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  1. Legal research techniques / by Nigel Smith

    Smith, Nigel
    Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire : Legal Information Resources, c1987.

  2. Low-cost electrification : affordable electricity installation for low-income households in developing countries

    Smith, Nigel
    London : Intermediate Technology Publications, 1998.

    A working paper on why, in most developing countries, efforts to provide electricity to poor households have had only limited success, this text draws on the experience of experts involved in low-cost electrification and evidence collected from six developing countries. The paper contains a complete review of the problems faced by poor users which include high connection costs, high costs of house-wiring, and houses failing to meet standard requirements, as well as a review of the constraints faced by power utilities such as high capital costs and high revenue-collection costs. The text suggests a number of new and practical approaches, and ways to implement them, which can make electrification more economic for the utility, and spread the electrification more equitably across the social spectrum.

  3. Palms and people in the Amazon

    Smith, Nigel
    Cham : Springer, [2014]

    This book explores the degree to which landscapes have been enriched with palms by human activities and the importance of palms for the lives of people in the region today and historically. Palms are a prominent feature of many landscapes in Amazonia, and they are important culturally, economically, and for a variety of ecological roles they play. Humans have been reorganizing the biological furniture in the region since the first hunters and gatherers arrived over 20,000 years ago.

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