Rural England: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902

13 janvier 2011|
Rural England: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902 de H. Rider Haggard
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H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomon''s Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wife''s Norfolk estate became a recognised expert on agricultural matters. Rural England, published in 1902 and reissued in 1906, was the product of his travels around England and Wales writing articles for the Daily Express. They show a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggest reforms which would improve matters. The book was well received, and subsequently many of his suggestions were included in the Development Act of 1909. He favoured co-operative societies such as were found in Denmark, an increase in the number of smallholdings, and a national forestry commission. Volume 1 discusses conditions in a large part of the south and west of England, and the Channel Islands.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa,...
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Titre :Rural England: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :700 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.54 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :700 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.54 po
Publié le :13 janvier 2011
Publié par :Cambridge University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781108025485

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