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Title: An analysis of the agricultural and industrial life of south east England with especial reference to the effect of the developing Kent coalfield thereon
Author: Churchard, M. B. A.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1933
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Introduction. Chapter I Population Distribution and Changes illustrative of the major phases of the life of S.E. England. An analysis of the 1931 Census of the region and a comparison with the Censuses of 1911 and 1921. The growth of the population and the relative importance and major features of distribution of its industrial and agricultural elements. Chapter II The New Coalfield. Its location, physiography and geology. A short history of its discovery and development and a consideration of output and labour. A description of transport and markets and their geographic control. Chapter III Non-Agricultural Industry. The geographic and economic conditions governing the location and development of the major typical industries of S.E. England, A description of labour, transport and market conditions and a consideration of the Industries as consumers of Kent coal. The Paper Industry The Cement Industry The Brick and Tile Industry. Chapter IV Agricultural Industry. An analysis of the physiographic background of agriculture: climate, topography, soil and drainage. Some aspects of the economic background of agriculture - a broad consideration of markets; the distribution and type of farming population; the size and type of farms. Present agricultural production, distribution and marketing. A comparison with pre-war conditions. A correlation of agricultural conditions with the controlling factors of the physiographic and economic background and a consideration of subordinate agricultural industries in relation thereto. General Transport Considerations. Water Transport and Port Conditions. Inland Waterways Some aspects of geographic and economic conditions at the ports; their trade and development. Land Routes; their geographic control and present character. VI Regional Planning. Some consideration of the expected future development of the region from an examination of Regional Planning Reports. A summary of the industrial and agricultural life of the S.E. as reflected therein.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Geography