Lake Chad Versus the Sahara Desert

A Great African Lake in Crisis

Author: Sylvia K. Sikes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954407902

Category: Chad, Lake

Page: 362

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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.
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Water, Peace, and War

Confronting the Global Water Crisis

Author: Brahma Chellaney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249285

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 5255

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.
Posted in Political Science

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812676X

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

View: 7154

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.
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The Church and Development in Africa

Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics

Author: Stan Chu Ilo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891003

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 1544

In this book Stan Ilo offers an integral theology of development and creatively lays the groundwork for Christian humanitarian and social ministry in Africa. Ilo proposes a vulnerable missional praxis through a social analysis informed by the gospel, which promises to enrich the ways Catholic and Christian charities worldwide carry out their humanitarian work and engage in aid and development initiatives in developing countries of Africa and among the poor in different parts of the world. Ilo offers a comprehensive and systematic presentation of Catholic social ethics 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.
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The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593328

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 2508

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.
Posted in Science

Fortunes of Africa

A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour

Author: Martin Meredith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471135462

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 6085

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.
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An African Trilogy

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139511

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3110

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.
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Blaues Gold

das globale Geschäft mit dem Wasser

Author: Maude Barlow,Tony Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783888973758


Page: 334

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State of World Water 2001

Author: Quamrul Islam Chowdhury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789847560151

Category: Aquatic ecology

Page: 311

View: 2952

Posted in Aquatic ecology

In Wild Africa

Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through the Sahara Desert

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 326

View: 6484

Posted in Adventure stories


An Illustrated Journal of Scientific News and Progress for Everybody

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 8479

Posted in Science

The Crisis of the African Drought

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic assistance, American

Page: 143

View: 8880

Posted in Economic assistance, American

Monthly Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Railroads

Page: N.A

View: 4834

Posted in Railroads

Natural catastrophes during Bronze Age civilisations

archaeological, geological, astronomical and cultural perspectives

Author: Benny Josef Peiser

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 9197

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.
Posted in Social Science

BAR International Series

Author: José R. Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860549154

Category: Archaeology

Page: 232

View: 9957

This is the report of excavations at the pre-Columbian site of Caguana in Puerto-Rico, a famous religious centre in an otherwise under-explored area. Subtitled 'simbolimo iconografico, cosmovision y el poderio caciquil Taino de Boriquen' this volume also sheds new light on how the Taino chiefs acquired their power and how they reinforced their dominance through iconography. Text in Spanish.
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The Epworth Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Great Sahara

Author: James Howard Wellard

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sahara

Page: 350

View: 590

Posted in Sahara