Climatology of West Africa


Author: Derek F. Hayward,J. S. Oguntoyinbo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207214

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 9082

Climatology of West Africa presents the first complete overview of West African climate in textbook form. Lucidly illustrated and thoroughly up-to-date, it provides, for the student, a clear synthesis that coherently demonstrates the importance of environmental dependence on climate. The authors' research has been deep and wide-ranging; they have collated material from many hundreds of sources to produce a text which comprehensively describes the climates of the region, explains them in non-technical language, and shows how crucial this knowledge and understanding is to everyday life in West Africa. The book will be of interest to anyone studying West Africa in the context of geography, agriculture, forestry, health, industry and development.

An Economic History of West Africa


Author: A. G. Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868943


Page: 352

View: 9900

This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa. Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the former French as well as British colonies.

Ancient Kingdoms of West Africa

African-centred and Canaanite-Israelite Perspectives ; a Collection of Published and Unpublished Studies in English and French


Author: Dierk Lange

Publisher: J.H.Röll Verlag

ISBN: 3897541157

Category: Africa, West

Page: 586

View: 3497

West Africa


Author: Anthony Ham

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1741048214

Category: Travel

Page: 912

View: 4975

Experience the best of West Africa with Lonely Planet. With our 7th edition you'll discover the varied landscape of this fascinating region - take a slow boat to Timbuktu, camp under the Sahara's starry skies, hike through ancient Dogon Country, discover Cote d'Ivoire's cosmopolitan Abidjan and kick-back on Ghana's palm-fringed beaches. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Essential safety information provided throughout Unrivalled activities and courses information for the whole region Green Index to make your travels ecofriendly

Themes in West Africa's History


Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852559956

Category: Africa, West

Page: 323

View: 1148

Designed as a textbook for the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Trickster in West Africa

A Study of Mythic Irony and Sacred Delight


Author: Robert D. Pelton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520067912

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 2979

The trickster appears in the myths and folktales of nearly every traditional society. Robert Pelton examines Ashanti, Fon, Yoruba, and Dogon trickster-figures in their social and mythical contexts and in light of contemporary thought, exploring the way the trickster links animality and ritual transformation; culture, sex, and laughter; cosmic process and personal history; divination and social change.

Building Peace in West Africa

Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau


Author: Adekeye Adebajo

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260772

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6157

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Cloth in West African History


Author: Colleen E. Kriger

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759104228

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 2327

In this holistic approach to the study of textiles and their makers, Colleen Kriger charts the role cotton has played in commercial, community, and labor settings. She pays close attention the details of how people made, exchanged, and wore cotton cloth from before industrialization in Europe to the twentieth century. Closely tracing this history in Nigeria,Cloth in West African History offers a fresh perspective on the history of the region and on the local, regional, and global processes that shaped it.

Butterflies of West Africa


Author: Torben Bjørn Larsen

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 865

View: 7512

This book summarizes the available knowledge about the West African butterfliesâ??which number almost 1,500, in many cases with several subspecies. Its taxonomy and nomenclature are completely up-to-date. The book is by far the most in-depth treatment of any regional butterfly fauna in tropical Africa. An overview of the ecology and biogeography of the region is given in the introductory chapters and their affinities with those of Africa and the world as a whole are discussed. The systematic part and its 130 plates should allow for the confident identification of all West African butterflies. The book covers the 15 countries between Senegal and Nigeria, from the tropical rainforests to the edge of the Sahara desert, including: Mauritania,The Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Mali,Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Nigeria, and Niger. For each species the following data are given: a) a list of countries from where they are known and of specific localities in the case of rare species; b) broad indications on how the species fits into the main ecological and biogeographical framework of West Africa; c) information on their main habitats and behavior; d) information on early stages and the larval hostplants; and e) the West African distributions are supplemented by an overview of their presence and subspecies in the rest of Africa (which includes numerous unpublished country records from all over the continent). In certain 'difficult' genera, such as the Iolausgroup, the genitalia of all taxa are illustrated. Genitalia drawings are especially frequent in the chapter on the Hesperiidae where many were never adequately illustrated previously. About 20 new species and subspecies are described in a separate appendix.