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  • Common Innovationby G. M. P. Swann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, ‘perennial gale of creative destruction’, common innovation is more a, ‘gentle and benign breeze’. This book... more...

  • Individual Differences and Personalityby Colin Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Colin Cooper's 'Individual Differences' has been a favourite among lecturers and students of differential psychology since it was published in 1997. It is unique in its comprehensive coverage of both personality theories and the methodological issues associated with personality and psychometric testing. This new edition has been fully revised and... more...

  • Who Owns Appalachia?by Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force; Charles C. Geisler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Long viewed as a problem in other countries, the ownership of land and resources is becoming an issue of mounting concern in the United States. Nowhere has it surfaced more dramatically than in the southern Appalachians where the exploitation of timber and mineral resources has been recently aggravated by the ravages of strip-mining and flash floods.... more...

  • Man and Waterby L. Douglas James

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Modern man is beginning, painfully, to learn that he can continue to enjoy basic resources like water only through careful planning and control. This book indicates what social scientists have contributed in the past and seeks to encourage their future participation in this critical area. The study first describes the background of water use planning... more...

  • Absentee Landowning and Exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920by Barbara Rasmussen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Absentee landowning has long been tied to economic distress in Appalachia. In this important revisionist study, Barbara Rasmussen examines the nature of landownership in five counties of West Virginia and its effects upon the counties' economic and social development. Rasmussen untangles a web of outside domination of the region that commenced before... more...

  • Farm Families and Change in 20th-Century Americaby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm family is a unique institution, perhaps the last remnant, in an increasingly complex world, of a simpler social order in which economic and domestic activities were inextricably bound together. In the past few years, however, American agriculture has suffered huge losses, and family farmers have seen their way of life threatened by economic... more...

  • Collectivization of Agriculture in Eastern Europeby Irwin T. Sanders

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Collectivization of agriculture is an essential feature of the Communist program for the satellite countries of Eastern Europe. It is a means of extending state control of agriculture as well as the basis for developing large-scale industrial and military power. Irwin T. Sanders has edited this excellent group of papers by specialists on Eastern Europe... more...

  • Cotton Fields No Moreby Gilbert C. Fite

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    No general history of southern farming since the end of slavery has been published until now. For the first time, Gilbert C. Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up commercial agricultural development in the eleven states of the old Confederacy, to explain why agricultural change was so slow in the South, and then to show how the agents... more...

  • Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planningby Morgan Gopnik

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).  The author first establishes that these two seemingly... more...

  • Economics of Water Management in Agricultureby Thomas Bournaris; Julio Berbel; Basil Manos; Davide Viaggi

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches... more...