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The Agricultural Systems of the World : An Evolutionary Approach - D. B. Grigg

The Agricultural Systems of the World

An Evolutionary Approach

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Published: 6th January 1975
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This book is about the present characteristics and distribution of the major agricultural systems of the world - shifting cultivation, wet rice cultivation, pastoral nomadism, Mediterranean agriculture, mixed farming, dairying, plantations, ranching and large-scale grain production. In Part One some major periods and processes which have affected modern agriculture are discussed. Chapter 2 deals with the origins and early diffusion of agriculture and its significance for the present. Chapter 3 deals with the subsequent diffusion of crops and livestock, particularly since the discovery of the New World, and Chapter 4 with the effect upon agriculture of industrialisation and urbanisation since 1850. In Part Two of the book some description of each type of agriculture is given. But it is the author's belief that there can be no adequate account of the present character of world agriculture without recourse to the evolution of agricultural systems. Thus each chapter in Part Two is an essay on the historical development of each of the major systems

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The early history of agriculture
The diffusion of crops and livestock
Technical and economic changes in agriculture
Shifting agriculture
Wet-rice cultivation in Asia
Pastoral nomadism
Mediterranean agriculture
Mixed farming in western Europe and North America
Dairying
Plantations
Ranching
Large-scale grain production
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521098434
ISBN-10: 0521098432
Series: Cambridge Geographical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 6th January 1975
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54