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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David Grigg is Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield.Review:
`The main aim of an introductory text is to suggest that the subject of agriculture is of remarkable interest, and to encourage the student to find out more about it ...' This book, with its many interesting maps, diagrams and tables, should succeed in this aim.' - Agricultural Progress
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Book Description Hutchinson Educational, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091567106
Book Description Hutchinson Educational, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091567106