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Human population size, environment, and health 

Human population size, environment, and health

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Human population size, environment, and health
Author(s):

A.J. McMichael

and J.W. Powles

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0302

November 30, 2011: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 26 May 2017

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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