Population explosion: Abundance or famine


Volume 5 of the Visual series published by Dell in the United States, though conceived in Europe by Frédéric Ditis and Heiri Steiner. The back cover blurb claimed that ‘The launching of the international VISUAL series signals a new era in the world of books and ideas. Far more than a textbook with illustrations or picture book with captions, each VISUAL probes a subject of universal interest through the eyes of a creative artist working in collaboration with an eminent authority’. Jan Lenica was, among other things, a celebrated Polish poster artist. Alfred Sauvy was a noted French demographer.