Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa by Samuel Aryeetey-AttohGeography of Sub-Saharan Africa by Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh

Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

bySamuel Aryeetey-Attoh, Barbara Elizabeth Mcdade, Godson Chintuwa Obia

Paperback | January 5, 2009

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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.

Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh is Dean of the Graduate School at Loyola University, Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University and his M.A. from Carleton University, Ottawa. He also earned a B.A. degree with Honors from the University of Ghana, Legon, His research and teaching interests are in Urban and Regional Planning, Housing and...
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Title:Geography of Sub-Saharan AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.05 × 8 × 1.2 inPublished:January 5, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0136056318

ISBN - 13:9780136056317

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

PART 1 The Global Context

Chapter 2 Understanding Africa in a Global Context

PART 2 Physical Environmental Context

Chapter 3 The Physical Environment

Chapter 4 Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification

PART 3 Sociocultural Context

Chapter 5 Historical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints

Chapter 6 Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization?

Chapter 7 Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 8 Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

PART 4 The Development Context

Chapter 9 Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 10 Transport, Communication, and Information Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges
Over Spatial Divides

Chapter 11 Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 12 Geography, Gender, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 13 Medical Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 14 Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chapter 15 Spatial Organization and Distribution of Economic Activity: Industry, and Entrepreneurship
in Africa

Chapter 16 Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy