A Concise History of World Population, 4th Edition
September 2006, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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List of Tables.
1. The Space and Strategy of Demographic Growth.
1 Humans and Animals.
2 Divide and Multiply.
3 Jacopo Bichi and Domenica Del Buono, Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin.
4 Reproduction and Survival.
5 The Space of Growth.
6 Environmental Constraints.
7 A Few Figures.
2. Demographic Growth: Between Choice and Constraint.
1 Constraint, Choice, Adaptation.
2 From Hunters to Farmers: The Neolithic Demographic Transition.
3 Black Death and Demographic Decline in Europe.
4 The Tragedy of the American Indios: Old Microbes and New Populations.
Africa, America, and the Slave Trade.
6 The French Canadians: A Demographic Success Story.
7 Ireland and Japan: Two Islands, Two Histories.
8 On the Threshold of the Contemporary World: China and Europe.
3. Land, Labor, and Population.
1 Diminishing Returns and Demographic Growth.
2 Historical Confirmations.
3 Demographic Pressure and Economic Development.
4 More on Demographic Pressure and Development: Examples from the Stone Age to the Present Day.
5 Space, Land, and Development.
6 Population Size and Prosperity.
7 Increasing or Decreasing Returns?.
4. Toward Order and Efficiency: The Recent Demography of Europe and the Developed World.
1 From Waste to Economy.
2 From Disorder to Order: The Lengthening of Life.
3 From High to Low Fertility.
4 European Emigration: A Unique Phenomenon.
5 A Summing Up: The Results of the Transition.
6 Theoretical Considerations on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth.
7 More on the Relationship between Demographic and Economic Growth: Empirical Observations.
5. The Populations of Poor Countries.
1 An Extraordinary Phase.
2 The Conditions of Survival.
3 A Brief Geography of Fertility.
4 The Conditions and Prospects for Fertility Decline and Demographic Policy.
5 India and China.
6 Fertilia and Sterilia.
7 Explaining a Paradox.
6. The Future.
1 Population and Self-Regulation.
2 The Numbers of the Future.
3 The North--South Divide and International Migration.
4 On Sustainability of Extended Survival.
5 The Moving Limits.
6 The Emerging Limits: Resources.
7 The Emerging Limits: Environment.
8 Calculations and Values.