Physical geography, climate and vegetation glen hill. To the south, it is bounded by the sahel, a belt of semiarid tropical savanna around the niger river valley and the sudan region of subsaharan africa. Chingono and nakana argue that another factor contributing to the challenges of regional integration is the uneven development patterns amongst member states in southern africa. One advantage many of the countries have is abundant natural resources. An excellent introduction to sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental structures and processes in african geography. Unit 7 resources africa south of the sahara chapter 20 physical geography of africa south of the sahara chapter 21 cultural geography of africa south of the sahara chapter 22 the region today. It contrasts with north africa, whose territories are part of. After a referendum held in january 2011, sudan is due to split into sudan and southern sudan on. A geographical interpretation texts in regional geography 2 by stock, robert isbn. Agrarian development and change, africa south of the sahara. Feb 12, 2015 the trade trap sub saharan africa problems of trade and economic development with paul krugman duration. Urbanization and changes in farm size in subsaharan africa.
What seem to be the three main languages throughout africa hint. The sahara is the worlds largest hot desert, covering 8. Africa south of the sahara is a region in transition. South africa namibia lesotho johannesburg madagascar angola comoros botswana mauritius. Africa south of the sahara, third edition robert stock ebok. Africa south of the sahara, third edition robert stock haftad. Incorporated in africa south of the sahara and the middle east and north. During the partitioning of africa, which two european countries received the most land. These learners participated in a multidisciplinary study of south africa.
According to the united nations, it consists of all african countries that are fully or partially located south of the sahara. The land the oceans and coastline rivers and lakes relief features climate south africa occupies the most southern tip of africa with its long coastline stretching more than 3 000 km from the desert border with namibia on the atlantic coast southwards around the tip of africa and then north to the border of subtropical mozambique on the indian ocean. The mountains were once thought to begin in west africa near the highland source of the niger river close to tembakounda in guinea, then continue east to the legendary central african mountains of the moon, thought to be where the white nile had its source. Physical geography of africa south of the sahara chapter 20. Geography programs offer international and integrative perspectives on the relations among social, economic, and biophysical processes that affect interconnections between people, environments and places on the earths surface. Subsaharan africa has larger regions with many micro regions d. Africa is the second biggest continent, 11,677,239 square miles total, 9. This authoritative text provides a broad introduction to the geography of africa south of the sahara. Defining africa s northern bulge, the sahara makes up 25 percent of the continent. At this rate, the total population of africa south of the sahara will more than double in just 35 years.
It is a basic, comprehensive regional geography textbook. Geographical terms adamawa a precolonial political unit consisting of the region directly south of lake chad, comprising modern day adamawa, taraba and southern borno states in nigeria and adjacent parts of cameroun republic. The sahara can be divided into several regions including. In its third edition, this book remains one of the key texts on the geographical study of africa. A geographical interpretation 2nd edition 9781572308688 by robert stock for up to 90% off at. The book analyzes the political, economic, social, and environmental. As you read copy this chart to take notes about the geography of africa south of the sahara. North settled early by berbers, hamites caucasian groups c. A supplement to the anophelinae of africa south of the sahara. Bevaka africa south of the sahara, third edition sa far du ett mejl nar boken gar att.
Explain how ways of life in africa south of the sahara have changed in recent years. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Additional gift options are available when buying one ebook at a time. Middle belt a commonly used term for the northern part of the nigerian subhumid zone.
Africa south of the sahara is known for its extraordinary physical geography. The continent faces numerous challenges and possibilities. This plateau is rimmed by the great escarpment which extends northwards to about 10 south of the equator i. The geography of africa south of the sahara pages 497501 name date before you read in the last chapter, you read about north africa and southwest asia. Western sahara qfiles the online library of knowledge. A geographical interpretation texts in regional geography kindle edition by stock, robert. In this section, you will read about africa s geography south of the sahara. For example, chapter 20 blackline masters appear in this book immediately following unit 7 materials. While the entire continent will be considered, the course content focuses on africa south of the sahara.
The six main climate zones of africa are found to the north and south of the equator, namely, equatorial, humid tropical, tropical, semidesert sahalian, mediterranean and desert. Africa south of the sahara, third edition ebok robert. By that time, great zimbabwe no longer occupied a central place in the affairs of the african peoples of the zimbabwe plateau, and to the outside world it was only a fading rumor. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The optimism of the early postindependence years has long since faded, replaced by a pervasive sense of crisis that typically includes slow and often negative economic growth, a crushing debt burden, hunger and ecological crisis, and the virtual collapse of the state in a number of countries.
As the centuries passed, european mapmakers who remembered old tales sometimes drew. Chapter overviewvisit the glencoe world geography web site at tx. The sahara has a number of distinct physical features, including ergs, regs, hamadas, and oases. Exploring contemporary issues without losing sight of their historical roots, the volume analyzes the sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this rapidly changing region.
The second edition has been considerably enhanced by additional chapters and new case examples illustrating significant issues. Africas role in world history xiii western sahara has been administered by morocco since it was partially annexed in 1976. Like much of the african continent south of the sahara, south africas landscape is dominated by a high central plateau surrounded by coastal lowlands. Indigenous food production systems africa south of the sahara. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading africa south of the sahara, third edition. The polisario front, who represent western sahara s native sahrawi people, is supported by neighbouring algeria. Africa south of the sahara, by robert stock, a geographer at the university of winnipeg in canada. Africa south of the sahara africa is not a country. All about the geography of south africa, facts, figures, maps. Selected internet resources is an annotated directory of online resources about africa. Jan, 1995 this authoritative text provides a broad introduction to the geography of africa south of the sahara.
