The Race to Control the Population

by Robyn Hardyman

Part of a Series: World in Crisis.

The world 's rate of population growth is both astounding and alarming, as this eye-opening book notes: "Some experts estimate that by 2050 there will be at least 9 billion people on the planet, and by 2100 perhaps more than 10 billion. " Which nations have the largest numbers of people? How do demographers predict population changes? This engaging read investigates overpopulation 's causes and effects: increased life expectancy, for instance, leads to the depletion of resources. In its analysis, the text touches on a variety of related topics, including global warming and "city sprawl, " and suggests ways to address overpopulation-related problems ( "Governments can encourage people to cut down on their energy consumption, and to reduce the amount of waste they produce. "). Text boxes highlight significant statistics and "Science Solutions " such as water desalination and "growing " meat. Captioned color photographs emphasize the immediacy of the issues at hand. Back matter contains a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index.

ISBN: 9781477778500

JLG Release: May 2015

JLG Member Price

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 6-8

Grades 6-8


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Rosen Central

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    10" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 7.2, Points: 2


    Level: 1080L

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