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Population,9780737729528

Population

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9780737729528

ISBN10:
073772952X
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Pub. Date:
8/1/2005
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Greenhaven Pr
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First introduced 35 years ago, the Opposing Viewpoints series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11(3)
Introduction 14(4)
Chapter 1: Is There a Population Problem?
Chapter Preface
18(2)
1. Overpopulation Is a Serious Problem
20(4)
Frosty Wooldridge
2. Overpopulation Is a Myth
24(8)
Austin Ruse
3. Science Will Solve the Population Problem
32(6)
Nicholas Eberstadt
4. Science Will Not Solve the Population Problem
38(7)
Jared Diamond
Periodical Bibliography
45(2)
Chapter 2: What Problems Are Associated with Population Growth?
Chapter Preface
47(1)
1. Population Growth Is Causing a Global Ecological Disaster
48(6)
Don Hinrichsen and Bryant Robey
2. Population Growth Is Unfairly Blamed for Ecological Problems
54(7)
Betsy Hartmann
3. Overpopulation Contributes to World Hunger
61(5)
Geoffrey Lean
4. Overpopulation Is Not the Main Cause of World Hunger
66(5)
Pregnant Pause
5. Overpopulation Could Lead to Humanity's Extinction
71(7)
Niles Eldredge
6. Declining Population Is a Serious Problem
78(10)
Fred Pearce
Periodical Bibliography
88(2)
Chapter 3: What Are the Effects of Immigration on America's Population?
Chapter Preface
90(2)
1. Immigration Is the Main Cause of U.S. Population Increases
92(5)
Edward Tabash
2. Immigrants Are Unfairly Blamed for U.S. Population Increases
97(4)
Daniel T. Griswold
3. Immigration Increases Unemployment
101(4)
Steve Gill
4. Immigration Does Not Increase Unemployment
105(5)
Michael Tanner
5. Population Increases Resulting from Immigration Undermine National Unity
110(4)
Rob Sobhani
6. Population Increases Resulting from Immigration Do Not Undermine National Unity
114(5)
Henry Cisneros
Periodical Bibliography
119(3)
Chapter 4: What Population Policies Should Be Pursued?
Chapter Preface
122(1)
1. Governments Should Promote Population Control
123(6)
K Prasada Rao
2. Governments Should Not Promote Population Control
129(6)
Christopher Lingle
3. Aggressive Population Control Policies Should Be Supported
135(11)
Carol A. Kates
4. Aggressive Population Control Policies Should Be Abandoned
146(6)
Amnit Sen Gupta
5. China's One-Child Policy Should Be Continued
152(7)
Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
6. China's One-Child Policy Should Be Ended
159(4)
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
7. The United States Is Justified in Withdrawing Funds from United Nations' Population Control Programs
163(5)
Austin Ruse and Douglas A. Sylva
8. The United States Is Not Justified in Withdrawing Funds from United Nations' Population Control Programs
168(4)
Ellen Goodman
Periodical Bibliography
172(2)
For Further Discussion 174(2)
Organizations to Contact 176(4)
Bibliography of Books 180(3)
Index 183


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