The selling pitch of the SAPs and current economic advice remains the claim that the strategies will place the continent on a new path to development through the export market. Progressive regimes in other continents have, in contrast, ...
Author: Nnimmo Bassey
Category: Business & Economics
Arguing that the climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies’ abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests, and global commercial agriculture, this important book investigates how Africa has been exploited and how Africans should respond for the good of all. As it examines the oil industry in Africa and probes the causes of global warming, this record warns of its insidious impacts and explores false solutions. Demonstrating that the issues around natural resource exploitation, corporate profiteering, and climate change must be considered together if the planet is to be saved, the book suggests how Africa can overcome the crises of environment and global warming.
... measles and polio before I can remember. I've never had to cook food indoors over an open charcoal flame — the cause of common respiratory illness among young women across Africa. I've never had to worry about 114 THE BRIGHTCONTINENT.
Author: Dayo Olopade
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Business & Economics
A Nigerian-American journalist attempts to dispel the warring, impoverished and pitiful images of Africa so prevalent in the media with the joyful and innovative country she knows by highlighting the commercial opportunities and technological innovations to be found there. 25,000 first printing.
Captain James Cook Philip Edwards. island. The second, marked secret, instructed him to explore for the southern continent, and 'with the Consent of the Natives to take possession of Convenient Situations in the Country in the Name of ...
Author: Captain James Cook
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was not until this century that the original journals were published in Beaglehole's definitive edition. The JOURNALS tells the story of these voyages as Cook wanted it to be told, radiating the ambition, courage and skill which enabled him to carry out an unrivalled series of expeditions in dangerous waters.
Despite initially believing the islands of [South] Georgia and [South] Sandwich to be part of the “AntiArctic” continent of classical speculation, Cook did not see any extensive landmass in the far south. He nevertheless hypothesized ...
Author: Adrian Howkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica are characterised by contrast and contradiction. These are places that have witnessed some of the worst environmental degradation in recent history. But they are also the locations of some of the most farsighted measures of environmental protection. They are places where people have sought to conquer nature through exploration and economic development, but in many ways they remain wild and untamed. They are the coldest places on Earth, yet have come to occupy an important role in the science and politics of global warming. Despite being located at opposite ends of the planet and being significantly different in many ways, Adrian Howkins argues that the environmental histories of the Arctic and Antarctica share much in common and have often been closely connected. This book also argues that the Polar Regions are strongly linked to the rest of the world, both through physical processes and through intellectual and political themes. As places of inherent contradiction, the Polar Regions have much to contribute to the way we think about environmental history and the environment more generally.
An Introduction to Antarctica Daniela Liggett, Bryan Storey, Yvonne Cook, Veronika Meduna. coal shales and to recognise them as geological signposts from a time when Antarctica must have been much warmer and covered in lush vegetation.
Author: Daniela Liggett
This multi-disciplinary book will cater to students and those who want to have a more critical look behind the scenes of Antarctic science. This book will take a systems approach to providing insights into Antarctic ecosystems and the geophysical environment. Further, the book will link these insights to a discussion of current issues, such as climate change, bio prospecting, environmental management and Antarctic politics. It will be written and edited by experienced Antarctic researchers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Academic references will be included for those who wish to delve deeper into the topics discussed in the book.
Author: Alexander von HumboldtPublish On: 2011-06-02
If we compare' the numerous observations made in the South Sea and the Atlantic Ocean during the voyages of Cook, ... or thirty-two degrees (24-'8° or 25'6° R.); while on the continents of Africa and Asia, under the same parallels, ...
Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-1825), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 2 (1814) contains extensive physical observations of latitude, longitude, weather conditions and ocean temperature recorded during the voyage, and describes the expedition's arrival in Venezuela.
If we compare the numerous observations made * in the South Sea and the Atlantic Ocean during the voyages of Cook , Dixon ... while on the continents of Africa and Asia , under the same parallels , the temperature often exceeds thirty ...
Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Category: Natural history
Alexander von Humboldt's account of his monumental scientific expedition to South America and Cuba. Originally published in French between 1814 and 1825, this is the first edition in English ... This classic of scientific exploration was based on the researches of Humboldt and his companion, Aimé Bonpland, during their five-year excursion in South and Central America from 1799 to 1804. The volumes describe the voyage from Spain and the stop in the Canaries; Tobago and the first steps in South America; explorations along the Orinoco; Colombia and the area around Caracas; explorations in the northern Andes; and a visit to Cuba. "Humboldt and Bonpland traveled widely through South and Central America, studying meteorological phenomena and exploring wild and uninhabited country. At Callao, Humboldt measured the temperatures of the ocean current which came to bear his name ..."--Hill.
The description of a it must be a very long time before these colo- New Hollander's palace shows that he is very nies can contribute to make the continent , in a little removed from the brute creation ; a beaver nook of which they are ...
Introduction in the region to make him believe this was true . The local tradition of the land of Shambala ( or “ Agartha " ) told that it was the remnant of an advanced ancient civilization that was also destroyed in the cataclysmic ...
Author: James Churchward
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
This classic book on the theory of a lost continent in the Pacific imparts the fascinating travel stories and theories of James Churchward.
The description of a it must be a very long time before these colo- | New Hollander's palace shows that he is very nies can contribute to make the continent , in a little removed from the brute creation ; a beaver nook of which they are ...