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Tomorrow's People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers

Tomorrow's People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Morland, Paul

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The great forces of population change - the balance of births, deaths and migrations - have made the world what it is today. They have determined which countries are super powers and which languish in relative obscurity, which economies top the international league tables and whi...ch are at best also-rans. The same forces that have shaped our past and present are shaping our future. Illustrating this through ten illuminating indicators, from the birth-rate in Singapore (one) to the median age in Catalonia (forty-three), Paul Morland shows how demography is both a powerful and an under-appreciated lens through which to view the global transformations that are currently underway. Tomorrow's People ranges from the countries of West Africa where the tendency towards large families is combining with falling infant mortality to create the greatest population explosion ever witnessed, to the countries of East Asia and Southern Europe where generations of low birth rate and rising life expectancy are creating the oldest populations in history. Morland explores the geographical movements of peoples that are already under way - portents for still larger migrations ahead - which are radically changing the cultural, ethnic and religious composition of many societies across the globe, and in their turn creating political reaction that can be observed from Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump. Finally, he looks at the two underlying motors of change - remarkable rises in levels of education and burgeoning food production - which have made all these developments possible. Tomorrow's People provides a fascinating, illuminating and thought-provoking tour of an emerging new world. Nobody who wants to understand that world should be without it. NINETEEN: The infant mortality rate per thousand in Peru FOUR BILLION: The population of Sub-Saharan Africa by 2100 ONE HUNDRED: Chinese cities with a population of more than 1,000,000 ONE: Singapore's fertility rate FORTY-THREE: The median age in Catalonia SEVENTY THOUSAND: The number of Japanese people aged over 100 FIFTY-FOUR: The percentage decline in Bulgaria's population over the course of a century TWENTY-THREE: The percentage of Californian school children who are white NINETY-FOUR: The literacy rate per hundred among young Bangladeshi women SEVEN: The annual percentage growth in Ethiopian wheat production over the past twenty-five years
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ISBN 9781529046007
Released NZ 14 Jun 2022
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529046007
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 14 Jun 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Morland, Paul
Category Social Theory
Social Research & Statistics
Population & Demography
Human Geography
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 304.6
Weight 380g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Population, Population forecasting
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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