Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (3rd Edition)

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9780136056317: Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa (3rd Edition)

  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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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 Community Development, and the Geography of Development in Africa. He has published many articles in geographical journals and has received numerous research grants. He is past chair of the African Specialty Group of the AAG, co-editor of the African Geographical Review, a member of the American Council on Education Fellows and the American Institute of Certified Planners. 

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