The Human Geography of Ireland
An absorbing, up-to-date account of Irish geography. The author also looks back at certain aspects of the 19th century in order to provide an understanding of today's political geography, rural settlement patterns, population changes and urban growth. Contains a nontechnical treatment of Ireland's physical geography as a background to regional contrasts in agriculture. Abundant illustrations, maps and photographs are well-integrated throughout the text.
Population in the nineteenth century
Population in the twentieth century
The urban pattern
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