This wide-ranging volume, first published in 1983, reflects the increasing scope of the field of rural geography in the second half of the twentieth century. Although traditional areas of study such as agriculture and the land-use patterns of the countryside remained important, scholars also began to consider rural transport, employment, housing and policy, as well as to develop new theories and methodologies for application to study. The chapters included here addressed the need for a review of the changes that had taken place within the field of rural geography, and as such provide an essential background to students with an interest in rural demography, planning and agriculture.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Evolution of the Settlement Pattern M. Bunce 2. Land Use and Competition A. G. Champion 3. Structural Change in Agriculture I. R. Bowler 4. Population and Employment A. W. Gilg 5. Housing A. W. Rogers 6. Transport and Accessibility D. J. Banister 7. Rural Communities G. J. Lewis 8. Recreation M. F. Tanner 9. Resource Evaluation and Management P. J. Cloke 10. Rural Planning D. L. J. Robins; Notes on Contributors; Index
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