All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Economics, Politics & Policy  Science & Technology  Appropriate & Intermediate Technology

The Economies of Small Appropriate technology in a changing world

By: Raphael Kaplinsky
The Economies of Small
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Economies of Small ISBN: 9781853390722 Hardback Jan 1990 Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • The Economies of Small ISBN: 9781853390715 Paperback Jan 1999 Out of Print #56481
Selected version: £24.95
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

This book describes the origins and character of the global Appropriate Technology movement, identifying its three major components - the environmental, the social and the economic. The author discusses appropriate technologies in the bread, brick, cement and sugar industries in Africa and Asia. The reasons for the increasing attractiveness of small-scale production in the industrially advanced countries are described, and the author aims to show how this approach can open the way to more human-centred patterns of development throughout the globe. The final chapters discuss the limited role played by markets in the development and diffusion of these appropriate technologies, and consider both the nature of suitable governmental policies and assess the likelihood of their emergence.


Part 1 Origins and nature of the AT movement: introduction; contextualizing the origins of the AT movement; origins of the AT movement; major issues in AT. Part 2 Definitions and measurement: what is AT?; measuring AT. Part 3 The political economy of diffusion - the bread industry in Kenya: bread in the Kenyan economy; the alternative technologies; specifying the appropriate technology; the diffusion of bread-making technologies; the political economy of the choice of baking technology; the political economy of technological development; evidence from other sectors - breakfast cereals. Part 4 The institutional framework of AT development and diffusion: brick manufacture in three African countries: introduction; setting the schumpsterian motor to work; brick technologies; AT in brick manufacture; the institutional framework for the development and diffusion of AT in brick manufacturing.

Customer Reviews

By: Raphael Kaplinsky
Current promotions
Spring PromotionsYaleOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife