An Introduction to Agricultural Geography

Author: David Grigg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203419278

Category: Science

Page: 240

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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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An Introduction to Agricultural Geography

Author: David B. Grigg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415084420

Category: Science

Page: 217

View: 3000

"Employing nearly one half of the world's workforce, agriculture is clearly of great economic and social importance. An incredible variety of methods is used globally; the Western world has the latest scientific and industrial advancements at its disposal, yet in some parts of the Third World a living is made using tools that have hardly changed in two thousand years." "David Grigg provides a comprehensive introduction to agriculture in both the First and Third Worlds, describing both human and environmental issues. Covering the physical environment, economic behaviour and demands, institutional, social and cultural influences, and the impact of farming upon the environment, the book explores the wide range of factors which influence how agriculture and agricultural practice differ from place to place." "For this new edition, the text, statistics, artwork and bibliography have been entirely updated and revised. In addition, two new chapters have been incorporated, on modernization and on the environment."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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An introduction to agricultural geography

Author: David B. Grigg

Publisher: Hutchinson Educational

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 204

View: 8241

Employing nearly half the world's workforce, agriculture is the single most important global industry. David Grigg provides a comprehensive introduction to agriculture in both the First and Third Worlds, describing both human and environmental issues. Covering the physical environment, economic behavior and demands, institutional, social and cultural influences, and the impact of farming upon the environment, the book explores the wide range of factors which influence how agriculture and agricultural practice differ from place to place.For this edition, the text, statistics, artwork and bibliography have been entirely updated and revised. In addition, two chapters on modernization and on the environment have been added.
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Agriculture in Australia

an introduction

Author: L. R. Malcolm,Bill Malcolm,Peter Sale,Adrian Egan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195536959

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 3591

This text offers an innovative and comprehensive introduction to agriculture for students concerned with the continent of Australia. Integrating the science and economics of agriculture, including production, profit and sustainability, this work covers the whole-farm or farm-management approach. The text reviews the geography of Australian agriculture and then discusses in detail the fundamental process in agriculture--growing plants through reliable and efficient practices.
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Geography and Gender

An Introduction to Feminist Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House of Canada Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

Page: 160

View: 9722

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An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography

Local Dynamics and Global Processes

Author: William G. Moseley,Eric Perramond,Holly M. Hapke,Paul Laris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241053

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 7060

This introductory level text explores various theoreticalapproaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how localdynamics and global processes influence how we interact with ourenvironments. Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmentalgeography and science Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field,along with major thematic issues such as population, food andagriculture, and water resources Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationshipsbetween humans and their environment across geographical locationsaround the world Includes a variety of real-world policy questions andemphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work byfeaturing prominent nature-society geographers in guest fieldnotes
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Geographies of Agriculture

Globalisation, Restructuring and Sustainability

Author: Guy M. Robinson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582356627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

View: 3806

Agricultural geography changed dramatically during the last decades of the 20th century, reflecting the transformation of the farming industry itself. This text embraces these changes, applying ideas and methods from contemporary social science.
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Applied Geography

Principles and Practice : an Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415182683

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 1371

Offering an introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography, this text provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.
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Nachhaltigkeitsökonomik

Eine Einführung

Author: Peter Bartelmus

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365803131X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Das Buch führt ein in das zunehmend wichtige Feld ​der ökonomischen Nachhaltigkeit und verbindet verschiedene Disziplinen: Umweltwissenschaft, Umweltökonomie und Wirtschaftsökonomie sowie Wachstumstheorien. Da Nachhaltigkeit verschiedene Lesarten hat, verfolgt der Autor zwei Intentionen: eine Systematik in Maßnahmen, Modelle und Management der Nachhaltigkeit zu bringen sowie den Zugang zu diesem komplexen, interdisziplinären Thema zu erleichtern. Das Buch schließt eine Lücke zwischen den Disziplinen und wird damit zum wichtigsten Ratgeber derzeit, um die aktuellen Konzepte zu verstehen und anzuwenden. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, ist es auch für gesellschaftlich Interessierte geschrieben. Zahlreiche, eigen erstellte Illustrationen visualisieren die Ausführungen.
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Placing Animals

An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations

Author: Julie Urbanik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442211865

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 8803

Placing Animals is the first book to survey the ways in which animals have been studied in geography. It includes both a historical overview of the development of animal geography and an assessment of the field today. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the history of animal geography and our distinctive relationships in the home, on farms, in the context of labor, in the wider culture, and in the wild.
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an introduction to general geography

Author: Alec A. Golding

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 244

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
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An Introduction to Economic Geography

Author: Norman John Greville Pounds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic geography

Page: 266

View: 2668

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The Cultural Landscape

An Introduction to Human Geography

Author: James M. Rubenstein

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130801807

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 2770

Dealing with where people and human activities are located, why they are situated in particular locations, and what significance these observed arrangements represent, this text adopts a social science perspective while applying concepts from the physical sciences where needed.
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An Introduction to Human Geography

Author: Peter Daniels,James Sidaway,Michael Bradshaw,Denis Shaw

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0273740903

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 3266

Comprehensively revised, the fourth edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, including resources, population, food security, the economy and development, geopolitics and territory, culture, society, cities, the environment and environmentalism, inequality, agriculture and rurality, the politics of place and globalisation, and global governance. Coherent and substantial chapters ensure balanced treatment across the range of contemporary human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world in the early twenty-first century, stimulating coverage examines the diverse forces that shape economies and societies. Themes, issues and links are highlighted and emphasised to present a holistic view of what the editors describe as our ‘... interconnected, contradictory, complex, conflict-ridden and fantastically diverse planet.’ All chapters are written by specialists in the field and offer original, critical and engaging perspectives.
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An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131217614

Category: Science

Page: 664

View: 4002

"An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment "provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics within physical geography, including climate, landform evolution, biogeography, oceans, environmental management, quaternary environmental change and remote sensing. Richly supported throughout by examples drawn from Europe and the wider world, this highly illustrated text will stimulate interest and actively engage students. It looks closely at processes and environmental change and encourages students to apply their understanding to consider contemporary environmental problems. Each chapter is written by a leading specialist in their field to provide informative, expert and practical coverage. Main features - An integrative thematic structure provides clear and comprehensible organisation to the material. The book is split into five parts, each with a part opener describing the main themes and links between the chapters within that part. - A wide range of pedagogical features helps to clarify, extend and apply studentsA understanding of the fundamental issues. This is comprised of: - Five categories of boxed feature that explore and illustrate topics and concepts - "fundamental principles, techniques, environmental change, new directions and case studies." - Reflective questions thatinvite the reader to think about and further explore what they have just read. Useful for consolidating learning, these are found at the end of each major section of every chapter. - Also included are learning objectives, a summary, a comprehensive glossary, and an annotated list of further reading and weblinks - An innovative website accompanies the text. Thisincludes resources for the lecturer and student to assist teaching and further explore topics covered in the main text. To explore the online resources, please go to the dedicated companion website at www.booksites.net/holden For lecturers: - There is a password protected site with power point slides, and field exercise ideas. For students: - There are multiple choice questions for each chapter, interactive numerical models, an annotated bibliography, list of weblinks and a comprehensive glossary. "An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography, the environment and environmental science and also suitable for those studying earth sciences, geology, environmental management and other related environmental courses.
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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

Author: Jennifer A. Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415590728

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

View: 3102

This text examines the complex challenges presented by the goal of sustainable development at the local and global level. Areas covered include the challenges and opportunities for the developing world in the search for sustainable development.
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