London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1973. Peter Whiteman (jacket illustration). Reprint of the Seventh Edition, first published in 1872. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; publisher's insignia in gilt on front board. Tight. Corners sharp. Gray endpapers have some foxing. Edges have some foxing and toning. Text box is clean and unmarked. / Good/Very Good. Price clipped. Publisher's price sticker on front jacket flap. Some scuffing and wear to front cover. Otherwise well preserved. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10172
Part of the Everyman's University Library series. With an introduction by T.H. Hollingsworth.
The provocative historical work on social economy, demography, and population control.
Malthus’ life’s work on human population and its dependency on food production and the environment was highly controversial on publication in 1798. He predicted what is known as the Malthusian catastrophe, in which humans would disregard the limits of natural resources and the world would be plagued by famine and disease. He significantly influenced the thinking of Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace and his theories continue to raise important questions today in the fields of social theory, economics and the environment.