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Ehrlich, Paul R. (1932–)

Paul r. ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies at the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, is an entomologist and author on human overpopulation. He is wellknown around the world for his book The Population Bomb (1968).

Ehrlich was born on May 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in zoology at the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. from the University of Kansas. In 1957, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Miami, and then worked at the Department of Entomology at the University of Kansas. Two years later, Dr. Ehrlich joined the faculty at Stanford University and became a professor of biology in 1966, and Bing Professor eleven years later. His academic interests were initially in the field of ...

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