Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

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For undergraduate courses in the departments of Geography and Political Science.

This text provides a systematic, thematic approach to the multi-faceted aspects of the physical and human geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. Designed to expose the student to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography and their applicability in "real world" situations, this second edition's clear organization; broader and more up-to-date maps, illustrations, and data sets; and new and updated chapters ensure that the research and information is kept current.
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  • Hardback | 460 pages
  • 180.34 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 839.14g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130610259
  • 9780130610256

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Physical Environment.
3. Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification.

4. Historical Background of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints.
5. Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization?
6. Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa.
7. Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.

8. Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
9. Transport and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges Over Spatial Divides.
10. Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa.
11. Geography, Gender, and Development in Africa.
12. Medical Geography of Africa.
13. Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
14. Privatization, Entrepreneurship, and Business Promotion for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

15. Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy.
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