A geographical interpretation 2004 and samuel aryeetey. Africa south of the sahara definition of africa south of. Morocco, on the other hand, is willing only to grant autonomy, the power for the region to rule itself, while remaining part of its territory. The student will locate selected features of africa. The book analyzes the political, economic, social, and environmental processes that shape resource use and development in this large, diverse region. Sep 07, 2015 africa south of the sahara is a region of step like plateaus, rising to mountains and slashed in the east by a rift valley, which was formed by shifting tectonic plates. Stocks wellbalanced text dispels persistent stereotypes about africa south of the sahara while offering a more realistic interpretation of the continents contemporary problems, challenges, and opportunities. Africa south of the sahara a geographical interpretation. The worlds largest desert, its size defies imagination. Use the internet and the web sites below to complete this activity and demonstrate what you have learned. Africa south of the sahara a geographical interpretation third edition new york from geog 3rw3 at mcmaster university.
Maano ramutsindela, phd, department of environmental and geographical science, university of cape town this significantly revised edition of africa south of the sahara offers a critical interpretation of received ideas. Africa is a good example of great vulnerability to drought and desertification and a seemingly inability to manage these climate based issues. Name the region of short grasses bordering the sahara where desertification is a. Students gain a context for understanding current development debates and addressing questions about the nature and. The physical features of africa, south of the sahara by emma. More recent changes in farm size, covering twenty one regions in eight african countries the. A study of its physical geography will explain some of the processes that have shaped and continue to shape the diverse landscapes, climates, and vegetation of africa.
By characterising the geographical distribution of cholera risk in subsaharan africa, we show that cholera is pervasive throughout subsaharan africa, and that more than 200 million people are living in areas ie, 20 km. The basic outline is easy, in essence it consists of three main features, each one comprising a huge variety of scenery and natural resources. The cultural geography of africa south of the sahara. Africa south of the sahara is a region of step like plateaus, rising to mountains and slashed in the east by a rift valley, which was formed by shifting tectonic plates. It is a large continent that is the home of fiftyfour countries. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. The great rift valley stretches from syria in southwest asia to mozambique in the southeastern part of africa. The location of major physical features in africa how to find these places on a map locate major physical features of africa on a world and regional map dok 1 ss7g1.
Africa south of the sahara synonyms, africa south of the sahara pronunciation, africa south of the sahara translation, english dictionary definition of africa south of the sahara. The south african weather service defines a drought as a period of 12 moths when. A drought means a long period of dry weather during which the lack of rain results in a severe shortage of water. Sub sahara africa physical geography slide show notes sub sahara africa history and culture slide show. Living in africa south of the sahara a geographic view. It was first prepared by karen fung for the information and communication technology group ictg, african studies association, usa.
Rent africa south of the sahara a geographical interpretation 3rd edition 9781606239926 and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used textbooks. A geographical interpretation 3rd edition by stock at over 30 bookstores. Find 9781606239926 africa south of the sahara, third edition. The students also taught their new knowledge to their peers at the school through a play that was to be performed to other students at the school in grades three through five. Africa south of the sahara surpasses that of every other region in the world, increasing at an average rate of 2. A geographical interpretation the guilford press, new york, pp 195209. Supplementary materials for africa south of the sahara. What physical processes shape the africa s geography. The physical features of africa, south of the sahara by. Africa s position is relatively unique in the sense that it almost has a mirror image of climate zones to the north and south of the equator with regard to latitude.
A geographical interpretation texts in regional geography. Most believe it stems from words used by the phoenicians, greeks, and romans. Mapping the burden of cholera in subsaharan africa and. The origin of the name africa is greatly disputed by scholar s. Learn more about the geography of south africa with interesting data and information about the lay of the land. Africa south of the sahara is a region of dramatic landforms and tremendous natural resources. Africa s physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Current events in africa south of the sahara can best be understand by knowing about the regions diverse peoples, its histories, and its cultures.
Start studying geography chapter 9 africa south of the sahara. Curriculum in south africa 72 part 5 recent structural changes in university geography education and training in south africa 98 the relationship of geography, environmental science and environmental management 98 the issue of geographical information systems science and geography 106. This acclaimed book by robert stock is available at in several formats for your ereader. Figure 6 assessment of wgs84 coordinates by interpretation of descriptive locations. Their exposure to south africa had connections to math, reading, writing, music, and art.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Unearthing the challenges and prospects of regional. A geographical interpretation texts in regional geography on. The mountains of kong were a nonexistent mountain range charted on maps of africa from 1798 through to the late 1880s. Farm size changes in subsaharan africa and south asia africa and asia are the only continents where average farm size has declined over the past four decades. Subsaharan africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of africa that lies south of the sahara.
Computer analysis and interpretation of satellite remote sensing data for inventorying, mapping, and monitoring. This authoritative, widely adopted text provides a broad introduction to the geography of africa south of the sahara. Western university department of geography geography 2030a. You are encouraged to read independently regarding issues.682 1121 1023 980 806 1041 312 536 1217 497 367 1487 121 883 1114 1403 174 423 839 1328 461 887 323 952 568 1505 1262 683 1398 863 668 921 47 1276 766 309