eBook The World's Population: An Encyclopedia of Critical Issues, Crises, and Ever-Growing Countries, 1st Edition

  • Fred M. Shelley
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  • ISBN-10: 1610695070
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695077
  • DDC: 304.6
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

According to the United Nations, the population of our planet reached 7 billion people in 2011. What areas of the world have the most people? What measures, if any, are in place to control the population? Why is Europe's population shrinking, while the rest of the world is growing? This eye-opening encyclopedia answers questions like these by examining significant issues and topics relating to the population and exploring profiles of the most populated countries and cities of the worldOver 150 alphabetically arranged entries focus on such topics as census, demography, megacity, overpopulation, and urban sprawl. Author Fred M. Shelley, an accomplished academic in the field of environmental sustainability, reveals the steps taken by major cities, such as Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Mexico City, Seoul, Manila, and New Delhi in handling their population, and what is being done in China and other countries to prevent overcrowding. The text includes a discussion of how factors like migration patterns, war, and disease impact population change. A comprehensive timeline illustrates the influence of major world events, including plagues, famines, and natural disasters, on population rates.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
Entries.
1: Age-Specific Death Rate.
2: Agriculture and Population.
3: American Eugenics Society.
4: Asiatic Barred Zone.
5: Baby Boom.
6: Berlin Wall.
7: Black Death.
8: Blackbirding.
9: Border Fences.
10: Borlaug, Norman.
11: Boserup, Ester.
12: Brain Drain.
13: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
14: Carrying Capacity.
15: Cause-Specific Death Rates.
16: Census.
17: Channelized Migration.
18: Climate Change and Population.
19: Convict Transportation.
20: Crude Birth Rate.
21: Crude Death Rate.
22: Demographic Transition Model.
23: Demography.
24: Dependency Ratio.
25: Diaspora.
26: Earth Summit.
27: Easterlin, Richard.
28: Ehrlich, Paul.
29: Environmental Refugees.
30: Epidemics.
31: Eugenics.
32: Euthanasia.
33: Expatriates.
34: Famine.
35: Food Prices and Population.
36: Food Production and Food Security.
37: Galton, Sir Francis.
38: Gender and Population.
39: Genocide.
40: Genocide Watch.
41: Globalization.
42: Gravity Model.
43: Great Bengal Famine.
44: Great Chinese Famine.
45: Great Famine of 1315–1317.
46: Great Wall of China.
47: Green Revolution.
48: Hardin, Garrett.
49: History of World Population.
50: HIV/AIDS.
51: Human Sex Ratio.
52: Hunting and Gathering.
53: Illegal Immigration.
54: Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965.
55: Indentured Servitude.
56: Indigenous Populations.
57: Infant Mortality Rate.
58: International Adoption.
59: International Labor Migration.
60: International Migrants Day.
61: International Organization for Migration.
62: Irish Potato Famine.
63: Johnson-Reed Act.
64: Justinian Plague.
65: Kuznets, Simon.
66: Life Expectancy.
67: Malthus, Thomas.
68: Marx, Karl.
69: Median Age.
70: Megacities.
71: Megalopolis.
72: Migration.
73: Natural Disasters.
74: Natural Resources and Population.
75: Nomads.
76: One-Child Policy.
77: Overpopulation.
78: Physiological Density.
79: Population Association of America.
80: Population Connection.
81: Population Density.
82: Population Pyramid.
83: Population Reference Bureau.
84: Primate City.
85: Push Factors and Pull Factors.
86: Rate of Natural Increase.
87: Ravenstein, Ernst.
88: Refugees.
89: Remittances.
90: Replacement-Level Fertility.
91: Rockefeller, John D..
92: Rural to Urban Migration.
93: Sachs, Jeffrey.
94: Sanger, Margaret.
95: Sex Trafficking.
96: Simon, Julian.
97: Slavery.
98: Smith, Adam.
99: Spanish Flu.
100: Squatter Settlements.
101: States, Nations, and Population.
102: Total Fertility Rate.
103: Tragedy of the Commons.
104: United Nations Commission on Population and Development.
105: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
106: United Nations Population Fund.
107: United States Bureau of the Census.
108: War and Population.
109: World Refugee Day.
Countries.
110: China.
111: India.
112: United States of America.
113: Indonesia.
114: Brazil.
115: Pakistan.
116: Nigeria.
117: Bangladesh.
118: Russia.
119: Japan.
120: Mexico.
121: Philippines.
122: Vietnam.
123: Ethiopia.
124: Egypt.
125: Germany.
126: Iran.
127: Turkey.
128: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
129: Thailand.
130: France.
131: United Kingdom.
132: Italy.
133: Myanmar.
134: South Africa.
135: South Korea.
136: Colombia.
137: Spain.
138: Ukraine.
139: Tanzania.
140: Kenya.
141: Argentina.
142: Algeria.
143: Niger.
144: Saudi Arabia.
145: Singapore.
146: United Arab Emirates.
Cities.
147: Tokyo.
148: Jakarta.
149: Seoul.
150: Delhi and New Delhi.
151: Shanghai.
152: Manila.
153: Karachi.
154: New York.
155: São Paulo.
156: Mexico City.
157: Beijing.
158: Guangzhou.
159: Mumbai.
160: Keihanshin.
161: Moscow.
162: Cairo.
163: Los Angeles.
164: Kolkata.
165: Bangkok.
166: Dhaka.
167: Buenos Aires.
168: Tehran.
169: Istanbul.
170: Tianjin.
171: Shenzhen.
172: Lagos.
173: Rio de Janeiro.
174: Paris.
175: Lahore.
176: London.
Documents.
177: Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, 1776.
178: Thomas Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, 1798.
179: Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, 1848.
180: Johnson-Reed Act: Text of Section Establishing Immigration Quotas, 1924.
181: Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965: Text of Amendment Eliminating National Immigration Quotas.
182: International Adoptions: The Hague Convention, Preamble and Articles 1–5, 1993.
183: Genocide: The Eight Stages of Genocide, 1998.
184: Environmental Refugees: Living Space for Environmental Refugees (LiSER)—Mission Statement, 2002.
185: One-Child Policy: Testimony of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Arthur Dewey Concerning China's One-Child Policy, 2004.
186: One-Child Policy: 2008 Report of the U.S. Congressional-Executive Committee on China on Population Planning.
187: World Refugee Day: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the World Refugee Event, June 20, 2013.
188: International Migrants Day: Remarks by the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on International Migrants Day, December 18, 2013.
189: Climate Change and Population: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2014.