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Environment and Land Use in Africa

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ISBN 9781032469430
April 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
578 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1969, the contributors to this volume examine the natural and social environments of selected areas in Africa and study in detail some particular problems and their solutions. Climate, landforms, soils and vegetation are discussed as fundamental aspects of the physical environment. The next section discusses the social and political environment: demography, agricultural systems and the legacies of colonial administration. Case studies in Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Eswatini and Kenya are analysed. The book is aimed at students of African studies, geographers and agriculturalists.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction The Editors. 2. Agricultural Geography in Tropical Africa J. T. Coppock Part 1: Studies of the Natural Environment 3. A Simple Energy Balance Approach to the Moisture Balance Climatology of Africa J. A. Davies 4. Rainfall Reliability S. Gregory 5. The Dry Season Flow Characteristics of West African Rivers D. C. Ledger 6. Geomorphology and Land Classification in Tropical Africa M. F. Thomas 7. The Soil Resources of West Africa R. A. Pullan 8. The Ecological Background to Land-Use Studies in Tropical Africa, with special reference to the West R. P. Moss Part 2: Studies of the Social Environment 9. Peasant Agriculture in Tropical Africa W. B. Morgan 10. Population Density and Agricultural Systems in West Africa M. B. Gleave and H. P. White 11. The Zoning of Land Use Around Rural Settlements in Tropical Africa W. B. Morgan 12. Colonial Administrative Policies and Agricultural Patterns in Tropical Africa J. A. Hellen Part 3: Case Studies 13. Natural Resource Survey in Malawi A. Young 14. An Ecological Approach to the Study of Soils and Land Use in the Forest Zone of Nigeria R. P. Moss 15. Man-Water Relations in the East Central Sudan Anne Graham 16. Problems of Land Tenure and Ownership in Swaziland G. W. Whittington 17. Agricultural Change in Kikuyuland D. R. F. Taylor 18. Agricultural Progress in Zambia G. Kay.

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M. F. Thomas and G. W. Whittington were both lecturers in Geography at the University of St. Andrews.