Reviewed in Geographical Review © 1956.
See also REPORT ON THE RURAL LAND CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM OF PUERTO RICO, 1949-1952.
From the Preface:
The Symposium of Papers on the Geography of Puerto Rico is an outgrowth of the work done in the Rural Land Classification Program between early 1949 and August 1951 and the subsequent research and writing of the participants in the field work. The scope and extent of the field work involved in the Rural Land Classification Program of Puerto Rico have not been matched elsewhere in the tropics. According to Dr. Rafael Picó, Chairman of the Puerto Rico Planning Board, “The large scale of mapping and the thoroughness of the survey, coupled with the diverse physical characteristics of the island, make this program unique.”1