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Description - More by Robert Engelman

While world population continues to grow, family size keeps dropping in countries as diverse as Switzerland and South Africa. The phenomenon has some lamenting the imminent extinction of humanity, while others warn that our numbers will soon outgrow the planet's resources. Robert Engelman offers a decidedly different vision - one that celebrates women's widespread desire for smaller families. Mothers aren't seeking more children, he argues, but more for their children. If they're able to realize their intentions, we just might suffer less climate change, hunger, and disease, not to mention sky-high housing costs and infuriating traffic jams. In More, Engelman shows that this three-way dance between population, women's autonomy, and the natural world is as old as humanity itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260190
ISBN-10: 1597260193
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Engelman

Robert Engelman is vice president for programs at the Worldwatch Institute. Formerly vice president for research at Population Action International and founding secretary of the Society of Environmental Journalists, he has served on the faculty of Yale University. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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More by Robert Engelman
Paperback, August 2010
$44.99