Paul Morland has rudely awakened us to the hidden hand of demography in shaping history and politics in the modern world ... If you want to understand our times, you must read this book.
Population has been historically one of the key factors that has defined the relations between states. As Paul Morland shows in this nuanced, highly informative and rigorously argued book, it has now become the defining factor for the political dynamics within states. The Human Tide shows that we live in an age of hard and soft demographic engineering
A fascinating account of how much sheer population numbers have mattered in human history - and why major demographic upheavals, happening now and over the next few decades, are going to affect us all
An admirable introduction to a vital subject
A readable, trenchant, up-to-date overview of the biggest story on the planet
As Morland argues arithmetically but convincingly, a society's rise or downfall is mirrored in its numbers
Rigorous and detailed
A clever analysis