Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136056317

Category: Science

Page: 468

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The physical and human geography of Sub-Saharan Africa are explored with a systematic, thematic approach in this multi-faceted reference. Designed to expose readers to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography—and their applicability in “real world” situations—each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Key definitions and basic geographic principles are specified in each chapter, providing a more comprehensive view of the themes presented. Completely revised, this edition examines recent developments and data that are important to understanding the geography of the region. Introduction; Understanding Africa in a Global Context; The Physical Environment; Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification; Historical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints; Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization?; Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa; Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Transport, Communication, and Information Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges Over Spatial Divides; Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Geography, Gender, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa; Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa; Spatial Organization and Distribution of Economic Activity: Industry, and Entrepreneurship in Africa; Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy. A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about current issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
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A Linguistic Geography of Africa

Author: Bernd Heine,Derek Nurse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521876117

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 371

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An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages.
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The Geography of Developing Areas

The Global South in a Changing World

Author: Glyn Williams,Paula Meth,Katie Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134178751

Category: History

Page: 464

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Rather than presenting the global South to students as a set of problems (rapid urbanisation, population growth, poverty etc), this textbook focuses on the diversity of life in the South, and looks at the role it plays in shaping and responding to current global change. The text integrates 'traditional' concerns of development geographers (such as economic development and social inequality) with aspects of the global South usually given less attention (such as cultural identity and political conflict). Divided into four main sections: Representing the global South argues that images of the so.
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The Geography of the World Economy 5th Edition

Author: Paul Knox,John Agnew,Linda McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145282

Category: Science

Page: 472

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The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth introduction to the globalization of the world economy and discusses local, regional, national and global economic development over the course of history. This new edition is fully revised and in colour.
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Africa in Contemporary Perspective

A Textbook for Undergraduate Students

Author: Manuh, Takyiwaa,Sutherland-Addy, Esi

Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers

ISBN: 9988647379

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent. This becomes even more important when we consider the need for knowledge on Africa that is not Eurocentric or sensationalised, but driven from internal understandings of life and prospects in Africa. Dominant representations and perceptions of Africa usually depict a continent in crisis. Rather than buying into external representations of Africa, with its 'lacks' and aspirations for Western modernities, we insist that African scholars in particular should be in the forefront of promoting understanding of the pluri-lingual, overlapping, and dense reality of life and developments on the continent, to produce relevant and usable knowledge. Continuing and renewed interest in Africa's resources, including the land mass, economy, minerals, visual arts and performance cultures, as well as bio-medical knowledge and products, by old and new geopolitical players, obliges African scholars to transcend disciplinary boundaries and to work with each other to advance knowledge and uses of those resources in the interests of Africa's people.
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Social Geography in International Perspective

Author: John Eyles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389206088

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Social geography has been one of the great growth areas in geography in recent decades. It has brought within geographical analysis a wide range of new subject matter that has proved extremely invigorating for the discipline, such as ethnic segregation, crime and environment, differences in residential housing and public service provision, and inner city problems. At the same time the growth of social geography has heightened geographers' awareness of social questions and given rise to the so-called "welfare approach" whereby geographers express their social conscience and call for greater social justice in the spatial distribution of social services. The social geography movement however has not been evenly spread throughout the worldódifferent parts of the world vary in the emphasis they give to topics. This book surveys the current international situation of the social geography school. It discusses the contemporary trends, the leading figures, issues of concern, and differences of approach that are now to be found in social geography around the world.
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Sub-Saharan Africa

An Environmental History

Author: Gregory Maddox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095551

Category: Science

Page: 355

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Examines how the African enviroment has shaped human responses to their landscape.
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On the Geography of Trade

Distance is Alive and Well

Author: Céline Carrere,Maurice W. Schiff

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commerce

Page: 62

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