From 1955 to 2002, Dr Sylvia Sikes travelled on and around Lake Chad - that strange, immense lake in the southern Saharan Desert. This book presents an easy-to-read record of her travels, adventures and observations during this time, and illuminates the plight of the indigenous people whose way of life is being affected by climate change and modern development in Africa.
A Great African Lake in Crisis
Author: Sylvia K. Sikes
Category: Chad, Lake
Now in an updated edition, this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis. Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world’s most underappreciated and undervalued resource. One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil. But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict. Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons. Yet armies don’t necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources. Water wars—in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense—are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration. The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production. Writing in a direct, nontechnical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney draws on a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine the different global linkages between water and peace. Offering a holistic picture and integrated solutions, his book has become the recognized authority on the most precious natural resource of this century and how we can secure humankind’s water future.
Confronting the Global Water Crisis
Author: Brahma Chellaney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Provides a reference to the history and culture of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. Includes numerous entries on the major peoples that have maintained a cultural identity in the area, from ancient to modern times, summarizing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples.
Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
In this book, Stan Chu Ilo offers an integral theology of development and a critical social analysis of different development theories and practices in the world, especially in Africa. Ilo offers a comprehensive biblical, anthropological, and theological foundation of the principles and praxis of Catholic social ethics from the Second Vatican Council to Pope Francis. Drawing from the social encyclical Charity in Truth, Ilo shows how Catholic social teaching responds to some of the challenging questions and concerns of our times in relation to human rights, ecology, globalization, international cooperation, development and aid, human and cultural development, business ethics, social justice, and the challenges of poverty eradication. He creatively applies these principles to the social context of Africa, and lays a groundwork for sustainable Christian humanitarian and social justice initiatives in Africa.
Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics
Author: Stan Chu Ilo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.
Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Author: Winston Churchill
In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.
A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour
Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
During the 1970s and 1980s, Peter Matthiessen took part in a number of expeditions to Africa, witnessing first-hand the continent’s many and diverse peoples and wildlife. The fruits of these journeys are three of the most impressive essays on the natural world of the late twentieth century. The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild landscapes, peoples and animals, observed in a series of journeys in East Africa, from the Sudan, south through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological sites of the Rift Valley. African Silences recounts two expeditions made to West and Central Africa, including Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the Central African Republic. Sand Rivers describes the Selous game reserve in Southern Tanzania, one of the largest, but least-known refuges for animals left on earth, and provides an unforgettable portrait of this area and the fierce, lonely men who created it. These three classic works represent Matthiessen the naturalist at his finest; written an all-encompassing curiosity and knowledge that brings alive the people, places and wildlife he encounters, and updated with a new introduction by the author.
Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Random House
das globale Geschäft mit dem Wasser
Author: Maude Barlow,Tony Clarke
Author: William Dickson Boyce
Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through the Sahara Desert
Author: Thomas Wallace Knox
Category: Adventure stories
An Illustrated Journal of Scientific News and Progress for Everybody
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, November 19, 1974
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Africa
Category: Economic assistance, American
Collection of quirky papers from the second Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Catastrophists' Convention held in Cambridge in 1997. The papers bring together thoughts from a wide range of disciplines - physics, astronomy, archaeology, geology, and anthropology - and from around the world. Amos Nur (Stanford University) explains how the collapse of Bronze Age civilisation can be related to a 50-year-long earthquake storm; Gunnar Heinsohn (Universitat Bremen) argues that Bronze Age ritual and blood sacrifice was a response to living in catastrophic times; and Mark E. Bailey (Armagh Observatory) presents a review of recent findings and historical implications in the study of Near-Earth Objects.
archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives
Author: Benny Josef Peiser
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science