Title More PDF eBook
Author Robert Engelman
Publisher Island Press
Pages 319
Release 2010-08-30
Genre History
ISBN 1597268224

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In the capital of Ghana, a teenager nicknamed “Condom Sister” trolls the streets to educate other young people about contraception. Her work and her own aspirations point to a remarkable shift not only in the West African nation, where just a few decades ago women had nearly seven children on average, but around the globe. While world population continues to grow, family size keeps dropping in countries as diverse as Switzerland and South Africa. The phenomenon has some lamenting the imminent extinction of humanity, while others warn that our numbers will soon outgrow the planet’s resources. Robert Engelman offers a decidedly different vision—one that celebrates women’s widespread desire for smaller families. Mothers aren’t seeking more children, he argues, but more for their children. If they’re able to realize their intentions, we just might suffer less climate change, hunger, and disease, not to mention sky-high housing costs and infuriating traffic jams. In More, Engelman shows that this three-way dance between population, women’s autonomy, and the natural world is as old as humanity itself. He traces pivotal developments in our history that set population—and society—on its current trajectory, from hominids’ first steps on two feet to the persecution of “witches” in Europe to the creation of modern contraception. Both personal and sweeping, More explores how population growth has shaped modern civilization—and humanity as we know it. The result is a mind-stretching exploration of parenthood, sex, and culture through the ages. Yet for all its fascinating historical detail, More is primarily about the choices we face today. Whether society supports women to have children when and only when they choose to will not only shape their lives, but the world all our children will inherit.

Earth's Growing Population
Title Earth's Growing Population PDF eBook
Author Chris Reiter
Publisher Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Pages 112
Release 2012-01-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1608706788

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In Environment at Risk, scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies in environmental science are explored and explained. Students will be led on a journey to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them.

Innovations in Hospital Architecture
Title Innovations in Hospital Architecture PDF eBook
Author Stephen Verderber
Publisher Routledge
Pages 392
Release 2010-03-31
Genre Architecture
ISBN 1136999787

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Captures key developments in the field of sustainable hospital architecture.

Title Techno-Fix PDF eBook
Author Michael Huesemann
Publisher New Society Publishers
Pages 465
Release 2011-10-04
Genre Science
ISBN 0865717044

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Challenges beliefs about technology's assumed potential for enabling a continuation of current consumption rates, arguing for extensive reform while explaining that technological advances are hastening an environmental collapse. Original.

A Truth Seeker Around the World: From Bombay to Hong Kong
Title A Truth Seeker Around the World: From Bombay to Hong Kong PDF eBook
Author De Robigne Mortimer Bennett
Pages 946
Release 1882
Genre Voyages around the world

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Title Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London PDF eBook
Pages 556
Release 2009
Genre Biology

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World Watch
Title World Watch PDF eBook
Pages 280
Release 2008
Genre Economic history

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