An Essay on the Principle of Population (Paperback)

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This book was first published anonymously in 1798, but the author was soon identified as Thomas Robert Malthus. The book predicted a grim future, as population would increase geometrically, doubling every 25 years, but food production would only grow arithmetically, which would result in famine and starvation, unless births were controlled. The book overlooked potential improvements in farming such as steam-powered machines, chemical fertilizers, drip irrigation, night lighting, or genetically modified organisms.

About the Author

Thomas Robert Malthus (13 February 1766 - 23 December 1834) was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781541362925
ISBN-10: 1541362926
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 30th, 2016
Pages: 144
Language: English