Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

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Recommended for Further Reading

Bogue, D. J. 1969. Principles of demography. Wiley, New York. A good basic text.

Coale, A. J. 1974. "The history of the human population", Scientific American, September, pp. 41-51. A concise account of demographic history.

Davis, K. 1965. "The urbanization of the human population". Scientific American, September, pp. 41-53. (Scientific American offprint 659, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.) Useful article on development of early cities and modern trend toward urbanization.

-----. 1974. "The migrations of human populations". Scientific American, September, pp. 93-105. Informative and interesting discussion of causes and consequences of migration.

Dumond, D. E. 1975. "The limitation of human population: A natural history". Science, vol. 187, pp. 714-721 (February 28). Interesting article on ways in which various societies have controlled their population growth.

Freedman, R., and B. Berelson. 1974. "The human population". Scientific American, September, pp. 30-39. General overview of the present population situation.

Mumford, L. 1961. The city in history: Its origins, its transformation and its prospects. Harcourt, New York. Fascinating compendium on cities.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Population Bulletin. PRB, Washington, D.C. This is a useful source of information for the educated layperson on virtually all aspects of demography.

-----. Annual. Population data sheet. A concise summary of population numbers and related data listed by country.

Teitelbaum, M. S. 1975. "Relevance of demographic transition theory for developing countries". Science, vol. 188, pp. 420-425 (May 2). Suggests that demographic transition theory for Europe may not be applicable to LDCS.

Thompson, W. S., and D. J. Lewis. 1965. Population problems. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York. A basic text.

United Nations. 1974. Concise report on the world population situation, 1970-1975, and its long-range implications. New York. Excellent account of present world population situation; much useful data.

Westoff, C. F. 1974. "The populations of the developed countries". Scientific American, September, pp. 108-120. On the population situation in DCs, especially recent fertility declines toward replacement levels.


Additional References

Adams, R. M. 1960. "The origin of cities". Scientific American, September. (Scientific American offprint 606, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco.) An interesting paper on how and why the first cities appeared in the Middle East.

Adlakha, A. and D. Kirk. 1975. Vital rates in India 1961-71 estimated from 1971 census data. Population studies, vol. 28, no. 3. An analysis of the data from India's 1971 census.

Atlas report. Cities in trouble. "Atlas", December 1975. Contains four articles on urban problems in both DCs and LDCs and some ideas for solving them.

Behrman, S. J.; L. Corsa, Jr.; and R. Freedman, eds. 1969. Fertility and family planning: A world view. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. Useful source for recent demographic history.

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