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A new textbook, demonstrating how much traditional agricultural college education is changing.
From the publisher's announcement:
For all those who work, live in or simply enjoy the countryside, this new textbook is the essential reference guide. Developed to complement Primrose McConnell's Agricultural Notebook (now in its 20th Edition under the Editorship of Richard Soffe) The Countryside Notebook explores contemporary issues such as Social Capital and Rural Sociology, alongside the more traditional areas of Game, Aquaculture and Equine, offering the reader:
- Useful lists of further reading, references and websites at the end of each chapter
- Contributions from a wide range of experts
- International scope with content relevant to temperate climates outside the UK
- Additional support through a companion website
The book is divided into four accessible sections: Rural Development, Rural Society and Government, Rural Environment and The Rural Economy. Carefully developed to meet the needs of anyone studying courses in agricultural sciences, countryside management, rural studies, rural environment and countryside environment. Students, lecturers, managers and consultants in these areas will find this book a valuable purchase. All libraries in universities and colleges where these subjects are studied and taught will find it a welcome addition to their shelves.
Part I - Rural Development One thousand years of rural life Paul Brassley
Part II - Rural Society & Government Introduction Mike Winter & Matt Lobley Rural Sociology Matt Lobley & Matt Reed Countryside Law Tim Felton Rural planning Paul Tyler
Part III - The Rural Environment Nature Conservation Eirenne Williams Landscape Paul Brassley & Sue Blackburn Building conservation Peter Child
Part IV - The Rural Economy The CAP of the EU Paul Brassley & Matt Lobley Livestock Alan Cooper Cropping in the UK Alison Samuel Grassland Roger Wilkins Organic Farming Nic Lampkin Farm Woodland Management Adam Carter & Ian Willoughby Game Management Stephen Tapper Equine J Jeremy Houghton -Brown Amenity Fisheries and Aquaculture Patrick Haughton & Dan Horsely Tourism Paul Brunt Marketing Management Richard Soffe Human Resources Mark Stone INDEX