World Population Profile

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population

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World Population at a Glance

1996 and Beyond

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Population

Page: 4

View: 1747

Posted in Population

Census and you

monthly news from the U.S. Bureau of the Census

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

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View: 3873

Posted in Mathematics

International Brief

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

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Posted in International relations

Growing Up in America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: N.A

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Posted in Children

Philosophical Transactions

Biological sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: N.A

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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.
Posted in Biology

Africa's Population Challenge

Accelerating Progress in Reproductive Health

Author: James E. Rosen,Shanti R. Conly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birth control

Page: 82

View: 9261

Posted in Birth control

Land resources

on the edge of the Malthusian precipice?

Author: David J. Green,P. J. Gregory,Peter Hague Nye

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851992358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 4441

During the next twenty to twenty-five years, the global human population will most likely exceed eight billion. Whether the earth's resources can support this unprecedented population increase remains an open question. The papers collected here examine one facet of this question by assessing the production potential of available land in relation to the predicted demand for food. The authors describe in detail current pressures on land and water resources; the effects of climate on productivity; the need for crop improvement and better management of water, soil and nutrients; economic factors; and environmental limitations. They also provide practical suggestions for guaranteeing adequate supplies of food in the future. The papers were developed from a meeting of the Royal Society in London in December 1996 and a follow-up meeting hosted by the Ciba Foundation in London, and they were previously published as an issue of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
Posted in Business & Economics

Census Catalog and Guide

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Posted in United States

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: United Nations

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787605124

Category: Economics

Page: 6

View: 9046

Titles of volumes are: V.1 - United Nations; V.2 - Africa; V.3 - Americas, V.4 - Asia & Oceania; V.5 - Europe; V.6 - World Leaders.
Posted in Economics

World Development Indicators

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821337011

Category: Economic development

Page: 339

View: 8322

Posted in Economic development

Census Catalog and Guide, 1996

Author: United States Government Printing Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160487231

Category:

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Zehn Milliarden

Author: Stephen Emmott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734105

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 4039

Für die Herstellung eines Burgers braucht man 3000 Liter Wasser. Wir produzieren in zwölf Monaten mehr Ruß als im gesamten Mittelalter und fliegen allein in diesem Jahr sechs Billionen Kilometer. Unsere Enkel werden sich die Erde mit zehn Milliarden Menschen teilen müssen. Haben wir noch eine Zukunft? Stephen Emmott, Leiter eines von Microsoft aufgebauten Forschungslabors und Professor in Oxford, schafft mit »Zehn Milliarden« etwas Einzigartiges: Zum ersten Mal zeichnet ein Experte ein zusammenhängendes, aktuelles und für jeden verständliches Bild unserer Lage. Kein theoretischer Überbau, kein moralischer Zeigefinger, nur die Fakten. Und die unmissverständliche Botschaft: »Wir sind nicht zu retten.« Emmott greift auf neueste Erkenntnisse zurück und zeigt, dass wir uns längst den Boden unter den Füßen weggezogen haben. »Zehn Milliarden« ist der letzte Weckruf. Wir dürfen ihn nicht überhören.
Posted in Social Science

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

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Poverty Reduction and the World Bank

Progress in Fiscal 1996 and 1997

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821338018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 8781

This report reviews progress in implementation of the World Bank's poverty reduction strategy during fiscal 1996-97. Chapter 1, "The World Bank's Poverty Reduction Strategy and Future Directions," outlines elements in the poverty reduction strategy: policies to promote broad-based labor-demanding growth and increase the productivity and economic opportunities of the poor; policies and institutions to improve access to social services, especially basic education, primary health care, and nutrition; and safety nets and poverty-targeted programs for those who are heavily risk-prone or who cannot take advantage of income opportunities. Chapter 2, "Progress in Fiscal 1996 and 1997," examines progress in the preparation and quality of poverty assessments and country assistance strategies; reviews the Bank's poverty-targeted lending; and discusses the Bank's recent work on project participation by stakeholders, gender issues, and poverty monitoring in various regions of the world. Chapter 3, "Safety Net Programs: Lessons from Country Experience," examines recent experiences in safety net programs, which complement the main strategy of broad-based growth and investment in human capital. Appendix A describes the Bank's analytical work on poverty and presents summaries of poverty assessments for 32 countries. Appendix D describes objectives of the Program of Targeted Interventions (PTI) and lists 156 PTI projects with details on their specific objectives and strategies; 75 of these addressed human capital development. Education projects focused on female literacy, skills for the informal sector, teacher education, provision of school materials, and educational facilities construction. Other appendices provide further details on poverty assessments, poverty-focused structural adjustment loans, poverty-focused emergency recovery loans, annual lending to selected sectors, regional plans for poverty monitoring, and projects and adjustment operations with safety net components. Contains 29 references and 19 data tables. (SV)
Posted in Business & Economics

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide

Author: Irving Epstein

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313336195

Category: Children

Page: 520

View: 8866

From the skyrocketing AIDS rate in Haiti to the oppressive pollution in industrial China, from the violent street culture of Nigeria to the crippling poverty in Nicaragua, from child trafficking in Thailand to child marriages in India, this jam-packed six-volume set explores all these issues and more in an unprecedented look at the world's children at the dawn of the 21st century. In recent years, while many countries have enjoyed a higher standard of living and improved working conditions, others have been torn apart by war and incapacitated by famine, and are struggling to improve life for their children and their future. Recent concern over the world's children has resulted in a global attempt to define what constitutes an acceptable childhood. New attention has been paid, not only to healthcare and secondary education, but also to the right to play and increased access to technology. The UN's codification of children's rights has done much to expand our understanding of what is needed for healthy growth and development of children and youth. Organized by region, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide is the first globally focused set of this magnitude, offering extensive, up-to-date coverage of these critical issues. Original chapters accessibly synthesize current data on key topics, including education, play and recreation, child labor, family, health, laws and legal status, religious life, abuse and neglect, and growing up in the 21st century.--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Children