9781462508112

Africa South of the Sahara, Third Edition A Geographical Interpretation

  • ISBN 13:

    9781462508112

  • ISBN 10:

    1462508111

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/04/2012
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Summary

This authoritative, widely adopted text provides a broad introduction to the geography of Africa south of the Sahara. The book analyzes the political, economic, social, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this large, diverse region. Students gain a context for understanding current development debates and addressing questions about the nature and sustainability of contemporary changes. Timely topics include the rise of foreign investment in Africa, the evolving geographies of rural/n-/urban linkages, the birth of the Republic of South Sudan, and advances in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. New to This Edition: Fully updated to reflect the latest data and trends in development. Chapters on development theory, cultural and societal diversity, the political geography of postindependence Africa, economic integration, and the geography of poverty. Substantially revised coverage of gender dynamics, urban living environments, mineral and energy resources, and many other topics. Many of the 200+ maps, graphs, tables, and photographs are new or updated.

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