Survey of Subsaharan Africa: A Regional Geography

Hardcover | June 22, 2006

byRoy Cole, Harm J. de Blij

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Survey of Subsaharan Africa: A Regional Geography provides empirical, analytical, and thought-provoking coverage of the different countries, populations, economies, and climates of Subsaharan Africa, a geographic realm that has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. It retains thesuccessful structure of de Blij and Best's classic work, African Survey. Designed to stimulate discussion and debate, Survey of Subsaharan Africa consists of nine systematic chapters that look at central and southern Africa as a whole and twenty-one regional chapters that cover individual countries. The systematic chapters explore broad themes including the geography ofhuman origin, lingual patterns, historical and political geography, urbanization and development, health, the diffusion of AIDS, and agriculture. Both the systematic chapters and the regional chapters weave themes of democracy, human rights, and private enterprise throughout. In addition, Survey ofSubsaharan Africa offers rich visual content, with more than 190 illustrations and 160 maps.Featuring a lively writing style that embraces all the diverse theoretical interpretations of geography, Survey of Subsaharan Africa is ideal for advanced undergraduate courses in African Geography or African Studies.

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Survey of Subsaharan Africa: A Regional Geography provides empirical, analytical, and thought-provoking coverage of the different countries, populations, economies, and climates of Subsaharan Africa, a geographic realm that has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. It retains thesuccessful structure of de Blij and Best's cla...

Roy Cole is at Grand Valley State University. Harm J. de Blij is at Michigan State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 7.91 × 10 × 1.3 inPublished:June 22, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195170806

ISBN - 13:9780195170801

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Preface1. The Physiography of Africa2. Climate, Vegetation and Soils of Africa3. African Cultural and Political Hearths: An Historical Geography4. The Colonial Interlude5. The Contemporary Map of Africa6. The Population of Africa7. The Geography of Health and Disease8. Land Use in Africa9. African Development, Manufacturing, and IndustryWest Africa10. Ghana: An African Epitome11. Experiment in Federation in Nigeria12. Liberia and Sierra Leone: The End of Anarchy?13. A French Legacy: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Togo, and Benin14. The Desert Tier: Problems in the Interior, Climate Change, Population Growth, and DesertificationCentral Africa15. Spatial and Cultural Influences in the Growth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo16. Development Contrasts in Central Lowland AfricaEast Africa, the Horn, and Sudan. 17. False Start in Tanzania18. Kenya: The Problem of Land and Governance19. Uganda: East African Emerging Economy?20. Rwanda and Burundi: Reaping the Whirlwind21. Ethiopia: A Legacy of Feudalism, Imperialism, and Great Power Geopolitics22. Somalia: Irredentism and Fragmentation23. Sudan: Bridge Between African and Arab?Southern Africa24. South Africa: Challenges of Racism, Rebellion and Reconciliation25. Development Contrasts in Three Landlocked Southern African States: Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland26. Zimbabwe: A Failure in Partnership27. Unfinished Business: Addressing Inequality in Land Ownership in Namibia28. Zambia and Malawi: On the Tightrope29. Mozambique and Angola: A Legacy of Lusotropicalism and Marx30. Madagascar: Ecological Diversity and Sustainable DevelopmentIndex