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Brookfield, H. C.

Works: 110 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 11,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Census data 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by H. C Brookfield
Agrodiversity : learning from farmers across the world by H. C Brookfield( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring agrodiversity by H. C Brookfield( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small farmers are often viewed as engaging in wasteful practices that wreak ecological havoc. Exploring Agrodiversity sets the record straight: Small farmers are in fact ingenious and inventive and engage in a diverse range of land-management strategies, many of them resourcefully geared toward conserving resources, especially soil. They have shown considerable resilience in the face of major onslaughts against their way of life by outsiders and government. Using case studies from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, this book provides in-depth analysis of agricultural diversity and explores its history. The book also considers the effect of the "gene revolution" on small farmers and reviews the effects of the "green revolution" in Asian countries. In conclusion, it questions whether the diverse agricultural practices employed by small farmers can survive modern pressures and the global ambitions of the biotechnology industry
In place of the forest : environmental and socio-economic transformation in Borneo and the eastern Malay Peninsula by H. C Brookfield( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the course of the modern transformation of Borneo and the eastern side of the Malay Peninsula, an area considered to be "environmentally critical" because of the massive deforestation that has taken place since the 1960s. The book begins with a description of the natural environment and its dynamics, and then reviews the considerable changes that occurred before the modern period. Against this background, the authors examine the changes since World War II and, in the course of several chapters, analyse the question of possible environmental endangerment in relation to the timber-based industries, bio-diversity, transmigrants and other settlers, the indigenous shifting cultivators, possible consequences of deforestation for global warming, and the townspeople who now form a significant part of the population. Drought and fire, and the creation of grasslands are also topics of discussion. The conclusions are mixed, and indicate that the greatest dangers arise from national policies that continue to treat this region as a"resource frontier" despite the growing resource scarcity
Interdependent development by H. C Brookfield( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than being a book about 'development' per se, this work is instead a book about ideas about development, designed for those drawn by a concern over social injustice into the development field. In a selective review of theory, which gives particular emphasis to the spatial dimension in Western, Marxist and neo-Marxist thought, Harold Brookfield traces the evolution of ideas about world inequality and the problem of development from the days before the 'underdeveloped countries' were considered to be a major problem, through the years dominated by 'economic growth', to the more searching approaches of the contemporary era. The central argument of the book is that development is a 'totality', which cannot properly be understood by separation into parts. The 'developed' and 'underdeveloped' countries constitute one interdependent system, and change in one cannot be understood without consideration of the other
Land degradation and society by Piers M Blaikie( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using an approach called 'regional political ecology'. This approach acknowledges that the reason why land management can fail are extremely varied, and must include a thorough understanding of the changing natural resource base itself, the human response to this, and broader changes in society, of which la
Melanesia: a geographical interpretation of an island world by H. C Brookfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonialism, development and independence: the case of the Melanesian islands in the South Pacific by H. C Brookfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1972 book takes Western Pacific island territories as a case study in the behavioural understanding of colonialism. "--Publisher's website
The Pacific in transition : geographical perspectives on adaptation and change by H. C Brookfield( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggle for land; agriculture and group territories among the Chimbu of the New Guinea highlands by H. C Brookfield( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers abroad; essays on the problems and prospects of research in foreign areas by Marvin W Mikesell( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South-East Asia's environmental future : the search for sustainability( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific market-places; a collection of essays by H. C Brookfield( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family farms : survival and prospect : a world-wide analysis by H. C Brookfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marx, Lenin and Kautsky all regarded family farming as doomed to be split into capitalist farms and proletarian labour. Most modern economists regard family farming as an archaic form of production organization, destined to give way to agribusiness. Family Farms refutes these notions and analyses the manner in which family farmers have been able to operate with success in both developed and developing countries, using examples wherever these are illuminating. This book begins by reviewing theoretical arguments about agricultural structures, and defines family farming. This is followed by five vignettes about farming in the first half of the twentieth century. The authors analyse the conditions of access to land and water, labour, livestock, tools and seed and review marketing arrangements and how they have changed since 1900. A three-chapter review of evolving policies in the North Atlantic countries, in the communist states, and in the developing countries, leads to a discussion of the impact of neo-liberalism. New issues of the farmer as steward of the environment are explored, as well as modern ideas about de-agrarianization and a discussion of land reform, tracing the experience of Mexico and Brazil. In two final chapters the more positive approach of pluriactivity is discussed and followed by a review of organic farming as a principal modern innovation. New political organizations representing family farming are described and their demands are discussed with empathy, but in a sceptical manner . Family farming is an adaptable and resilient form of production organization, and these qualities have allowed it to survive. The future will be no easier than the past, yet family farming continues to flourish in most contexts. This book will be useful for researchers, students and lecturers interested in Development Studies, Rural Studies and Geography and Anthropology, as well as general readers who have an interest in farming."--Présentation de l'éditeur
The city in the village : the in-situ urbanization of villages, villagers, and their land around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by H. C Brookfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformation with industrialization in peninsular Malaysia by H. C Brookfield( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the transformation of the Malaysian economy from primary production to export-oriented industrialization. The study also demonstrates how the lives of ordinary people have been changed in the process
Cultivating biodiversity : understanding, analysing and using agricultural diversity by H. C Brookfield( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map interpretation by G. H Dury( Book )

20 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Vila: report on a census of a Pacific Island town by H. C Brookfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainfall in the tropical Southwest Pacific by H. C Brookfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Agrodiversity : learning from farmers across the world
Exploring agrodiversityColonialism, development and independence: the case of the Melanesian islands in the South PacificFamily farms : survival and prospect : a world-wide analysisCultivating biodiversity : understanding, analysing and using agricultural diversity
Alternative Names
Brookfield, H.C.

Brookfield, H.C. 1926-

Brookfield, H. C. (Harold Chillingworth), 1926-

Brookfield Harold

Brookfield, Harold 1926-

Brookfield, Harold C

Brookfield, Harold Chillingworth.

Brookfield, Harold Chillingworth 1926-

Harold Brookfield Australian geographer

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