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  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • World Population Shiftsby Kevin F. McCarthy

    RAND Corporation 2000; US$ 9.95

    This presentation examines population shifts in different parts of the world, their effects on the flow of people across borders, and potential responses by the developed world to growing immigration pressures. more...

  • Handbook of Populationby Dudley L. Poston; Michael Micklin

    Springer 2006; US$ 109.00

    Provides an overview of the issues, theories, processes, and applications of the social science of population studies. This work contains chapters on population size and growth, age and sex composition, marriage and family structure, and demographic analyses of gender, aging, race and ethnicity, and the labor force. more...

  • Multilevel Synthesisby Daniel Courgeau

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Presents a historical panorama of the evolution of demographic thought from its eighteenth-century origins onwards, and uses it to demonstrate how the multilevel approach can resolve some of the contradictions that have become apparent and achieve a synthesis of the different approaches employed. more...

  • Population Dynamics and Projection Methodsby John Stillwell; Martin Clarke

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Although the world population growth rate is declining, populations of different countries are growing. Whilst the population dynamics of individual countries are partly determined by levels of fertility and mortality -- the demographic components that constitute natural change -- the impact of international migration is an increasingly important driver... more...

  • Searching for Whitopiaby Rich Benjamin

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 18.99

    Between 2007 and 2009, Rich Benjamin, a journalist-adventurer, packed his bags and embarked on a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America, to some of the fastest-growing and whitest locales in our nation. By 2042, whites will no longer be the American majority. As immigrant populations--largely people of color--increase in cities... more...

  • Transition and Challengeby Zhongwei Zhao; Fei Guo

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. Extraordinary demographic changes took place in China in the second half of the twentieth century having wide-ranging consequences. This book, written by a group of leading experts, examines these profound changes... more...

  • Population, Family and Society in Pre-Modern Japanby Akira Hayami

    BRILL 2010; US$ 121.00

    This collection of Akira Hayami?s writings in English brings together for the first time an invaluable resource of comparative primary data on the demographic history of Japan. It contains twenty key essays in five parts: Tokugawa Japan, Demography through Telescope, Demography through Microscope, Family and Household, Afterwards. more...

  • 7 Billionby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 3.99

    Sometime in late October 2011, the 7 billionth citizen of planet Earth will be born. To mark the event, National Geographic magazine commissioned seven articles that explore the fascinating issues?including demographics, food security, climate change, fertility trends, managing biodiversity?surrounding this topic, which are collected for the first... more...

  • Children for Families or Families for Childrenby Dudley L. Poston; Mary Ann Davis; Christine Guarneri

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 159.00

    Do adoptions provide children for families or families for children? This book analyzes the complex interactions between adopters and adoptees using historical and current data. Who are the preferred parents and children, both domestically and internationally? How do the types of adoptions-domestic adoptions, private and public through the foster care... more...