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Societies and Nature in the Sahel : Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development - Philippe Lavigne Delville

Societies and Nature in the Sahel

Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development

Hardcover Published: 12th February 1997
ISBN: 9780415141024
Number Of Pages: 351

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This book explores the links between environment and social systems in the Sahel, integrating ecological, demographic, economic, technical, social and cultural factors. Examining the conditions for land occupation and natural resource use, it offers a conceptual and practical approach to social organization and environmental management.

"I strongly recommend this book to students of Africa, especially those concerned with the issues of sustainability of the continent's resources, both human and environmental.." -"Afican Studies Review

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
Introduction the ''desertification'' of the Sahel: a Symbol of the Environmental Crisisp. 1
Ecological Conditions and Degradation Factors in the Sahelp. 12
The Demographic Issue in the Western Sahel: from the Global to the Local Scalep. 37
Populations and Land: Multiple Dynamics and Contrasting Realitiesp. 56
Major Sahelian Trade Networks: Past and Presentp. 90
A Shared Land: Complementary and Competing Usesp. 109
Sahelian Agrarian Systems: Principal Rationalesp. 138
The Diversity of Farming Practicesp. 159
Relations Between Man and His Environment: the Main Types of Situation in the Western Sahelp. 184
Sahelian Social Systems: Variety and Variabilityp. 214
The Transformation of Social Relations and the Management of Natural Resourcesp. 235
The Transformation of Social Relations and the Management of Natural Resourcesp. 262
Conclusion: Relations Between Society and Nature-Their Dynamics, Diversity and Complexityp. 290
Notesp. 324
Bibliographyp. 325
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780415141024
ISBN-10: 0415141028
Series: Routledge/SEI Global Environment and Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 12th February 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.59  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1