于人之思想中构建和平

The Population crunch: agenda for the future

Anniversaries of prominent scientists are usually fairly easy to establish, but the birthday of a branch of science is often hidden in the depths of time. Demography is a fortunate exception, for its birthday has been established beyond all reasonable doubt January 1662, when John Graunt, a London businessman, published his Natural and Political Observations Made Upon the Bills of Mortality. This book was the world's first piece of research in the field now known as demography.

 

February 1967