Accession Number : AD0661802

Title :   HIGH LATITUDE FRINGES OF SETTLEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Stone, Kirk H.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 318

Abstract : It is assumed that there will always be interest in new rural settling at the edges of the inhabited world. One example of how some new settling guides may be obtained is provided by comparative study of the fringe of settlement zones in Norden (Scandinavia and Finland) and Nornam (Northern North America). Some conclusions from it are: (1) the fringe of settlement zones delineated in Norden and Nornam are comparable so the transfer of settling experiences between similar zones is a useful technique to develop some of the guides; (2) delineation of the zones is based on measures of isolation which are significant elements in planning for present-day new rural settling but which might be revised to reduce the labor of application and to make the measures more complete, especially in Latin America; (3) if new rural settling is to take place the Inner Fringe Zone should be considered in detail first and the Middle Fringe Zone second; (4) if there is interest in the process of settling, probably the most productive place to study is the boundary between the Inner and Middle Fringe Zones; (5) existing settlements in the Outer and Outermost Fringe Zones should be assessed or reassessed to determine their national, regional and local values; (6) there is need to extend this type of study to the other margins of the inhabited world to prevent overextension and excess expense. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOGRAPHY, POPULATION), RURAL AREAS, ARCTIC REGIONS, ECOLOGY, FINLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, ICELAND, CANADA, ALASKA, DISTRIBUTION, AGRICULTURE, SOCIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE