eBook Encyclopedia of Population, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028659171
  • ISBN-13: 9780028659176
  • DDC: 304.603
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 1040 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003
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Overview

This successor to Macmillan's International Encyclopedia Of Population provides expanded, updated coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines, to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the end of the twentieth century. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028656776 | ISBN-13: 9780028656779

Reviews

"Population means more than people, births, and deaths. Population studies measure how people live, the environment they live in, and the resources to support life. The 336 articles in the Encyclopedia of Population discuss topics as varied as Divorce, Immigration, Land use, and Prehistoric populations. A topical outline provides a thematic view of the encyclopedia�s content, which ranges from population theory to the cultural and political aspects of population... The Encyclopedia of Population is a successor to the International Encyclopedia of Population (Free Press, 1982). This earlier work focused on entries by country, whereas the later title focuses on themes and topics in population... Appropriate for academic libraries, particularly those with programs in population studies, world economics, political science, and world development." -- Booklist (October 2003)

— Booklist

"The thematic overview and outline, pitched at undergraduates, makes this reference particularly browsable. It avoids jargon, does not require prior specialized knowledge, is highly utilitarian, and is accessible to a wide ranger of readers... Highly recommended. Academic collections, undergraduate and higher."--Choice (January 2004)

— Choice

"Population means more than people, births, and deaths. Population studies measure how people live, the environment they live in, and the resources to support life. The 336 articles in the Encyclopedia of Population discuss topics as varied as Divorce, Immigration, Land use, and Prehistoric populations. A topical outline provides a thematic view of the encyclopedia�s content, which ranges from population theory to the cultural and political aspects of population. The Encyclopedia of Population is a successor to the International Encyclopedia of Population (Free Press, 1982). This earlier work focused on entries by country, whereas the later title focuses on themes and topics in population. Appropriate for academic libraries, particularly those with programs in population studies, world economics, political science, and world development." -- Booklist (October 2003)

— Booklist

"This two-volume set provides a review and analysis of the current state of knowledge in the field of population studies. Articles are alphabetically arranged and include thematic and biographical entries. Representing a complete update and reworking of the 1982 International Encyclopedia of Population, this reference includes double the number of entries and much-expanded coverage of demographic topics in the core field and neighboring disciplines including the rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates and problems of old-age support, the AIDS epidemic and other infectious diseases, increased migration and refugee movements, women's equality and reproductive rights, and many other topics. Suitable for college courses in population studies, world economics, political science, economics, and world development. Includes ten maps and a statistical appendix." -- Booknews@booknews.com (August 2003)

— Booknews.com

"It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive, accessible, or readable treatment of population and demographics than that provided in Encyclopedia of Population...This set is recommended for a broad range of readers."--ARBA (2004)

— ARBA