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BOOK REVIEW

Building a Fund of
Sustainability Knowledge,
One Book at a Time-Part Nine

by Brian K. Yeoman
NAEP

e introduced a
series of book
reviews in 2015.
This is the ninth
installment in the
series. Hopefully,
you have enjoyed some of the earlier
reviews and perhaps some of the
books. Please partake of them. If
you are interested in purchasing
any of the books, I've provided the
ISBN number with each review. And
remember: it's all about the journey,
not the destination.
The Population Bomb is one
of the seminal books on the
environment. The primary theory
was that there will be a disaster for
all humanity due to overpopulation.
It warns of the potential of mass
starvation of humans in the 1970s
and 1980s. It is a bit like An Essay
on the Principle of Population
by Robert Malthus, the famous
18th century mathematician.
Malthus concluded that population
pressures would tend to undermine
improvements in living standards.
Population growth is, for many
people, the singular issue driving
sustainability. You know the type,
right? Those who like to say
population is the only real problem;

we just have too many people! In
1968 The Population Bomb saw
the problem through the eyes of
Malthus to the point of prophesying
catastrophic population collapse.
Ehrlich wrote, "The battle to feed
all of humanity is over. In the 1970s
and 1980s hundreds of millions of
people will starve to death in spite
of any crash programs embarked
upon now. At this late date nothing
can prevent a substantial increase in
the world death rate..." He went on
to say, "...a minimum of ten million
people, most of them children, will
starve to death during each year of
the 1970s. But this is a mere handful
compared to the numbers that will
be starving before the end of
the century."
The Ehrlichs believed that if living
standards were raised, there would
be a resultant human behavior
change that would put massive
pressure on the food supply
and reverse any technological
gains. The book sold more than
two million copies, raised the
general awareness of population
and environmental issues, and
influenced late 1960s and 1970s
public policy.
The book has been criticized

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018

Professional Development Notes
NAEP President Nichol Luoma
Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
Training, Testing, and Incentives
Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Certification: Which One Are You?
Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - intro
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover1
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover2
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Professional Development Notes
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - NAEP President Nichol Luoma
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 12
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 15
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Training, Testing, and Incentives
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 17
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 19
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Certification: Which One Are You?
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 21
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Evolution or Revolution? Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 23
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 24
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Book Review: Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time—Part Nine
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 26
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - 27
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Best and Final: Procurement: How the Torch Gets Passed
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Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover3
Educational Procurement Journal - Summer 2018 - cover4
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