Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource] : an environmental history / Gregory H. Maddox.Material type: TextSeries: Nature and human societiesPublication details: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xi, 355 p.) : ill., mapsISBN: 1851095608 (electronic bk.); 9781851095605 (electronic bk.); 1280713526; 9781280713521Subject(s): Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Environmental conditions | Human ecology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan | Agriculture -- Environmental aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan | Agriculture | Human ecology | Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Environmental conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human GeographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sub-Saharan Africa.DDC classification: 304.20967 LOC classification: GE160.A357 | M33 2006ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-324 and index.
African environments and the origins of humanity -- African environments and the development of food production systems -- African environments and the development of complex societies -- African environments and the era of the Columbian Exchange -- African environments and the reorganization of space under colonial rule -- African environments in the age of conservation and development -- Case Studies -- Case study 1. The first frontier : the Sahara Desert -- Case study 2. Death and life on the Serengeti : wilderness in Africa as managed landscape -- Case study 3. Transforming the landscape : food production and agriculture in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
Many forces have shaped the cultures of the African continent: the legacy of the slave trade; HIV/AIDS; war and famine. This volume shows how, despite these difficulties, Africans have created networks of national parks and other land protection systems to cope with the conflict between conservation and urbanization.
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