Includes bibliographical references (p. -264) and index.
Table of Contents
Reconciling Texas and Berkeley: the concept of optimum population -- Land, energy, and water: the constraints governing ideal U.S. Population size / David and Marcia Pimentel -- Energy and population: transitional issues and eventual limits / Paul J. Werbos -- Manning the American military in the twenty-first century: demographics and national security / Martin Binkin -- Political confrontation with economic reality: mass immigration in the postindustrial age / Vernon M. Briggs, Jr. -- Optimal city size and population density for the twenty-first century / Alden Speare, Jr., Michael J. White -- The plight of the Chesapeake / Stephen E. Tennenbaum, Robert Costanza -- You can't go West: stress in the high country / Dennis Brownridge -- The most overpopulated nation / Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich -- The cornucopian fallacies -- Too many old People? -- How to get there from here: the demographic route to optimal population size / Leon F. Bouvier -- Sustainable immigration: learning to say no / David E. Simcox -- How to influence fertility: the experience so far / John R. Weeks -- Escaping the overpopulation trap / Robert Costanza -- Europe in the energy transition: the case for a smaller population -- Neighbors' problems, our problems: population growth in Central America / Robert W. Fox.