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BOOK OF THE MONTH
FEAR OF LIONS
Amita Kanekar
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On a hot April morning in 1673, two young Mughal nobles, Shamsher and his sister...(+)

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Empty Planet
Darrell Bricker
John Ibbitson
Classification : General Non-Fiction
Pub Date : Feb 21, 2019
Imprint : Robinson
Page Extent : 288
Binding : TPB
ISBN : 9781472142962
Price : 599

About the book
A radical, provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political and economic landscape. For half a century, statisticians, pundits and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline. Throughout history, depopulation was the product of catastrophe: ice ages, plagues, the collapse of civilizations. This time, however, we're thinning ourselves deliberately, by choosing to have fewer babies than we need to replace ourselves. In much of the developed and developing world, that decline is already underway, as urbanisation, women's empowerment, and waning religiosity lead to smaller and smaller families. In Empty Planet, Ibbitson and Bricker travel from South Florida to Sao Paulo, Seoul to Nairobi, Brussels to Delhi to Beijing, drawing on a wealth of research and firsthand reporting to illustrate the dramatic consequences of this population decline - and to show us why the rest of the developing world will soon join in.

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Darrell Bricker
Darrell Bricker (Author) Darrell Bricker is CEO of Ipsos Global Public Affairs. He is the author of five books, most recently The Big Shift. While too many believe that numbers are b...(+)
John Ibbitson
Darrell Bricker (Author) Darrell Bricker is CEO of Ipsos Global Public Affairs. He is the author of five books, most recently The Big Shift. While too many believe that numbers are b...(+)