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forests of west Africa and the Sahara a study of modern conditions. by Stebbing, Edward Percy

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Published by W. & R. Chambers .
Written in English


  • Forests and forestry -- Africa, West,
  • Forests and forestry -- Sahara

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LC ClassificationsSD242 W4 S7
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Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17255431M

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The rain forests of West Africa have been designated as one of the world's hotspots of biodiversity. This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of these forests. It analyses the factors that give rise to biodiversity and the structure of tropical plant communities. It includes an atlas with ecological profiles of rare plant species 3/5(1). Forests in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges & Opportunities. CHALLENGE More than 70 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa depends on forests and woodlands for its livelihood; one fifth of rural families’ daily needs come from forests. Woodlands and forests . Africa and West-Africa in particular involuntarily supplied a significant amount of resources in slaves, minerals, as well as farm and forest produce. Again, in Africa, environmental issues have been a perennial concern for historical and physical geographers, anthropologists, archaeologists and .   West Africa occupies approximately one‐fifth of Africa. The vast majority of this region is composed of plains lying less than m above sea level, but the northern section is composed of a semiarid terrain known as the Sahel, a transitional zone between the Sahara and the savannahs and forests of western Sudan.

West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western and southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough, and others on a line.   Nearly 1/4 of Africa’s land is covered with forest. The Congo Basin is home to one of the world’s largest tropical rainforests – second only to the Amazon. It reaches across six countries in central and west Africa. Humans have inhabited the forests of the Congo Basin for tens of thousands of years. The Sahara, rain forests, and savannas of Africa are. all on the African Plateau. Ghana's wealth depended on what trade? salt and gold trade. Sundiata Keita was a great warrior king who Why were griots important to West Africa? told stories,help keep tribe's history alive and taught morals and values. In West Africa, several civilizations.   DESCRIPTION. During most of the 20 th century, the academic division of labor in the study of Africa rested on the assumption that the Sahara was a barrier separating North Africa from Sub-Saharan Africa. Based on that assumption, the Western academy typically divided the academic study of Africa so that North Africa fell within the realm of Middle Eastern studies, and the area south .

The region’s tropical forest, in the Upper Guinean countries, is the main locus for biodiversity. These lowland forests of West Africa are home to mammal species (which represents more than a quarter of Africa's mammals), 9, vascular plant species, . The silent destruction of Senegal’s last forests. Senegal’s Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a critical level. South of the Sahara:Traditional Cooking from the Lands of West Africa Paperback – January 1, by Elizabeth A. Jackson (Author) › Visit Amazon's Elizabeth A. Jackson Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Reviews: Tropical African forest is 18 percent of the world total and covers over million square kilometers of land in West, East and Central Africa. This total area can be subdivided to million square kilometers (74%) in Central Africa, , square kilometers (19%) in West Africa, and , square kilometers (7%) in East Africa.