The Access to Geography Series deals with specific subjects that are not covered elsewhere in depth, but which form the basis of several questions within a paper. They are a good value source of up-to-date case studies and relevant information. Rural Settlement and urban impact on the Countryside looks at the conflicts, change management and planning of rural areas. Focussing on issues connected to the changes in the countryside brought about by urbanisation and counterurbanisation it provedes a clear source of information and relevant new case study material. Case study material is drawn from Britain, Italy, Africa and South East Asia.
Michael Hill is the Head of Geography at an Independent School in London and is the author of Access to Geography: Arid and Semi Arid Environments and Advanced Geography Case Studies.