Rural resource development pdf epub fb2

Rural resource development by Martin and others WHITBY pdf epub fb2

Rural resource development Author: Martin and others WHITBY
Title: Rural resource development
ISBN: 0416803806
ISBN13: 978-0416803808
Other Formats: lrf lit mbr azw
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Methuen; 1st ed. edition (1974)
Language: English
Category: No category
Size PDF version: 1557 kb
Size EPUB version: 1900 kb
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Originally published in 1978. The question of how best to use our various resources has become one of crucial importance as we face today's many economic problems. In this second edition, the authors are concerned with decisions on rural issues in a climate of financial cut-backs, which emphasise the need for identifying the most efficient public choices. With a refreshing directness they consider immediate problems of rural resources, such as the growth of the public sector, fluctuating commodity prices, dislocation in the land market, pollution, recreation pressure, and modernisation of an outdated settlement structure. In Part one, chapters deal in turn with the economics of public decisions, the application of quantitative models in the development context, the planning system as it applies to rural areas, and the problems of conserving the rural environment. Part two deals with the individual topics: land use and conversion to other uses, recreational use of the countryside, conservation economics, rural population, the labour market and farm policies, rural transport, and rural settlement. The authors conclude with an examination of the Cow Green Reservoir as a case-study of a rural public issue which had to be resolved. This revised and considerably expanded edition focusses specifically on the economic aspects of the subject and provides further illustrations, diagrams and examples.