First published in 1968, the central aim of this work is to examine the major problems of development confronting contemporary tropical countries. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines the significance of natural and human resources in development planning in tropical countries; the effects of social and political institutions; the problems of aid and trade; markets and transport; and problems of agriculture and industry.
1. Natural Resources and Tropical Environments 2. Natural Resources: Climate and Water Supply 3. Other Natural Resources 4. Human Resources: Qualitative Aspects 5. Human Resources and the Population Problem 6. Types of Tropical Agriculture 7. The Increase of Agricultural Production 8. Agricultural Development in Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Malaya 9. Agriculture or Industry 10. Industrialisation 11. Industrialisation in Venezuela, Nigeria and India 12. Transport 13. Markets and Trade 14. Economic Development Plans, Capital Resources and International Aid