African Ecology

Benchmarks and Historical Perspectives

  • Clive Alfred Spinage
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
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    Pages 1-53
  3. The Abiotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
  4. THE ABIOTIC ENVIRONMENT

  5. The Floral Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
  6. THE FLORAL ENVIRONMENT

  7. Abundance of Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
  8. ABUNDANCE OF POPULATIONS

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      Pages 571-614
    2. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 615-673
    3. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 715-783
    4. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 785-817

About this book

Introduction

In view of the rapidly changing ecology of Africa ,this work provides benchmarks for some of the major, and more neglected, aspects, with an accent on historical data to enable habitats to be seen in relation to their previous state, forming a background reference work to understanding how the ecology of Africa has been shaped by its past. Reviewing historical data wherever possible it adopts an holistic view treating man as well as animals, with accent on diseases both human and animal which have been a potent force in shaping Africa’s ecology, a role neglected in ecological studies.

Keywords

African Climate African Conservation African Ecology African History

Authors and affiliations

  • Clive Alfred Spinage
    • 1
  1. 1.FaringdonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22872-8
  • Copyright Information Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22871-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22872-8
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