Our Undeveloped World - L. (Laurence) Dudley StampLondon: Faber & Faber, 1953, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a split to the join of the lower panel. Price Clipped.
Contains: Graphs; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “At a time when the English-speaking world is becoming increasingly aware of its responsibilities in world leadership, this important and stimulating book on the under-developed lands reaches some surprising but significant conclusions. It is based on a series of six lectures delivered by Dr. Stamp to an American audience as Pattern Foundation Visiting Professor at Indiana University. He shows conclusively that the most important under-developed lands are not in the tropics and uninhabited latitudes as we might expect; the hope for land development lies in the middle latitudes, in the United States, the Soviet Union, Canada, Australia, and the Argentine — countries already powerful and populated. Again, Dr. Stamp shows in startling fashion that while the population of such densely in-habited countries as India and China is increasing, the rate of increase in the English-speaking white race is four times as rapid as in the population of the world as a whole.
To meet the worldwide menace of hunger, Dr. Stamp advocates the removal of man-made barriers and more efficient utilization of our present lands. Above all, he urges such a world-wide survey of land resources as will lead to intensive cultivation of our rich lands and an understanding of native agricultural problems so different from our own.”