Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Nouvelles publications → 2008 → African Landscapes


African Landscapes


Titre : African Landscapes

Series : Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation , Vol. 4

Eds : Bollig, Michael ; Bubenzer, Olaf
Publisher : Springer
Date de parution : septembre 2008
Pages : 410 p.

Most previous studies of the landscape selectively focused on either the natural sciences or the social sciences, but the research presented in African Landscapes bridges that gap. This work is unique in its interdisciplinary scope. Over the past twelve years, the contributors to this volume have participated in the collaborative research center ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa), which deals with the relationship between cultural processes and ecological dynamics in Africa’s arid areas.
The case studies presented here come from mainly Sahara/Sahel and southwestern Africa, and are all linked to broader discussions on the concept of landscape, and themes of cultural, anthropological, geographical, botanical, sociological, and archaeological interest. The contributions in this work are enhanced by full color photographs that put the discussion in context visually.

Plus d’information : site de l’éditeur

Page publiée le 21 octobre 2008, mise à jour le 3 juillet 2018