Physical description

xii, 186 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


Contents: Introduction and Disease Background - Black fellow fall down, jump up white man; Death at a long distance. Demographic Modelling - Assumptions and procedures - Basis of modelling; Depopulating disturbances - Diseases and population recovery - Smallpox; the potential for population recovery; Other diseases; Summary diseases effects - Resource competition - Resource depletion and depopulation; Black and white options. Appraisal of estimates - '1788' population possibilities; Possible extrapolations; Summary results. Towards an Ecological Model - Economy and ecology; Some general inferences.