1st Edition

Africa Geography and Development

By Alan B Mountjoy, David Hilling Copyright 1988

    First published in 1988, Africa examines the varied pattern of development in the continent, the progress and the disappointments experienced, and the prospects. This picture is set firmly within the frame of the continent’s geography. From a general synthesis, the books moves to a country by country analysis of the interdependence of geography and economic development. The authors’ analysis of the effects of varied development strategies in Africa leads them, in the final section, to discuss what lessons maybe learned from these earlier initiatives and to assess the changes in development policies that were later implemented. This book will be of interest to students of geography, economics and development studies.

    List of Figures List of Tables Preface 1. Introduction 2. Physical Geography 3. Human Geography 4. North-West Africa and the Sahara 5. The Nile Basin and Horn of Africa 6. West Africa 7. Equatorial Africa 8. South-Western Africa 9. South Africa 10. The Zambezi and Limpopo Lands 11. East Africa and the Islands Appendix Selected Bibliography Index Acknowledgements


    Alan B. Mountjoy and David Hilling