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Description - Environment, Scarcity, and Violence by Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book that these environmental scarcities will have profound social consequences - contributing to insurrections, ethnic clashes, urban unrest, and other forms of civil violence, especially in the developing world. He synthesizes work from a wide range of international research projects to develop a detailed model of the sources of environmental scarcity. Pathbreaking and informative, this book will become the standard work on the complex relationship between environmental scarcities and human violence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691089799
ISBN-10: 0691089795
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

Thomas F. Homer-Dixon is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Environmental Scarcity and Global Secunty and The Ingenuity Gop.