What is Land Reform

Definitions vary according to whether you favor or oppose land reform ; whether
you treat it as an ideological symbol , or as an achievable goal , or look at actual
results . Definitions depend not only on the aims of reform , but also on the means
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Author: Alexis E. Lachman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043085177

Category: Land reform

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What is Land For

What is Land For? tackles these key cutting-edge issues of this new debate by setting out a baseline of evidence and ideas.

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Author: Matt Lobley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136544392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

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In recent decades agricultural commodity surpluses in the developed world have contributed to a mantra of 'land surplus' in which set-aside, extensification, alternative land uses and 'wilding' have been key terms in debates over land. Quite suddenly all this has changed as a consequence of rapidly shifting commodity markets. Prices for cereals, oil seeds and other globally traded commodities have risen sharply. A contributor to this has been the shift to bioenergy cropping, fuelled by concerns over post-peak oil and climate change. Agricultural supply chain interests have embraced the 'new environmentalism' of climate change with enthusiasm, proudly proclaiming the readiness of the industry to produce both food and energy crops, and to do so with a neo-liberal confidence in markets to determine the balance between food and non-food crops in land use. But policy and politics have not necessarily caught up with these market and industry-led changes and some environmentalists are beginning to challenge the assumptions of the new 'productivism'. Is it necessarily the case, they ask, that agriculture's best contribution to tackling climate change is to grow bioenergy crops or invest in anaerobic-digesters or make land over for windfarms? Might not there be an equally important role in maximising the carbon sequestration or water-holding properties of biodiverse land? What is Land For? tackles these key cutting-edge issues of this new debate by setting out a baseline of evidence and ideas.

Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

An introduction to issues of land use and the economic tools that are used to resolve land-use conflicts.

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Author: Gerrit C. Van Kooten

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774804459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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'This text seeks to provide an introduction to issues of land use and the economic tools that are used to resolve land-use conflicts. In particular, tools of economic analysis are used to address allocation of land among alternative uses in such a way that the welfare of society is enhanced. Thus, the focus is on what is best for society and not what is best for an individual, a particular group of individuals, or a particular constituency. What this text seeks to provide is a balanced and just approach to decision-making concerning allocation of land.' -- from the Introduction

The Island Or An Adventure of a Person of Quality

A few centuries ago we were no better off than you ; every man with his bit of land
for tillage , his common for grazing , a rather demoralising plenty in every hut —
no really efficient slave class , in fact . But a patriotic nobility soon put a stop to ...

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Author: Richard Whiteing

Publisher: London and New York : Longmans, Green

ISBN: CORNELL:31924013569995

Category: Voyages, Imaginary

Page: 290

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The Bankers Magazine and Statistical Register

To continue our illustration , we will suppose that A , B , C , D and F dwell upon
an island in the middle of the ocean , the fee simple of which island is vested in F
. Now it is plain that if F is seized of a fee simple to the island he has the power of
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101042654051

Category: Banks and banking

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Planting Hope on Worn out Land

This book describes the conditions of poor black farmers and sharecroppers who were starving du to the worn-out land in Macon County, Alabama, in the 1930s and traces the history of an innovative New Deal program established to reclaim the ...

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Author: Robert G. Pasquill

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781588382054

Category: History

Page: 152

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The Great Depression of the 1930s contained misery for millions of Americans. Nowhere was the despair greater than in Macon County, Alabama, where hundreds of poor families lived on and worked land that had been eroded and depleted until it no longer supported crops. Ironically, this was once some of the deepest, richest soil in America-in the fabled Black Belt of Alabama, home to huge cotton plantations and thousands of slaves. After the Civil War, however, sharecropping and tenant farming impoverished former slaves and former slave owners alike, and decades of poor farming practices ruined the land.

John Brown Among the Quakers

And what , by a sort of amusing perversity , is more perplexing still , the name
Mascoutin , as applied to the island in the ... be the meaning thereof fire island or
prairie island ; for , besides being the flattest and nakedest of prairies , in Indian ...

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Author: Irving Berdine Richman

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX2WB6

Category: Brown, John, 1800-1859

Page: 239

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Land Law

Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject.

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Author: Elizabeth Cooke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199653232

Category: Law

Page: 265

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Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject. It provides a clear overview of the subject, details key cases, and offers both a clear explanation of how the law works and insights into how property lawyers think.

