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Lecture Topic Three

Review the power point lecture from class. Warning: this may not have the most up to date file. This is only a general overview it does not include all the diagrams, drawings, and discussions from class but it is a good place to start and a helpful reviewLecture 3
Explore this excellent online population summary covering topics including:

Past Population GrowthFertility, Population-Age Pyramid, Mortality, Demographic Transition, Mortality, Future Population Growth, Distribution, Carrying-Capacity

Explore how population has changed over human history with this interactive tutorial from NOVA:



U.S. 303,463,870

World 6,651,449,789

23:05 GMT (EST+5) Feb 18, 2008

Check out population clocks, 2010 census information, maps and more population information from the United States census Bureau

And get up to date population information and pyramids for every country in the world here!

Meet person # 6 Billion!

more from MSNBC

World Population Distribution

United States Population Distribution:

Up to the minute account of the world's most populous countries from Wikipedia

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And check out the world and Americas most populous cities

How is population changing differently in the less developed world than the more developed nations?

Explore the social, cultural and economic factors associated with these trends

How is population measured?

What is population density?

Which countries are most densely populated?

Measures of Birth Rates:

Measures of Mortality

Crude Death Rate

Infant Mortality Rate

How does the U.S. compared to the more developed world?
(not well)

Life Expectancy

What is the Rate of Natural Increase??

Population Growth and who's doing it:
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Population Pyramids from 1991
See if you can predict how different populations have changed over 15 years

Check to see if you were correct with this up to date population information and pyramids for every country in the world!

How are the "baby boomers" changing the world?

Demographic Transition Theory:

Is overpopulation a problem?

an answer from CNN

An answer from ""

An examination from Paul and Anne Ehrlich
Overpopulation Myths?

and other population issues from a concerned nonprofit

Country/Regional Population Statistics


Course Practice Questions


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