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The Resource Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity, Lester R. Brown, Hal Kane

Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity, Lester R. Brown, Hal Kane

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Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity
Title
Full house
Title remainder
reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity
Statement of responsibility
Lester R. Brown, Hal Kane
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "After decades of steady growth, the world's food supply is no longer keeping up with population increases. Production of fish and grain per person has slowed to the point where feeding the 90 million being added each year is possible only by reducing consumption among those already here. These are the findings in this fourth volume in the Worldwatch Environmental Alert series from the Worldwatch Institute." "The bottom line, according to Lester Brown and Hal Kane, is that 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. This issue will increasingly preoccupy national leaders, reorder national priorities, and dominate international affairs." "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."--BOOK JACKET
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AAB
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1934-
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Brown, Lester R.
Dewey number
363.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB871
LC item number
.B738 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HB871.B738
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kane, Hal
Series statement
The Worldwatch environmental alert series
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  • Overpopulation
  • Pollution
  • Food supply
  • Poverty
  • Human ecology
  • Birth control
  • Contaminación
  • Alimentos, Abastos de
  • Pobreza
  • Ecología humana
  • Natalidad, Limitación de la
  • Bevolkingsgroei
  • Voedselvraagstuk
  • Surpopulation
  • Pollution
  • Alimentation
  • Pauvreté
  • Écologie humaine
  • Régulation des naissances
  • Übervölkerung
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
  • Welternährung
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Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity, Lester R. Brown, Hal Kane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-250)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
Contents
Entering a new era -- Food insecurity -- Ninety million more -- Climbing the food chain -- Overharvesting the oceans -- Overgrazing rangelands -- Limits of the plow -- Spreading water scarcity -- The fertilizer falloff -- Struggling to raise yields -- Environmental deductions -- Carrying capacity: the big four -- Carrying capacity: the next nine -- The growing imbalance -- Reassessing population policy -- Turning the tide
Control code
30992098
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780393312201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95112766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30992098
Label
Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity, Lester R. Brown, Hal Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-250)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
Contents
Entering a new era -- Food insecurity -- Ninety million more -- Climbing the food chain -- Overharvesting the oceans -- Overgrazing rangelands -- Limits of the plow -- Spreading water scarcity -- The fertilizer falloff -- Struggling to raise yields -- Environmental deductions -- Carrying capacity: the big four -- Carrying capacity: the next nine -- The growing imbalance -- Reassessing population policy -- Turning the tide
Control code
30992098
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780393312201
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95112766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30992098

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