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The Resource Our shrinking planet, Massimo Livi Bacci ; translated by David Broder

Our shrinking planet, Massimo Livi Bacci ; translated by David Broder

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Our shrinking planet
Title
Our shrinking planet
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Massimo Livi Bacci ; translated by David Broder
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In the space of another generation, the population of the earth will rise by 2.5 billion. Yet the real problem we face is not so much the increase in numbers as the fact that growth will be highly uneven. Whereas rich countries will see aging populations with little growth, populations in poor countries will double or even triple, having a much higher percentage of young people. Against this backdrop, demographer Massimo Livi Bacci examines the implications of this disproportionate demographic development for domestic social stability, international migration flows, the balance of power among nations and the natural environment. Covering 10,000 years of human history from the Stone Age to the present, Livi Bacci shows how the space available for every inhabitant of the planet has decreased by a factor of a thousand. The notion of limits to the world's capacity - which once seemed a remote matter - is now among the most pressing issues we face, and the need to create effective global mechanisms for sustainable development is now more urgent than ever. --
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Livi Bacci, Massimo
Dewey number
577
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Broder, David
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  • Population
  • Demography
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Our shrinking planet, Massimo Livi Bacci ; translated by David Broder
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn969425445
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 149 pages
Isbn
9781509515837
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)969425445
Label
Our shrinking planet, Massimo Livi Bacci ; translated by David Broder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn969425445
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 149 pages
Isbn
9781509515837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)969425445

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