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For undergraduate courses in the departments of Geography and Political Science. This text provides a systematic, thematic approach to the multi-faceted aspects of the physical and human geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. Designed to expose the student to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography and their applicability in "real world" situations, this second edition's clear organization; broader and more up-to-date maps, illustrations, and data sets; and new and updated chapters ensure that the research and information is kept current.
1. Introduction. I. THE PHYSICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT. 2. The Physical Environment. 3. Human-Environmental Impacts: Forest Degradation and Desertification. II. SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXT. 4. Historical Background of Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities and Constraints. 5. Political Landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa: From Instability to Democratization? 6. Culture, Conflict, and Change in Sub-Saharan Africa. 7. Population Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. III. DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT. 8. Geography and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 9. Transport and Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Bridges Over Spatial Divides. 10. Urban Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa. 11. Geography, Gender, and Development in Africa. 12. Medical Geography of Africa. 13. Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 14. Privatization, Entrepreneurship, and Business Promotion for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. IV. GLOBAL CONTEXT. 15. Looking Ahead: Prospects for Africa in a New Global Economy.