Category Archives: Retro Reviews

Malthus’s Classic “Essay on Population” Revisited

A RETRO REVIEW “An Essay on the Principle of Population,” by T. R. Malthus; originally published in 1798; Oxford World Classics edition, © 1993, revised edition 2004; 172 pgs., $9.95 By David L. Brown Anyone who is the least bit … Continue reading

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Revisiting a Classic: Ehrlich’s “Population Bomb”

RETRO REVIEW “The Population Bomb,” by Paul R. Ehrlich, ©1968, rev. 1971; reprint in library binding available from Buccaneer Books, Inc., 201 pgs. By David L. Brown This prescient book, issued nearly forty years ago, was a major turning point … Continue reading

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An Agricultural Classic: Topsoil & Civilization

RETRO REVIEW Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of book reviews of previously published and out-of-print works of particular interest to Star Phoenix Base. These reviews will be filed under the appropriate subjects, and also in a … Continue reading

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