E-books: Rural Studies

  • Agricultural and Agribusiness Law: An Introduction for Non-Lawyers book cover

    Agricultural and Agribusiness Law

    An Introduction for Non-Lawyers, 2nd Edition

    By Theodore A. Feitshans

    This introductory textbook provides an overview of the concepts necessary for an understanding of agricultural and agribusiness law. The text will help students of land-based industries with little or no legal background to appreciate and identify issues that may require referral or consultation…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge

  • Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design book cover

    Agricultural Landscapes

    Seeing Rural Through Design, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design follows on from the author’s previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas…

    eBook – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Ecology of Hedgerows and Field Margins book cover

    The Ecology of Hedgerows and Field Margins

    1st Edition

    Edited by John W. Dover

    Hedges and field margins are important wildlife habitats and deliver a range of ecosystem services, and their value is increasingly recognised by ecologists. This book reviews and assesses the current state of research on hedgerows and associated field margins. With the intensification of…

    eBook – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Scott, Nick Gallent, Menelaos Gkartzios

    The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century. Looking across different international experiences – from Europe, North America and Australasia to the transition and emerging…

    eBook – 2019-01-15
    Routledge

  • Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages book cover

    Planning, Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages

    1st Edition

    By Hemanta Doloi, Ray Green, Sally Donovan

    Some 7.3 billion people currently live on the planet. Of these, 3.4 billion live in rural areas. In just a few regions—Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa—less than 50 per cent of poverty is now located in rural areas. But for the rest of the world's regions between 55 per cent and 80…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production: Divergence and Resource Use Resilience book cover

    Forest Ecosystem Management and Timber Production

    Divergence and Resource Use Resilience, 1st Edition

    By Russell Warman

    Timber sourcing is shifting from extraction from natural forests to forms of cultivation that are increasingly agricultural in nature. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine the socio-political, biophysical and discursive dimensions of this divergence of wood production from…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Rural Change and Planning: England and Wales in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Rural Change and Planning

    England and Wales in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Gordon E. Cherry, Alan Rogers

    Originally published in 1996 Rural Change and Planning describes the turbulent changes that have occurred in rural England and Wales since the outbreak of the First World War. The book describes the changes from an agriculturally-dominated countryside to one which has had to increasingly adapt to…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy: The Second Great Transformation book cover

    Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy

    The Second Great Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gilles Allaire, Benoit Daviron

    With increasing pressure on resources, the looming spectre of climate change and growing anxiety among eaters, ecology and food are at the heart of the political debates surrounding agriculture and diet. This unique contribution unravels agri-environmental issues at different spatial levels, from…

    eBook – 2018-11-14
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Localizing Global Food: Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges book cover

    Localizing Global Food

    Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Agni Kalfagianni, Sophia Skordili

    Short food supply chains (SFSCs) rely primarily on local production and processing practices for the provision of food and are, in principle, more sustainable in social,  economic and environmental terms than supply chains where production and consumption are widely separated. This book…

    eBook – 2018-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Agricultural Land Use and Natural Gas Extraction Conflicts: A Global Socio-Legal Perspective book cover

    Agricultural Land Use and Natural Gas Extraction Conflicts

    A Global Socio-Legal Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Madeline Taylor, Tina Hunter

    Onshore unconventional gas operations, in most jurisdictions, operate on the legal principle that all activities during exploration and extraction are ‘temporary’ in nature. The concept that the onshore unconventional gas industry has a temporary effect on the land on which it operates creates a…

    eBook – 2018-11-02
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation book cover

    Service Provision and Rural Sustainability

    Infrastructure and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, Laura Ryser

    Access to quality services and community infrastructure are vital parts of supporting sustainable and resilient rural and small town places. Renewing outdated infrastructure and supporting the delivery of services in rural communities present significant challenges from the constrained fiscal and…

    eBook – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning

  • Farming, Food and Nature: Respecting Animals, People and the Environment book cover

    Farming, Food and Nature

    Respecting Animals, People and the Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce D'Silva, Carol McKenna

    Livestock production and its use of finite resources is devastating biodiversity and pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. This powerful book examines the massive global impact caused by intensive livestock production and then explores solutions, ranging from moving to agroecological farming…

    eBook – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

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