An Introduction to Agricultural Geography (2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Agricultural Geography (2nd Revised edition)

By: David Grigg (author)Paperback

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Employing nearly half of the world's workforce, agriculture is clearly of great economic and social importance. An incredible variety of methods are used globally; the Western world has the latest scientific and industrial advancements at its disposal, yet in the Thrid World a living is made using tools that have hardly changed in two thousand years. An Introduction to Agricultural Geography provides an extensive guide through this diverse and increaslingly important geographical subject, aiming to show that a wide range of factors explain how agricultural practices differ from place to place. Dealing with the physical environment, economic behaviour and demands, institutional and social influences and the impact of farming upon the environment, the author has produced an important introductory text that is topical, incisive and ultimately essential to reach an understanding of the remarkable diversity of the world's major industry.

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Contents

The biology of agriculture; climate and crops; soils and the farmer; slopes, altitude and agriculture; the demand for agricultural products; the economic behaviour of farmers; the modernization of agriculture; the State and the farmer; markets and transport; agriculture and peri-urban regions; population, labour supply and agriculture; farm size and land ownership; the diffusion of agricultural innovations; the cultural framework of farming; agriculture and the environment.

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/01/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780415084437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9780415084437
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415084431
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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