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The Resource Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection

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Unnatural Selection
Title
Unnatural Selection
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Mara Hvistendahl
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Language
eng
Summary
Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeA Slate Best Book of 2011A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2011Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women.The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval.Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them
Summary
"Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in whichthere have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--
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10009976
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BT
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Hvistendahl, Mara
Dewey number
305
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men
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Unnatural Selection
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781586489915
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optical disk
Label
Unnatural Selection
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:62e2c83b-3628-43f4-a51d-9b1e63bff865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781586489915
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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