An agricultural library in one volume
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CTA. 1986. An agricultural library in one volume. Spore 6. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Agricultural Compendium for Rural Development in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics' by ILACO BV, Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS Elsevier Science Publishers BV (Second Edition, 1985) ISBN 0 444 42448 2 £ 31
For the benefit of the fieldworker confronted with a wide range of queries and cut off from sources of information, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has commissioned a second edition of its major agricultural compendium, which was first published in 1981. The text has again been produced and edited by ILACO B.V., an affiliate of Euroconsult of Arnhem. This compendium is concerned only with agriculture in the Tropics and sub-Tropics. The main readership is expected to be fieldworkers in rural development projects and the principal attribute of the book is seen as its multidisciplinary character: its integrated approach enables the field worker to gain general information about disciplines in which he is not himself a specialist. The scope of the book is remarkable: its 774 pages include 235 Tables and 280 Figures. No compendium can replace professional experience, nor is it likely to provide specialists with new information in their own fields. The authors recognise this and point oul that they hope that the book will increase awareness of the need to call in the advice of other specialists. The reader is presumed to have completed college or university training. The systematic layout, the extensive hierarchical list of contents and the comprehensive subject index enable information to be found quickly and easily. This one-volume agricultural library is certain to be of great value throughout the Tropics. 'Agricultural Compendium for Rural Development in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics' by ILACO BV, Arnhem, THE NETHERLANDS Elsevier Science Publishers BV (Second Edition, 1985) ISBN 0 444 42448 2 £ 31