This book introduces the fundamental issues of development in the Third World, and addresses the issues faced by these nations in attempting to secure sustainable economic development. Divided into two sections, part one systematically examines the major components of development such as population dynamics, agriculture and the environment and industrialization. Part two examines the translation of ideas into practice via a series of case studies, illustrating particular problems. Key features inlcude: fully revised and updated; sets out the history of 12 countries in the form of case studies for examination; provides evidence to support a number of factors and policies that have proved most successful in promoting development. Readership: Level: 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. Courses: Geography, Development and Third World studies.