Climate and economic development in the tropics
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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English



  • Tropics,
  • Tropics.


  • Agriculture -- Tropics.,
  • Tropics -- Economic conditions.,
  • Tropics -- Climate.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Douglas H. K. Lee.
LC ClassificationsHC695 .L38 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 182 p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4907737M
ISBN 100837194015
LC Control Number76056184

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X / THE TROPICS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and land. Work generates body heat and is clearly more difficult in a hot climate. Manual laborers wield their tools with a feebler stroke and take more frequent and longer rest pauses than workers in cooler climates, who are normally also healthier and better nourished. Ma-File Size: 6MB. Does the connection between these two facts lie in the obstacles to economic activity created by hot, wet climates? An investigation of this question launched by the Council on Foreign Relations led to this book. Dr. Lee, a physiologist and climatologist, examines the effect of tropical climates on humans, animals, soils and crops, materials, and industrial processes.   In a recent research entitled ” Climate and Economic Development: Further Evidence in Support of “The Tropical Effect,” Mariam Khawar provides more evidence to this effect. A short version of her research is presented here. ingful climate variability results from a dif-ference in how tropical and high-latitude locations (hereafter “temperate,”) are af-fected by the planet’s rotation. Figure 1 illustrates the central idea. Imagine draw-ing two dots on a piece of paper and lay-ing it on the ground .

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