Seven Billion and Counting : The Crisis in Global Population Growth

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  • Author(s): Michael M. Andregg
  • Publication Information:
    Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books ™. 2014
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    • Resource Type:
      eBook.
    • Description:
      October 31, 2011, marked an uneasy milestone for Planet Earth. On this day, the global population surpassed seven billion. What does that mean for a world that, until the nineteenth century, was home to less than one billion people? Experts say it means the planet is in trouble. Some wonder if Earth will even be able to sustain human life at its current rate of growth. Will there be enough food for everyone? Will conflicts over land increase? How will the environment be affected? Can humanity survive the predicted disasters? More than a simple case of running out of space, the population crisis is interwoven with a host of other issues—from climate change and resource management to war, disease, and poverty. Discover how all these factors converge to place an entire planet in crisis mode—and explore what sort of responses that crisis may require.
    • Subjects:
      Overpopulation--Juvenile literature
      Population--Juvenile literature
    • Categories:
      YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / General
      YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / General
      YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / People & Places / General
    • Related ISBNs:
      9780761367154. 9781467710565.
    • OCLC:
      873807334
    • Accession Number:
      679612
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      MICHAEL M. ANDREGG. Seven Billion and Counting : The Crisis in Global Population Growth. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books ™, 2014. ISBN 9780761367154. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e865sww&AN=679612&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 30 set. 2020.
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Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2

Anyone who listens to the news recognizes the looming crises in global population growth, the depletion of natural resources, and the extinction of animal species. Charts, graphs, and plentiful color photographs help teens decipher the demographic statistics that bring these compelling issues to their level. Andregg focuses on ordinary birth, death, and growth rates rather than those caused by catastrophes or war, although he explores the impact migration has had on population from the beginning of civilization to the present. The chapters on individual continents vary in their format depending on the issues facing each, from overpopulation in some countries to a diminishing one in others; human encroachment into natural habitats for endangered animal and plant species; and the scarcity of natural resources and food in many areas of the world. This well-qualified author presents and explains the statistics, while the use of red, orange, and black text lettering; shading; vertical borders; and plentiful sharp photos emphasize the gravity and complexity of the thorny issues we face. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall

This book is chock-full of sobering statistics on human population growth. Andregg explains demographic basics, then how numbers are affected by the interplay of politics, religion, depletion of natural resources, poverty, education, and access to health care such as birth control. Photos and graphs extend the rich, thought-provoking text. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.