The Principles and Practice of Land Drainage

At the foot of hills , ridges and highlands , the water if often found even in a dry
time , oozing out , not , perhaps , at a single point , or in sufficient quantity to make
a useful spring , but enough to make the land for rods or acres around , wet and ...

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Author: John Hancock Klippart

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89088905310

Category: Drainage

Page: 454

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English and Irish Land Questions

... where, by orders of Queen Margaret, the Castle of Mount Orgueil surrendered
to it. The French force then succeeded in reducing about half the island; the other
half resisted under the leadership of Philip de Carteret, Seigneur of St. Ouen.

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Author: George John Shaw Lefevre (Baron Eversley.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055292141

Category: Agriculture

Page: 272

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The Book of Commerce by Sea and Land

Much salt is prepared in vats at Cape tion of almost every country , but is more
Cod and other places along the sea - coast abundant in the island of Candia , in
the of the United States . Salt springs abound Archipelago , than any where else .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCI:31970025782712

Category: Commerce

Page: 185

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Handbook for the Field Assessment of Land Degradation

Yet, land degradation is widespread and is lowering the productive capacity of the land in these countries. This practical handbook presents simple, non-technical indicators for assessing land degradation in the field.

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Author: Michael Stocking

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853838316

Category: Nature

Page: 169

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Violence and insecurity are among the most important issues facing communities in the 21st century. Both family violence and community violence are rapidly rising in the urbanizing nations of the ‘South’, and richer nations are also facing increased conce

The American and English Railroad Cases

ercise power of eminent domain under Purposes for which land may be taken by
railNew York statute , there being no pubroad . 3 , 196 . How the question of what
is a public use is delic use . In re Niagara Falls etc . R . termined . 14 , 413 .

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Author: Lawrence Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101066800416

Category: Railroad law

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Look to the Land

The republication of this milestone ecological text will be followed by three volumes of Northbourne's later metaphysical and cultural writings.

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Author: Lord Northbourne

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 1597310182

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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'Without vision the people perish.' So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional and comprehensive vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. But like his better-known younger contemporary E. F. Schumacher (author of Small is Beautiful), whose work developed along very similar lines, Northbourne's occupation as a practicing organic farmer (he coined the term) was joined to a deep conviction that humanity does not live by bread alone, and that the fullness of life properly integral to human nature demands obedience to sacred law. Thus his vision of life came to embrace the interrelationship of God, humanity, and the soil as a unity presupposing a way of life in stark contrast to that of the myopic, mechanististic world he saw encroaching on all sides. And so, as it becomes increasingly evident that such a way of life stands to emperil our very future and that of the delicate ecosystem on which all life depends, it is time to re-examine the work of this pioneering thinker. In an age of specialization and fragmentation, we have much to learn from Northbourne, whose vision of what is required by a truly meaningful and sustainable society embraced religion, farming, the arts, the rural crafts, monetary form, and traditional metaphysics. Northbourne's later works, Religion in the Modern World and Looking Back on Progress, present his wider reflections on the Divine and human society, but always with the sensibility of a man who knows the soil, recalling in many ways the writings of Wendell Berry. He corresponded with Thomas Merton, as well as mountaineer and Tibetan Buddhist Marco Pallis (The Way and the Mountain), who introduced him to the school of perennialist writers. Northbourne translated René Guénon's The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, described by Huston Smith as one of the truly seminal books of the twentieth century, as well as Frithjof Schuon's Light on Ancient Worlds and Titus Burckhardt's Sacred Art in East and West. He was also an accomplished flower gardener and watercolorist, and a frequent contributor to the British periodical Studies in Comparative Religion, described by Schumacher as one of the two most important journals to read. Sophia Perennis is republishing all three of Northbourne's works, a fourth volume of uncollected essays spanning agriculture and metaphysics, as well as the 23-volume Collected Writings of René Guénon, including The Reign of Quantity. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who already in the 1940s diagnosed in detail the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. A leading figure in the early organic farming movement, his writings profoundly affected such other pioneers as Sir Albert Howard, Rolf Gardiner, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, and H. J. Massingham. His path led him on to a profound study of comparative religion, traditional metaphysics, and the science of symbols, which he employed in incisive observations on the character of modern society. His later writings exercised considerable influence on his younger contemporaries E. F. Schumacher and Thomas Merton, and in many ways anticipate the essays of Wendell Berry. The republication of this milestone ecological text will be followed by three volumes of Northbourne's later metaphysical and cultural writings. "A major text in the organic canon, too long out-of-print" - Philip Conford, The Origins of the Organic Movement "We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It now remains for us to try the way of love." - From the book (possibly for front cover, if not too long?)

