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RFF Agriculture and Fisheries Set


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The six classic books in this series study sustainability in agriculture and fisheries, assessing options for improving food security as well as protecting the natural environment and human health.

The RFF Library Collection brings back landmark books published by Resources for the Future throughout its nearly 60-year history as the pre-eminent research institution devoted exclusively to environmental issues. The Collection offers individuals and institutions the most classic and relevant literature across a range of environmental issues.

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Governing Soil Conservation Thirty Years of the New Decentralization

Governing Soil Conservation: Thirty Years of the New Decentralization

1st Edition

By Robert J. Morgan
January 19, 2011

This study reviews and evaluates the political and administrative aspects of the nationwide soil conservation effort in the United States. Originally published in 1966...

Soil Conservation in Perspective

Soil Conservation in Perspective

1st Edition

By R. Burnell Held, Marion Clawson
January 19, 2011

This book reviews and evaluates the nationwide soil conservation effort in the United States and suggests broad outlines of a future conservation program. Originally published in 1965...

The Common Wealth in Ocean Fisheries Some Problems of Growth and Economic Allocation

The Common Wealth in Ocean Fisheries: Some Problems of Growth and Economic Allocation

1st Edition

By Francis T. Christy, Anthony Scott
January 19, 2011

By examining international fishery resources from a primarily economic and political viewpoint, this book highlights the common property aspects of fisheries, physical productivity of the ocean, supply and demand, and the legal and institutional framework within which the fisheries industry ...

The Cropland Crisis Myth or Reality?

The Cropland Crisis: Myth or Reality?

1st Edition

By Pierre Crosson
January 19, 2011

This book examines the factors affecting the demand for agricultural land in the United States and the costs of meeting increasing demand. Originally published in 1982...

The Overproduction Trap in U.S. Agriculture A Study of Resource Allocation from World War I to the Late 1960's

The Overproduction Trap in U.S. Agriculture: A Study of Resource Allocation from World War I to the Late 1960's

1st Edition

By Glenn Johnson, C Leroy Quance
January 19, 2011

This book emphasizes resource use and efficiency in the agricultural sector and offers facts and analytical concepts of interest to welfare economists, sociologists, and agricultural policy makers. Originally published in 1972...

The Pacific Salmon Fisheries A Study of Irrational Conservation

The Pacific Salmon Fisheries: A Study of Irrational Conservation

1st Edition

By James A. Crutchfield, Giulio Pontecorvo
January 19, 2011

This study attributes the chronic economic distress of the valuable Pacific salmon industry not only to decline in catch but also to the economic problems of open access ocean fisheries. It analyzes salmon public management programs and proposes alternatives. Originally published in 1969...

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