608 pages, 290 figs, 55 tabs
This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of the Earth and its inhabitants at the close of the twentieth century. More than fifty contributors present accounts of the present state of humanity and the prospects for its social and natural environment. The coverage is worldwide, with particular emphasis on North America. Part One: Life, Death and Health. Part Two: Standard of Living, Productivity and Poverty. Part Three: Natural Resources. Part Four: Agriculture, Food, Land and Water. Part Five: Pollution and the Environment. Part Six: Thinking About These Issues.
The State of Humanity will become essential reading for anyone who wants to put today's policy debates into a larger context. Business Week " This book provides a comprehensive and balanced assessment of the state of the Earth and its inhabitants at the close of the twentieth century." Population Index, Vol 62 No. 2
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