Book reviews

Ian Goldin, ed., Pleine, la planète?, Paris, Antigone14, 2015, 386 p. Originally published as Is the Planet Full?, Oxford University Press, 2014

Jean-Marc Rohrbasser  By the same author


This book takes up once again the problem formulated by Thomas Malthus in 1798: how far have we come in peopling the earth and is the planet overpopulated or in the process of becoming so’ Malthus posited that human beings had to eat and that “the passion between the sexes” would remain nearly in the state it was at the time he was writing. From these two axioms the Reverend drew his population (…)