Principles of Population and Development is designed to fill a significant gap in introductory teaching materials on population for undergraduates and Masters students of demography, development studies, economics, geography, and related disciplines. The text grew out of Nigel Crook's lectures at SOAS, University of London, and its use of models and data from a wider-than-normal geographical base reflects his intention to produce a truly international course book. Its origins in the lecture hall are reflected in the engaging and relaxed style. The book considers the debate over the relationships between population, natural resources, and development from Malthus on, and introduces recent thinking on population and envrionment issues. The political economy of famine and health, and of fertility and birth control, is discussed in detail. The final chapters focus on interrelationships between population change and urbanization and industrialization in the developing world. Each chapter introduces theories and ideas about population and development and then moves on to empirical and quantative material and case studies. This book is intended for undergraduates and Masters students of demography, development studies, economics, geography, and related disciplines.