9781465219855

Population Geography

ISBN:
978-1-4652-1985-5
Edition:
10
Copyright:
2013
Pages:
414

ISBN: 978-1-4652-1985-5
$87.95

Population Geography provides students with an introduction to the subject, a task that requires integrating information from many disciplines including demography, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, economics, biology, medicine, and philosophy. Population Geography takes a close look at causes and consequences of dramatic population growth in recent decades as well as a discussion of countries experiencing slow and zero population growth.

Population Geography features updated information on:

  • The U.S. Census Bureau and the statistics of Canada and other countries
  • Current population data and demographic trends shown in color maps, graphs, and tables 
  • Global warming, including recent reports and plans from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) 
  • Genetically-modified foods and some of the anticipated benefits and problems 
  • U.S. immigration 
  • The consequences of urbanization and the resulting decline in populations of the Great Plains; and the AIDS pandemic 

 

Population Geography covers important population issues including:

  • Population growth 
  • Demographics 
  • Population distribution and composition 
  • Basic demographic processes, mortality, fertility, and migration 
  • Relationship between population, environment, and food supply