"Well-written and important. . . . The book discusses the impact of the green revolution, massive migration, the Chinese one-child family programme, declining birth rates in the developing world, the rise of death rates in Russia, and more. Even those of us who have been in the population business for half a century can learn from its coverage of controversial topics. We hope ["The Coming Population Crash"] will convince many decision-makers, especially in the U.S., that they ignore population issues at their peril."--Paul and Anne Ehrlich, "New Scientist"
"[Pearce] weaves the views of many of the world's top demographers together with first-hand reporting from the slums of Mumbai and ghost towns of east Germany to bring to life what could easily have turned into a drab bit of statistical analysis. It doesn't."--Danny Fortson, "Sunday Times "(London)
"[A] fascinating analysis of how global population trends have shaped, and been shaped by, political and cultural shifts . . . Highly readable and marked by first-class reportage."--"Publishers Weekly, "starred review
"Fascinating [and] optimistic." --Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show"show more