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Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Writings (Paperback) (Thomas Malthus)

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The provocative historical work on social economy, demography, and population control.Malthus' life's work on human population and its dependency on food production and the environment was highly controversial on publication in 1798. He predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastrophe, in which humans would disregard the limits of natural resources and the world would be plagued by famine and disease. He significantly influenced the thinking of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and his theories continue to raise important questions today in the fields of social theory, economics and the environment.With an introduction by Robert Mayhew.
Malthus?s provocative historical work on social economy, demography, and population control

Malthus?s seminal work on human population and its dependency on food production and other environmental factors was highly controversial upon its publication in 1798. Creator of what has come to be called the Malthusian catastrophe, he argued that humans would disregard the limits of natural resources, leading to a worldwide plague of famine and disease. Malthus significantly influenced the thinking of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, and his ideas remain intrinsic to the modern fields of social theory, economics, and the environment.
Number of Pages: 305
Genre: Social Science, Science
Sub-Genre: Demography, Essays
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Thomas Malthus
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2015
TCIN: 26395663
UPC: 9780141392820
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0106
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