The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation

The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation

In May, Ehrlich released a quickly written, cheaply bound paperback, The Population Bomb. Together with his own observations, Vogt’s book shaped Ehrlich’s ideas about ecology and population studies. The Population Bomb shot up the best-seller lists. The population bomb Dr. Ehrlich reviews the case for immediate population control and outlines the responsibilities of the individual and national governments. BuyConsider the opening scene of The Population Bomb.

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