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James, Patricia

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 641 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Conference proceedings  History 
Classifications: HB151, 304.6
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Most widely held works by Patricia James
Population Malthus, his life and times by Patricia James ( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a fascinating insight into the work of one of our greatest thinkers. Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) is best remembered today for his theories on the menace of over-population; this first ever full-length biography shows him also in his role as one of the founders of classical political economy, still a controversial figure in the history of economic thought. Based on exhaustive research among contemporary sources, it gives an account of Malthus's two careers, as an economist and as a professor at the East India College.Patricia James describes how, at the East India
The travel diaries of Thomas Robert Malthus by T. R Malthus ( Book )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the principle of population : text, sources and background, criticism by T. R Malthus ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world's population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year. In many countries, supplies of food and water are inadequate to support this many people, so the world falls deeper and deeper into what economists call the "Malthusian trap," named for the writer whose work, more than any other, brought attention to the population dilemma. Thomas Robert Malthus first published An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, and it quickly became the focal point of controversies which continue today. Simply put, it stated that human population increased at a geometric rate, while agricultural production could, at best, increase only arithmetically, thus resulting in shortages of food. While this idea was neither entirely new nor wholly indisputable, Malthus' clear and forceful statement sounded an alarm. Today, many nations and individuals are making efforts to curb runaway population growth, but for much of the world, the problem remains unsolved." "This new edition of the classic work contains the text of the original 1798 essay, along with later revisions made by the author. Background and source materials include excerpts from works by such writers as David Hume, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Contemporary commentary ranges widely through many schools of thought, from Lester R. Brown, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, and Garret Hardin to Julian Simon and Pope Paul VI. The evolution of Malthus' idea and its validity through the years are traced in Philip Appleman's comprehensive introduction."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
James, Patricia
James, Patricia D.
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