Chapter 13 consists essentially of resources, most of them online, related to general population studies and several specific applications (such as GIS). For this reason it is not necessary here to provide a listing of additional web sites to bookmark. Rather, we have identified relevant printed sources plus two web sites that lead to additional hard copy books and articles.
University of California, Berkeley Libraries
Indexes and data for population studies including migration, birth and death rates, aging, natural-resource planning, and development studies.
Browse Population Index
You are now able to browse the entire collection of Population Index citations for 1986–2000. This collection includes all issues published in the printed journal between 1986 (Volume 52, Number 1) and 1999 (Volume 65, Number 4), as well as 71 new abstracts of population literature that were not published in the printed journal (called Volume 66, Number 1). For each volume, you can access a brief table of contents, the cumulative author index, and the cumulative geographical index. For each issue, you can access a detailed table of contents, the bibliography (which appears on 20 web pages, one for each major section of the journal), the author index, and the geographical index.
Albrecht, Jochen. 2007. Key Concepts & Techniques in GIS. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
This is a comprehensive basic introduction to GIS and its many techniques and applications.
Arizpe, Lourdes, M. Priscilla Stone, and David C. Major. 1994. Population and Environment: Rethinking the Debate. Boulder, CO: Westview.
“This ambitious interdisciplinary volume places population processes in their social, political, and economic contexts while it considers their environmental impacts.”
Betts, Alexander, Gil Loescher, and James Milner. 2012. The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection. London, New York: Routledge.
The authors discuss the plight and legal issues that are faced by international refugees. This is a publication of UNHCR.
Cohen, Joel E. 1995. How Many People Can the Earth Support? New York: Norton.
“For the nondemographer trying to develop informed opinions, Cohen gives an overview of the history of the human population and a number of other key issues.”
Harvey, Francis. 2008. A Primer of GIS: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts. New York: Guilford Press.
Another introduction to GIS with a special emphasis on the techniques of map-making.
McNicoll, Geoffrey, John Bongaarts, and Ethel P. Churchill. 2013. “Population and Public Policy: Essays in Honor of Paul Demeny.” Population and Development Review 38, Issue Supplement s1: February.
Here is a collection of essays and articles inspired by the work of Paul Demeny, a pioneer in population-policy formulation.
Nyerges, Timothy L. 2010. Regional and Urban GIS: A Decision Support Approach. New York: Guilford Press.
This is a more advanced presentation of GIS principles, with a special emphasis on policy and administrative applications.
“Responding to Changing Demographics.” 2007. Educational Leadership 64, 6 (March): whole issue.
This issue contains several interdisciplinary perspectives on policy challenges resulting from population dynamics.