Population Matters

Free population books offer

Free population books offer

Free seminal books on population from Population Matters

Due to reduced storage facilities, Population Matters is pleased to offer to its members and supporters free copies of three key books on population by founding patron Jack Parsons, with a combined value of £30.

To order, simply send an email to owenclarke@cooptel.net saying how many copies of each book you would like and including your postal address. We encourage you to make a voluntary donation to help with our postage and packing costs of £2.50 per book via our donate page.

The author

Jack Parsons (1920 – 2006) is remembered principally for his research as a sociologist, which advocated and promoted the practice of population control. Parsons became interested in population control during the 1960s, and began the research that led to a significant body of books and articles being published between 1971 and 1998. He was a founding patron of Optimum Population Trust, now known as Population Matters, and contributed to our thinking and development. He was also a consultant to the IPPF, the IUCN and Oxfam and a founder member of the Conservation Society. Wikipedia entry

The Books

1. Treason of the BBC Paperback 232pp 2006 previously £8.50 The detailed evidence that the BBC has been systematically excluding virtually all material on the question of basic population policy.

2. Population Fallacies Hardback 286pp 1977 previously £12 A wide-ranging account of the many ways in which evidence is used and arguments are invented in order to keep the level of population off the agenda. ‘A lively – as well as scholarly – introduction … which rings the changes from the usual chapter-and-verse on the … teeming millions.’ New Internationalist ‘Parsons is a rare individual – one who clearly understands his subject and writes about it with wit, vigour, and precision…’ IUCN Bulletin

3. Population vs. Liberty Hardback 448pp 1971 previously £12 There is no absolute liberty, but many different specific liberties which may come into conflict with each other, and that in a state of overpopulation the unqualified freedom to determine one’s own family size conflicts with many other freedoms. ‘A tremendous amount of valuable material … the message is right and terribly urgent.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘Urbane, witty and stimulating … full of facts and ideas. Hugely readable … eminently sane, and quite compelling.’ The Ecologist.

How to order

To order, simply send an email to owenclarke@cooptel.net saying how many copies of each book you would like and including your postal address. We encourage you to make a voluntary donation to help with postage and packing costs via our donate page.

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