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    DescriptionThe first major study of population size and its tremendous importance to the character and quality of society, this polemic examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources. Pivotal in establishing the field of demography, it remains crucial to understanding modern problems with food production and distribution. Anglican parson Thomas Robert Malthus wrote his famous essay in 1798 in response to speculations on social perfectibility aroused by the French Revolution. Because human powers of procreation so greatly exceed the production of food, Malthus explained, population will always exceed available resources, and many will inevitably live at the ragged edge of subsistence. His simple yet powerful argument -- demonstrating that scarcity and inequality arise even in a society purged of all unjust laws and institutions -- was highly controversial in its day. Many of Malthus' contemporaries despised him for dashing their hopes of social progress, and the grim logic of his "population principle" led Thomas Carlyle to dub economics "the dismal science." Today, Malthus' name is practically synonymous with active concern about demographic and ecological prospects, and his classic remains ever relevant to issues of social policy, theology, evolution, and the environment.


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    Title
    An Essay on the Principle of Population
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) T. R. Malthus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486456089
    ISBN 10: 0486456080
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Approval Code: A30203000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC006000
    BIC subject category V2: JHBD
    DC22: 304.6
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HB861 .E7 2007B
    Thema V1.0: JHBD
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    26 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York