Summary: Now in an extensively revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative text provides a broad introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. Exploring contemporary issues without losing sight of their historical roots, the volume analyzes the sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this rapidly changing region. Students gain a balanced view of the continent's trials and triumphs--f
rom postcolonial political strife and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS to current progress toward democratization and sustainable growth.
The Second Edition Updated throughout and featuring extensive new material, the second edition includes expanded coverage of physical geography and new chapters on water resources, the social geography of African children, and Western perceptions of the continent. The latest available data are reflected in numerous maps, tables, and figures; new and revised case studies; and helpful resource listings, now with key Web sites.
Summary: Now in an extensively revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative text provides a broad introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. Exploring contemporary issues without losing sight of their historical roots, the volume analyzes the sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this rapidly changing region. Students gain a balanced view of the continent's trials and triumphs--from postcolonial political strife and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS to current progress toward democratization and sustainable growth.
The Second Edition Updated throughout and featuring extensive new material, the second edition includes expanded coverage of physical geography and new chapters on water resources, the social geography of African children, and Western perceptions of the continent. The latest available data are reflected in numerous maps, tables, and figures; new and revised case studies; and helpful resource listings, now with key Web sites. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Guilford Press Published: 03/11/2004 International: No
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Stock, Robert :
Robert Stock is Internationalization Coordinator in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He previously taught in the Department of Geography and in the Development Studies program at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
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Africa in the New Millennium
1. The Map of Africa 2. Imagining Africa: Roots of Western Perceptions of the Continent 3. Culture and Society
THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
4. Geology and Geomorphology of Africa 5. Africa's Climate: Regions, Dynamics, and Change 6. Biogeography and Ecology
AFRICA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
7. The African Past 8. The Colonial Legacy 9. Independent Africa: The Struggle Continues
DYNAMICS OF POPULATION
10. Population Distribution 11. Population Growth 12. Population Mobility
13. Indigenous Food Production Systems 14. Agrarian Development and Change 15. Food Security
URBAN ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES
16. The Evolution of Urban Structure 17. Urban Economies 18. Housing Africa's Urban Population
19. African Women and Development 20. Children in Africa: Prospects for the Next Generation 21. Social Policy: The Health Sector
22. Mineral Resources 23. Water Resources 24. Flora and Fauna as Economic Resources
25. Africa in the World Economy 26. National Economies: Strategies for Growth and Development 27. Civil Society and Local Self-Reliance in Development
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY: REGIONAL CASE STUDIES
28. Nigeria: The Politics of Accommodating Diversity 29. South Africa in the Postapartheid Era 30. Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda: Prospects for Integration
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