume in the Worldwatch Environmental Alert series from the Worldwatch Institute." According to Lester Brown and Hal Kane, the world's farmers can no longer be counted on to feed adequately the projected additions to our numbers. Achieving a humane balance between food and people now depends more on family planners than on farmers. "In this volume, the authors propose a global strategy to restore food security and a budget to implement it. Their global food security budget calls for stepped-up expenditures on both sides of the food/population equation. It includes investments not only to provide family planning services to all who want them, but also to eliminate the underlying causes of high fertility, such as female illiteracy. It also includes investments in an extensive reforestation and soil conservation effort, one that will arrest the deterioration of the agricultural resource base."--Jacket.
Place Published New York :
Corporate Au Added Ent W.W. Norton & Company,
PUB Date Free Form c1994.
Series Title Traced Worldwatch environmental alert series
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 95112766
OCLC Time Stamp 20010523141343
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01285cam 2200433 a 45020