Dr William Smith s Dictionary of the Bible

Gortyna seems to have been the capital of places in Goshen or its neighborhood
, as certainly the island under the Romans . For the remains on Migdol and Baal -
zephon , are Semitic [ BAAL - ZEthe old site and in the neighborhood , see the ...

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Author: William Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012604182

Category: Bible

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My Youth by Sea and Land

an evening we used to get the jolly - boat and land for a walk , and as there were
plenty of wild rabbits on the island we used to have great sport in trying to catch
them . We had no spades , however , and were put to our wits ' end to get them ...

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Author: Charles Loftus

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89096157250

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Land Papers

GG 211 PATENT TO JOCHIM KIERSTEEDE We , Willem Kieft , etc . . . have given
and granted to Jochim Kiersteede a certain lot located on the island of Manhattan
, extending south of Jan Pietersz ; its breadth on the east side along the strand ...

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Author: Charles T. Gehring

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034776174

Category: History

Page: 141

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Southport Oak Island and Bald Head Island

The infamous Cape ofFear was a scourge for countless mariners who have
shipwrecked on Bald Head Island. It is not all bald, however, as there are plenty
ofsecond-growth cedar, palmetto, and, particularly, dogwood trees. It guards the ...

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Author: Daniel Fink

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439643006

Category: History

Page: 128

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Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this area, settled by the Smith brothers in the late 1700s. A century later, Fort Caswell was built on Oak Island and used for Confederate defense. Two of North Carolina's historic lighthouses grace the beaches of the area. "Old Baldy" was built in 1817 in a unique octagonal shape. On Oak Island, the lighthouse is modern yet beautiful; it was completed in 1958. River steamer routes flowed through here until 1925, exporting and importing goods at the Wilmington port. Today, the area is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy the plentiful live oaks, fishing, the waterfront park of Southport, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island showcases the rich military and recreational history of these coastal towns.

The Land Grabbers

The Land Grabbers is a first-of-its-kind exposé that reveals the scale and the human costs of the land grab, one of the most profound ethical, environmental, and economic issues facing the globalized world in the twenty-first century.

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Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807003251

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheiks, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world. An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small countries are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, the jungles of South America, and the prairies of Eastern Europe. Veteran science writer Fred Pearce spent a year circling the globe to find out who was doing the buying, whose land was being taken over, and what the effect of these massive land deals seems to be. The Land Grabbers is a first-of-its-kind exposé that reveals the scale and the human costs of the land grab, one of the most profound ethical, environmental, and economic issues facing the globalized world in the twenty-first century. The corporations, speculators, and governments scooping up land cheap in the developing world claim that industrial-scale farming will help local economies. But Pearce’s research reveals a far more troubling reality. While some mega-farms are ethically run, all too often poor farmers and cattle herders are evicted from ancestral lands or cut off from water sources. The good jobs promised by foreign capitalists and home governments alike fail to materialize. Hungry nations are being forced to export their food to the wealthy, and corporate potentates run fiefdoms oblivious to the country beyond their fences. Pearce’s story is populated with larger-than-life characters, from financier George Soros and industry tycoon Richard Branson, to Gulf state sheikhs, Russian oligarchs, British barons, and Burmese generals. We discover why Goldman Sachs is buying up the Chinese poultry industry, what Lord Rothschild and a legendary 1970s asset-stripper are doing in the backwoods of Brazil, and what plans a Saudi oil billionaire has for Ethiopia. Along the way, Pearce introduces us to the people who actually live on, and live off of, the supposedly “empty” land that is being grabbed, from Cambodian peasants, victimized first by the Khmer Rouge and now by crony capitalism, to African pastoralists confined to ever-smaller tracts. Over the next few decades, land grabbing may matter more, to more of the planet’s people, than even climate change. It will affect who eats and who does not, who gets richer and who gets poorer, and whether agrarian societies can exist outside corporate control. It is the new battle over who owns the planet.