The book AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION was first published in 1798 under the alias  Joseph Johnson,but the other author was soon identified as Thomas Robert Malthus.
The Population Bomb

World population growth and how to slow it -continues to be a subject of great controversy. The planet's poorest nations have yet to find effective ways to check their population increase -- at least without restricting citizens' rights and violating such traditions as the custom of having large families as insurance in old age. India, for example, has abandoned coercive birth control procedures, even though the country, with a population of 635 million, is growing by a million new people per month.