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An Introduction to Agricultural Geography - David Grigg

An Introduction to Agricultural Geography

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Published: 5th January 1995
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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.

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The biology of agriculturep. 9
Climate and cropsp. 19
Soils and the farmerp. 40
Slopes, altitude and agriculturep. 51
The demand for agricultural productsp. 59
The economic behaviour of farmersp. 69
The modernization of agriculturep. 84
The state and the farmerp. 101
Markets and transportp. 113
Agriculture in peri-urban regionsp. 128
Population, labour supply and agriculturep. 137
Farm size and landownershipp. 160
The diffusion of agricultural innovationsp. 173
The cultural framework of farmingp. 186
Agriculture and the environmentp. 197
Conclusionsp. 212
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780415084437
ISBN-10: 0415084431
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 5th January 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition