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Human population size, environment, and health

A.J. McMichael and J.W. Powles

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0302

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Human population size, environment, and health

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The number of people has increased in a series of steps by around five orders of magnitude over the past 100 000 years as geographical dispersal and cultural changes expanded access to food and other resources. The last 10-fold increase has occurred in just over two centuries....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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