Agriculture in the Tropics: An Elementary Treatise

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 16, 2011 - History - 288 pages
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First published in 1922, this is the third edition of a 1909 original intended to provide the general reader with an understanding of agricultural resources within the tropics. The book is structured around descriptions of these resources and their potential for future development, numerous illustrative figures are also included. Because the text is written from a broadly colonial perspective, such development is largely seen in terms of an engagement between the modernising influence of dominant states and the 'primitive' environments over which they hold sway. This volume will be illuminating for anyone with an interest in agriculture, botany, or the colonial mindset.
 

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Contents

PART I
1
CLIMATE
5
POPULATION AND LABOUR
11
TRANSPORT AND CAPITAL
16
DRAINAGE AND IRRIGATION
21
TOOLS TILLAGE MANURING ORoPP1Nc mo
25
PLANT LIFE IN run TROPICS AccLmAr1sArI0N
30
AGRICULTURE IN THE TROPICS IN PBIMITIVE Tums AND rrs GRADDAL CHANGE
34
C1NonoNA AND ornma DRUGS
101
FIBREYIELDING PLANTS
105
STUFFS AND TANNING SUBSTANCES
114
cnsr PAGE
116
TREATMENT
133
PART III
142
THE RELATIONS or THE PEASANT To THE LAND AND CROPS
149
THE FINANCING OF VILLAGE AGRICULTURE AND
155

PART II
40
SUGAR
54
TEAs
59
COFFEE CAcAo on OHoooLA1E KoLA mo
66
OocoNurs AND orrma PALMS
75
SPIOES
82
FRUIrsAND VEGETABLES
89
ToBAcco OPIUM HEMP
97
THE CROPS AND METHODS OF PEASANT AGRICULTURE
161
EDUCATION OF THE PEASANT AND ITS BEARING UPON
174
CAPITALIST 0R ESTATE AGRICULTURE
179
THE AGRICULTURAL NEEDS or THE PLANTING ENTERPRISE
190
PART IV
196
DEPARTMENTS or AGRICULTURE
217
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