Essay On The Principle Of Population And Other Writings, An

by Thomas Malthus

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: August 26, 2015

ISBN: 9780141392820

Binding: Paperback

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'The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man' Thomas Malthus's provocative and prescient 1798 work on the dangers of population growth attracted support and violent criticism in equal measure, and has been praised, misinterpreted and remade ever since. Malthus argued, with clarity and logic, that the rate of population growth will always outstrip food production, and that social betterment comes from population control - a perennially relevant argument amid today's concerns over global resources. This new edition of the Essay also includes other writings and diary extracts that show Malthus's intellectual development after his landmark treatise. Edited with an Introduction by Robert Mayhew