An Essay on the Principle of Population

An Essay on the Principle of Population

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By (author) Thomas Malthus, Edited by Geoffrey Gilbert

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 191mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199540454
  • ISBN 13: 9780199540457
  • Sales rank: 135,876

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Malthus's Essay looks at the perennial tendency of humans to outstrip their resources: reproduction always exceeds food production. Today Malthus remains a byword for concern about man's demographic and ecological prospects. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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He is also the author of many articles on Malthus, the Poor Law, and the Welfare State. He is currently researching a book on Malthus and poverty.