Contents: 1. Introduction to population geography. 2. Distribution and density of population. 3. Spatial movement of population. 4. Growth of population-birth and death rates. 5. Patterns of population composition. 6. Economic traits of population. 7. Literacy and quality of population. 8. Rural and urban population. 9. Population and resources. 10. A geographical overview of world population. 11. Settlements. 12. Urbanization. 13. Population problems. 14. Geographical regions. References. Index. "Being a new discipline there is still much to be learnt about the population fluctuations, economic changes, demographic regimes, agricultural changes and the relationships between population growth and resources and many other demographic matters. This is perhaps the reason why we have a fewer books on population geography. There is no standard book on the subject covering almost every demographic aspect but gives only the basic concepts and definitions. To fill up this vital gap the authors have felt the necessity of providing valuable information about the socio-economic and spatial aspects of population. The authors have tried to give proper exposure to the subject by making the book more comprehensive, both in its range and depth. The authors have adopted a mathematical, diagrammatic and empirical approach while writing this book. In this book the authors have tried to reveal a rare understanding of world population trends, spatial analysis of population dynamics by the latest data for a wide coverage of the subject. Besides incorporating the fundamental concepts of the subject it analyses the various recent theoretical developments of the subject. The book has been written in a lucid style and is understandable even to the undergraduate students. The book is also illustrated with maps, sketches, diagrams and tables for right interpretation of geographical facts presented in this book. As the book covers most of the current syllabi of Indian colleges and universities, the authors believe that the book will be of immense help for under-graduate and post-graduate students of geography in particular and the students of demography, sociology and economics in general. The book is equally meaningful for engineers, town-planners, teachers, scholars (conducting research work) and general readers who are interested in keeping themselves in touch with recent population policies, trends and problems."