Andrew Kamarck's "The Tropics and Economic Development" (1976) arrived this afternoon, as did David Landes' "The Unbound Prometheus".
I just finished the Kamarck book -- chalk it up as another book (a.k.a., like the Crosby series) I'm bitter I was never assigned, but had to stumble upon by myself randomly. The knowledge that geography is terribly important for development and why has been around for a long time, but still is not widely taught by economists.
Landes I bought more for the storytelling and anecdotes rather than for believable theories about why some countries are rich and others are poor...
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