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The Physical Geography of Africa

Series: Oxford Regional Environments

By: William "Bill" M Adams(Editor), Andrew Shaw Goudie(Editor), Anthony R Orme(Editor)

429 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #86375 | ISBN: 0198234066
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #52606 | ISBN: 0198288751
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Advanced study of the continent, providing a synoptic review of both Francophone and Anglophone literature together with chapters on geomorphology, biogeography, environmental change, hydrology, soil erosion, desertification, biodiversification, depletion, and conservation and development. Invaluable reference, with many distinguished contributors.


2. The African Rift System; 3. Climate: Past and Present; 4. Environmental Change within the Historical Period; 5. Climate Change within the Period of Meteorological Records; 6. Hydrology and Rivers; 7. Lakes; 8. Soils; 9. The Geomorphology of the Seasonal Tropics; 10. Biogeography; 11. Forest Environments; 12. Savanna Environments; 13. Desert Environments; 14. Coastal Environments; 15. Wetlands; 16. Mountains; 17. Mediterranean Environments; 18. Soil Erosion; 19. Desertification; 20. Biodiversity and Biodepletion; 21. Conservation and Development; Index

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