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The Malthusian limit

a theory of a possible static condition for the human race

by Edward Isaacson

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Population,
  • Malthusianism,
  • Economics,
  • Sociology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Edward Isaacson, with thirty diagrams.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB871 .I7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 215 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13521491M
    LC Control Number13009580
    OCLC/WorldCa5072652

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Isaacson, Edward. Malthusian limit. London, Methuen [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. One of the first to publicly address the limits of the earth and the dangers of population growth was Thomas Robert Malthus (who lived from ), an English scholar and cleric. Thomas Robert.

    A Bicentennial Malthusian Essay(Conservation, population, and the Indifference to Limits) by John is an extremely interesting, must-reading, for all responsible people. Alarming, yet exciting, to gain a realistic understanding of conservation. Thinking non Cited by: 3.   This short, readable and stimulating book begins with the author overturning perceived knowledge about the 18th century economist Robert Malthus. Malthus is best know for his extended work An Essay on the Principle of Population, an influential book that has rarely been read by those who claim to extend his ideas.

    Lastly, this is really one of my favorite polemics, so naturally I am biased; however, I can't help but see Malthus in many of my other favorite books: Jared Diamonds - Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition, Garrett Hardin's - Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos, Nafeez Ahmed - A User's /5(20).   This paper seeks to demonstrate a tradition of argument that starts with Malthus' writings on population and on the environmental limits to growth, and continues in today's neo-conservative writings on ‘mobilized demand’ and the social limits to growth. The basic Malthusian theorem shows a concern with effective or mobilized demand. In this form, the theorem can readily accommodate Cited by: 3.


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