Rural Settlement and Land Use (University Library)

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To a remarkable extent, students of location problems have fastened attention upon industrial and urban matters rather than upon agricultural and rural affairs. The preponderance of the former studies undoubtedly re?ects the relative importance of the manufacturing and commercial sectors of the technically more advanced countries where most students of location matters have in the past resided. Perhaps it has also seemed that the locational problems posed by city life and factory employment are more amenable than those of the countryside to rigorous analysis.

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"[T]he author has achieved a pertinent and thought-provoking contribution." --A. E. Smailes, The Geographical Journal "[A]n informed and useful introduction to some of the questions involved in human settlement and location with respect to the economics of subsistence needs." --Kerry Pataki, American Anthropologist

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Michael Chisholm is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Cambridge and emeritus fellow of St. Catharine's College. He has been a member of the Social Science Research Committee and chairman of the committee for Geography and Planning. He has also been a member of the local government Boundary Commission of England, the Rural Development Commission as well as the Local Government Commission for England.

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