Africa's Geography: Dynamics of Place, Cultures, and Economies

Title

Africa's Geography: Dynamics of Place, Cultures, and Economies

Department

Geography

Document Type

Book

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Description

Africa's Geography presents a comprehensive exploration of the world’s second largest and most culturally diverse continent. Author Benjamin Ofori-Amoah challenges common misconceptions and misrepresentations of Africa from a geographical perspective, harnessing the power of modern geographic mapping technology to explore this unique continent. This text provides thorough coverage of the historical, cultural, economic, and political forces that continue to shape Africa, applying geographic context to relevant past and contemporary issues. Coverage of economic development, climate and biogeography, transportation and communication, manufacturing and commerce, and mining and agriculture provides foundational knowledge of this vast and complex continent.

Ideally suited for multiple areas of classroom study, this text offers an effective and flexible pedagogical framework. Coverage of the entirety of Africa enables students to develop a cohesive portrait of the continent as a whole and identify the dynamism of its nations, cultures, and economies. Engaging and accessible narrative strengthens comprehension, while examples of historical and contemporary events increase student interest. Innovative and unique, Africa’s Geography is an essential resource for cross-disciplinary investigation of this fascinating part of the world.

ISBN

9780470583586

Publication Date

4-30-2019

Publisher

Wiley

City

Hoboken

Disciplines

African Studies | Human Geography

Citation for published book

Ofori-Amoah, Benjamin. Africa's Geography : Dynamics of Place, Cultures, and Economies / Benjamin Ofori-Amoah, Western Michigan University. First ed. Wiley, 2020. Print.

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