Bound in original orange cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has a few chips along top edge; otherwise a very good copy.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. vi + [iv] + 302 pp.
Illustrated by 4 tables in text.
An accomplished exercise in intellectual history, offering the first full and accurate exposition of the ideas of Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), integrating his famous theory of population with his views on economic development and social structure. It reappraises his ideas on the birth control movement and reviews actual population trends and demographic theory, as a base from which to evaluate his principles. The work also traces later varied offshoots, including the neo-Malthusian movement and Social Darwinism. William Petersen (b.1912) was Professor of Social Demography at Ohio State University, 1967-78. UK edition, printed in the US, of the Harvard University Press edition of 1979,
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