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Author Evans, L. T.

Title Feeding the ten billion : plants and population growth / L.T. Evans.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.9 EVAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-241) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: timebomb or treadmill? -- 2. Reaching five million (to 8000 B.C.) -- 3. Towards fifty million (8000 B.C.-2000 B.C.) -- 4. The first half-billion (2000 B.C.-1500 A.D.) -- 5. Towards the first billion (1500-1825) -- 6. The second billion (1825-1927) -- 7. The third billion (1927-1960) -- 8. The fourth billion (1960-1975) -- 9. The fifth billion (1975-1986) -- 10. The sixth billion (1986-1998/9) -- 11. What the world eats now -- 12. Feeding the ten billion.
Summary This fascinating book looks at the intimate links between population growth and agricultural innovation over the past 10,000 years, illustrating how the evolution of agriculture has both shaped and been shaped by the course of world population growth. This historical context serves to illuminate our present position and to aid understanding of possible future paths to food security for the planet. This volume is a unique and accessible account that will be of interest to a wide audience concerned with global population, food supply, agricultural development, environmental degradation and resource depletion.
Subject Population.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Food supply.
ISBN 0521640814
0521646855 (paperback)