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Land Resources: Now and For the Future

By: Anthony Young

319 pages, B/w photos, 9 line illus, 13 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2000 | #85645 | ISBN: 0521785596
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Hardback | Jul 1998 | #76950 | ISBN: 0521590035
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About this book

Describes the critical role of land resources in development, and their links with population, poverty, food security and economics.

'an authoritative interpretation ! Dr Young has distilled wisdom from a great deal of information and opinion, much of it conflicting, into a coherent account of land resources in the developing world ! His arguments are carefully weighed, cogent and lucid. The book deserves to be widely read, not only by soil scientists, indeed not mainly by soil scientists, but by the wider citizenry and especially its politicians and administrators.' European Journal of Soil Sciences 'Young brings together the relationships between land use and development in the emerging world. ... The style and tone of the book makes it accessible to both decision makers and scholars. ... This excellent book sets the standard for land use studies.' Choice 'This is an important authoritative study ! The marshaling of facts and logical discussion of their consequences presents a picture of world renewable resources under severe stress ! The book is entertainingly written and most carefully structured ! Its message should be shouted from the rooftops.' Agricultural Association Newsletter 'This book is a mine of information, full of facts and figures. The text is well supported with over 300 references and it deserves to be read widely.' Soil Use and Management '[Young's] writings have always been clear, exciting and thought-provoking and this book is no exception. ... a major worldwide statement on the present and future management of land resources ... I shall be strongly recommending it to all my students studying land-resource management.' Area 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Contains a great awareness factor of primary interest for those dealing with land-use planning and, not to forget, politicians ! scholarly and very readable.' Catena 'Anthony Young has written a quite remarkable book that deserves to have multiple copies on every university and college library shelf ! a paperback version is needed very soon, since this volume deserves to reach a wide audience.' Martin Kent, Geography 'It is an excellent text and I shall be strongly recommending it to all my students studying land-resource management.' R. P. C. Morgan, Royal Geographical Society '! valuable contribution to the literature on land resources and land resource issues.' R. V. Birnie, The Geographical Journal


Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on acronyms and currency; 1. Concern for land; 2. Land resource issues; 3. Resource survey and land evaluation; 4. Competition for land; 5. Working with farmers; 6. Land use planning; 7. Land degradation; 8. Global issues: climatic change and biodiversity; 9. Monitoring change: land resource indicators; 10. Costing the earth: the economic value of land resources; 11. Land management: caring for resources; 12. Research and technology; 13. Land, food and people; 14. Population, poverty and conflict; 15. Awareness, attitudes and actions; Notes; References; Index.


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