Physical Geography of Africa by W. M. Adams
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Physical Geography of Africa
By W. M. Adams

The Physical Geography of Africa

Edited by See other recent books by W. M. Adams See other recent books by A. S. Goudie See other recent books by A. R. Orme
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $106.95
Your Price: $96.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $10.69! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Physical Geography of Africa by W. M. Adams

Book Description

An international team of distinguished scholars have each contributed a chapter to produce an advanced, full length, physical geography of Africa. The first part provides an overview of both pan-Africa patterns in the physical environment and those attributes of African physical geography that are distinctive by considering the development of the main features through time. The authors also provide a synoptic review of Francophone and Anglophone literature on the subject, discuss the present state of knowledge, and set out the work and methods that have created it. This part is followed by a group of chapters that integrate such topics as geomorphology, biogeography, environmental change and hydrology within each of the major biomes - forest, savannah, desert, coast, wetland, mountain, Mediterranean and Rift Valley - found in the African continent. Finally there is a section in which various authors look at topical issues concerned with the impact of human activity on the environment. Conservation and development are considered in the light of issues such as soil erosion, desertification, and biodiversity and biodepletion. The authors have produced this integrated physical geography in honour of A.T. Grove as a durable reference work which gives a new perspective on the continent of Africa.

Buy Physical Geography of Africa book by W. M. Adams from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198234067
ISBN-10: 0198234066
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 190mm x 25mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Physical Geography of Africa book by W. M. Adams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by W. M. Adams close
Recent books by A. S. Goudie close
Physical Geography of Africa by A. S. Goudie
Environment of the British Isles and Atlas by A. S. Goudie
Recent books by A. R. Orme close
Physical Geography of Africa by A. R. Orme
» close